Does Kanye West Have a Girlfriend these days? The Complete Dating History of the Rapper
Even though he was married to Kim Kardashian for seven years, Kanye West is now a single guy.
With the divorce proceedings nearing completion, the father of four has been seen out and about with other women.
However, Kardashian and Vinetria aren’t Ye’s only famous girlfriends. Below is a rundown of his dating history.
Sumeke Rainey, West’s high school love, supported the rapper throughout his rise to fame. West raps on “Never Let Me Down,” released in 2004, claiming he promised Rainey’s dad that they would be married.
Unfortunately, the marriage did not last, and the couple broke up once he became famous.
West’s sporadic 2002 romance with designer Alexis Phifer ended in 2004, but the two got back together in 2006. West proposed a second time, but the couple split up in 2008 because of his hectic touring schedule.
Their second breakup occurred at the same time that West’s mother, Donda West, passed away as a result of complications from plastic surgery.
During his brief separation from Phifer, the “College Dropout” singer dated Brooke Crittendon, an aspiring actress, and former MTV assistant.
She went to the 2006 Grammy Awards with the rapper and his mother in February, but their relationship had already ended by June.
West started dating a former stripper and current model, Amber Rose, after his engagement to Phifer ended.
The media gave extensive coverage to both their romance and subsequent breakup over the years 2008–2010.
Since their 2012 breakup, Rose has alleged that Kim Kardashian was to blame for the rift between her and the Yeezy designer.
A more recent statement from Rose refutes the notion that she “soaked up” any beneficial impact from her renowned ex, saying instead that she felt “bullied” by him.
The model Selita Ebanks dated the Grammy winner for a short time in 2010, during which time they appeared on various red carpets together.
She also appeared in the video for his song “Runaway” from 2010.
When Kanye first met his future wife, Kim, in 2003, they opted to keep their relationship platonic for a while.
After West’s breakup with Rose and Kardashian’s with NFL player Reggie Bush, the two began dating secretly before finally going public in 2012.
West proposed to his girlfriend in October 2013 at AT&T Stadium in San Francisco, shortly after the birth of their first daughter, North.
The pair tied the knot in Florence, Italy, on May 24th, 2014.
Unfortunately, the pair was unable to overcome the Kardashian curse, and Kim filed for divorce in February 2021.
The former couple also has three more children: Saint, Chicago, and Psalm, in addition to North.
According to Page Six’s sources, West has moved on from his relationship with Kardashian and is reportedly dating fellow model Irina Shayk.
“Kanye is going out with Irina. One insider revealed, “It’s casual for now, but they’re into each other. It’s been going on for a while, a few weeks at least.
Both Shayk and the rapper have a professional history together, as she first starred in his music video for “Power” back in 2010 and then walked in his Paris Fashion Week presentation two years later.
References to the model can also be found in West’s “Christian Dior Denim Flow” (2010).
Page Six exclusively reported in November 2021 that West had been hooking up with Vinetria, another model, for “a time.”
She had been spotted at one of his Sunday Service events the week prior. Still, they made their first public appearance together at Donda Academy’s first-ever basketball game in Minneapolis.
As they watched the game together, the photographers caught the two of them courtside.
They dated for a brief time before breaking up, despite West pleading with Kim Kardashian to “run back to him.”
After being photographed by TMZ at Miami’s Carbone on New Year’s Day, “Uncut Gems” star Julia Fox and West were reported to have dined at Makoto Bal Harbour later that night because they had become an item.
A Fox insider exclusively confirmed to Page Six that “Julia and Ye are dating.”
They’ve both recently ended long-term relationships, and they’ve been a tremendous support to each other through this time of transition.
It’s great to see how well they get along; they seem to have much in common.
They broke up in February 2022 after West went on multiple rants criticizing Kardashian’s new boyfriend, Pete Davidson, and asking that his ex-girlfriend give him another opportunity.
Many have speculated that West’s “muse,” Chaney Jones, was the model he started meeting shortly after his breakup with Fox. Jones is a mental health professional.
They visited Tokyo in May 2022 and were frequently seen together at NBA games.
A close West confidante told Page Six that the pair’s “choppy” relationship after returning home contributed to their quick breakup after the holiday.
In September 2022, Page Six reported that West was “dating” model Candice Swanepoel to promote his Yeezy GAP eyeglasses, for which she was the spokesmodel.
After a night of revelry at a New York Fashion Week event, the two were spotted getting into a waiting SUV and returning to the same Manhattan hotel.