When you’re born into fame, the world becomes a completely different place.
Celebrity parents know all too well the territory that comes with raising children in the spotlight despite their best efforts to shield them.
Shayk-Cooper party of three
Irina is Highsnobiety’s Highstyle cover star and while speaking to the magazine she detailed what its like taking her daughter to school every day.
“You can’t leave your house with dirty nails and dirty hair — even though I really want to sometimes,” the supermodel says. “But during lockdown, we had no red carpets. I was like, ‘I’ve got to make school runs fun.’”
While the school runs are fun for Irina, it’s a different story for her daughter.
Mommy & Lea
“Sometimes my daughter is scared — she sees the paparazzi from miles away. She’s a KGB baby,” the mother-of-one says. “We had to explain to her, like, ‘They’re just doing their job. By selling pictures, they make their living. You don’t have to be scared.’”
While Irian and Bradley are no longer together, the fashion icon had nothing but great things to say about his parenting style.
“He’s a full-on, hands-on dad—no nanny,” she said. “Lea went on holiday with him for almost two weeks—I didn’t call them once.”
While Lea’s upbringing is a complete 180 from how Irina was raised, both mom and dad are working to keep her humble and remain grounded.
Irina explained, “Me and her father are very strict. When she finishes eating, she gets up from the table, takes her plate, says ‘thank you.’ Without ‘please’ or ‘thank you’ she’s not getting anything.”
She continued, “It’s hard, because she has so many toys. I had one doll, and I still have this doll. Blonde, blue eyes, big Russian doll. My grandma used to make clothes for her. And I always explain, ‘Look, this is my doll. I had only one.’ Or sometimes, ‘You have this candy. I used to have candy only for Christmas.'”
As for where Irina’s relationship with Kanye West stands… that’s a mystery.
The Blast previously reported the model and rap star were spotted in France this summer celebrating Kanye’s birthday. Their romance was hot and heavy; however, soon after they got together reports of things simmering down started to spread.