Kim Kardashian & Reggie Bush: The Way They Were
LOOK OF LOVE
"It's going really well," Kardashian gushes about her new beau, with whom she rings in 2008 at Miami's Mansion nightclub on New Year's Eve. "I'm in a very happy place in my life right now."
In a year that saw Kardashian pose for Playboy and compete on Dancing with the Stars, the birthday girl rings in her 28th with those closest to her – sisters Khloe and Kourtney and beau Bush, at a Las Vegas bash in October 2008. "I do it because it's important to [Kim]," the shy Bush says of being in the spotlight.
YOU LIFT ME UP
The couple teams up for a sexy photo shoot in the March 2009 issue of GQ, and dishes about the early obstacles of their romance. "At first we had our friends saying crazy things – all the reasons that we shouldn’t date each other," Kardashian says. "We didn't listen."
RED CARPET READY
The duo make a striking couple at the L.A. premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in June 2009, but surprisingly calls it quits a month later, citing their busy schedules as the cause.
FROM TWITTER, WITH LOVE
Both avid Twitter users, the lovebirds often display their affection for their 3 million-plus followers. "At dinner w my baby," Kardashian Tweets, posting this PDA-filled shot in November 2009.
"I am so proud of Reggie and the Saints!" Kardashian – who enthusiastically cheers on Bush at the Super Bowl – tells PEOPLE of the New Orleans Saints' victory over the Indianapolis Colts, 31-17, in February. "Reggie has waited his whole life for this moment."
Days after celebrating Bush's 25th birthday, the couple unwind on a Costa Rican getaway in March. But it's not enough: Bush reportedly has issues with Kardashian's busy schedule, and by the end of the month, news breaks that the two are taking a step back in their relationship.