Kanye West began ‘pursuing’ Irina Shayk several weeks ago: ‘She seems smitten’

Kanye West spotted back in Los Angeles visiting Golden Heart Ranch in Malibu

Irina Shayk and Kanye West were both photographed yesterday. Separately, on different coasts. Following their week-long vacation to the South of France, Kanye and Irina apparently flew back to the US on Wednesday. Irina went home to New York and Kanye jetted off to LA. Kanye was photographed at Golden Heart Ranch with some friends (possibly bodyguards). Irina was photographed wearing a boxy mechanic’s jumpsuit, unbuttoned down to her waist, with an exposed bra. She was out with her daughter Lea – she took Lea to a playground. Even though I genuinely think Irina is more low-key than people expect, I also think she’s enjoying this. She’s enjoying the Kanye story, and she’s enjoying the attention. According to TMZ, Irina and Kanye have been happening for months:

Kanye West and Irina Shayk were an item long before their romantic getaway to France … and the DMX memorial service was an early sign Ye was on the rebound. Sources connected to the new couple tell TMZ … Ye and Irina have been together for months, seeing each other as early as March. In fact, one of the new couple’s prior hangout sessions happened in New York City in late April, when Kanye was there for DMX’s celebration of life.

There were signs then that Yeezy and Irina were an item … she was spotted wearing a custom DMX memorial shirt before it was even in the hands of the general public. Remember … the custom X shirts were designed by Balenciaga and commissioned by the Yeezy brand, and Kanye helped raise over $1 million for DMX’s family with the profits.

Kanye rapped about her in “Christian Dior Denim Flow” saying, “I wanna see Irina Shayk next to Doutzen” — and she was also in his music video for “Power.” It’s a good bet, though, they’ve been doing a lot more than reminiscing about the old times.

[From TMZ]

I’m including a photo of Irina in the DMX sweatshirt, she wore it as a dress back on April 26. While Deuxmoi has been saying Kanye & Irina have been happening for the better part of a month, I’m suspicious of the timeline TMZ provided and I just… well, I don’t know. For what it’s worth, People Magazine had an exclusive on them too, with sources confirming that Ye and Irina “are seeing each other and that there’s mutual interest.” According to People’s sources, Kanye began “pursuing” Irina “several weeks ago” and he invited her to visit Villa La Coste for his 44th birthday. They stayed for three nights and the source notes: “she seems smitten….He invited her to France and she happily accepted. They are not officially dating but there is an interest from both sides.”

So the only thing to work out is their couple-portmanteau. What should it be? Karina? Irinye? Westayk? Shast? I think IrinYe is probably the best option.

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  1. Jezz says:

    She went to the playground with her boobs out? Dating this moron? Girl ain’t who I thought she was.

    • Merricat says:


    • whatWHAT? says:

      yeah, I’m no prude but I don’t see that as appropriate for the playground.

      if a man did that, wore a t-shirt and just tighty-whities to the playground? there’d be issues.

      • observer says:

        think it’s interesting how the onesie makes her look *more* inappropriate than if she had gone wearing something like a bralette/croptop and shorts. i don’t think most of us would criticize her wardrobe choice if it was something skimpy but not inherently sexual (i find such a combination comfortable and practical in the heat, anyway, it can be excused). this is just a “look at my boobs” outfit, though, there is literally no reason to be dressed like that otherwise…and that’s fine. but maybe not at a playground.

        btw, i didnt look at the second outfit pics at first and was ready to be outraged at someone criticizing a woman’s choice of clothes. but here we are, i agree.

    • Yup, Me says:

      That onsie outfit makes her look like an apocalyptic cowboy cop in a very low budget film.

  2. Cecilia says:

    This is more random than Bennifer 2.0.

  3. Merricat says:

    Right now, she has charismatic Kanye.

  4. Basi says:

    That’s the absolute opposite of outfits I wear to the playground w/ my kids.

    Seriously tho is anyone taking this relationship as anything but a PR stunt? Look who this (gorgeous and stunning) woman has dated prior.

    • Normades says:

      It’s a total PR stunt orchestrated by Kanye to get back at Kim and prove he still has mojo.
      Irina is in no way ”low key”, she enjoys the attention, her fashion pap walks and the lifestyle these men afford her.

  5. MsIam says:

    To each their own I guess. Hopefully with no reality show pressure it’ll work or maybe this is just “good times” thing (hook up). Not everything has to be the love affair of the century.

  6. Hyperbolme says:

    Couple name: Yeyk!

  7. Darla says:

    The boobs out at the children’s playground is a choice i guess. If a man paraded there with his fly down could be problems.

