Despite it sort of seeming like a step down for an A-list artist to appear on a somewhat cheesy (if well-rated) reality show, Kanye West was all smiles during a ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ clip with girlfriend Kim Kardashian.

In the snippet, the kiddie-pool deep Kim asks West for his opinion on which shoes to wear with her black dress. For his part, Yeezy mostly stands in a corner and grins, occasionally offering a compliment on K.K.’s ensemble, saying “That’s nice.” He also greets her sisters warmly with hugs, then goes back to chuckling to himself quietly. It’s almost as if he can’t believe he’s doing it, either.

While the series is supposed to be a reality show, Kardashian’s tone makes everything she says sound like she’s reading it off of a Teleprompter. “Hi baaaaabe!” she says. “I’m so excited you’re coming tonight.” Though it’s an otherwise natural thing to say, Kardashian’s stilted, almost robotic tone makes it sound a little less than genuine. This one probably took a few takes.

In her confessional-style monologue, K.K. alternates between a normal voice and a Paris Hilton-style Valley Girl lilt, telling the cameras how happy she is that West is joining her at Scott Disick’s restaurant opening, but that she doesn’t want to make a big deal about it. Right.

West’s wardrobe advice supports the rumor from a few months ago that he was acting as Kim’s new stylist. Though the clip feels staged, we don’t doubt they’re a real couple — it’s not like West needs the publicity if it were a stunt. In fact, they just celebrated 73 days of public coupledom at Fashion Week in Paris, eclipsing Kim’s marriage to NBA star Kris Humphries. Congrats, you two!

Watch Kanye West on ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’