It appears that rapper Kayne West has moved on with none other than model Irina Shayk after Kim Kardashian filed for divorce.
Multiple sources have confirmed with PEOPLEthat Kanye and Irina are seeing each other and celebrated his birthday together in France.
“They have known each other professionally for years. He started pursuing her a few weeks ago. Kanye is a persuasive guy,” reported the source. “He hung out with her in NYC before they celebrated his birthday in France.”
Adding, “She seems smitten. He invited her to France and she happily accepted.” The source went onto clarify, “They are not officially dating, but there is an interest from both sides.”
Exclusive photos released by The Daily Mail show the couple taking strolls in Provence, France, and are reportedly staying at Villa La Costa, a luxury boutique hotel.
Another source close to Kanye reported that the couple has known each other for years. Irina modeled for Yeezy and appeared in Kanye’s music video for Power. Also in Kanye’s song Christian Dior Flow, he refers to the model in his lyrics.
Even though he wasn’t celebrating his 44th birthday with his family, he still received many birthday wishes from the Kardashian clan. In an Instagram post, Kim shared a family photo and captioned it by saying “Happy Birthday
Love U for Life! 🎈”
Khloe Kardashian also shared a photo on Instagram with the caption, “Happy birthday to my brother for life!!! Have the best birthday Ye! Sending you love and endless blessings!!”
“Irina isn’t friends with Kim at all, so there’s no weirdness there,” the second source added.
Kayne and Kim share daughters North and Chicago, and sons Saint and Psalm, 2. Shayk split from actor Bradley Cooper in 2019 after four years of being together.
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