Julia Fox and Kanye West – also known as Ye – have been dating since the start of the month, having had an ‘instant connection’ after meeting on New Year’s Eve
The actor, 31, confirmed that she was dating West, 44, – also known as Ye – earlier this month – saying they had an “instant connection” after meeting on New Year’s Eve.
It’s his first public relationship since he separated from Kim Kardashian, 41. The former couple – who have four children together – are understood to be in the middle of divorcing.
West isn’t believed to be the first Grammy Award winner that Fox has dated though, as it’s understood that she previously had a “whirlwind romance” with Drake, 35.
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According to TMZ, she had a “hot-and-heavy” romance with the One Dance performer two years ago – with him said to have “showered her with gifts” whilst they dated each other.
A source told the outlet that the singer – whose real name is Aubrey Drake Graham – reached out to Fox on Instagram following her role in the film Uncut Gems in 2019.
They’re said to have reconnected on the social media platform after her relationship with long-term partner Peter Artemiev ended later that same year.
It’s been reported that Fox and Drake met up in New York in February 2020, going for drinks together and him showing up at a promo gig of hers’ at Bloomingdale’s the following day.
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Their “whirlwind romance” is said to have continued when she flew to Los Angeles shortly after Valentine’s Day – where he is said to have given her two Birkin bags.
A source added: “Then she went to [his hometown] Toronto to stay with him.” Fox is said to have stayed at his mansion though the trip was cut short due to the outbreak of the pandemic.
A source commented: “They were closing the border [between Canada and the US], and she had to get back home.”
Fox later got back together with Artemiev, with whom she shares a one-year-old son. She subsequently ended the relationship though and has most recently been dating West.
Drake and West had previously been described as ‘rivals’, though they’re said to have put their differences aside late last year. The latter proposed they collaborate in a post back in November.
He said: “I’m making this video to address the ongoing back and forth between myself and Drake. Both me and Drake have taken shots at each other and it’s time to put it to rest.”
The musician suggested that they share the stage together at a performance, with the gig understood to have subsequently been livestreamed to fans the following month.
The Mirror approached Fox and Drake reps for comment.
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