Kanye West denies dating rumors with model Candice Swanepoel

Kanye West and Candice Swanepoel. Camille Zihnioglu/AP/Shutterstock; Christina Bumphrey/Shutterstock

Love is in the air? Kanye West sparked dating rumors after hanging out with a model Candice Swanepoel during New York Fashion Week.

West, 45, and Swanepoel, 33, were spotted at an event on Tuesday, September 13 wearing Yeezy GAP sunglasses, which were modeled by a Victoria’s Secret angel. Two days later, the South African native shared a photo on Instagram of herself and the rapper behind blurry glass.

After West posted the photo on his social media, eagle-eyed followers were quick to wonder if there was more between the pair.

Swanepoel, for her part, has previously worked with designer Yeezy’s ex-wife. Kim Kardashian. Earlier this year, the philanthropist joined Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio, Tyra Banks and Kardashian, 41, for the Skims campaign.

West exchanged vows with the reality TV star in 2014 after years of dating. Kardashian, who has children North, 9, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3, with the musician, filed for divorce in February 2021 after nearly seven years of marriage.

The California native later admitted that she had a hard time before she made the decision to go offline. “Honestly, I just can’t do it anymore. Why am I still in this place where I’ve been stuck for years?” she said during the episode Keep up with the Kardashians in June 2021. “I feel like a fucking failure. This is my third fucking marriage. Yes, I feel like a real loser. But I can’t even think about it. I want to be happy.”

Later that year, Kardashian moved to Pete Davidson after working together on set Saturday night life. Us weekly in August, it was confirmed that the couple had broken up after nine months of dating.

West, for his part, briefly Irina Shayk in the wake of his divorce. He has also recently been associated with Julia Fox as well as Cheney Jones. Ahead of the Illinois native’s date with Swanepoel, Fox, 32, opened up about her decision to end their relationship.

“The unresolved issues he dealt with… it just seems like he had a lot of work to do and I just don’t have the time or energy for it.” Uncut Gems the actress said EU magazine on Wednesday, September 14th. “I don’t have the bandwidth or the emotional capacity for that. I am proud of myself for this. [Before having my son, Valentino, I] would definitely stand it and be there longer.”

Fox, who dated West earlier this year, noted that her ex-boyfriend’s highly publicized divorce was the main reason for their separation. “It was like he still wants to hang out with me today, let’s do it,” she added. “And then real life started and the lifestyle wasn’t sustainable. I couldn’t fly once a week. And I passed out at the first sign of a red flag.”

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