Although the pair’s surprising romance has been making headlines all week, Page Six exclusively revealed that Kim, 40, “is fine” with her estranged husband moving on amid their divorce.
“Kim is fine with it,” an insider said. “She just wants him to be happy and healthy.”
A separate source told us, “Kim is studying and focused on the kids,” referencing North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2.
West and Shayk, 35, have known each other for years, as she once modeled for his fashion line and starred in his music video for “Power.” They also briefly dated before he hooked up with the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star.
“Kanye was with Irina briefly before Kim. He had pursued her a long time ago,” a music-world source told us.
Like many Hollywood relationships, a fashion source said the West-Shayk pairing is beneficial for both of their public profiles.
“For Kanye, it’s about keeping up his image. … He has a stream of projects coming up,” a fashion insider explained.
“Plus, this is excellent for her career. She’s a gorgeous girl, but the path to being a supermodel is sometimes dating someone very famous to put them over the top.
“Once you start being on the cover of glossy grocery-store magazines, then your name recognition goes up and your price goes up. It’s the best way to be relevant.”
Shayk dated soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo for five years before they split in 2015. She then dated Bradley Cooper, with whom she shares 4-year-old daughter Lea, but they broke up in 2019 after four years together.