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Credit: Jacopo Raule/Getty Images. MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 25: Irina Shayk is seen arriving at the Boss fashion show during the Milan Women’s Fashion Week on September 25, 2020 in Milan, Italy.

Back in February, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West officially filed for divorce, and officially entered the single market, an event that reportedly prompted billionaires, CEOs, rappers and A-listers to begin attempting to court the SKIMs founder. 

Though most attention was focused on who Kardashian would date next, the 40-year-old’s focus has reportedly been kept on her work and children. But if rumours are to be believed, her ex-husband may already be dating again.

According to sources over at anonymous celebrity gossip Instagram account @DeuxMoi, the rapper has been ‘dating’ 35-year-old model and ex-girlfriend of Bradley Cooper, Irina Shayk.

After @DeuxMoi posted the information earlier this week,  another follower interjected, DM’ing the account to state that while West may have tried ‘courting’ Shayk, they were just friends. This caused a reply from a third person, who said no, the pair are ‘definitely dating.’

Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images. PARIS, FRANCE – JANUARY 17: Kanye West attends the Givenchy Menswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2014 in Paris, France.

Of course, these DMs could be nothing but rumours, and no official publication has managed to find any solid proof of the romance, but usually when it comes to @DeuxMoi, when there’s smoke, there’s fire.

As for Shayk and West’s history, the pair have known each other for at least a decade when in 2010 West released the music video for his song Power, which shows him surrounded by beautiful women, including Jessica White, Diandra Forrest, and Irina Shayk.

Later that year, West released a song with a line that included a rundown of the beautiful women he’d like to hook up with. ‘I wanna see Irina Shayk next to Doutzen,’ the lyrics read.

For her part, just last month, Shayk was spotted in New York City wearing a DMX T-shirt, designed in collaboration with West and Balenciaga.

Credit: RCF/MEGA/GC Images. NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 26: Irina Shayk is seen on April 26, 2021 in New York City, New York.

As for what Kardashian thinks of the maybe romance? A source told The Sun that she “doesn’t buy into the Irina rumours at all. To her, it’s some attention seeking no one who tried to piggy back some clout off their wedding anniversary.”

They continued, “She’s not bothered at all about it, no one in her circle appears to care or believe it. Even if it is true, I doubt she’ll even be upset at this point.”

While West has only been on the single’s market for a few months, Shayk ended her four-year relationship with Bradley Cooper in 2019. The pair share a four-year-old daughter together, Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper. Though neither party has never confirmed a reason for their split, Shayk did say in 2020, “I think in all good relationships you bring your best and your worst — it’s just the nature of a human being. Two great people don’t have to make a good couple.”

She continued, “I think we’ve been very lucky to experience what we had with each other. Life without B is new ground.”