Kanye West and Russian supermodel Irina Shayk have been making rounds on the internet with their recent getaway in France. According to reports, they couldn’t even hide from paparazzi en route the US after their brief getaway.
Kanye (44) and Irina (35) jetted off to France earlier this week, where they enjoyed a stay at the luxurious Villa La Coste, a 600-acre hotel near Provence. Several photos of the pair enjoying a stroll surfaced the internet and going by the look of them, they look happy together.
American news outlet, E! News had eyes on the ground and according to those sources, they looked incredibly happy and relaxed and had a few friends with them.
A second source told E! News, “Kanye photographed Irina any chance he could.” “She loved posing for him, and he got very into what he was creating with his photographs. She looks like his muse.”
Kanye and Irina reportedly spent three nights at the hotel and flew back to the U.S. on Wednesday, June 9 and they couldn’t escape Hollywood paparazzi. It’s the first time they have been spotted since their brief staycation in France, as they arrived at a New Jersey airport that same day.
The 44-year-old musician sported a bright blue jacket from his Yeezy casual wear collaboration with Gap, while the 35-year-old model and actress wore an oversized white sweater and matching sweat pants.
This recent trip to France has added steam to rumours suggesting Kanye has moved on from ex-wife Kim Kardashian just 4-months after she filed for divorce in February. Kim and Kanye share four kids together: North West, 7, Saint West, 5, Chicago West, 3, and Psalm West, 2.
Another insider report has claimed that this isn’t the first time the duo are hanging out in recent weeks: “They have been seeing each other for several weeks. “Kanye has been flying in and out of New York to be with her.” Wow!
A keen observer attached to Kanye’s camp opened up on the pair’s long history of friendship saying they go way back. “Kanye and Irina have known each other for years through the fashion industry. They were connected through their mutual friend group and Riccardo Tisci.”
The supermodel even walked the runway for the “Yeezus” rapper’s 2012 Paris Fashion Week show and appeared as a video vixen in his 2010 song, Power.
However, there had been no romantic connection between them until recently. As a separate source told E! News, “Kanye and Irina connected recently when they were both in New York City. They met up one night and had chemistry and hit it off.” “It’s very casual and they have only been in touch for about a month,” the insider explained. “Kanye has expressed he doesn’t want anything serious but likes Irina’s vibe.”
As for ex-wife Kim, who has definitely been hearing the romance rumours, the reality TV star doesn’t mind at all.” As a matter of fact, she joined millions of fans worldwide to celebrate Kanye on his birthday writing: “Love U for life.” According to E! News, Kim is fine with Kanye’s reported romance as long as it doesn’t impact their kids.
Irina herself has been in several high-profile relationships. First with 5-time FIFA men’s best footballer of the year, Christiano Ronaldo whom she broke things off with in 2015. She also dated American actor, Bradley Cooper and they are co-parents to their 4-year-old daughter, Lea. They decided to part ways in June 2019 after spending four years together.
Both Kanye and Irina have yet to publicly comment on their one-on-one time together.