Julia Fox has insisted her new romance with Kanye West is not a PR stunt and added her friends think their relationship ‘makes so much sense’.
Speaking to fellow actress Niki Takesh on their podcast Forbidden Fruits, Julia, 31, shut down speculation her and 44-year-old rapper West’s hot-and-heavy romance was just for media attention.
When Takesh noted some of her friends have asked whether Fox and West’s hook-ups were just a stunt, Julia replied: ‘There’s always people that think every single celebrity scandal is a setup. I personally don’t.’
Speaking out: Julia Fox, 31, has insisted her new romance with Kanye West, 44, is not a PR stunt and added that her friends think their relationship ‘makes so much sense’
Sparkle like Julia wearing a Dries Van Noten skirt
Not having it: Julia shut down speculation her and rapper West’s hot-and-heavy romance was just for media attention (pictured together this month)
She added, according to People magazine: ‘I feel like, to the people who know us both personally, like all the people that we have in common, like friends in common, have texted me like, ”Oh my God, this makes so much sense”.’
However, despite being photographed locking lips on numerous dates, Fox insisted: ‘For right now, I’m just living in the moment and I don’t have any expectations — there’s no labels, none of that. It’s just people that make each other feel better.’
Julia was also quick to speak of her fondness for Pete Davidson, who is now dating West’s ex Kim Kardashian. She said that she ‘loved’ her and Davidson’s 2019 shoot for Paper magazine.
Kanye and the actress appear to have first met on New Year’s Eve, and have since packed on the PDA during numerous public outings.
Candid: However, despite being photographed locking lips on numerous dates, Fox insisted: ‘For right now, I’m just living in the moment’
Two days later, they had a date in Miami at the Italian restaurant Carbone, which is apparently a favourite of the hitmaker.
At the time, a source told Page Six the dinner date was ‘nothing serious,’ but the two were back for more later in the week when they attended the acclaimed Slave Play on Broadway in New York City.
They followed up their evening at the theatre with another dinner at Carbone, this time at its New York location.
While it was previously reported Kanye’s new romance has got under the skin of his estranged wife Kim, sources claimed earlier this week she thinks it’s ‘a good thing’.
Sweet: Kim, 41, and SNL comedian Pete, 28 appear to be going from strength to strength since striking up a romance after Kim hosted Saturday Night Live in October (pictured on Tuesday)
The SKIMS mogul is said to believe Julia being a Kardashian devotee could mean positive things for their co-parenting relationship according to a report by TMZ.
Sources close to Kim told the publication that she is happy to see the Donda artist smiling again and hopes to see him with a good person.
Meanwhile, Kim, 41, and SNL comedian Pete, 28 appear to be going from strength to strength since striking up a romance after Kim hosted Saturday Night Live in October.
Kim filed for divorce from Kanye in February 2020 and the couple share four children together which they are currently co-parenting; North, eight, Saint, six, Chicago, three, and Psalm, two.
It’s over: Kim filed for divorce from Kanye in February 2020 and the couple share four children (Kim and Kanye pictured in 2020)
It comes after Julie detailed her whirlwind romance with Kanye after the pair went public with their romance.
In a new profile on the rising star from The Cut, the actress admitted it’s ‘all happening so quickly’, adding: ‘I’m going with the universe and the flow and seeing where it takes me,’ before adding, ‘…where it takes all of us.’
She also received praise from her friend Cat Marnell, who said: ‘She’s a legitimate sorceress. She’s the Michael Jordan of vixens… She’s devastating, like a hurricane.’
Julia penned a 217 word account on her first two dates with the rapper, which included a trip to New York City.
Detailing their ‘instant connection’ after meeting in Miami on New Year’s Eve to Interview Magazine, she described the star’s generosity and ‘fun’ energy.
Romantic: It comes after Julie detailed her whirlwind romance with Kanye after the pair went public with their romance; seen together in Greenwich Village on January 4th
The article also contained a slew of images documenting their epic night out, from the many kisses they shared to the hotel suite full of clothing Kanye had surprised Julia with.
‘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,’ she gushed.
The Uncut Gems star continued: ‘Ye’s flight landed at six and the play was at seven and he was there ON TIME. I was impressed. After the play we chose to do dinner at Carbone which is one of my favorite restaurants.’
‘At the restaurant, Ye directed an entire photo shoot for me while people dined,’ she added. ‘After dinner Ye had a surprise for me. I mean, I’m still in shock. Ye had an entire hotel suite full of clothes.’
She said the move was ‘every girl’s dream come true’ and ‘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!’ she marveled.
Fox concluded her piece: ‘Everything with us has been so organic. I don’t know where things are headed but if this is any indication of the future I’m loving the ride.’
XOXO: Julia Fox kissed Kanye West in a series of images taken for Interview Magazine where she chronicled their date night
Away from her blossoming career, Julia shares a son, Valentino, 11 months with her private pilot estranged husband Peter Artemiev, whom she married in 2018.
Last month Julia took to Instagram to call out her estranged husband, accusing him of turning his back on her and their son, and calling him a ‘dead beat alcoholic drug addict dad.’
Julia ripped her ex in a series of recent Instagram Stories posts, sharing an image of Artemiev and writing, ‘Have you seen this deadbeat dad?’ and said he be found ‘at most strip clubs, Lucien, Paul’s [Baby Grand], Casablanca, the streets etc.’
Mama: Away from her blossoming career, Julia shares a son, Valentino, 11 months with her private pilot ex husband Peter Artemiev, whom she married in 2018
Fox said that it was ‘traumatic’ for her to review the screenshots, videos and photos related to her claims about Artemiev, including a clip in which he was calling her names, according to Page Six.
‘I can’t even do it anymore,’ said Fox, who welcomed son Valentino with Artemiev in February of 2021. ‘I just don’t want my son f***ed up cuz he feels like his dad was absent or loved alcohol and partying more than him … this man left me with a 5 month old and a dog and a home and ALL THE BILLS. It’s wrong!!! It’s not fair!!!’
In a separate post, a follower told Fox that her acting career could suffer amid the public vitriol. She said in response, ‘This is MY SON’S LIFE we are talking about – I don’t give a f*** about my ‘acting career.”’
Ex: Julia and her ex were married for three years before they separated last year, just months after the birth of their son
She added: ‘My son loves his dad. I’ve accepted that his Dad refuses to present and I’ve made peace with it but I’m sure as s*** gonna work the public.’
The Instagram Stories posts have since expired.
Artemiev denied the allegations to Page Six, as he said, ‘I was saddened to learn of the utterly false statements made on social media by Julia Fox, my co-parent, who is clearly struggling.’
He continued: ‘Out of respect for her privacy and to protect our child, I will not comment further.’
Calling him out: ‘I can’t even do it anymore,’ said Fox. ‘I just don’t want my son f***ed up cuz he feels like his dad was absent
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