Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will tie the knot next weekend in Florence, Italy. The rumors that ran rampant on Friday turned out to be factual by Saturday morning. A spokesperson for the mayor's office in Florence has confirmed that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians couple will wed at the city's Belvedere Fort on May 24th.
Located next to Florence's Boboli Gardens, the fort cost Kanye West about $410,000 to rent. A Protestant minister will preside over the wedding ceremony.
Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian back in October on her 33rd birthday in San Francisco's AT&T Park which he rented out for just that occasion. This will be Kanye's first marriage. It will be the third for Kim, who was married to music producer Damon Thomas from 2000 to 2003. She was married to pro basketball player Kris Humphries for 72 days following a huge wedding bash that featured celebrities from all around the globe.
Neither Kim Kardashian nor Kanye West has confirmed the location of next weekend's wedding ceremony, however confirmation from the mayor's office in Florence, Italy likely indicates it's a done deal.
During an interview with Florence's La Nazione newspaper Friday, West lauded the beauty of Florence and even admitted to being "very excited" about the impending nuptials. He even admitted that he and Kim were in Florence last year, incognito, and he speculates that their daughter was conceived "among the Renaissance masterpieces."
"It was our first honeymoon," he said of their time in Florence. "It's one of the most beautiful cities of the world, for me the most beautiful in Europe."
Previous reports had Kim and Kanye marrying in Paris. Even though that plan seems to have been axed Paris still figures in to their pre-wedding plans. The couple will reportedly hold a dinner for their wedding guests in Paris the night before the wedding and then they will fly their guests to Florence on private planes for the big day.
Kim Kardashian recently proved she has met with great success in getting her body back into exceptional shape since the birth of her daughter. She shared an Instagram photo that indicates she will no doubt be ravishing when she takes that walk down the Italian aisle in her wedding gown.
How long do you expect Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will stay married? Will she beat her record of 72 days with Kris Humphries? Will the fact that Kim and Kanye share a daughter--little North West--play into their marital longevity?
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