Irina Shayk & Kanye West are ‘cooling off,’ he invited her to PFW & she declined

Irina Shayk serves hot model waist and bright smile while out in NYC

Deuxmoi kept saying that Kanye West and Irina Shayk were quietly dating for months this spring, but IrinYe didn’t officially become a thing until June. That’s when Irina joined Kanye in the South of France for what looked like a whirlwind romantic getaway for his birthday. There were tons of hype stories about the new romance and honestly, it didn’t sound like they even knew each other that well. We haven’t heard much about them in a few weeks… and now we know why. They are “cooling off,” according to sources.

Did their relationship only last “fourfiveseconds?” Sources tell Page Six that Kanye West asked Irina Shayk to go to Paris for a couture show with him, but the gorgeous model and mom turned him down.

“She likes him as a friend, but doesn’t want a relationship with him,” says our source, explaining that the stunner said no to the trip in order to avoid the headlines. “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]. It would have been another month of news saying that they are dating.”

The pair were first spotted together in Provence, France, in June to celebrate West’s 44th birthday, drumming up a flurry of headlines that they were an item. The last time they were seen together was disembarking from a jet in the US after returning from the France trip.

Our source tells us, “She went to his birthday party as a friend. There were 50 other people there.”

The insider also says that Shayk — who has a 4-year-old daughter with Bradley Cooper — is happy being alone at the moment.

“She doesn’t want to be linked with anyone right now,” says the source. “She is happy being single.”

West was briefly in Paris last week to sit front row at the Balenciaga Fall 2021 Couture show on Wednesday, but he dramatically wore a cat mask that covered his entire head.

[From Page Six]

Yeah, sounds like Irina thought it was good fun a month ago but now she’s like “eh, I have better things to do than be at Kanye’s beck-and-call.” Notice that they make it sound like Kanye and Irina haven’t really seen each other or spoken to each other that much in the past month, yet he invited her to be his plus-one at a Paris Fashion Week show? Yeah, he was just looking for someone to be his stunt girlfriend anyway. Irina is too good for that! Please. Anyway, happy for Irina.

This was Kanye at the Balenciaga show last week, the one he wanted Irina to come to.

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk pictured with little Lea in NYC

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Persephone says:

    Is anyone surprised by this? Anyone?

  2. Darla says:

    I love her sandals. Does anybody know the designer? I know they look like birkenstocks, but a lot of expensive slides do these days.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      I couldn’t find a label. All the articles said everyone is knocking off the “fancy Birkenstock” look. My best guess is she wears a lot of Burberry and Prada and those design houses also make those styles.

      • clomo says:

        I have some cool velvet Prada ones and some black leather Chloe ones just like hers, of course I didn’t pay retail. I have a couple weaknesses but overall never pay retail for the dandy wear.

    • beth says:

      They look like the Chanel “Dad Sandal”. They’re out of season now, and even used, they run a few thousand. There’s a few designers (both high end and on the lower cost spectrum) that make a similar sandal. A very close dupe is by Tony Bianco, and runs $160.

      • Darla says:

        Thanks both of you! Yeah I can’t afford Prada and Chanel so I will check out the Bianco, thank you!

  3. Lara says:

    Kanye looks like a serial killer in that pic.

    • Nievie says:

      I’ve seen people tie plastic bags over their trainers at festivals that look more chic..

      • Hailey Ava Hill says:

        I have a young African American son and would be terrified if he left the house like that… the world we live in :(

    • Golly Gee says:

      Imagine wearing that in the dead of summer. I would die of heatstroke.

  4. Ariel says:

    I can imagine her seeing the good, fun, fascinating side of him and enjoying it- then seeing the reality and cashing out immediately. She has a life and a kid and no time for his shenanigans and tantrums and narcissism.

    • Erica says:

      Exactly what I was thinking. She doesn’t have time for the sh!t Kanye will inevitably will bring to the table.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      She has a good rep and lives a quiet life attached to Cooper via their child . He wouldn’t want that press connection for him or their family.

