According to the New York Daily News, Kanye West’s 72-year-old grandfather, Portwood Williams Sr., is spilling the beans on his grandson’s current relationship.
The newspaper claims Williams adores Kim Kardashian after meeting her over the 2012 Thanksgiving holiday in Oklahoma City and definitely loves the idea of the reality star and Ye being together but doesn’t want them to rush into tying the knot.
Ranting rapper Kanye West secretly escorted reality TV vixen Kim Kardashian to the Oklahoma City home of his 97-year-old grandfather — and the old man was bowled over by her curvaceous beauty, but skeptical on the subject of marriage.
“She is beautiful — and she’s just as sweet as she is beautiful — and that’s what I liked about her!” said Portwood Williams Sr., the wizened-but-wise grandad who has long been a tower of strength for West.
“She was just down to earth, she’s rich, and those kinds of people, they’ve got everything,” added Williams, a veteran of Oklahoma’s civil rights sit-ins of the 1950s who helped desegregate lunch counters.
But the retired furniture refinisher also said in an exclusive interview he “couldn’t care less” if West weds the visibly pregnant Kim, expecting her first child this July.
Williams knows all about long-term nuptials — his own marriage lasted 72 years, until the death of wife Lucille five years ago. And he knows all about short-term unions — like the 72 days Kim spent with NBA star Kris Humphries before filing for divorce.
“They didn’t make it,” he joked.
That pessimistic view of modern marriage led him to conclude — after five hours in which Kim charmed him last autumn — that the pair should be in no rush to tie the proverbial knot.
“Maybe they could have a successful marriage, but I’m not going to spend time worrying if they’re going to make it or not,” Williams said.
But if Kayne ever gets around to popping the question, would he go? “No, I don’t do weddings,” he quipped. “I don’t like weddings… You spend a lot of money, then in a few weeks, you’re separated!”
Kim and Kanye have been dating a little over a year and are expecting their first child together in July. Back in January, the couple purchased a Bel-Air mansion which they have now flipped and sold for millions more than they originally purchased it for.
Must be nice.