KANYE West has promised he’s “taking things slow” with Irina Shayk and “not looking to have more kids” but credits her for putting the “spring back in his step.”
Earlier this week the Stronger rapper was pictured beaming with the 35-year-old model after whisking her away for a “romantic getaway” in Provence, south of France, for his 44th birthday.
Kanye spent his 44th birthday in France with Irina[/caption]
The pair were spotted arriving on a private jet back to New Jersey following the trip, which came after Kim filed for divorce from Kanye in February.
Kanye already has four kids with Kim and Irina has a daughter with ex Bradley Cooper.
A source told The Sun: “Kanye is looking more like his old self again. The big smile is back and he’s got the spring back in his step again. He’s taking things slow with Irina and they are just enjoying each other’s company. They have a lot in common, both are ‘from the streets’ in terms of their interests and know a lot of the same people.
“Kanye’s not thinking about more kids right now. He has his hands full with his four children who are his entire world. He’s just getting back out there again.”
Meanwhile the Sun revealed yesterday Kim had been left feeling “blindsided and hurt” after ex Kanye West took Irina to their “special place” in France, The Sun can reveal.
It confirms The Sun’s story from last month that Kanye had moved on with Irina – but 40-year-old Kim has been left shocked and hurt by the hook-up, especially as it took place at her and her ex’s “special place”.
A source told The Sun: “Kim’s been totally blindsided by this. It was in France where Kanye and Kim first got together, when he sent a private jet to bring her to his fashion show in Paris – which was the same one that Irina walked in years ago.
“That was Kim and Kanye’s special place. France was where they first got together, where they ‘fell in love’, where they made their first official appearance as a couple, and planned to have their wedding – although they moved it to Italy at the last minute.”
Irina shares four-year-old daughter Lea with ex Bradley[/caption]
The insider went on to reveal that Kim had assumed Kanye would want to spend his birthday with their children; seven-year-old North, five-year-old Saint, three-year-old Chicago, and two-year-old Psalm.
However, ‘Ye told Kim that he wasn’t free.
They added: “He let her know he was unavailable – that will hurt her now she knows it was because he was on vacation with Irina.
“It’s complicated – Kim was the one who ended the marriage, and I think she was waiting for him to date first, which gives her the green light to start seeing people.
“But something like this – taking Irina, someone he’s been interested in for a while, to their ‘special place’ – will really hurt.”
The Sun has contacted Kim’s reps for comment.
Before the pictures came to light, Kim shocked fans when she shared a touching message to her ex on his special day, writing: “Happy Birthday, Love U for Life!” alongside a family snap, as well as posting a balloon emoji alongside a childhood picture of Kanye.
Kanye and Irina have known each other professionally for years, with it previously reported that Kanye started to pursue her romantically “a few weeks ago”.
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A separate source said at the time: “She seems smitten. He invited her to France and she happily accepted.
“They are not officially dating, but there is an interest from both sides.”
Irina split from Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper in 2019, and shares four-year-old daughter Lea with him.
Meanwhile, Kim confirmed her split from Kanye earlier this year by filing for divorce following months of speculation.