Kanye West turned 44 yesterday, and his soon-to-be ex-wife Kim Kardashian wished him a “Happy Birthday” on her socials, adding: “Love U for Life!” Wow, how mature, gracious, progressive, blah blah blah. Kanye didn’t respond cuz he was too busy vacationing in the South of France with his rumored paramour, 35-year-old Russian supermodel Irina Shayk. The two were spotted gallivanting around the grounds of Villa La Coste, a “luxury boutique hotel” in Provence. Apparently, Yeezy was seen taking pictures of Irina. Oo, new muse? Can’t wait to see what he makes her wear to the Met Gala! Today sources close to the couple tell People that while Irina and Kanye are not “officially” dating, “there is an interest from both sides.” Wow. How romantic.
People’s sources say that Kanye and Irina stayed at the hotel for three nights:
“They have known each other professionally for years. He started pursuing her a few weeks ago. Kanye is a persuasive guy.”
Well, not persuasive enough to trick an entire country into electing him president. The source adds that Irina and Yeezy were hanging out together in NYC before their French exit:
“She seems smitten. He invited her to France and she happily accepted,” the source adds of the 35-year-old Russian supermodel. “They are not officially dating, but there is an interest from both sides.”
A second insider tells PEOPLE that the new couple met “a while back” when they crossed paths in the fashion industry. Shayk previously modeled for Yeezy and appeared in his music video for “Power.” West also name-dropped her in “Christian Dior Flow” with the lyric “I wanna see Irina Shayk next to Doutzen” back in 2010.
The source goes on to say that there won’t be any Kim K/girl code weirdness because Irina isn’t friends with her at all. Phew!
Here are the very blurry French vaycay pics from The Daily Mail:
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I don’t know дерьмо about Irina Shayk (birth name: Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova) other than the fact that she dated Bradley Cooper and they have a 4-year-old daughter together. But I gotta say: I’m interested in studying her mind. Because what kind of a person dates Kanye West after his terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 2020?! Is she that hard up for attention? Or maybe she just really likes Wyoming! I hear they have good nature. And some buffalo.