UPDATED 7/16, 1:20 p.m. ET: A new report from TMZ citing sources refutes multiple stories that Kanye and Irina Shayk are no longer an item. It also says the supposed botched invitation to Paris was a fabrication.
“Sources close to the couple tell us they’re still dating, just as they have been for months, and recently spent the Fourth of July weekend together in San Francisco—and not in hiding either,” TMZ wrote on Friday, adding that things aren’t cooling off, as rumored, but actually “as hot as ever.”
The outlet writes that ’Ye didn’t invite Shayk to Paris because it was an in-and-out business trip.
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Kanye West and Irina Shayk’s summer romance might be coming to an end.
Just a month after the couple was first linked, Page Six reports that their romance may be cooling off, with Irina turning down Kanye’s invite to join him in Paris for a couture show.
“She likes him as a friend, but doesn’t want a relationship with him,” a source told the outlet, explaining that Shayk 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],” the source continued. “It would have been another month of news saying that they are dating.”
The insider added that Irina is happy being alone at the moment. “She doesn’t want to be linked with anyone right now,” they said. “She is happy being single.”
The report arrives just a little over a month after the pair was spotted together in Provence, France, to celebrate West’s 44th birthday. A week later, a source told Page Six that Kanye and Irina were growing closer.
“Kanye always had a thing for Irina, so she came to mind early on in his divorce from Kim. He decided to shoot his shot, and it worked,” the source said. “They’re still getting acquainted, but the spark is definitely there, and Kanye likes where things are headed.”
At the time, it was also reported that the pair got together shortly after Kim filed for divorce from the rapper in February. Kim had reportedly known about their romance “for weeks,” but she wasn’t worried about it. “Her only concern is their kids. She wants Kanye to be present and spend as much time with them as possible. The kids love when Kanye is around,” a People source said.
Kanye and Irina have known each other for years in a professional capacity. She modeled for Yeezy and was in his 2010 music video for “Power”; He also name-dropped her in “Christian Dior Flow” from the same year.