The elusive Kanye West was seen without his wedding ring as he tried to go very incognito under a bizarre face mask while in Los Angeles.
Just days after what he and Kim Kardashian’s seventh wedding anniversary would have been, the rapper, 42, appeared to be making a statement when he flashed a ringless finger as he stepped out of his Maybach.
But despite looking largely untethered, new reports surfaced this week that the Runaway singer may be ‘secretly dating’ Russian supermodel Irina Shayk amid his divorce from the billionaire reality star.
Ringless: Kanye West, 42, got a glimpse of his wedding ring when he tried to go incognito under a bizarre-looking face mask on a solo outing in Los Angeles
The eccentric Yeezy designer was seen shielding his face under a very bizarre balaclava face mask that covered his entire head.
The rest of his ensemble was a bit more subdued and consisted of athletic zip-up pants and a black long-sleeved T-shirt.
But his choice of shoes was a dead giveaway, as he was seen in his Yeezy Foam RNNR sneakers walking through a parking lot.
And while he was spotted in an Instagram photo of DJ Khaled wearing his golden eternity band last month, it seemed like the rapper was ready to let go of the idea of ’forever’ as divorce proceedings continue.
Both West and Kardashian were reportedly ‘devastated’ and ‘upset’, the marriage did not work out, but the tension in the marriage had long been ongoing.
Hold hope? In April, the rapper could be seen with his eternity bond still in a photo posted by DJ Khaled on Instagram
Home base: For the past year, the rapper has mainly lived on the couple’s ranch in Wyoming, while Kim has been in LA with their four children
The SKIMS founder is said to have met her high-profile divorce attorney Laura Wasser in July 2020, before making the decision to legally end their marriage in February.
In her filing, Kim cited “irreconcilable differences” as the ground for divorce and sought joint custody of their four children North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and Psalm, two.
West’s attorney responded months later by agreeing to the terms that had been put forward, which included the “ irreconcilable differences, ” the label of the case, joint custody and no marital support for either party.
On this week’s episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashian, West appeared very briefly when he helped Kim surprise mom Kris Jenner for her birthday on what would have been November 5, 2020, with an opulent display of 65 designer looks.
Joint Custody: In her filing, Kim also asked for joint custody of their four children North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and Psalm, two
Rare Appearance: On this week’s episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashian, West appeared very briefly when he helped Kim surprise mom Kris Jenner for her birthday on what would have been November 5, 2020, but by then the couple were reportedly alive ‘ separated lives’
But by then the couple were said to be living “ separate lives, ” with West increasingly spending most of the time on his Wyoming farm.
While the couple continues to divide their shared assets, including various luxury items such as cars, art and jewelry, they are said to communicate exclusively through lawyers.
And although a source said Kim was “ not ready to date, ” West has been feeding dating rumors with someone he has known for over a decade.
Despite a Page six source who claimed in April that West wanted his next relationship to be ‘with an artist and a creative person’ so that ‘they can speak the same language’, several tipsters wrote in DeuxMoi to report that West is ‘dating’ with Irina Shayk.
Romantic rumors: An anonymous user posted: ‘Kanye West is now secretly dating Irina Shayk aka Bradley Cooper’s baby mama’ posted to the account
Confirmation: ‘Def dating,’ the tipster wrote, to which the account asked if it was true, provoking a ‘Yes’
This week several anonymous users wrote to the unverified but credible celebrity tea spilling account – which regularly posts ‘blind’ celebrity items that are later revealed to be true – to share that the couple was a new item.
OAn anonymous user reported, ‘Kanye West is now secretly dating Irina Shayk aka Bradley Cooper’s baby mama’, which was posted to the account.
The page manager wrote under the asterisked tip, “* after further researching this idk if ‘dating’ is the right word, but there may be some interest there.”
But hours later, another anonymous source wrote in and seemed to confirm that they were indeed dating.
‘Def dating,’ the tipster wrote, to which the account asked if it was true, which elicited a ‘yes’.
Apple of his eye? In addition, West had recruited Irina to walk in his fall / winter fashion collection at Paris Fashion Week in 2012; pictured on May 28
Video Vixen: And their relationship spans more than a decade when he cast her in the music video for his song ‘Power’ in 2010 where she portrayed an angel
But despite coming as a shock to many, Irina saw a $ 200 DMX tribute shirt modeled on behalf of West in April.
And their relationship spans more than a decade when he cast her in the music video for his song ‘Power’ in 2010, where she portrayed an angel.
Two years later, the singer had tapped her to walk in his fall / winter fashion collection at Paris Fashion Week.
And while they haven’t confirmed any kind of romance nor been spotted together, Irina has been single since 2019 after divorcing baby daddy Bradley Cooper.
Single and ready to mingle: Both West and Shayk are single, but neither has confirmed any kind of romantic rumors