Kanye West sought Irina Shayk for weeks before the two officially began dating.
The pair cooked up a storm after being photographed together while on vacation in France lately.
According to a source, the Russian beauty is ‘completely’ enamored with the US rapper now that he has made his intentions known.
“They have known each other professionally for years. He started pursuing her a few weeks ago. Kanye is a persuasive guy,” a source told PEOPLE, adding that they stayed three nights at Villa La Coste.
“He hung out with her in NYC before they celebrated his birthday in France,” the insider added.
“She seems smitten. He invited her to France and she happily accepted,” the source revealed of the Russian supermodel. “They are not officially dating, but there is an interest from both sides.”
Meanwhile, a second insider told the site that Kanye and Shayk met “a while back” while they worked in the fashion sector together.
The insider went on to say that Kim has no objections to Kanye moving on following their divorce.
“Irina isn’t friends with Kim at all, so there’s no weirdness there,” said the source.