Kanye Planning to Propose to Kim

Because the West-Kardashian romance is totally valid!

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 24, 2012 9:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sure are taking this publicity stunt—er, romance—seriously: Kanye is already designing an engagement ring for Kim, and he plans on proposing as soon as (wait for the classiness… waaaait for it…) her divorce from husband of 72 days Kris Humphries is complete. West is using diamonds and rubies from his late mother's personal collection to design Kim's sparkler, Radar reports.

"Donda was such an important person in Kanye’s life, he thought the world of her and was devastated when she died," says a source. "And now, Kanye has found a woman he respects and loves just as much as his mom, so he wants to share her jewelry collection with Kim." But, hilariously, some of Kanye's closest friends are warning him against using his mother's jewelry, since Kim will probably keep the ring should their epic romance somehow not stand the test of time. More joyous news: The gossip site earlier reported that the couple is already "talking babies."

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West watch the Los Angeles Lakers play the Denver Nuggets in Game 7 in their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Los Angeles.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West watch the Los Angeles Lakers play the Denver Nuggets in Game 7 in their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian arrive for the screening of Cruel Summer at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 23, 2012.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian arrive for the screening of Cruel Summer at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 23, 2012.   (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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