According to reports, Kanye West and his not-yet-ex-wife Kim Kardashian are rekindling their romance.
Kardashian was photographed snuggling close to her husband as they left a listening party for his new album Donda last week, which sparked the rumours. According to Page Six, she reportedly took part in a planned wedding ceremony act during his performance at Soldier Field.
A source told Page Six, “Kanye has been telling other rappers that he and Kim are back together, but everybody knows that isn’t true. The real story is that Kanye wants to beat Drake in record sales, and he is putting on a big show of performance art to grab all the media attention.”
West and Drake have been trading barbs as they prepare to release albums at the same time, with West posting and deleting a screenshot of Drake’s Toronto address.
“They weren’t talking for months after she filed for divorce, but they began talking again earlier this summer for the sake of their kids,” the source continued of Kanye West’s relationship with Kim Kardashian. “Kim is a nice person – while she and Kanye are not back together – she’s happy to support him in his work and his art, she wants a good relationship with him for the sake of their children.”
Early Saturday morning, Kim Kardashian released some previously unseen photos from Kanye West’s last listening event in Chicago for his new album Donda.
Kardashian, 40, shared a series of photos captioned “Donda” that included images of West’s recreated childhood home, which served as the stage; a moment when the couple’s 8-year-old daughter North and her friend Ryan joined the 44-year-old rapper on stage; and, finally, a photo of herself walking down the aisle in a dress from Balenciaga’s Fall 2021 Haute Couture collection.
Kanye West’s Donda album has been making headlines for a variety of reasons, including numerous references to not just his separated wife Kim Kardashian, but also his rumoured flame Irina Shayk, with whom he supposedly broke up recently. “You’d never live up to my ex.” West says in the “New Again” song, which fans believe is a dig to Shayk.
Fans suspected that Kanye West and Irina Shayk were dating when they were pictured together in France on his birthday. While neither of them ever verified it, various rumours stated that the two eventually separated ways after attempting to work long distance.
The rapper’s Donda album is named after his late mother, Donda West, and it has songs about his family and the divorce with Kim.