The seven-year-long romance between Kanye West (who also goes by Ye) and Kim Kardashian came to an end in 2021, leaving them both free to date other people. Almost immediately after, Kanye appeared to have thrown himself back into the dating pool. Meanwhile, Kim took a few months to herself before unexpectedly entering a relationship with comedian Pete Davidson (and yes, it was Pete's BDE that got her attention).
But what's the scoop on Kanye's love life? Here's what his fans should know about his current relationship status, as well as all the women he started dating after splitting up with Kim.
Kanye and model Irina Shayk were spotted on vacation together in June 2021.
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.
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.
However, their time together was short-lived. A source told People Magazine in August 2021 that their relationship had ended. "It was never a serious thing that took off," the source explained. 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 started dating Julia Fox in the beginning of 2022.
According to Page Six, Kanye officially moved on with an actress named Julia Fox. The pair were first spotted together in Miami on New Year's Day in 2022, enjoying a romantic dinner date at Carbone. Just three days later, the couple was seen together again, 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.
In early February, Julia went on the infamous Call Her Daddy podcast to clear up the rumors and declare their relationship to the world. "I call him my boyfriend, and he calls me his girlfriend," she said at the time. Julia also shrugged aside questions about Kanye still being in love with Kim, saying, "I’m sure there’s still some residual feelings, and that’s normal; it’s human. I know he's with me now, and that's all that matters," Julia concluded.
However, the couple broke up just a few days later. On Valentine's Day, The Daily Mail reported that Julia was spotted jetting out of LAX alone with tears in her eyes after breaking things off with Kanye. That same day, Julia's rep told E! News that she and Kanye were no longer dating, explaining that they “remain good friends and collaborators but they are no longer together.”
Kanye West was spotted with Instagram model Chaney Jones in February 2022.
Why did Kanye break things off with Julia? Well, it might have something to do with Chaney Jones. The rapper was spotted stepping out with Chaney on Feb. 7, which was a week before he ended things with Julia.
At first, fans thought Chaney was Kim because of their similar appearance. Plus, when Chaney appeared at a "Donda 2" listening party, she also wore an outfit similar to something the Skims founder would wear.
Just Jared revealed Ye and Chaney were seen spending even more time together on Feb. 11 at a screening of his new Netflix documentary Jeen-Yuhs in Hollywood. They never actually commented on their unclear relationship status, but Kanye did gift her a chic $275,000 Birkin bag. That's doesn't seem like something you would gift to just a friend.
Kanye West was spotted with Monica Corgan in June 2022.
Never a dull moment in Kanye's life. Although we never got the full scoop on what was going on with Kanye and Chaney, she may not even be in the picture anymore. In June 2022, Ye was spotted at a movie theatre watching Top Gun: Maverick — and he wasn't alone. After a photograph snapped at the theater spread online, fans were quick to identify his mystery date as a woman named Monica Corgan.
Very little is known about Monica, but according to Famous Birthdays, the Indiana native is a model and ambassador for the swimwear and bikini brand Boutine LA. You can check out some of her work on her Instagram profile, @monicac0rgan.
There's still no word on whether they are dating or just two friends seeing a movie. We'll keep you updated as we learn more.