Kanye West and Irina Shayk’s relationship might come as a shock to some, however because it seems, their romance wasn’t so random in any case.
Three years earlier than Kim Kardashian was featured in then-love West’s music video for “Sure 2,” Shayk was his video lady for his 2010 observe “Energy.” The duo teamed up once more in 2012 when the Grammy winner enlisted the mannequin to stroll in one in every of his trend reveals.
“Once I received a request to take part within the present, I used to be very thrilled and agreed instantly. I think about Kanye West to be a kind of uncommon folks that deliver new concepts into the world,” Shayk gushed to Popsugar on the time. “He introduced artwork into music, and now he’s releasing his ardour for trend and I believe that it’s completely wonderful! It doesn’t occur to a lot of musicians. He has eye for trend and he isn’t scared to attempt new issues.”
It might be a number of years earlier than the pair have been romantically linked, with West marrying Kardashian in 2014 and welcoming 4 youngsters: North (born 2013), Saint (2015), Chicago (2018) and Psalm (2019). Shayk, in the meantime, welcomed daughter Lea with then-boyfriend Bradley Cooper in 2017.
Coincidentally sufficient, each Kardashian and Shayk have been each linked to Cristiano Ronaldo earlier than their relationships with West. Whereas Us Weekly reported in April 2010 that the Egocentric creator was seen kissing the soccer star, Shayk dated him for 5 years, ending their relationship in 2015.
Quick-forward to 2021, and West and Shayk grew to become an merchandise a number of months after Kardashian filed for divorce from the Yeezy designer.
“Irina and Kanye have been spending time collectively and attending to know each other,” a supply instructed Us. “He’s at all times thought she was lovely they usually’re each wanting ahead to seeing the place this goes.”
One other insider famous that Kardashian was knowledgeable in regards to the romance earlier than the information went public.
“Kim doesn’t thoughts as a result of she noticed how quiet and respectful Irina was after she broke up with Bradley,” the second supply stated, including that the truth star “wouldn’t like” seeing West transfer on with somebody “who’s going to speak to the press.”
Scroll by for West and Shayk’s relationship timeline — together with his previous lyric about her: