Kanye West was pictured as he enjoyed a stroll alongside supermodel Irina Shayk in France. [Courtesy]

Kanye West was pictured with a big grin on his face as he enjoyed a stroll alongside supermodel Irina Shayk in France.

The 44-year-old rapper, who celebrated his birthday yesterday, is believed to be staying at the luxury Villa La Coste boutique hotel in the lavish southern region of Provence.

Irina, who has known the rapper for over a decade, is also reportedly staying at the same location and was spotted deep in conversation with the Yeezy star.

The latest snaps come amid mounting rumours that the famous duo has started dating following his split from wife of six years, Kim Kardashian.

In the latest images obtained by the Mail Online, Kanye donned a black T-shirt and trousers as he walked alongside Bradley Cooper's ex Irina.

The model, who previously met Kanye when she portrayed an angel in his Power video in 2010, opted for a chic white crop top and high waisted trousers as she walked alongside the dad of four.

During their stroll, Kanye and Irina were joined by a larger group of pals and they stopped at several art installations and soaked up the sunshine while looking around the luxury gardens.

Kanye and Irina's latest outing came weeks after it was first reported that the pair might secretly be dating.

Irina Shayk [Courtesy]

A source told US gossip site DeuxMoi in May: " Kanye West is now secretly dating Irina Shayk aka Bradley Cooper's baby mama." The DeuxMoi Instagram later added: "After further looking into this, I don't know if 'dating' is the right word, but there is perhaps some interest there."

At a later date, Irina was spotted wearing a t-shirt that was designed by Kanye - however, the duo are yet to address the recent rumours in public.

While Kanye is enjoying his free time in France, just yesterday his soon-to-be-ex-wife Kim Kardashian penned a sweet message on social media as she wished the rapper a Happy Birthday.

Alongside a throwback picture of their family, Kim also wrote: "Love U for Life!"

Kim and Kanye were married for six years before rumours began to circulate in 2020 about them facing relationship troubles. It coincided with several public outbursts during which Kanye took aim at his wife on social media and said he was planning to divorce her.

Kim finally filed for divorce from Kanye back in February 2021 after months of speculation their marriage was over. Despite confirmation of their split, the former couple are said to be going through an amicable divorce and will also share joint custody of their four children.