Kanye West snubs Kim Kardashian during 44th birthday

Kanye West

Kanye West has been sparking dating rumors with Irina Shayk since last month.

Sorry, Kim Kardashian! Kanye West marked his 44th birthday this year with Irina Shayk amid his divorce from the beauty mogul.

Instead of spending his time with his children and Kim, Kanye ultimately moved forward and officially welcomed Irina into his life. A source even confirmed that the two have been casually dating, verifying the previous romance rumors swirling around them.

In a report posted by ET Online, an insider disclosed that the “Jesus is King” rapper spent his time with the model in Provence, France. It added that Kanye and Irina have been friends for a long time.

“Kanye loves having someone in the fashion world as that’s a big part of his life and Irina enjoys Kanye’s passion for it,” the source added. “The two have kept things on the DL for a while as they are both very private.”

The 35-year-old model worked with the rapper for his Power music video in 2010. She even attended Kanye’s Paris Fashion Week runway in 2012.

For Kanye’s part, he seemingly expressed his interest in Irina by rapping “I wanna see Irina Shayk next to Doutzen” in Christian Dior Denim Flow.

The new report ultimately put aside Kim and her recent confession. For what it’s worth, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star send her estranged husband birthday greetings on Tuesday.

She shared an old family photo of them with North, Saint, and Chicago in a private plane.

“Happy Birthday. Love U for Life!” she captioned the post.

Until now, Kanye has not responded to the birthday greetings yet.

Kanye, Irina Dealing With Broken Family Issues

Their friendship started at the right time as the two currently deal with their family issues.

Kanye agreed to the divorce papers filed by Kim in February. It ended their nearly seven years of marriage. Throughout the short period, they welcomed four children together — North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm.

Meanwhile, Irina co-parents her 4-year-old daughter with her ex Bradley Cooper. Initially, she told Elle that she never truly understood the concept of co-parenting.

“When I’m with my daughter, I’m 100 percent a mother, and when she’s with her dad, he’s 100 percent her dad. Co-parenting is parenting,” she explained.

In the past weeks, the rapper and Irina have been openly seeing each other. Another report suggested that Kanye West immediately pursued the model soon after Kim filed for divorce.

Featured image courtesy of Jason Persse, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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