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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West ‘first really connected’ over Star Wars

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This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. 

Star Wars has a way of bringing people together – even the stars themselves.

Kim Kardashian West revealed on Friday that she has the fantasy franchise to thank for creating a spark between her and husband Kanye West.

In a post on her website titled “Happy Star Wars Day!” Kardashian West shares photos of her and West dressed in full Star Wars garb for the pilot of an unaired show.

“In honor of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ being released today, I wanted to share these old pics of Kanye and me from years ago!” she writes. “We worked together on a pilot for a show called ‘Alligator Boots’ back in 2008 and I played Princess Leia. We had met before this project (back in 2003), but I would say this is when we first really connected.” 

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 35, adds, “These pics are SO funny!” 

If I knew then what I know now 💙 #fbf #2008

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Check out my app and read how Star Wars brought Kanye and I together lol

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Kardashian West previously shared photos from the fun shoot in a tweet earlier this year. 

“#TBT 2008 on set of Alligator Boots….awwww these memories!!!!” she wrote.


The producer of the sketch, Naomi Scott, spoke to Bustle in September about sensing the obvious chemistry between the A-list pair while they were filming.

“I was there, the moment they met in the room,” Scott said. “[Kanye] was enamored with her from the very second he said [Kim] name.”