HomeTV and MoviesKim Kardashian ‘blindsided and hurt’ after Kanye West takes Irina Shayk to their ‘special place’ in France
Kim Kardashian ‘blindsided and hurt’ after Kanye West takes Irina Shayk to their ‘special place’ in France
KIM Kardashian has been left feeling "blindsided and hurt" after ex Kanye West took Irina Shayk to their "special place" in France, The Sun can reveal.
Yesterday, the rapper was pictured with the 35-year-old model after whisking her away for a "romantic getaway" in Provence, south of France, for his 44th birthday.
They were spotted arriving on a private jet back to New Jersey following the trip, which came after Kim filed for divorce from Kanye in February.
It confirms The Sun's story from last month that Kanye had moved on with Irina – but 40-year-old Kim has been left shocked and hurt by the hook-up, especially as it took place at her and her ex's "special place".
A source told The Sun: "Kim's been totally blindsided by this. It was in France where Kanye and Kim first got together, when he sent a private jet to bring her to his fashion show in Paris – which was the same one that Irina walked in years ago.
"Everyone thinks it's a dig at Kim – taking Irina to France, that was Kim and Kanye's special place. France was where they first got together, where they 'fell in love', where they made their first official appearance as a couple, and planned to have their wedding – although they moved it to Italy at the last minute."
The insider went on to reveal that Kim had assumed Kanye would want to spend his birthday with their children; seven-year-old North, five-year-old Saint, three-year-old Chicago, and two-year-old Psalm.
However, 'Ye told Kim that he wasn't free.
They added: "He let her know he was unavailable – that will hurt her now she knows it was because he was on vacation with Irina.
"It's complicated – Kim was the one who ended the marriage, and I think she was waiting for him to date first, which gives her the green light to start seeing people.
"But something like this – taking Irina, someone he's been interested in for a while, to their 'special place' – will really hurt."
Before the pictures came to light, Kim shocked fans when she shared a touching message to her ex on his special day, writing: "Happy Birthday, Love U for Life!" alongside a family snap, as well as posting a balloon emoji alongside a childhood picture of Kanye.
And our source believes Kim will "feel like an idiot" for the sweet birthday posts now that the truth has come out.
The Sun has contacted Kim's reps for comment.
Kanye and Irina have known each other professionally for years, with it previously reported that Kanye started to pursue her romantically "a few weeks ago".
A separate source said at the time: "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 split from Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper in 2019, and shares four-year-old daughter Lea with him.
Meanwhile, Kim confirmed her split from Kanye earlier this year by filing for divorce following months of speculation.
During a recent episode of her family's reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the star cried about how she "failed" Kanye, claiming her ex deserved a wife who could "support him".
She sobbed at the time: "I feel like a f**king loser", having already been divorced twice before.
Her decision to end the relationship came after a difficult few months that saw Kanye struggle with his bipolar disorder, which saw him go on rants on Twitter and at presidential rallies.
Kanye made a string of hurtful claims against Kim and her family – including that she'd wanted to abort their oldest child, and her mother Kris Jenner was no longer allowed around their children because the family are "white supremacists".