      Kanye is messy and his condition does not help. I think kaiser nailed it. His side wanted a stunt gf and her side wanted some quick fun that wasn’t out there.

    • gilda says:

      She’s always been a bit of a puzzle to me considering she already went through a very strange relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, then had a solid thing going with Bradley Cooper, and then went right back to the upside down with Kanye.

      • Lena says:

        I don’t know that Irina lives a quiet life. She’s always stunting with paps walking the streets of New York in her designer wardrobe, and usually there’s a picture a day. And she seems the type to always want a famous boyfriend. Just not one with all his issues I guess. So sorry Kanye! I’m sure there are plenty of other models who need the press.

      • Pilar says:

        Bradley copper is constantly papped with their kid too. Not sure it’s because she actively seeking paps.

      • Golly Gee says:

        These days you don’t even need paps to get papped. Anyone with a cell phone can snap a pic and sell it on to the media. So it’s kind of inescapable whether you want the attention or not.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Lena
        I think it’s “quiet” when you don’t call the paps and have you publicist him Plant stories.

      • gilda says:

        @ Lena: you’re right she thrives in the spotlight, but I do think choosing chaos in a relationship speaks to her private self. Irina’s gotten press off every relationship, surely she can avoid bizarre dynamics this time around?

  5. GrnieWnie says:

    I think Kanye is going to struggle until he decides to seriously deal with his bipolar.

    • Mtec says:

      Can he decide that? Sincerely asking because imagine that going through mania and depression —would that person know when and how to get help when they’re not in their best mind?

      • GrnieWnie says:

        no, definitely not when manic. But he’s going to have to decide to get serious about it when he isn’t manic/deeply depressed. And he’s pretty clearly chosen not to…for example, he said he doesn’t take meds bc it dulls his creativity. I sympathize, but you might have to choose between your art and your relationships at least for a while.

      • Sparky says:

        I have bipolar 2. People are forgetting the other pole. Depression is a bitch but during depressive episodes I was aware enough to know I needed help and/or needed to take my meds. Now having the energy to act on that awareness is another story.

  6. Cava24 says:

    Isn’t him inviting her to Paris Fashion Week him trying to get attention for his various brands? She could get her own invitation to Paris Fashion Week and walk in a show or attend a show and get paid for it. I am not sure a connection to him is good for her future prospects anyway, some relationships are image-enhancing, some are not.

  7. Destiny says:

    We all know this was a middle finger to both their exes. Yawn

    • Erica says:

      Really? Irina and Bradley broke up 2 years ago and from what I understand its a pretty normal break up, no drama or anything. Kanye wanting to piss of Kim I can see. But Irina wanting to upset Bradley-I just don’t see it.

      • xdanix says:

        Yeah, I agree with you Erica, I don’t see it, not with Bradley and Irina. MAYBE if it had happened immediately after their split I could have bought into that theory, but I genuinely don’t think they have that kind of relationship. They have both said their daughter and her happiness and raising her together is their number one priority, and actually seem to have (rare enough in Hollywood!) *meant* it and stuck to it and put in the work- they’re both photographed with her all the time, and quite often together. They may not be together as a couple anymore but they do still hang out as a family, and Bradley and Irina have been photographed hugging and smiling and laughing together- both before and after the Kanye thing started. He’s even been her photographer for some of her instagram pictures! I don’t think there’s any drama there, I think they seem to be some kind of friends, or at least really good co-parents who are in a good place with each other.

  8. Hyperbolme says:

    Aw man. I didn’t get my preferred couple name for them to take off and now it is already over. we hardly knew Yeyk!

  9. MsIam says:

    Yeah, because who wouldn’t want a boyfriend who wears a cat mask in public when its not Halloween? A person should think long and hard before they decide to join the cast of the Kanye Show.

