If you thought that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West getting a divorce was the wildest news of 2021, think again. Kanye West might be dating model (and Bradley Cooper’s ex) Irina Shayk. The rumour took hold on the Instagram anonymous gossip page @Deuxmoi, which is infamous for not verifying any tips it receives. That being said, the duo does have a working relationship going back 11 years, and more recent ‘clues’ might help turn the rumour into verified news. Here’s everything we know so far.
“Kanye West is now secretly dating Irina Shayk aka Bradley Cooper’s baby mama,” a source wrote to @Deuxmoi, as reported in the Daily Mail—along with all the other celebrity publications one can think of. At the time, many were quick to question whether the duo is actually dating. Later that day, a second source claimed that the rapper and Shayk are “definitely dating.” Although the report seems dubious, @Deuxmoi has an impressive track record for breaking this kind of news.
The supermodel first encountered West back in 2010 when she appeared in his ‘Power’ music video as a rose-gold entrenched angel, sporting a set of CGI-created wings.
She must have made some kind of impression on West—how could she not?—because he also included her in the lyrics for ‘Christian Dior Denim Flow’ later that year on the list of women he would like to get to know better. “I’m wilding, I’m on a thousand. I wanna see Irina Shayk next to Doutzen,” he wrote in the song.
Then, in 2012, Shayk walked in West’s Paris Fashion Week show for his Fall/Winter collection. Whether West had already started laying the foundation for a potential romance in those early years instead of a friendship remains unclear but doubtful. What really ignited the dating flames happened on 26 April 2021, when the model was spotted wearing a DMX shirt created in partnership with West and Balenciaga. ‘Was Shayk sending the paparazzi a message or was it just a fashion choice?’ was the question on everyone’s lips.
It took until 24 May for the rumour to appear on @Deuxmoi, but it didn’t take much time for sources to offer up Kim Kardashian’s reported reaction. “She’s not bothered at all about it, no one in her circle appears to care or believe it,” an insider told The Sun. “Even if it is true, I doubt she’ll even be upset at this point.” Good on you, Kim.
So far, there’s been no word on what Cooper thinks about his ex-girlfriend possibly enjoying West’s company, but as a notoriously private actor, I highly doubt there will be any official word from him. And good on him, too! If this pair-up is really happening, it would fit into West’s supposed desire to date “an artist or a creative person” in his next relationship, according to a Page Six source. Shayk isn’t a musician, but her work in fashion and their decade-long work history together is why I’ll be keeping this possible couple on my radar.
American rapper, record producer, and fashion designer Kanye West just bought his wife Kim Kardashian West a hologram of her late father, lawyer Robert Kardashian, to celebrate her birthday. The hologram, which was made in part using deepfake technology, spoke about Kardashian West’s childhood, before saying: “I am so proud of the woman you have become.” It also said that she married “the most, most, most, most genius man in the whole world, Kanye West.”
The holographic resurrection was made by the production company Kaleida using a gauze it calls ‘Holonet’. This contains real silver, which reflects projected light to create holographic effects. Parts of the Holonet then become transparent to give the impression of solid objects and real people existing in 3D space. It combines this with motion tracking, SFX, VFX, and deepfake technology.
The hologram, which was paid by Kanye West, told Kardashian West she is the “most amazing mother,” praised her career, and said unashamedly praised Kanye West for being “the most, most, most, most genius man in the whole world.” Should we be surprised? I guess not.
“Sometimes I drop hints that I’m around, like when you hear someone make a big peefee, or when you make a big peefee,” the hologram added, referring to the Armenian word for flatulence. Robert Kardashian’s hologram also danced and sang to Barry Mann’s song ‘Who Put the Bomp’.
Kaleida’s past clients include the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Netflix, Nike, and Madam Tussauds. Other celebrities who have previously appeared as holograms include Tupac, Amy Winehouse and Michael Jackson. In 2017, Celine Dion performed ‘If I Can Dream’ on American Idol alongside a hologram of Elvis Presley, and in 2018, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum unveiled a hologram of the former president.
Robert Kardashian was a lawyer and businessman who was best known for serving as defence attorney during OJ Simpson’s 1995 murder trial. He died of oesophagal cancer in July 2003. Kardashian West, who turned 40 on 21 October and celebrated her birthday with friends and family on a private island, shared the video on her Twitter account.
She called the surprise “the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime,” adding that it was “so lifelike.” She watched the hologram over and over, and shared that it made her emotional.
After the reality star said the trip followed “two weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine,” she was accused of being insensitive to families separated by COVID-19. On Twitter, many fans to her tweet, turning it into a viral meme.
Meanwhile, after Kendall Jenner celebrated her 25th birthday this weekend with a Halloween-themed party, a second Kardashian celebrity received backlash from fans. Jenner had reportedly asked attendees not to post any images on social media, which clearly did not go to plan! Her sister Kylie Jenner also posted pictures and videos of the party on Instagram.
Attendees included Saweetie, Doja Cat, The Weeknd, Winnie Harlow, Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith, who appeared to be wearing an oxygen mask.