Among the wolves and their imprinted ones, Jared and Kim have encountered the least problems: Sam broke Leah's heart when he imprinted on her cousin, Emily; Jacob imprinted on infant Renesmee, causing a temporary rip to his friendship with her mother, Bella; Quil imprinted on toddler Claire causing a problem to some people who knew; and Paul imprinted on Jacob's sister, Rachel, who didn't like being in La Push due to the pain of her mother's death.
After he began phasing, he became part of Sam Uley's pack and a protector of the La Push. He also became good friends with Sam Uley and Paul Lahote due to their shared secret. Shortly after he phased and returned to school again, he looked at Kim, who sat next to him in class, and never looked away again.
He is known as the wolf with the best eyesight in the pack.
Kim is Jared's classmate at the local school on the reservation.
She had had a crush on him since before he became a shape-shifter, though he didn't notice her then. She wrote his last name tacked on the end of hers all over her diary. When he imprinted on her, she was thrilled to have him as her boyfriend. He told her everything, the secret legends and his power as a shape-shifter, and imprinting. She took it all in stride and accepted his state very quickly.
Jacob described their relationship to Bella while walking down First Beach and telling her about the impact of imprinting. Bella notices the intensity of imprinting when she sees the closeness between Jared and Kim at the bonfire.
Kim and Jared are only mentioned in Jacob's thoughts in Breaking Dawn. He hints that they are getting more physically intimate.
They make a brief appearance together in the first movie adaptation of Breaking Dawn.