Kanye West ‘looking to buy new property in NYC’ to be closer to girlfriend Irina Shayk but will ‘keep roots in Wyoming’
KANYE West is taking another step in his relationship with Irina Shayk as he ‘looks to buy new property in NYC’ to be closer to the model.
But the rapper will ‘keep roots’ in Wyoming, where he’s created the perfect $28m hideaway.
His romance with Irina, 35, is clearly blossoming after the pair spent some quality time in the south of France to mark the Yeezy mogul’s 44th birthday.
Now, Kim Kardashian’s ex has his eyes set on making the next move with Irina, who has four-year-old daughter Lea with the actor Bradley Cooper.
A source exclusively told The Sun: “Irina needs to be in NYC because of Bradley and her work – she cannot move to Wyoming – and LA is too far for her to co-parent with Bradley.
“Kim and the kids are happily settled near her family in LA and Kanye will always love Wyoming but I think he’s getting back into a place where he wants to be closer to the city – he is trying to reconnect with people and his life on the East Coast since the split with Kim.”
Kanye and Kim, 40, have four children together – North, seven, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and Psalm, two.
The SKIMS founder can usually be found with her brood in LA, where the couple own a lavish $60m mansion.
Kim filed for divorce in February after months of speculation that their six-year marriage was over.
The insider went on: “He missed New York. He didn’t like LA. He’s looking for somewhere to buy – he had an apartment in Soho that he sold. It came back on the market but was snapped up by a mystery buying about a year ago.
“He’ll want somewhere he can start afresh. He won’t ever leave Wyoming entirely, but he will travel between NY and the compound.
“Flying back to NY on the jet with Irina is a big sign he plans to put down roots there.”
The Sun has contacted Kanye’s reps for comment.
The Sun first revealed the duo were linked on Instagram gossip site Deux Moi last month.
They were then spotted touching down in New Jersey via private jet, in exclusive photos obtained by The Sun.
Irina’s connection to Kanye goes as far back as 2010, when she appeared in the music video for his song Power.
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Kanye also rapped about the model in his Christian Dior Denim Flow song in 2010, saying: ” wanna see Irina Shayk next to Doutzen.”
Two years later, she walked the runway for Kanye’s Fall/Winter fashion collection at Paris Fashion Week in 2012.
Yesterday a source told People the pair had “hung out” in New York before their romantic getaway in France.
The insider added: “They have known each other professionally for years. He started pursuing her a few weeks ago. Kanye is a persuasive guy.”