  8. Gil says:

    Irina outfit is garbage. They have access to all the expensive stuff and choose to dress like that. I don’t have kids but I might imagine that you don’t want your tatas hanging out your clothes when running after a toddler.

  9. Calibration says:

    Irina is a beard, so Kanye is obvs for her. No surprises there.

    • Linda says:

      I agree. She’s a professional beard. She did the same for Bradley Cooper.

      • Calibration says:

        Linda, exactly. Not exactly a love relationship. I feel bad for them that they need pretending but it’s been going on for as long as motion pictures. The most famous were 50s and 60s but it’s no different now.

      • Amelie says:

        She had a kid with Bradley Cooper. I know you can still have kids and be in the closet and for all we know maybe Bradley is bisexual. But I wish we would stop these kinds of allegations.

      • Darla says:

        100% agree Amelie, and specifically with Kayne, I suspect the rumors are because what’s her name said he likes a finger in the butt. Well, here comes Darla with her TMI again, but so do I! Doesn’t make you gay.

    • MM2 says:

      This is the oddest “insult” there is…and homophobic. How about we quit yelling that men who label themselves as cis, and have open hetro marriages & children, are gay. It’s not a good look in 2021, and never was.

      • Amando says:

        I agree, I’m tired of the Bradley Cooper rumor. He had a whole child with this woman and he’s only dated women. Maybe he’s bi…who knows…who cares. Why does it matter anymore?

        I think if Kanye were gay, Amber Rose would have dropped that bomb years ago. She DGAF.

  10. EnormousCoat says:

    Yeah, this is snoozville for me. The most interesting part is seeing what whacky outfit Irina will wear during a mundane task. At the end of this will just be a new sneaker that Kanye has designed and she will be a collaborator/face of the design.

  11. Lena says:

    Everyday she gives a fashion pap walk. Now more than DM will be interested in documenting it.

  12. Case says:

    Irina is basically a professional beard/PR stunt partner, isn’t she? I don’t take this coupling seriously.

  13. why? says:

    TMZ and People’s sources are none other than Kris and Kim, victimhood con 101(stories about how Kim is respecting Kanye’s feelings by not being papped with her secret boyfriend which will then be followed by stories about how Kanye dumped Irina because Kanye saw the light and values Kim and his kids more than Irina and Irina was calling the paps too much). What the press should be asking is why are Kim and Kris leaking these stories about Kanye and Irina when Kim should be busy studying for the baby bar or bar? For every story Kim and Kris leak about Irina and Kanye’s relationship, it’s followed by 2 stories depicting Kim as the victim. The real story should be who is leaking all of these stories, it’s obvious it’s coming from camp Kris and Kim because how it keeps emphasizing how Kanye and Irina have been dating for a long time, I wouldn’t be surprised if the story morphs into Kanye had an emotional affair with Irina while married to Kim.

  14. Léna says:

    Whats going on with the comments on this article ? She is wearing a bra, clearly not the same as shirtless man. Calm down people.

  15. Mar says:

    That’s an awful picture of her in the header.
    Is Kimmy choosing the pics for this site? Lol

  16. Serena says:

    She’s in for a wild ride..

  17. Cait says:

    I remember how it was when she was “with” Cristiano Ronaldo all press all the time living for the spotlight. He dropped when he decided he needed to evolve and promote the family man image. He was aging so it made sense and it distracted from the gay rumors

    • Mi says:

      Wrong, She dumped him (cause he is a cheater), he was kind of depressed for a few games cause his ego couldnt handle it . A couple of years later he got with a jobless girl willing to say yes to everything he demands, needless to say he cheated on her when she was pregnant even though now he is a pro at selling a happy family image.

      • Cait says:

        Please ! He had a whole child during their relationship and she didn’t leave. She was a good beard for a certain time in his life. When he got older and that was no longer the image he wanted to project he got Georgina. Someone who was completely under his control he paid for all her cosmetic surgeries and gives her and incredible lifestyle and he gets a mothefigure for his children.

      • Mi says:

        A child from a surrogate he decided to have long before he was with Irina…Even though he probably decided to start a steady relationship to avoid more rumours I suppose, his team doesnt play.

  18. Jules says:

    Irina is definitely not low-key but this is gonna be fun to watch.

  19. The Recluse says:

    What in the world do they see in Kanye? He’s a mess and won’t take care of himself properly where his mental health is concerned.

  20. Cherriepie84 says:


  21. Joanna says:

    I think this is BS. rumors started by Kim and kris so that Kanye is seen as the first one to date.

  22. jferber says:

    Oh, stop slut-shaming Irina. I don’t believe for one minute that Kanye and Irina were or ever will be a couple. I’ll stop at that.

  23. Juju says:

    Just curious. Has Kanye ever dated a woman of color?