Is Kanye West dating Irina Shayk after Kim Kardashian divorce? Internet says 'don't see this working'

The rumored couple Kanye West and Irina Shayk's past alliances dates back to 2010 when the supermodel appeared in the music video for the rapper's song 'Power'

                            Is Kanye West dating Irina Shayk after Kim Kardashian divorce? Internet says 'don't see this working'
Irina Shayk and Kanye West are rumored to be dating (Getty Images/ Brad Barket/ Cindy Ord)

It's been less than a week since Kanye West was rumored to be dating conservative pundit Candace Owens, but looks like the mill has already moved on. As reported by Instagram gossip account DeuxMoi, the 'Famous' rapper is allegedly, secretly dating supermodel Irina Shayk.

Social media has erupted into a frenzy as they were still not over West's divorce from reality star Kim Kardashian after their almost decade-long romance finally ended in a split in 2020. Shayk too split with her Hollywood hunk boyfriend of four years, Bradley Cooper, in 2019. But what exactly are the grounds for these rumors? Let's find out. 


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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Travis Scott Astroworld Tour at The Forum on December 19, 2018, in Inglewood, California (Getty Images)

Are Kanye and Irina a thing?

On May 24, 2021, the celebrity gossip account DeuxMoi linked Kanye and Irina romantically, claiming they are “secretly dating”. A tipster allegedly told the account, "Kanye West is now secretly dating Irina Shayk aka Bradley Cooper's baby mama." The person behind the account however added a disclaimer that they aren't quite sure if the word "dating" is correct, but there's a possibility of some sort of connection between the two. “After further looking into this, I don’t know if ‘dating’ is the right word, but there is perhaps some interest there,” the celebrity site claimed. 

Irina, who shares four-year-old daughter Lea with Cooper, has also previously dated football star Cristiano Ronaldo and had been linked with Heidi Klum's ex, art dealer Vito Schnabel, 34, after being pictured several times together this year. Kanye shares four children with his estranged wife Kim — North, 7; Saint, 5; Chicago, 3; and Psalm, 2. Following the announcement of Kim filing for divorce, it's been reported that Kanye has filed for joint legal and physical custody of their children.

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend The National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 8, 2019, in New York City (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

'I don’t see this working but who knows'

The 43-year-old rapper and the 35-year-old Russian supermodel have also worked professionally before. The rumored couple's past alliances date back to 2010 when Irina appeared in the music video for Kanye's 'Power'. She is seen flaunting a racy gold outfit in the video as she kneels next to Kanye, surrounded by others. Irina had also walked the runway for Kanye's Fall/Winter fashion collection at Paris Fashion Week in 2012. As recently as last month, Irina was also seen wearing a $200 DMX tribute tee shirt designed by Kanye in collaboration with Balenciaga.

But despite the high-profile essence of this alleged link-up, fans are having a hard time digesting the news. One Twitter user straight-up saw this doomed from the beginning as they shared, "Oh Irina??? (I don’t think Kanye is a bad man but the reason Kimye didn’t work was the huge difference between lifestyles and I don’t think Irina is a conservative christian hillbilly from the mountains so I don’t see this working but who knows)." Another slammed the supermodel's choice tweeting, "If it’s true that Irina Shayk is dating Kanye, she really has a thing for narcissists." One was simply shocked: "IRINA SHAYK IS DATING KANYE? What the hell is wrong with Irina." Another sided with the rapper and tweeted "Thought it was said kanye wanted to date a creative? but... irina shayk isn’t... one. lol." The general consensus seemed to agree "Irina Shayk and Kanye West? Ew, I do not see it." One said, "There’s a rumor that Kanye West is dating Irina Shayk and it’s making my head spin bc wtf."







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