Kanye West and Irina Shayk [Courtesy]

Irina Shayk turned down an offer by Yeezy founder Kanye West to join him in Paris for a couture show according to sources. The pair first sparked dating rumours after the model attended West’s birthday in France. The two were spotted disembarking from a plane together after returning to the U.S.

She went to his birthday party as a friend. There were 50 other people there," Page Six quoted a source as saying. “She doesn’t want to be linked with anyone right now. She is happy being single.

“She likes him as a friend, but doesn’t want a relationship with him,” says the source, explaining that the Russian model said no to the trip in order to avoid the headlines.

“She doesn’t want the association that they are dating, which is what would have run in the press if she showed up in Paris with him,” the source continued. “It would have been another month of news saying that they are dating.”

Kanye and Irina have been friends for quite a long time and once modelled for the rappers Yeezy collection as well as featured in his ‘Power’ music video.

“She doesn’t want to be linked with anyone right now,” says the source about the model who shares a 4 year old with actor Bradley Cooper. “She is happy being single”, added the source.

Kanye West is currently going through a divorce from beauty mogul and reality TV star Kim Kardashian. Kim has not been linked to anyone since filing for divorce but has instead put her focus on her KKW brand which she is set to relaunch in August.

The two share four children: North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm West.

As reported by Page Six.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian [Courtesy]