Kanye West and Irina Shayk spark dating rumours in France

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His divorce from Kim Kardashian might not be finalised but rapper Kanye West appears to have moved on already with none other than former Victoria's Secret model Irina Shayk.

The suspected new couple was pictured together for the first time in France while celebrating the "Gold Digger" hitmaker's 44th birthday.

A side-by-side image of Kanye West and Irina Shayk. Photo: Getty Images.
Kanye West and Irina Shayk have sparked romance rumours after being spotted together on holiday in France. Photo: Getty Images.

New couple alert?

In photos obtained by The Daily Mail, Kanye and Irina, 35, are seen walking together near their luxury Villa La Coste boutique hotel in Provence.

According to the outlet, the pair arrived in France on Sunday where they stayed for four nights before flying back to New Jersey together on Wednesday.

"They were taking pictures of each other and the sculptures," an eyewitness told E! News. "They looked incredibly happy and relaxed. It was just them and a few friends."

Romance rumours between the music icon and the Russian supermodel began circulating on social media gossip accounts in May.

They've known each other for at least a decade, with Irina appearing as an angel in Kanye's 2010 music video for "Power". She also walked the runway at his Paris Fashion Week show back in 2012 — with his then-wife Kim sitting front row.

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Kim Kardashian West (L) and Kanye West attend the 69th NBA All-Star Game at United Center on February 16, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois
Kim and Kanye coupled up courtside in February 2020. Photo: Getty Images.

Moving on

If the pair are officially together, it would be Irina's first high-profile relationship since splitting with actor Bradley Cooper, with whom she shares one child.

Kanye, of course, shares four children with his reality star ex Kim, who filed for divorce in February after nearly seven years of marriage.

On a recent emotional episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim said she felt like a "failure" and a "loser" after getting divorced for the third time.

"Why am I still in this, like, place where I'm stuck? For years," she said on the show.

"Like, [Kanye] goes and moves to a different state every year. I have to be, like, together, so I can raise the kids, you know?

Irina Shayk walks the runway at the Kanye West  Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2012 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Halle Freyssinet on March 6, 2012 in Paris, France
Irina walked the runway at Kanye West's Paris Fashion Week show in 2012. Photo: Getty Image.

"He's an amazing dad. He's done an amazing job," she went on, tearing up. "I think he deserves someone that can go support his every move, and go follow him all over the place and move to Wyoming."

Kim and Kanye appear to be on amicable terms, though. Kim publicly wished him a happy birthday on Tuesday, writing on social media "Love U for Life!"

As for Irina, she has been happily co-parenting her four-year-old daughter Lea with Oscar-winner Bradley after calling time on their four-year relationship in 2019.

"I think in all good relationships you bring your best and your worst — it's just the nature of a human being," she told British Vogue last year. "Two great people don’t have to make a good couple."

While she said "life without B is new ground," she made it clear they were over romantically.

"I have a strong personality and I definitely know what I want, and I think some men are scared of that," she added. "If somebody’s out of my life, they’re out of my life and I really cut all the ties, you know?"

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk arrives at the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Bradley and Irina (at the 2019 Academy Awards) dated for four years before splitting in 2019. Photo: Getty Images.

Additional reporting by Taryn Ryder.

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