Kanye West “chased” his new flame, Irina Shayk, earlier this year — months ago they were photographed together, one source exclusively tells Page Six.

“Kanye and Irina met in early spring and have been in touch since, but they didn’t start ‘seeing each other’ regularly until a few weeks ago,” the source says. “She followed him.”

Apparently, it worked: West, 44, and Shayk, 35, Seen holidaying in Provence, France on Tuesday after his birthday, and then page six confirmed that the two have been dating quietly for several weeks.

An insider told us on Wednesday, “Kanye and Irina are seeing each other. It’s casual at the moment, but they’re into each other.” “This has been going on for a few weeks now.”

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on wednesday they returned to America after his French trip, landing at the New Jersey airport, although they did not leave together.

West already had Shayk’s eyes on him before spring: He had cast the then relatively unknown model His music video for “Power” In 2010, the same year he received an outcry in his song “Christian Dior Denim Flow”. two years later, he walked in his runway show During Paris Fashion Week.

The rapper’s boyfriend-approach to Shayk was sparked by how he pursued his now-separated wife, Kim Kardashian.

“I met her, I think, in 2002 or 2003,” Kardashian, now 40, told Ryan Seacrest during the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” 10th anniversary special, which aired in 2017. “He was recording a song with Brandi, and I was his friend. I clearly remember hanging out with him, and then they did a video together, so I would watch him several times. He’s asking his friends Was: ‘Who is this Kim Kardashian?’ He didn’t know what my name was.”

The two kept in touch, and West kept asking about Kardashian until he finally invited her to Paris — ironically, for the same show Shayk went on. Their relationship blossomed from there, and they got married in 2014.

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kardashian filed for divorce from west in February. The married couple have four children: North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2.

Meanwhile, Shayk, share daughter lee, 4, with ex Bradley Cooper.

A representative for West did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

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