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Kanye West’s Dating History: A Look At His Past Relationships

Before his high-profile romance with reality TV star Kim Kardashian, Kanye dated many stunning women from Hollywood. Over the years, the Niggas in Paris rapper has been linked to several women.

We know all of you are pretty keen to learn the names of the women that Kanye West has dated in the past. So what are you waiting for? Keep scrolling further to know more about his dating history from his marriage to Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kim Kardashian to his brief fling with Instagram model Chaney Jones.

Sumeke Rainey (Pre-2002) 

For those of you who are unaware, let us tell you, Sumeke Rainey was Kanye’s high school sweetheart. He dated Sumeke when he was first starting. The pair kept their romance away from the spotlight.

Kanye popularly known as ‘Ye’ talked about Rainey in one of his songs titled Never Let Me  Down. It is a track on The College Dropout. In the song, he revealed the promise that he made to Sumeke’s dad on his deathbed.

West rapped in the song, “Nothing sad as that day my girl’s father passed away / So I promised to Mr. Rainey I’m gonna marry your daughter.” The pair’s relationship came to an end as Ye began climbing the steps of the ladder named Success.

Alexis Phifer (2002-2008)

The Flashing Lights rapper dated fashion designer Alexis Phifer on and off from the year 2002 to 2008. The duo hit a rough patch in their relationship when Kanye’s career skyrocketed in the year 2004 post the release of his debut album The College Dropout.

Later on, the pair reconciled their romance, and then, Kanye proposed to Alexis in August 2006. At that point in time, he went down on one knee during dinner while the two of them were vacationing on the island of Capri.

Kanye and Alexis split and called off their 18-month engagement in early 2008 after the unexpected death of West’s mother, Donda. During an earlier interaction with People magazine, Phifer said, “It’s always sad when things like this end, and we remain friends. I wish him the best in his future and all of his endeavors. He’s one of the most talented people I’ve ever met.”

Brooke Crittendon (2008)

The Yeezy designer and the Harlem Heights star dated during his brief split from Alexis Phifer. Brooke joined Kanye and his mom Donda at the 2006 Grammy Awards. The pair pulled the plug on their relationship that summer.

In a 2009 interview with Essence magazine, Brooke spilled the beans on her relationship with the Good Morning rapper. She went on to talk about the pressure on her due to the spotlight on the pair’s relationship.

Crittendon told the publication, “[I] had to live in the shadow of that’s ‘Kanye’s ex-girl.’ I’m so much bigger than that.” She revealed that the exes ended their relationship on good terms.

Brooke further added, “Mr. West and I are amicable. I wish him the best and he wishes me likewise. As far as I’m concerned if he ever needed anything I’d be there and [he would do] the same for me.”

Amber Rose (2008-2010)

After his split from Alexis Phifer, the All Falls Down rapper dated the model from the year 2008 to 2010. It has been reported that Rose broke up with West and later on, she alleged that she faced “constant bullying” from the rapper in the wake of their split.

In a 2017 interview with Complex‘s “Everyday Struggle” talk show, Amber said, “The only thing I got from him was fame. I had to just take that. I had to take that heartbreak on top of it.”

Rose also spoke about Ye’s Grammy-winning album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which was inspired by the pair’s break up. She further added, “It’s a great part of history and it’s a great part of hip-hop, and I’m happy to be a part of it, but that time was not a great time for me. “

She continued, “I’m famous, and I’m broke. I can’t date anyone else. I can’t say anything on the Internet because Kanye has such a voice. If I was going to kill myself, I would have done it during those times.”

Then, Amber moved on in her life and she went on to marry See You Again rapper Wiz Khalifa in the year 2013. The pair shares a son named Sebastian Taylor. After her divorce from Wiz, she began dating music executive Alexander “AE” Edwards. Amber gave birth to her and Edwards’ son Slash Electric in October 2019.

Kim Kardashian (2012-2021)

Kim started dating Kanye in 2012 after ending her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries. According to the reports of Us Weekly, Kardashian and West went public with their romance in the spring of 2012.

In December of the same year, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together. Kim and Ye welcomed their first child, daughter North in June 2013. Nearly four months later, he popped the big question to Kim in a grand proposal at San Francisco’s AT&T Park.

Kim and Kanye tied the knot in 2014 in Florence, Italy. Kardashian gave birth to her and West’s second child, son Saint in December 2015. Then, the pair expanded their family by welcoming their daughter Chicago and son Psalm via surrogacy in 2018 and 2019 simultaneously.

Throughout their relationship, Kim and Kanye went through a couple of ups and downs. Kim filed for divorce from Kanye on February 19, 2021, and she was declared legally single on March 2, 2022.

Irina Shayk (2021)

A few months after Kim filed for divorce from Kanye, he began seeing supermodel Irina Shayk. The duo was snapped together in France where Kanye celebrated his 44th birthday.

At that time, a source told People magazine, “She seems smitten. He invited her to France and she happily accepted. They are not officially dating but there is an interest from both sides.”

The insider went on to say, “They have known each other professionally for years. He started pursuing her a few weeks ago. Kanye is a persuasive guy. He hung out with her in N.Y.C. before they celebrated his birthday in France.”

In August, several media outlets claimed that Kim and Irina were not a thing anymore. A source said, “Kanye and Irina are over, but they never really started, there’s nothing going on there. They aren’t great romantic partners.”

Vinetria (2021)

In November 2021, Kanye was spotted with the model Vinetria at a basketball game. The duo was snapped together at Ye’s Donda Academy for the first basketball game in Minneapolis.

Then, Page Six reported that the Praise God rapper and the Instagram model had been on many dates. The media outlet also stated that the model was in Miami with the rapper when he recorded the Drink Chimps podcast. The pair called it quits in December 2021.

Julia Fox (2022)

Kanye next moved on with Uncut Gems star Julia Fox. It has been reported by Cosmopolitan, the pair met on New Year’s Eve 2021. In January 2022, Ye and Julia were spotted out and about in public several times in New York and Los Angeles.

While speaking with Interview magazine in January 2022, Fox talked about her equation with the rapper. At that time, she said, “His energy is so fun to be around. He had me and my friends laughing, dancing, and smiling all night. We decided to keep the energy going and fly back to New York City to see Slave Play. Ye’s flight landed at six and the play was at seven and he was there ON TIME. I was impressed.”

The No Sudden Move actress further added, “After the play we chose to do dinner at Carbone which is one of my favorite restaurants. Obviously. At the restaurant, Ye directed an entire photo shoot for me while people dined! The whole restaurant loved it and cheered us on while it was happening.”

Kanye and Julia made their first public appearance on January 22, 2022, in Paris. They hit the red carpet in matching denim outfits at the Kenzo show during Fashion Week. In February, Fox discussed her relationship with Ye on the Call Her Daddy podcast. She went on to say, “It just happened and it felt very felt, like, very organic and not crazy or anything. Just very natural.” The pair split less than 2 months of dating in February.

Chaney Jones (2022)

The Grammy-winning rapper sparked romance rumors with model Chaney Jones in February 2022. Then, the two of them were spotted while shopping at Bal Harbour in Miami. On February 28, Jones posted a cozy selfie of herself and Ye on her Instagram Story. Then, the two of them were snapped together on various occasions.

In May, Jones shared a photo of herself flaunting a new tattoo on her wrist that read “Ye” which is one of Kanye’s monikers. As per the reports of Us Weekly, Kanye and Chaney decided to go their separate ways after nearly five months of dating. Then, an insider told the media outlet, “Kanye and Chaney are done. They split amicably. There’s no bad blood, things just fizzled.”

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Meenal Mehta
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