Kanye West and Irina Shayk sparked dating rumors after the two were seen hanging out together in France for the rapper’s birthday. There were other hints, like Shayk rocking a limited edition DMX memorial t-shirt designed by West’s Yeezy brand, that caused those rumors to take off even more. Now one gossip site claims the two’s relationship is “cooling off” and that Shayk is leery of having her name connected with West’s in a romantic sense.
According to a source who spoke with Page Six, the media got the relationship between Kanye West and Russian supermodel Irina Shayk all wrong after the two spent West’s birthday together in France. West allegedly asked Shayk to come with him on a recent trip to Paris for a couture fashion show, but she supposedly turned him down because she wanted to avoid the inevitable headlines that would pop up about them. “She likes him as a friend, but doesn’t want a relationship with him,” the source confided.
“She doesn’t want the association that they are dating, which is what would have run in the press if she showed up [in Paris with him],” the source added. “It would have been another month of news saying that they are dating.” Already, Shayk had to contend with the rumors that emerged after their original France trip, which the source denied was the romantic getaway some outlets portrayed it as.
She Wants To Be Single
“She went to his birthday party as a friend. There were 50 other people there.” the tipster insisted. Shayk, who shares a 4-year-old daughter with actor Bradley Cooper, has other things in her life to focus on right now other than a romance. “She doesn’t want to be linked with anyone right now,” the insider went on to say. “She is happy being single.”
Page Six had previously spoken with a source who’d said that West and Shayk were keeping things “casual” between them, though the source had also claimed they had been quietly seeing each other for a few weeks. Perhaps all the added scrutiny has become overwhelming since, of course, all the gossip outlets took note of the relationship.
His Divorce Is Ongoing
West’s divorce from his estranged wife Kim Kardashian is still ongoing, so the press is definitely paying close attention to everything West does, especially when it comes to his dating life. Other than the original trip to France, where the two were part of a larger group as the source said, and the plane ride back to the US, the two haven’t been spotted out together in public.
Though the two are clearly friendly with each other, it’s not clear just where their relationship stands these days. What we know for sure is that whatever tall tales the tabloids push about the rapper and model are totally false. Gossip Cop recently debunked a story out of the National Enquirer that claimed Irina Shayk had dumped “funky” Kanye West because he smelled bad. The tabloid delights in trying to humiliate the rapper with utterly untrue and hurtful stories, and this latest report was no different. Don’t these outlets have anything better to do with their time?
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