Kim Kardashian West has revealed that she pursued Kanye West after her divorce from Kris Humphries because she knew there was a "spark" between them.

The reality TV star split from the basketball player after 72 days of marriage in October 2011, and was surprised that West didn't get in touch as soon as he heard about her divorce, so she had to make the first move.

Speaking to Access Hollywood, Kardashian West explained: "When I first met [Kanye], we worked on a project together and there was definitely a spark, but we were in other relationships and we kept our distance.

"We stayed in touch here and there and then when he wasn't in relationships, you know, it's just our timing would always not really coincide.

"I think it was six months after I was newly single in like 2012, I was like why not? Like, what am I waiting for?"

"I thought he was going to call me as soon as he knew that I was single again.

"He didn't, and so I called him and I said, 'Hello? I thought you were at least going to call me and say 'I told you so,' something?' And then - he's always been a good friend to me, like, we've always been there for each other - then he invited me to a fashion show of his in Paris and I went, and then the magic happened."