    • ME says:

      Travis Scott has also worn that same mask. It’s supposed to be “fashion”. I don’t know how or why this became “cool” to do but it’s scary looking. What I can’t understand is why Kanye thinks those puffy jackets are cool. It’s summer. He designed a blue one and now a black one for Gap and they sold out. WHO is buying this sh*t? I sometimes think they only produce 50 of them and Kanye buys all of them just to brag they “sold out”.

      • clomo says:

        The scary thing is there are a lot of people who will purchase as much as they can of his stuff to resell on eBay at a jacked up price.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      I think Kanye should get his mental health in order first before he does anything. Until he realizes that it is in his best interest to maintain a solid practice of his medications, he will lose. I wonder if he just wants to deny that he has serious mental health issues?

  10. B says:

    She came to her senses.

  11. Lala11_7 says:

    I’m giggling at Irina giving Kanye the …”I’m good love enjoy” line 😉 😝😃

  12. Mina_Esq says:

    I can’t picture someone like Irina seeing the negative press that Kanye pushed after his break-ups with Rose and Kim and thinking “oh this is what I need in my life”. She does not strike me as someone that tolerates a lot of drama.

  13. psl says:

    Please. She is not dating Kanye. Come on.

    • molly says:

      She wanted the headlines and attention, then she got the headlines and attention, and now she’s out on her terms.

      Chasing eyeballs: The Irina Shayk Story

    • MF1 says:

      Yeah, I never bought that they were together. She’s way too good for him and too smart to fall for his BS.

  14. Pilar says:

    I feel like Kanye is the new Brad Pitt. His team is gonna put out rumours that he is dating this or that model or actress, only for them to deny it.
    Given all his drama, control freak tendencies and the kardashian association I don’t see him dating anyone on the level he thinks he should be dating aka famous models and actresses.

  15. Klu says:

    I can’t hate on Kanye too much because of that head injury messing him up. He hasn’t been the same since. But I think it’s for the best all women stay away from him. He’s too unpredictable. People with his kind of head injury can turn on someone in a second and go crazy. Women and kids don’t need to be around that. Irina’s kid definitely didn’t need to be around Kanye and I hope Coop reminded her of that (if he even had to…she sounds responsible).

    • Golly Gee says:

      Interesting! I didn’t realize he had a head injury. I’ve known a couple people with head injuries whose personalities completely changed afterwards. One developed major anger issues.

      • Klu says:

        I said 2005 because that was when his album came out. It was actually 2002 he had that accident. What they don’t mention is that he had a very serious head injury that wasn’t found right away. I’m from Chicago and I know a lot of people who used to know Kanye back in the day when he was at the Art Institute and still talk to him from time to time. He doesn’t have Bipolar disorder. This injury changed him and he will deal with the consequences for the rest of his life.

        http://www.mtv.com/news/1458308/kanye-west-injured-in-la-accident/

      • Lala11_7 says:

        I’m from Chicago too…and my younger Sister ran around with him and his crew back in the day…and yes…that 2002 accident DEFINITELY changed him….okay…I’m finna REALLY date myself…but it’s like Don Cornelius…the iconic host of “Soul Train”…the show first started in Chicago in the 70s on local tv cause Don was born here & made it big on local radio (WVON❣) and he had a reputation as being a civic minded Sweetheart and just a joy…but after he had brain surgery in 1982…his WHOLE PERSONALITY CHANGED to something dark & mean…and it was heartbreaking to see and he got worse year after year….

      • Klu says:

        I remember hearing about Don from friends. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard that comparison, honestly.

  16. girl_ninja says:

    Kim must be thrilled. Kayne didn’t win the break up wars.

  17. Jules says:

    Lol I wonder at what point Irina realized Kanye was bad news?

  18. Angel says:

    Im not surprised by this. Irina unlike Kim isn’t a doormat. There was no way she was gonna let herself be controlled by Kanye.