Kanye West and Irina Shayk have all but confirmed ongoing romance speculation after they were spotted together in France on his birthday (June 8).
The rapper and the model were pictured together in Provence, France, where they are staying at luxury Villa La Coste boutique hotel – according to Daily Mail.
Kanye, 44, was even sporting a rare smile in the pictures as he enjoyed a stroll with the Russian-born model and a wider group of friends.
A source told People: ‘He started pursuing her a few weeks ago. Kanye is a persuasive guy. He hung out with her in NYC before they celebrated his birthday in France.
‘She seems smitten. He invited her to France and she happily accepted. They are not officially dating, but there is an interest from both sides.’
Irina, 35, and the Yeezy owner were first linked when the model starred in the rapper’s music video for his song Power in 2010.