Rumors that Kanye West are dating Bradley Cooper’s ex, model Irina Shayk, have been circulating since Instagram guru guru DeuxMoi shared some anonymous advice they received on the pair.
West has been depressed since it was revealed Kim Kardashian filed for divorce earlier this year, but it looks like he could move on now.
Several anonymous sources are said to have contacted the Instagram account via DM to say they believe West and the Russian model are seeing each other.
DeuxMoi was understandably skeptical, writing, “Having delved into this question, I’m not sure if ‘dating’ is the right word, but there may be some interest in it.
However, another source responded once again afterwards to say that the pair were, “Def dating.”
Who is Irina Shayk?
Shayk, 35, is a model who has posed for Sports Illustrated, Victoria’s Secret and has appeared on 38 covers of Vogue.
She was born in a small Russian town called Yemanzhelinsk to a coal miner father and a pianist mother.
She moved to Paris at 19 after being spotted by a local model scout.
Shayk has been involved with several high profile men.
From 2007 to 2009, Shayk reportedly dated Linkin Park drummer Rob Bourdon.
She then dated footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, whom she met on the set of an Armani commercial, for more than five years before going their separate ways in 2015.
Later that year, she was first linked with Bradley Cooper. The couple dated until 2019 and share custody of their daughter, Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper, born in 2017.
And in 2020, it was believed that she was potentially involved with Heidi Klum’s ex-art dealer Vito Schnabel.
The model is known to keep her family life private, never sharing any images of her daughter or partners, so don’t expect her and West to go official Instagram anytime soon.
Are Irina Shayk and Kanye West Dating?
With West locked away on his Wyoming ranch since his split from Kardashian and Shayk living in New York City, it may be necessary to get a glimpse of these two.
However, we have evidence that shows Shayk and West know each other, at the very least.
In the world of paparazzi and social media spies, this information isn’t the most concrete proof of a budding romance, but we can’t rule it out.
These two have been operating in similar circles for years and if his relationship with Kim Kardashian is anything to say, West certainly seems to be chasing longtime “friends”.
Shayk appeared in the music video for Kanye West’s song “Power” in 2010.
Before Cooper or Kardashian were in the picture, West picked Shayk in their music video for the song “Power.”
The Russian model appears alongside Jessica White and Diandra Forrest in a Greek god-themed shoot.
Ironically, music video shoots have proven to be a successful place for West to meet women.
He dumped his ex-fiancee Amber Rose in a video before he started dating and even first met Kardashian while filming a video with their mutual friend, Brandy.
West rapped about Shayk in 2010.
Obviously, West liked what he saw on the set of the music video, as he released another single later that same year in which he named Shayk.
In the lyrics to “Christian Dior Denim Flow,” released in October 2010, West raps “I want to see Irina Shayk next to Doutzen.”
Of course, that’s not the most flattering of lyrics, as West also names around 18 other beautiful women he’d like to be seen with. So, it goes without saying that Shayk was probably in no rush to get rid of football star Cristiano Ronaldo, who she was dating at the time, for the rapper.
Shayk wore a limited edition West model in 2021.
The only thing connecting these two on this side of the past decade, other than the TwoMe rumors, is a sighting from Shayk on April 26.
The model stepped out in New York with a West t-shirt designed in collaboration with Balenciaga to honor the late rapper DMX. The shirt has raised over a million dollars for the DMX family.
Of course, given that West makes clothes for a living, any of us could be related to the rapper if we had $ 200 to put down on a t-shirt.
Alice Kelly is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York. Catch her covering all things social justice, news, and entertainment. To follow his Twitter for more.
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