Kanye West stunned the world back in early January when it was revealed that he and Kim Kardashian were heading for a divorce. The couple had been together since 2012 and married since 2014. Paperwork for the divorce didn’t was officially filed in mid-February. Kim and Kanye have four children together and are seeking joint custody. The divorce has yet to be finalized, but the two are currently exploring dating other people, as Kanye has been doing so with Russian model, Irina Shayk.
Irina Celebrated Kanye’s 44th Birthday In France
Kanye and Irina’s dating rumors started to heat up last week, when the two were seen in Provence, France. This was to celebrate Kanye’s 44th birthday. They reportedly had a great time together before returning to the United States. The two have supposedly been dating for months now, as Irina is was said to be in New York City with Kanye back in April, for DMX‘s memorial service. Irina wore the Balenciaga x Yeezy shirt, which Kanye designed.
Kanye Is Reportedly Satisfied With Long-Distance Dating And Where Things Are With Irina
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According to People, Kanye is happy with Irina. He reportedly loves what he has with Irina right now. However, he is still based in Los Angeles and doesn’t have plans to relocate to New York City for Irina. The plan for now appears to just be long-distance dating.
“Kanye is doing well. He had a great trip to France with Irina. They will date long distance,” said a source to People. “Kanye will continue to be L.A.-based. He has no plans to move to NYC.”
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Irina And Kanye Were In NYC Before France Trip
The report by People also added that Kanye and Irina spent time together in NYC, prior to their birthday vacation in France. They’ve also known each other for over a decade now. This includes business collaborations, such as Irina appearing in Kanye’s 2010 “Power” music video.
“They have known each other professionally for years. He started pursuing her a few weeks ago. Kanye is a persuasive guy,” the source continued. “He hung out with her in NYC before they celebrated his birthday in France.”
Kim Kardashian Is Reportedly Okay With Kanye’s Relationship With Irina
“Kim is fine with it,” explained the source. “She just wants him to be happy and healthy. Kim is studying and focused on the kids.”
Kim has since continued to study for her baby bar exam, which she has previously failed. Despite these setbacks, she will retake the test again as she wants to become an attorney.