Kanye (Ye) West

Kanye (Ye) West biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Kanye Omari West



Birth Date

June 8, 1977


45 years

Zodiac Sign



Hidden Hills, California, United States


Chicago State University; American Academy of Art



Kanye (Ye) West family members

Father's Name

Ray West

Mother's Name

Dr. Donda Williams-West

Is Kanye (Ye) West a gay/bisexual?


What is Kanye (Ye) West marital status?


When did get married?

May 24, 2014

How many children does he have?

4 (North West; Saint West; Chicago West and Psalm West)

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian family

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Everyone knows that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian created perfect celebs’ family. But what do we know about Kanye’s original family, where he was born and raised?

It’s interesting to know, that the popular rapper has no full siblings. But he has step siblings, with whom he is not in the best terms. To know more about the musician’s family, keep up reading!

Kanye (Ye) West relatives

Kanye (Ye) West wife

Kim Kardashian (ex-wife; were married in 2014-2022)

Kanye West wife Kim Kardashian

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Date of birth: October 21, 1980

Kanye West won the constant place in the tabloids not just as the holder of more than 20 Grammies, but also as the husband of reality star Kim Kardashian.

West, known for his contradictory behavior, had lots of love affairs. He was in long-term relationships with a fashion designer Alexis Phifer and a model Amber Rose. When he started dating Kim Kardashian in April 2012, nobody believed in their love. But soon they got engaged and tied the knot at a very beautiful ceremony, which was considered one of the most expensive weddings in the world.

Probably, it was Kim, who could change a bad boy Kanye West and turn him into a great partner and a loving dad.

Kim’s success story starts in LA. She was born in a family of Robert Kardashian, a famous lawyer, and Kris Houghton, a socialite. Her father’s nationality is Armenian. His ancestors moved from the city of Kars (Turkey) to California.

kim kardashian wife kanye west

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Kim’s parents divorced in 1991, but during the years of their marriage, they gave birth not just to Kim, but also to her siblings Kourtney, Khloé and Robert. Soon after the divorce, Kim’s mother married an athlete Bruce Jenner and gave birth to two of Kim’s half-sisters Kendall and Kylie. Later the whole family rose to fame due to their reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”.

Kimberly Noel Kardashian managed to become the main star of the show. In fact, she differed from the others since the earliest years. The girl studied at a prestigious Marymount High School. Later she worked at her father’s company “MovieTunes”.

Having become a reality show star, Kim moved forward and became a popular model and a business lady. She advertised the brands QuickTrim, The Sugar Factory Candy Store, and many others. In addition, she opened the chain of fashionable boutiques “DASH”.

Before her marriage to Kanye, the actress had a quite active personal life. One of her ex-boyfriends Ray j demonstrated online the sex tape with hot Kim. The reality star was shocked, but this event propelled her career.

Mr. West is Kardashian’s third husband. Previously she was married to a singer Damon Thomas and an athlete Kris Humphries.

Now Kim is a beautiful mother of a great family. Kanye and she have three kids.

Kim and Ye Divorce

Kim and Kanye West’s divorce rumors appeared at the end of 2020 after the end of the family reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”. That year Kim and Kanye had been living separately for several months already.

In early 2021 Kim filed for divorce, but that was not the end. For several months the couple tried to reconcile. Kanye (who has officially changed his name to Ye) sang the phrase “I’m losing my family” several times, standing on his knees.

Nevertheless, it didn’t help. After 2 years of public conflicts and Ye’s social media posts, where he shared Kim’s private words and messages, the couple is finally ready for the official breakup. On December 14, 2022, their divorce is going to be finalized in court.

Kanye (Ye) West kids

North West (daughter with Kim Kardashian)

north west

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Date of birth: June 15, 2013

Saint West (son with Kim Kardashian)

Saint West

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Date of birth: December 5, 2015

Chicago West (daughter with Kim Kardashian)

chicago west

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Date of birth: January 15, 2018

Psalm West (son with Kim Kardashian)

Psalm West

Date of birth: May 9, 2019

Who are Kanye (Ye) West parents?

Ray West (father)

Ray West father Kanye West

Kanye West gained popularity not just as a cult rapper, but also as a man of great elegant taste. His sense of fashion is really delicate and revolutionary at the same time. He inherited that vision from his father.

Ray West studied at the University of Delaware. He made his name as a photographer and even worked as a paparazzo. The man married Donda Williams and they gave a birth to their only common child Kanye. They divorced, when the future Hip Hop star turned 3.

Then West Sr. re-married. The name of his second wife is Cheryl. The rapper was in good terms with his stepmother. She was a guest at his wedding with Kim. Cheryl has a son and a daughter from her previous relationships. But West isn’t connected with his stepsiblings.

In his interview the rapper told, that his father quite often was short of money. He even had to sell vacuum cleaners to make the ends meet. Nevertheless, he always found an opportunity to take his son to his place for summer vacations. Like a real photographer, Ray could create great looks. He developed his son’s taste too.

Although Kanye was momma’s boy, his father played an important part in his life, too. Not long ago ex-paparazzo was diagnosed with prostate cancer. That news hurt Kanye, but he remained optimistic and helped his dad to get the best treatment. The famous rapper and his father are pictured together from time to time.

Dr. Donda Williams-West (mother)

Kanye West mother

Date of birth: July 12, 1949

Date of death: November 10, 2007

Donda Williams was a great talented woman. She played an important part in her son’s life. She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The smart girl entered Virginia Union University after graduation from school. There she earned bachelor degree in English. After that she continued her education and got Doctor Degree in Auburn University.

She married Ray West and had a son with him, but later the couple separated. The woman explained in her interviews, that at some point of their relationships she couldn’t stay together with Ray. They felt better, when they were apart. She tried to save her marriage in different ways, including getting a separate apartment for her husband. But nothing worked, and they divorced. Donda was in good terms with her ex. They both cared about their son.

Kanye West mother

Kanye’s mother earned her living as a teacher. She taught at Brown College, located in Atlanta. Later she served at Chicago State University.

The woman easily left her career in education area to help her son realize his music ambitions. She managed his career, ran Kanye West Foundation and worked as a CEO of his brand. To inspire other parents of talented children, she published a book “Raising Kanye”, where shared the secrets of stars up-bringing.

Donda death in autumn 2007 was early and unexpected. She died from multiple complications after plastic surgery.

According to Kim Kardashian, her husband and she both have late parents (Kim’s father died in 2003). They both honor the memory of Kim’s dad and Kanye’s mom.

Interesting and fun facts


  1. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
  2. In January 2022 he officially changed his name for Ye.
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