Kanye West may still be navigating his split from Kim Kardashian, but he’s starting 2022 caught up in a new whirlwind romance. West and actor Julia Fox have started dating. She recounted their week together in a January 6 blog for Interview magazine.
“Everything with us has been so organic,” Fox wrote of the budding romance. “I don’t know where things are headed but if this is any indication of the future I’m loving the ride.” Here’s the story so far.
December 31, 2021: The 31-year-old Uncut Gems actor meets the 44-year-old rapper on New Year’s Eve at a surprise Miami performance. Fox described West’s energy as “fun to be around” and wrote that he kept her and her friends “laughing, dancing, and smiling all night.”
First week of January 2022: Having kicked things off so well on New Year’s Eve, Fox and West decide to keep things going with a second date in New York City. The two go to see Slave Play together on Broadway, and they dine at Italian American restaurant Carbone afterward.
While at Carbone, West directs a photo shoot for Fox, with people at the restaurant as an audience for the couple. For the romantic and intimate shoot, Fox wears Miaou thong pants and a Balenciaga turtleneck and coat. The photos show off the physical chemistry between the two, and judging by West’s smile in the pictures, he’s pretty happy with how things are going.
And just to cap this off as the world’s most extravagant second date: West surprises Fox with a hotel suite full of clothes.
“It was every girl’s dream come true,” Fox writes of the surprise in Interview. “It felt like a real Cinderella moment. I don’t know how he did it, or how he got all of it there in time. But I was so surprised. Like, who does things like this on a second date? Or any date!”