Irina Shayk Is Apparently Pumping the Brakes on Her Relationship With Kanye West

This is the year of surprising celebrity couples, and while it initially looked like Kanye West and Irina Shayk would be joining that list, it seems that may not be the case anymore. According to Us Weekly, "Kanye and Irina aren't speaking quite as much anymore." The 35-year-old model reportedly still wants to "remain friends and keep communication open, but she's pulling back a bit." A source added, "Irina does like Kanye, but isn't ready for so many public appearances together all over the [world] for the coming months."

Romance rumors between Kanye and Irina began swirling following his split from Kim Kardashian earlier this year. In June, the two were photographed spending time together in Provence, France. At the time, an insider told People that Kanye began "pursuing" Irina several weeks ago and invited her to visit Villa La Coste with him, where they reportedly stayed three nights. Kanye rang in his birthday on June 8, so it's possible the two were there to celebrate.

Irina and Kanye have actually known each other for quite some time. She starred in his 2010 music video for "Power" and modeled in his 2012 Yeezy Paris Fashion Week show. Irina previously dated Bradley Cooper from 2015 to 2019, and they share a 4-year-old daughter named Lea De Seine. Meanwhile, Kim officially filed for divorce from Kanye in February after six years of marriage. Kim and Kanye have four children together: 8-year-old North, 5-year-old Saint, 3-year-old Chicago, and 2-year-old Psalm.