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Kanye West Might Be Dating Actress Julia Fox — Here's Everything We Know


Jan. 6 2022, Updated 5:00 p.m. ET

Now that the long romance between Kanye West and Kim Kardashian has come to an end, both Kim and Kanye are free to date other people. Rumors have begun swirling around Kanye, and he's even spoken out about the kind of person he wants to be in a relationship with now that he is leaving the world of the Kardashians.

Now, word on the street is that the "Follow God" MC has moved on to his second post-breakup supermodel. Read on to get all the tea.

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After months of rumors, Kanye and Irina Shayk were spotted on vacation together.

Prior to dating and marrying Kim Kardashian, Kanye has long been open about his desire and admiration for models. If you're familiar with Kanye's discography, the song "Christian Dior Denim Flow" will instantly ring a bell.

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Throughout the song, Kanye makes references to various supermodels in an effort to stop thinking about his broken heart. He names Selita E. Banks, Coca Rocha, Irina Shayk, and Alessandra Ambrosio. Not to mention, he also alludes to wanting to date model Olga Kurylenko. "Get Olga Kurylenko, tell her I'm very single," he raps on the song.

So, it was no surprise to longtime fans that Kanye and Irina were reportedly dating. According to The Sun — via DeuxMoi — Kanye and the Victoria Secret model were spending a lot of time together in June 2021.

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Russian supermodel Irina Shayk
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Not only have Irina and Kanye worked together in the past on the rapper's music video for the song "Power," but she also walked the runway for Kanye's Fall/Winter fashion collection at Paris Fashion Week in 2012.

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On June 9, 2021, Daily Mail confirmed that Kanye and Irina were together celebrating his 44th birthday in France. The publication shared exclusive photos of the rapper and model getting cozy. The pair are staying in "Villa La Coste," a boutique luxury hotel. Kanye and Irina also reportedly stopped to take pictures of one another on their casual stroll at the end of their four-day stay.

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A source told People Magazine in August 2021 that the musician's relationship ended. "It was never a serious thing that took off," the source says. A second source claimed, "Kanye has been busy working and spending time with his kids. This is his focus. He doesn't have time to date right now. He finds Irina amazing though. They remain friendly."

Kanye West is now reportedly dating Julia Fox.

According to Page Six, Kanye has officially moved on and is now with actress Julia Fox. The pair were first spotted together in Miami on New Year's Day in 2022, enjoying a romantic dinner date at Carbone.

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Just three days later, the couple was seen together, this time, in New York City. The two attended Jeremy O. Harris's Slave Play at the August Wilson Theatre, followed by a dinner at — you guessed it — Carbone NYC.

Julia Fox attends the "No Sudden Move" premiere in June 2021
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Even though Julia told the paparazzi that she wasn't sure if she would go out with Kanye again, a source close to Julia spoke with Page Six and confirmed the pair are officially dating.

"They both just got out of their former relationships, and they’ve helped each other recover immensely," the source said. "They’re kind of kindred spirits, and it’s cool to watch."

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Kanye previously said that he wants to date an "artist" after Kim.

According to a source speaking with Page Six, Kanye is looking to date someone who better understands him after his relationship with Kim. Apparently, the rapper wants to be “with an artist and a creative person” so “they can speak the same language to each other.”

Prior to marrying Kim in 2014, Kanye had relationships with models Chanel Iman and Amber Rose, and he was engaged to designer Alexis Phifer in 2006.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
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Kim and Kanye's marriage fell apart in public.

Neither Kim nor Kanye publicly dated anyone while they worked through their divorce. Regardless of their current relationship status, though, there's been plenty of attention paid to the end of their marriage as it played out publicly. Reports suggest that the marriage really began to fall apart following Kanye's TMZ interview in which he suggested that slavery was a choice.

An episode of Keeping up With the Kardashians was explicitly focused on the trouble in their marriage, with Kim acknowledging that Kanye was feeling neglected following the birth of their third child. More than a year after that episode aired, Kim and Kanye had a fight on camera over her Met Gala outfit, which he believed was too revealing. 

In addition to the personal fractures in their relationship, Kim and Kanye also began to diverge politically. Kanye found religion, and reevaluated his position on issues ranging from public displays of nudity to abortion. Kim meanwhile, was still doing nude photoshoots and was openly supporting Planned Parenthood. Their lifestyles no longer made any sense together, and it ultimately proved to be a wedge that the couple couldn't overcome. 

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