Irina Shayk Awkwardly Skirted Around a Question About Her Rumored Fling with Kanye West

Irina Shayk just broke her silence on those Kanye West dating rumors — well, sort of.

In a new interview with Highsnobiety's HIGHStyle, the model commented on speculation of a romantic relationship with the rapper, but didn't confirm nor deny any details. "Tomorrow there is going to be a rumor that I'm dating my doorman, okay? Then after tomorrow, it's going to be someone else," she told the magazine. "Look, there's always something there, and I'm just keeping it to myself." She went on to credit her discretion to her Russian background, explaining: "My grandma was a secret agent in WWII. I think private life should be private."

Shayk and West were first linked back in June when they were photographed together in the South of France for Kanye's 44th birthday. But their summer fling didn't last long. Last month, a source at People revealed that the couple had called it quits, adding that their short-lived romance "was never a serious thing that took off."

While Shayk stayed tight-lipped on questions about her current dating life, she did open up about her past relationship with ex Bradley Cooper. Elsewhere in the article, Irina praised Bradley for being a "hand-on" dad to their 4-year-old daughter, Lea De Seine. "He's a full-on, hands-on dad—no nanny," Shayk said. "[My daughter] Lea went on holiday with him for almost two weeks—I didn't call them once."

She also offered rare comments on their "very strict" parenting style. "Me and her father are very strict. When she finishes eating, she gets up from the table, takes her plate, says 'thank you.' Without 'please' or 'thank you' she's not getting anything," Shayk said. "It's hard, because she has so many toys. I had one doll, and I still have this doll. Blonde, blue eyes, big Russian doll. My grandma used to make clothes for her. And I always explain, 'Look, this is my doll. I had only one.' Or sometimes, 'You have this candy. I used to have candy only for Christmas.'"

Shayk and Cooper were together for four years before they split in 2019, and ever since, they've been co-parents (a term Irina rejects) to little Lea. Back in March, Irina further explained her aversion to the word "co-parenting" while speaking with Elle, revealing: "I never understood the term co-parenting. When I'm with my daughter, I'm 100 percent a mother, and when she's with her dad, he's 100 percent her dad. Co-parenting is parenting."

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