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Kardashian-Kanye wed in Florence fortress

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 09:55 a.m. HST, May 24, 2014

FLORENCE, Italy >> Reality star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West wed on Saturday evening in a Renaissance fortress in Florence, the TV network that carries "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" confirmed.

The city's mayor's office had said a week earlier that the couple rented Belvedere Fort for a wedding to be performed by a Protestant minister, stirring a flurry of excitement in the entertainment world.

E! spokeswoman Christel Wheeler confirmed the wedding had taken place, noting an article on the network's website. The story said the couple's representatives confirmed to E! News that they were married in the private ceremony before family and friends. The bride's sisters made up the bridal party, and stepdad Bruce Jenner walked her down the aisle, the story said.

The nuptials drew crowds of fans eager to witness the glitzy event, but they were kept far away from the heavily-walled 16th century fortress, which offers stunning views of Florence and surrounding Tuscan hills.

Among the notables sighted arriving in Florence ahead of the nuptials were Steve McQueen, director of Oscar-winner "12 Years a Slave"; Lala Anthony, wife of NY Knicks basketball star Carmelo Anthony; Jaden Smith, the teenage son of Will and Jada Smith; and Joe Francis of "Girls Gone Wild" fame.

West, 36, proposed to Kardashian, 33, in October on her birthday. He rented out San Francisco's AT&T Park to pop the question.

The rapper was recently quoted in the Florence newspaper La Nazione as saying he and Kardashian had come to Florence previously incognito and he believed that their daughter, North, was conceived "among the Renaissance masterpieces." The baby was born in June 2013.

It is the first marriage for West, and the third for Kardashian. Her last marriage, to professional basketball player Kris Humphries, in 2011, lasted 72 days. That ceremony was featured in a two-part TV special.

The city's mayor's office last week had said that the 300,000 euro ($420,000) rental fee for the fort would help fund restorations of Florence's art treasures.

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Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
And the divorce clock starts ticking…..
on May 24,2014 | 10:09AM
BIG wrote:
on May 24,2014 | 10:22AM
brb905 wrote:
You are so right. What is the over and under for the divorce? I give it 6 months max.
on May 24,2014 | 11:06AM
Ronin006 wrote:
She is right on track to beat Elizabeth Taylor's record. By the time she gets there, a certain part of her anatomy will be so worn out that not en elephant will want her.
on May 24,2014 | 05:30PM
Ronin006 wrote:
That should read "not even an elephant will want her."
on May 25,2014 | 09:29AM
serious wrote:
Does anyone care? Just like here other "marriage" a reality show for $$$$$$$.
on May 24,2014 | 10:21AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
It's so heart warming to see two people who really deserve each other.
on May 24,2014 | 11:14AM
Oahuan wrote:
I give this marriage 3 years tops. Kim is as loose as her mom Kris and Kanye is constantly surrounded by big booties. Bound to fail.
on May 24,2014 | 12:13PM
iwanaknow wrote:
Dollars for doughnuts she'll be a grandma soon.
on May 24,2014 | 07:27PM
Ldub20_Owl316 wrote:
This story and other celebrity gossip stories are as relevant as the cut Tim Tebow received while shaving. If this matters more to you than the UC-Santa Barbara tragedy, a lobotomy can't save you.
on May 25,2014 | 02:38AM
kahuku01 wrote:
Who cares and why is this news? People get married everyday. The media people are always scraping for some kind of news to keep their job.
on May 25,2014 | 05:10AM
none wrote:
One word. Ainokea
on May 25,2014 | 07:30AM
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