Kanye West and Irina Shayk, it's OVER! Here's what Kim Kardashian thought about their relationship
Steph Deschamps / August 22, 2021
Kanye West and Irina Shayk were first spotted together in early June at the rapper's 44th birthday celebration at Villa La Coste in France. A source previously told PEOPLE that Kanye West had started getting close to Irina Shayk, 35, a few weeks earlier and that they had already spent time together in New York - where she lives - before that.
l invited her to France and she happily accepted, the source said. They are not officially dating, but there is interest on both sides.
Later in the month, another source revealed the couple's plans to begin a long-distance relationship, saying, Kanye will continue to be based in Los Angeles. He has no plans to move to New York. He's very focused on his business in L.A. as well. He enjoys spending time with Irina and plans to see her again soon. But the romance between the two stars did not work out. They broke up.
West's ex-wife Kim Kardashian - who filed for divorce in February - knew about the romance for weeks before the musician's birthday celebration abroad.
It doesn't bother Kim that Kanye is dating someone. Her only concern is their kids, a source previously told PEOPLE. She wants Kanye to be present and spend as much time with them as possible. The kids love having Kanye around. Kim doesn't want a new girlfriend to distract Kanye from spending time with the kids.
Kardashian and West share daughters North, 8, and Chicago, 3, and sons Saint, 5, and Psalm, 2. Shayk shares daughter Lea De Seine, 3, with her ex Bradley Cooper.