Kanye West and supermodel Irina Shayk have been sparking romance rumors left and right after they were photographed together in France as Ye celebrated his 44th birthday. But according to TMZ, the couple has been seeing each other for “months” and the first clue arrived at a tribute for the late DMX.
Sources close to the situation say one of their first meet-ups happened in late April when Kanye was in New York City for DMX’s memorial, but they could’ve started seeing each other as early as March. Another clue involved Kanye’s custom DMX memorial t-shirt, which Shayk was photographed wearing before they were made available to the public.
Kanye West and Irina Shayk were photographed exploring the French region of Provence on Tuesday (June 8), his actual birthday. They were all smiles as they strolled the grounds of a luxury boutique hotel with some friends, looking “very much like a couple.”
Kanye and Shayk have known each other for over a decade — she appeared in his 2010 video for “Power” off of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and has appeared in some of his runway shows.
Kanye West’s soon-to-be ex Kim Kardashian only filed for divorce in February and the Hip Hop mogul has apparently moved on quickly. In a revealing episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kardashian admitted she felt like “a fucking loser” for her crumbling marriage.
“I’m still in this place where I’ve been stuck for years,” she said. “He goes and moves to a different state every year, and I have to be together so I can raise the kids. He’s an amazing dad, and he’s done an amazing job. He deserves someone that can go and support his every move, and go and move to Wyoming. I can’t do that. He should have a wife that supports his every move and travels with him, and I can’t.”
For now, it looks like Kanye has possibly found that in Shayk. The 35-year-old Russian has a child with actor Bradley Cooper and was previously linked to soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. Kanye and Kardashian were married for roughly seven years and have four children together — North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm.