Kanye West e Irina Shayk.
If you’ve been online in the past few hours, you know what we’re talking about: new photos of the Grammy-winning rapper and Russian supermodel together near Provence, France, posted by the Daily Mail They have taken the Internet by storm.
While romance rumors linking these two had surfaced recently, the images certainly lend new weight to the conversation. “They were taking pictures of each other and the sculptures,” a witness told E! News. “They looked incredibly happy and relaxed. It was just them and some friends.”
According to a source, this French getaway isn’t the only time the two stars have spent together. “They have been seeing each other for several weeks,” the source said. “Kanye has been flying in and out of New York to be with her.”
While West and Shayk have rarely been seen together in public, they have a long history behind the scenes. “Kanye and Irina have known each other for years through the fashion industry,” a source close to West told E! News. “They connected through their group of mutual friends and Riccardo Tisci“As fans will recall, the runway pro participated in the rapper’s show at Paris Fashion Week 2012.
As for how the sparks flew between them, the second source explained, “Kanye and Irina recently hooked up when they were both in New York City. They saw each other one night and had chemistry and got on well.”
But don’t start thinking of couple names just yet. “It is very casual and they have only been in contact for about a month,” the second source noted. “Kanye has expressed that he doesn’t want anything serious, but he likes Irina’s vibe.”
As for his feelings for him and Shayk, who shares his 4-year-old daughter Lea with his ex Bradley Cooper, a source told E! News, “Kim has heard the rumors about Kanye and Irina Shayk and doesn’t care at all.” As the source said, “If it doesn’t affect his kids, then he doesn’t care if Kanye is dating.”