“Kim found out about Irina Shayk the same way everyone else did, she read about it in the press,” sources tell Radar.
An insider spilled, “Kim was blindsided. They have not only not spoken in months and now their teams have almost zero contact too. When they split up, everyone had to pick a side. You were either Team Kim or Team Kanye. Anyone the tried to remain neutral, is no longer in either of their lives.”
Kanye was spotted with Irina enjoying a vacation in Provence, France to celebrate his 44th birthday, hours after Kim, Khloe Kardashian, and Kris Jenner took to social media to wish him a ‘happy birthday.’
“Don’t be fooled. The birthday social media posts were a PR stunt,” insiders add.
“Kim wants her fan’s to think she is nice and will always love the father of her children. However, behind-the-scenes it is nor nice. It is nasty and they speak only through lawyers. They have not seen each other in-person since Kim filed the divorce paperwork.’
West and Shayk's friendship goes back to 2010 when the model was featured in his Power music video. Two years later Irina walked in Kanye’s Paris Fashion Week shows.
“At the moment the relationship is very casual and not very serious,” a friend of Irina’s reveals.
“He contacted her about working together again on a new secret project and that lead to them hooking up. She has not met his children and he hasn’t met hers. Of course she is aware of who Kim Kardashian is, but like most people in the fashion business, she doesn’t think about Kim or her family very much.”
Kim and Kanye share four children: North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2. Irina shares a daughter, Lea, 4, with her ex, Bradley Cooper.
Kanye and Irina arrived back in the United States on Wednesday. They were spotted leaving the airport together in the same SUV.