June 22, 2012 at 08:22 PM EDT
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After keeping mum for several months, Kim Kardashian is finally disclosing the details of her ”fairy tale” relationship with Kanye West. During the second of the two-part interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter — airing this Sunday on OWN — Kim said she’s in a ”happy, good space.”

Despite the impression of a whirlwind romance, Kim said she’s known Kanye for a ”really long time”: They met almost a decade ago and have been friends for six or seven years. ”It’s very comforting to have someone that knows everything about you, that respects you, understands, has gone through the similar things,” Kim told Oprah.

As exemplified by their Twitter-happy tendencies and mutual love of Nike sneakers, jet-setting, and the limelight, the reality star and rapper (dubbed Kimye) have a lot in common. ”I can really relate to his mother passing. He can really relate to my father passing. There’s so many similarities in our life.”

“I don’t know why it took, you know, so long for us to kind of get together. But I think I needed to go through all of my experiences and some that he’s gone through,” she said.

Watch a clip below:

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