Kim Kardashian putting on pounds since pairing up with Kanye West

Updated: Oct 17, 2012, 16:40 PM IST

London: Kim Kardashian’s famous hourglass figure has grown by two stone since she started dating Kanye West, and he loves every inch of it.

The 31-year-old reality star has slowed down her hardcore exercise regime and now weighs more than she ever has at around nine stone, the Daily Mail reported.

She has gone up to a size 12, having previously been a size 8, and she is happy to skip trips to the gym in favour of staying in bed with West.

“Instead of hitting the gym at 6am, she’s finding herself staying in bed with Kanye and really letting her guard down,” a friend told heat magazine.

Her rapper boyfriend is said to be happy with her new shape, and he has been encouraging her to diet less.

West has never made a secret of his love of curvy girls, and he often references the feminine form in his songs.

“Welcome to the good life, where we like the girls who ain’t on TV ‘cause they got more ass than the models,” he raps on Good Life.

With West having a healthy appetite for food, his relaxed attitude has rubbed off on Kim too.

“She’s normally ruthless when it comes to diet and exercise, but since she met Kanye her discipline has gone out the window,” a friend said.