Kanye West “pursued” his new flame, Irina Shayk, earlier this yr — months earlier than they were photographed together, a supply completely tells Page Six.
“Kanye and Irina met up in the beginning of spring and had been in touch since, but they did not start regularly ‘seeing each other’ until a few weeks ago,” the supply says. “He pursued her.”
Obviously, it labored: West, 44, and Shayk, 35, were seen vacationing in Provence, France, on Tuesday on the heels of his birthday, and Page Six subsequently confirmed the two have been quietly dating for several weeks.
“Kanye and Irina are seeing each other. It’s casual at the moment, but they are into each other,” an insider advised us on Wednesday. “It’s been going on for a few weeks now.”
On Wednesday, they returned to the US following their French trip, disembarking at a New Jersey airport, although they didn’t depart collectively.
West had his eye on Shayk even earlier than the spring: He solid the then-relatively unknown mannequin in his music video for “Power” in 2010, the identical yr she bought a shout-out in his track “Christian Dior Denim Flow.” Two years later, she walked in his runway show throughout Paris Fashion Week.
The rapper’s suitor-approach to Shayk jibes with how he pursued his now-estranged-wife, Kim Kardashian, again within the day.
“I met him, I think, in 2002 or 2003,” Kardashian, now 40, advised Ryan Seacrest through the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” tenth anniversary particular, which aired in 2017. “He was recording a song with Brandy, and I was her friend. I vividly remember hanging out with him, and then they did a video together, so I’d see him a few times. He was asking his friends: ‘Who is this Kim Kardajan?’ He didn’t know what my name was.”
The two saved in contact, and West saved asking about Kardashian till he lastly invited her to Paris — sarcastically, for a similar present Shayk walked in. Their relationship blossomed from there, and so they married in 2014.
Kardashian filed for divorce from West in February. The estranged couple share 4 youngsters: North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2.
Shayk, in the meantime, shares daughter Lea, 4, with ex Bradley Cooper.
A rep for West didn’t instantly return Page Six’s request for remark.