Kanye West reportedly requested Irina Shayk to accompany him to Paris for a couture presentation, but the stunning model and mother declined.
“She likes him as a friend, but she doesn’t want to be in a relationship with him,” our insider claims, adding that the model declined the trip to avoid making headlines.
“She doesn’t want the association that they’re dating,” the insider continued, “which is what would have run in the press if she showed up [in Paris with him]. It would have been another month of news confirming their relationship.”
The couple was first seen together in June in Provence, France, to celebrate West’s 44th birthday, sparking a flurry of reports that they were dating.
They were last seen together disembarking from a plane in the United States after returning from their trip to France.
“She went to his birthday celebration as a friend,” our source says. “There were another 50 people in the room.”
Shayk, who has a 4-year-old daughter with Bradley Cooper, is also said to be OK being single at the moment, according to the source.
According to the insider, she “doesn’t want to be associated with anyone right now. She is content with her status as a single woman.”
West was in Paris this week for a brief visit to sit front row at the Balenciaga Fall 2021 Couture show on Wednesday, but he wore a theatrical cat mask that covered his entire head.
For years, Shayk and West have been buddies. West’s hot brand, Yeezy, formerly employed the model, who also appeared in his 2010 music video for the song “Power.”
In his song “Christian Dior Flow,” she is mentioned with the line “I want to see Irina Shayk next to [Dutch model] Doutzen [Kroes.”