Kanye West and Julia Fox officially launched their relationship last week when the actress published a short essay on their meet-cute for Interview Magazine. The article was accompanied by a series of PDA-fuelled photographs leaving little to the imagination. Aside from a brief stint with 22-year-old model Vinetria Cubbs and Irina Shayk prior to that, this is the first girlfriend West has been spotted with since his divorce to Kim Kardashian.
According to a source for Page Six, we shouldn’t read too far into the newfound love. West is “clearly hurting” and his romance with actress Julia Fox is “a ploy to get under ex Kim Kardashian’s skin,” the insider told the tabloid.
“It’s a desperate play for attention. There’s no other explanation when he chooses … [Fox] to go public with,” another source said.
It comes after Kardashian continues to date Saturday Night Live comedian, Pete Davidson. After the couple spent Christmas apart they embarked on their first international vaycay to the Bahamas last week.
The reality star seems to agree with claims that West is just attention-seeking. A source close to Kardashian told The Sun that she finds the whole spectacle “comical”.
“Kim thinks it’s comical Kanye went from begging her to come back to showcasing his new girl all over the city within days,” the insider said. “She knows it’s not serious and is just typical hijinks from Kanye. Kim thinks it’s another desperate attempt to make her jealous. She honestly doesn’t care, she’s very over him at this point so his little game isn’t working. All she cares about right now involving Kanye is raising their four kids and making sure they have a happy life, that’s it.”
Prior to Christmas West was relentless in his pursuit of winning over Kardashian. In a public speech on Thanksgiving he ranted about redeeming his relationship with Kardashian and later begged “Kimberley” in a performance at a Drake concert.