Kanye West broke down in tears when singing about losing his family during a listening party for his new album, but has the soon-to-be single dad already got somebody in his life?
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are due to finalise their divorce this year, after seven years of marriage and having four children together. The divorce has made its way into the lyrics of some of the songs of the rapper's new album, Donda.
But reports say that the 44-year-old has moved on quickly and is rumoured to be dating someone new.
The rapper and fashion designer unfollowed his wife Kim and the rest of the Kardashian clan on Twitter soon after the divorce was announced.
In June 2021, several publications reported that Kanye was having a summer romance in Europe with a new girl - and a source has said the two could see a future together.
Kanye and his new girlfriend "are in a honeymoon, lovey-dovey phase right now," a source told US Weekly.
"They're getting to know each other and having a lot of fun. It's not serious yet, but they like each other a lot."
Who is Kanye West's new girlfriend?
Kanye West is reportedly dating 35-year-old Russian model, Irina Shayk.
Like West, Shayk has not long come out of a long-term relationship. She's been with American actor Bradley Cooper for four years, with whom she has a daughter - Lea De Seine, who was born in 2017. Cooper and Shayk announced their split in 2019 and before him, she dated Portugese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo for six years.
The source told US Weekly that although things are going well, they're not ready to introduce the families just yet.
Earlier in June, The Sun reported that the couple were taking things slow, but that the model has "put the spring back in [Kanye's] step" following his separation from Kim Kardashian.
"Kanye is looking more like his old self again. The big smile is back and he's got the spring back in his step again," a source told the publication.
"He's taking things slow with Irina and they are just enjoying each other's company. They have a lot in common, both are 'from the streets' in terms of their interests and know a lot of the same people.
"Kanye's not thinking about more kids right now. He has his hands full with his four children who are his entire world. He's just getting back out there again."