Since rumors of his infidelity, fans want to know who Kanye West cheated on Kim Kardashian with before their divorce.
Page Six reported on September 1 that Kanye cheated on Kim after the former couple welcomed their second child, Saint, in December 2015. The site confirmed that Kanye’s song, “Hurricane,” from his new album, Donda, is about the affair. “The song is in a way his testimony of everything he did wrong and taking accountability for their marriage breakdown,” a source told the site. “If you look closer to the lyrics, he is referring to his infidelity during his marriage with Kim, even after two kids.”
Page Six also notes that the song references Kanye’s struggle with alcohol abuse and his plan to never return to the multimillion-dollar mansion he and Kim shared in Hidden Hills, California. “Architectural Digest, but I needed home improvement / Sixty-million-dollar home, never went home to it,” he raps of his struggling marriage. “Genius gone clueless, it’s a whole lot to risk / Alcohol anonymous, who’s the busiest loser?” Kanye raps.
In the song, Kanye raps, “Here I go actin’ too rich / Here I go with a new chick / And I know what the truth is / Still playin’ after two kids / It’s a lot to digest when your life always movin’.” So who did Kanye West cheat on Kim Kardashian with? Well, The Sun reported on September 15 that Kanye cheated on Kim with an “A-list singer” while he wasn’t living at the home he and Kim shared in Calabasas.
“Kanye cheated on Kim with an A-list singer. At the time it happened, Kanye was mainly living in his bachelor pad in Hollywood because it was closer to his studio and he wasn’t going to go home to Kim and newborn baby when he’d been partying late in the studio,” a source told the newspaper. The insider also noted that Kanye’s infidelity came during a difficult time in his marriage to Kim, who was working out more often to lose the weight she gained during her pregnancy with Saint. “It’s really sad,” the insider said. “She blamed herself and vowed to ‘bounce back’ hotter than ever.”
The “A-list singer” detail also means that the “new chick” in “Hurricane” isn’t Irina Shayk, whom Kanye dated from June to August 2021 after his separation from Kim. (Page Six also confirmed that Irina isn’t the woman Kanye is rapping about in “Hurricane.”
This isn’t the first time Kanye has been involved in cheating rumors. In 2013, Star reported that Kanye cheated on Kim with Canadian model Leyla Ghobadi, while the KKW Beauty founder was pregnant with their first child, North. According to Star, Kanye and Leyla met at his concert at the Revel Resort & Casino in Atlantic City in July 2012, which also happened to be the same venue where he announced his and Kim’s first pregnancy in December 2013.
After the concert, Star reported that Kanye and Leyla met up in October 2012, while Kim was pregnant with North. “He told me that [his relationship with Kim] was for publicity and nothing serious,” Leyla told Star at the time. A representative for Kim denied the report at the time.
In January 2021, TMZ reported that Kris Jenner planned to sue TikTok user Ava Louise for a rumor they spread that Kanye cheated on Kim with YouTube star Jeffree Starr before his divorce. “This whole divorce comes as no surprise,” Ava said in a TikTok at the time. “Kanye has been hooking up with a very well-known, famous beauty guru. Male beauty guru. A lot of people in the scene have known for a while.”
Kris’ rep told TMZ at the time that the Kardashian-Jenners have “zero clue who this person is” and haven’t taken any legal action against Ava, though it could come to that. “However, if she continues to spread lie after lie and a fake letter in a desperate cry for public attention, which she has admitted on record that she’s seeking, then we will have no choice but to take legal action on principle,” the rep said.
“Making up fake stories in an effort to monetize and get attention which has a direct effect on people’s lives is not OK,” the rep continued. “Perhaps she should spend that time instead seeking the help that she clearly needs to deal with her issues.”
According to Page Six, Kanye’s infidelity wasn’t the reason he and Kim split, as the pair went on to have two more kids. Kim and Kanye married in May 2014 after two years of dating. They share four kids: North, 8; Saint, 5; Chicago, 3; and Psalm, 2. Kim filed for divorce from Kanye on February, 19, 2021, after almost seven years of marriage. In her filing, Kim cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their separation.
A source told Entertainment Tonight on August 29, Kanye wants to get back together with Kim, and the KKW Beauty founder is “considering her options” about reconciling with her husband. “Kanye wants to get back with Kim and he has been trying to win her over again and reprove himself,” the insider said. “Kim and Kanye have a deep love for each other and many amazing memories and it’s difficult to just let that all go. Kim’s main focus and concern are her children and doing what is best for them and their family.”
The source continued, “She is open to seeing where things go with Kanye and to see if they can work through their issues as a couple. Regardless of what happens, Kim and Kanye plan to coparent in a healthy way and will always maintain a supportive relationship.”
For more about the Kardashians, check out Kris Jenner’s 2011 memoir, Kris Jenner…And All Things Kardashians, in which the momager tells her never-before-told story about how she led her six children—Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Rob, Kendall and Kylie—to international stardom and built their multi-million dollar empire. You may think you know the Kardashians, but as Kris explains in her book, what’s in the media and and in Keeping Up With the Kardashians is only tip of the iceberg. In Kris Jenner…And All Things Kardashians, Kris reveals how she balanced six children (not to mention four stepchildren and numerous grandchildren) while building a business for her family. The book also dives into Kris’ relationship with Nicole Brown Simpson before and after her husband, O.J. Simpson, was accused of her murder. Kris Jenner…And All Things Kardashians is a must-read for any Kardashian fan.
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