Things hot up between Kanye West and Irina Shayk – but he’s not the only man to have romanced both her and Kim Kardashian

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Irina Shayk has been spotted in France with Kanye West as the rapper looks to move on from estranged wife Kim Kardashian. (PHOTO: Gallo Images / Getty Images)
Irina Shayk has been spotted in France with Kanye West as the rapper looks to move on from estranged wife Kim Kardashian. (PHOTO: Gallo Images / Getty Images)

Kanye West and Russian model Irina Shayk all but confirmed romance rumours when they were recently spotted on a cosy walk in Provence, France.

A well-placed source claims the pair enjoyed a romantic three-night getaway at a luxury boutique hotel called Villa La Coste.

“He hung out with her in NYC before they celebrated his birthday in France,” the source adds.

The couple were later pictured as they touched down at a New Jersey airport after flying from France on a private plane.

Their first sighting comes four months after Kim filed for divorce from Kanye after nearly seven years of marriage.

Irina Shayk and Kanye West were pictured in New Je
Irina Shayk and Kanye West were pictured in New Jersey disembarking from a private plane after returning from their trip to France. (PHOTO: / Magazine Features)

This isn’t the first time Kim (40) and Irina (35) have crossed paths with love interests.

Case in point: Cristiano Ronaldo.

Kim had a brief fling with the soccer star in April 2010, before Irina embarked on a romance with him that lasted five years. 

Kim's whirlwind romance with the 36-year-old Juventus star followed her split from American football player Reggie Bush.

The pair were spotted in Spain while Cristiano played for Real Madrid and reportedly shared a kiss over lunch at a restaurant. 

At the time sources claimed that the pair then headed to the footballer's pad where they spent several hours.

They apparently met in Los Angeles after Cristiano discovered Kim had watched him play in Spain. It’s not known how long they were together.

Irina and Cristiano, meanwhile, met soon after whatever happened with Kim was done and dusted and went on a yacht trip together in May 2010.

A month later, Cristiano welcomed his son, Cristiano Jr, into the world (the identity of the boy’s mother has never been revealed).

This didn't stop the romance from blossoming and Irina and Cristiano were engaged by the following year.

Irina and Cristiano began dating in 2010, before t
Irina and Cristiano began dating in 2010, before they broke off their engagement in 2015. (PHOTO: Gallo Images / Getty Images)

By 2015 they went their separate ways. Irina went on to date Oscar-winning actor Bradley Cooper, with whom she has a four-year-old daughter, Lea de Seine.

Kanye wed Kim in 2014 and the pair have four children, North (7), Saint (5), Chicago (3) and Psalm (2).

Fast-forward to 2021 and Irina is now paired up with Kim's estranged husband.

“They’ve known each other professionally for years. He started pursuing her a few weeks ago. Kanye is a persuasive guy,” a source says. 

“She seems smitten. He invited her to France and she happily accepted. It’s casual at the moment, but they are into each other. It’s been going on for a few weeks now.”

Irina and the Yeezy founder have known each other for more than a decade. 

She walked in his Paris Fashion Week show in 2012, was also mentioned in his song Christian Dior Denim Flow and appeared in his music video for Power in 2010.

"It was so much fun to work with Kanye because he's a great artist but also a great person," she told The Wall Street Journal about her cameo at the time.

Kim, meanwhile, is reportedly unbothered by how quickly her ex has moved on.

“She’s heard the rumours about Kanye and Irina Shayk and she doesn’t mind at all. If it doesn’t impact her kids, she doesn’t mind if Kanye dates,” an insider says.

“Irina isn’t friends with Kim at all, so there’s no weirdness there,” another source says.


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