Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Break Instagram Record


Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Break Instagram Record

Kimye wedding flick snatches up over 1.9 million "likes" to beat Justin Bieber's old mark.

Published May 31, 2014

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have something else to celebrate besides becoming husband and wife last weekend. The photo of Kimye's first smooch as husband and wife netted more than 1.9 million Instagram likes. The social media milestone etched out previous record-holders Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's "love the way you look at me" photo at 1.8 million likes.

Kardashian posted the altar photo on her Instagram page Tuesday (May 27) and, as of this afternoon, the flick has already surpassed its first benchmark, snatching up 2.01 million likes in total, plus over 38,000 comments. A second image, featuring the lovebirds walking down the aisle holding hands, has 1.61 million likes and 24,000 comments. If the numbers keep growing, Bieber's photo will probably get knocked out of second place. 

And it looks like Kimye's Italian nuptials were popular on other social media fronts as well. Since he doesn't have an Instagram account, West threw the kiss photo up on Twitter and it was retweeted over 102,000 times. 

West and Kardashian are currently honeymooning, first in Ireland and now Prague. They tied the knot in an elaborate ceremony at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. Guests included John Legend (who sang his love ballad "All of Me" at the wedding), Big Sean, Common, LaLa Anthony, Tyga and more. 

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(Photo: Kim Kardashian via Instagram)

Written by Latifah Muhammad


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