Amidst divorce from Kim Kardashian, Kanye West in romantic stroll with star model

Kanye West and Irina Shayk have confirmed heated rumors of a new romance amid his divorce from wife of six years Kim Kardashian.

In exclusive images obtained by, Kanye, 44, can be seen taking a romantic stroll with Irina, 35, in Provence, France, where they are staying at the luxury Villa La Coste boutique hotel together. 

Rumors of the pair’s romance began late last month, with claims that Kanye was secretly dating the model, who shares a child with actor Bradley Cooper.

In the pictures, the pair can be seen enjoying their getaway surrounded by the beautiful idyllic countryside while the rapper even stopped to take a few pictures of the Russian supermodel, as they appeared to be very comfortable around one another.  

France has always been a favored destination for the Yeezy star, who spent time with estranged wife Kim Kardashian there in 2012 when they had first begun dating.

Kim sat front row at Kanye’s runaway show during Paris Fashion Week in March 2012. In 2014, Kim and Kanye would have an extravagant pre-wedding party at the Palace of Versailles in Paris.

Meanwhile, Irina and Kanye are certainly no strangers to one another, having been connected for more than a decade.

Back in 2010, the runway maven was a featured player in West’s Heaven-inspired Power music video, where she portrayed an angel.

Specifically, Shayk sported a revealing gold getup and a pair of CGI angel wings.

Just two years later, the Russian-born beauty put her modeling skills to the test as she graced the runway for West’s Fall/Winter fashion collection at Paris Fashion Week.

Rumors began to swirl last month when an anonymous tipster wrote in to DeuxMoi, claiming: ‘Kanye West is now secretly dating Irina Shayk aka Bradley Cooper’s baby mama,’ a tipster wrote in.

‘After further looking into this, I don’t know if “dating” is the right word, but there is perhaps some interest there.’

Seeming to double down on earlier ‘dating claims,’ another tipster insisted to DeuxMoi that Irina and Kanye ”Def dating.’ 

Another link between the pair occurred as recent as last month, with Irina having sported a DMX shirt designed by West in collaboration with Balenciaga.

Famously, Irina was romantically involved with actor Bradley Cooper, whom she shares four-year-old daughter Lea De Seine with.

Irina and Bradley began seeing each other in 2015 and moved quickly with their relationship, as they welcomed Lea two years after they initially met.

Although the two were often spotted together in public over the next few years, their partnership came to an end in 2019.

Cooper and Shayk have remained on good terms, and the actor moved to New York City in order to be closer to his daughter and former girlfriend.

Prior to beginning a relationship with the A Star Is Born director, she was in a high-profile relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo for several years.

Kanye’s nearly seven year marriage to Kim Kardashian came to an end in February, with the reality TV sensation filing for divorce.

According to People, the Stronger rapper filed his response for divorce in early April, where he asked for joint legal and physical custody of their children.