Kim Kardashian & Kanye West United By Kris Jenner To Save ‘KUWTK’? Kim Begs Kourtney Kardashian For Fitness Help

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West began their relationship as business partners, according to a bombshell tell-all book about the Kardashian clan. Author Ian Halperin alleges that rather than a real romance, Kim and Kanye had an orchestrated affair arranged specifically to benefit and save the Keeping Up With The Kardashians brand, a publishing insider revealed to Radar Online.

Although the publisher of Kardashian Dynasty forbid Halperin to dish the details of his project, the insider shared what Ian discovered about Kardashian and West during the research project.

“Kim’s marriage to Kris Humphries had collapsed after just 72 days and with the media claiming their relationship was just a publicity stunt, there were debates going on behind the scenes about whether the show was toast,” explained the insider. “There was a real danger that the plug was going to be pulled on them.”

And that’s when Kris Jenner stepped up to rescue Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Recognizing that in order to survive, the Kardashian reality TV show needed a romance, Kris decided to have Kim date a celebrity. Jenner even had a list of which famous men would be most suitable for Kardashian.

“Kris Jenner called a crisis meeting and came up with the idea of moving the plot forward by having Kim date someone else who was fashionable and ideally of African American descent… In the end, Halperin says the list included one Caucasian, Justin Bieber, as well as Kanye [West], Nick Young, of the LA Lakers, and Matt Kemp, of the LA Dodgers, who once dated Rihanna.”

Kim apparently did get to choose her desired beau from the list prepared by her momager. Although initially Kardashian felt Kanye was not tall enough, West finally won the Kardashian dating game.

Did Kanye West and Kim Kardashian enjoy a "friends with benefits" arrangement?
Did Kanye West and Kim Kardashian enjoy a “friends with benefits” arrangement? [Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images]
“Kim settled on Kanye, though at first she thought he was too short for her,” added the insider.

That put the ball in West’s court. Would it benefit Kanye enough to persuade him to date Kardashian in a business arrangement? According to what Halperin reportedly discovered while researching his book, Kanye agreed to the proposal proffered by Kris. The reason: West felt that there was sufficient mutual benefit.

“Halperin says that Kris was upfront with Kanye about this being a set up and he agreed because he thought his star as well as Kim’s would be augmented,” explained the insider.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian-West show their romance is real.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian-West show their romance is real. [Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for EDITION]
But did the fake romance turn real? Kardashian and West decided to arrange a “friends with benefits” relationship, according to the source, with a happily ever after ending.

“It became friends with benefits and Kim got pregnant and they really did fall for each other.”

But that’s not the end of the bombshells revealed in the tell-all about the Kardashian family, according to OK.

Remember Kim’s sex tape? According to Kardashian Dynasty, Kris urged Kim to release that tape and even orchestrated her daughter’s deal with a porn company, Vivid Entertainment.

With that history behind her, Kardashian now has two beautiful children with Kanye. But life still isn’t smooth sailing for Kim, who continues to struggle with her post-pregnancy pounds.

So, who are you going to call when you need weight loss help and you’re a member of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians clan? Bring in Kourtney Kardashian, who is the queen of restoring her body after having a baby, an insider told Hollywood Life.

Kourtney is famed for her fitness and diet regime, working out regularly to maintain her fab abs and whittled waistline. After having three babies, Kourtney knows the secret to slimming down and losing those post-pregnancy pounds, and Kim wants what her sister has, according to that insider.

“Since having Saint, Kim has really struggled to shift the baby weight. Now, she’s turning to Kourtney for advice,” revealed the source. “Kourtney has never looked better and has managed to slim down to a perfect size after three kids with a strict diet and tough exercise regime.”

Kourtney has been posting photos of her workouts and sleek physique on Instagram, and Kardashian is longing for Kourtney’s secrets to that amazing body.

“Kim wants to know her secret, how often she eats and what she eats, as well as the amount of exercise, type of exercise she has to do,” added the source.

Kardashian is determined to restore her pre-baby body, recognizes that it’s time to turn to Kourtney to learn how to create a structured diet and fitness program.

“[She] needs someone like Kourtney to help her structure a strict regime of dieting and intense training,” added the source.

[Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3]

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