TMZ - Kanye West is moving on from estranged wife Kim Kardashian, and he's doing it with ... Irina freakin' Shayk!!!
Ye and the supermodel were spotted out and about in the French region of Provence on Tuesday, his 44th birthday, BTW. They were seen smiling and strolling around on the grounds of a luxury boutique hotel with some friends, but also by themselves ... looking very much like a couple.
TMZ has confirmed they are 100% romantically together, but our sources say it's unclear how serious they are at this point. In other words, yeah ... they're banging. Definitely FWB status, at the very least.
The big news comes on the heels of Kim, and others in the fam, publicly wishing Kanye a happy birthday with social media posts.
It's a pretty wild development -- seeing how it's been less than 4 months since KK filed for divorce ... and it appears Kanye's already got himself a new squeeze. Remember, Kim's the one who submitted the legal paperwork first -- this after quite some time of her and Kanye seemingly drifting apart -- but she doesn't appear to have taken the next step just yet on getting out there and dating someone new. At least ... not publicly, anyway.
While Kim's been somewhat vocal about the split via her family's TV show -- saying she feels like a failure over the crumbling of her marriage -- Ye's been the opposite ... mostly silent on the matter. This move, however, definitely speaks volumes.
Ye and Irina, who has a daughter with Bradley Cooper, have some professional history together -- she's modeled for Yeezy in the past, walking the runway in Ye's signature gear at a Paris fashion show, and he's even name-dropped her in songs before too.
Talk about an upgrade.
Kanye wasted no time in moving on from the Kris Jung-Un clan into the loving arms of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit and Victoria's Secret bombshell, and former Mrs. Bradley Cooper, Irina Shayk.
Kanye just turned 44 yesterday, he's slimmed down, off his meds which he claimed made him feel worse more than they helped him, he's fresh off an incredible "interview" with Joe Rogan, inked a deal with Gap which caused the stock to go parabolic and make him a billionaire, and his Adidas brand was valued at 3 billion. He's personally valued at 6.6 billion. After notoriously being $50 million in debt 5 years ago. The guy is winning!
If you're in the camp that the guy is batshit crazy I can't recommend listening to the Rogan interview enough. I've listened to it four times now and I wish Rogan let it go another 3 hours long because of how interesting it was getting inside Kanye's mind. I did a complete 180 on the guy based on it. He isn't in fact insane, he's got some theories and ideas that are "out there" but so has anybody that has changed the world.
He's devoting 90% of his time and focus on improving farming, education, and our outlook on worship which sounds wild when you think he started out 20 years ago as a producer out of Chicago trying to latch on to the Roc-A-Fella family...
Guy is already on top of the world and things are on the up and up.
Here's hoping the winning streak continues and carries over into his music.
Take it away Sheik.