Kim Kardashian's past loves

Updated 2:21 PM ET, Tue November 18, 2014
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Kim Kardashian is a self-described hopeless romantic, and she never stopped searching for the right guy after these former flames burned out. Before she married Kanye West, there was: Mike Coppola/Getty Images
Kris Humphries. He's a professional basketball player -- who played for the Boston Celtics in the 2013-2014 season -- but he's better known as the man Kim Kardashian was married to for 72 days. The couple dated for six months before Humphries proposed with a 20.5 carat ring in May 2011. Within two months of tying the knot in front of several celebrities and E!'s TV cameras for a four-hour wedding special, Kardashian filed for divorce. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
For a nanosecond in 2010 -- which is Kardashian time for a few weeks -- Kim Kardashian dated model Gabriel Aubry after he broke up with Halle Berry. The rumor at the time was that Berry wasn't happy with the idea of reality show cameras being anywhere near daughter Nahla, whom she welcomed with Aubry in 2008. Noel Vasquez/Getty Images
Before she began dating Kris Humphries toward the end of 2010 (after a brief detour to Gabriel Aubry's arm), Kardashian dated football player Miles Austin. For those who follow Kardashian's love life, he's also known as the athlete who immediately scooped Kardashian up after she broke up with ... Charley Gallay/Getty Images
... The infamous Reggie Bush, whom Kardashian dated from 2007 to 2010. Those also happened to be the years Kardashian's fame took off like a rocket after 2007 brought a sex tape release, an E! reality show and the cover of Playboy. The speculation is that Kardashian's busy career and camera-friendly lifestyle wasn't compatible with Bush. Michael Buckner/Getty Images
What could Nick Lachey and Kim Kardashian possibly have in common? Well, in 2006 they were both single and looking for love. This pairing, which occurred roughly six months after Lachey's breakup with Jessica Simpson, was basically one viewing of "The Da Vinci Code" and done. Lachey is pretty convinced Kardashian used the date to gain publicity. Joey Foley/WireImage/Getty Images
All of which brings us to Ray J, the man whose singing talents have long been eclipsed by the sex tape he made with Kardashian sometime during their 2004 to 2006 romance. It appears Ray J is also fully aware of the video's publicity power: he reportedly has pledged to give a portion of the sex tape's 2014 earnings to Kardashian and West as a wedding present. John Shearer/WireImage/Getty Images
Nick Cannon says his 2006 fling with Kardashian was brought to an end by her sex tape. "She told me there was no tape," Cannon, now married to Mariah Carey and a father of twins, told Howard Stern in 2012. "If she might have been honest with me I might have tried to hold her down and be like 'That was before me' because she is a great girl. ... I still think she had a part to play (with its release)." Ethan Miller/Getty Images/File
Years before she was TV famous, Kim Kardashian was married to music producer Damon Thomas, from 2000 to 2004. Their relationship was dragged back out for public gossip in 2010, when there were allegations of abuse and cheating. Frazer Harrison and Mark Mainz/Getty Images
According to Kardashian's mom, Kris Jenner, Kardashian's "first true love" was the King of Pop's nephew, T.J. Jackson. The reality star dated the 3T singer when they were teens in the mid-90s. Jeff Vespa and Tim Alban/Getty Images