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Kanye West is 'taking things slow' as he continues to grow close to Irina Shayk

 Kanye West and Irina Shayk. (Courtesy)

Kanye West is reportedly 'taking things slow' as he continues to grow close to supermodel Irina Shayk.

The 44-year-old rapper, who celebrated his birthday earlier this week, has been spotted recently spending lots of quality time with Irina as they enjoyed a sun-filled holiday in France.

His outings with the Russian model come months after Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from the Yeezy designer after six years of marriage.

An insider has since revealed that the dad-of-four is certainly in high spirits but it 'taking things slow' as he gets to know Irina.

 Kanye West.

The artist is also reportedly not thinking about any more children and is simply seeing where their blossoming friendship goes.

"Kanye is looking more like his old self again," a source told The Sun.

"The big smile is back and he's got the spring back in his step again. He's taking things slow with Irina and they are just enjoying each other's company.

"They have a lot in common, both are 'from the streets' in terms of their interests and know a lot of the same people.

The insider added: "Kanye's not thinking about more kids right now. He has his hands full with his four children who are his entire world. He's just getting back out there again."

Kanye and Irina have actually known each other for over a decade after she portrayed an angel in his Power video in 2010. However, rumours that the pair were dating have only surfaced in the past month and they have since been spotted together on multiple occasions.

 Irina Shayk.

The duo is yet to officially comment on their relationship status.

While Kanye and Irina appeared in high spirits during their recent getaway, it was reported that Kim had been 'blindsided' after Kanye whisked Irina away to their 'special place' in France.

The former couple is said to have fallen in love in France and also made their first public appearance as a couple in the romantic European location.

After months of rumours that their romance was on the rocks, Kim filed for divorce from Kanye in February citing "irreconcilable differences."

Insiders say Kim's priority is that Kanye continues being a good father for their four children - North, seven, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and Psalm, two - and spend as much time with them as he can after agreeing to joint custody.

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