In just a few short days, the
News of the pairing came out of left field, making the entire affair even buzzier.
Shortly before Fox and West went public, the rapper
And just ahead of Christmas, Fox posted a series of no-holds-barred Instagram Stories explaining why she split from ex Peter Artemiev, who allegedly abandoned her and their one-year-old son, Valentino.
Unsurprisingly, plenty of onlookers are speculating that West’s new romance is a publicity stunt, an attempt to “get back” at Kardashian, pointing to an old
Stunt or not, the coupling of two artists whose work tends to blur the line between public and private is the spectacle of a lifetime — and I’m more than happy to watch.
Below, a timeline of Julia Fox and Kanye West’s maybe real, maybe fake (does it even matter?) relationship.
December 31, 2021: The actor meets West at a
January 2, 2022:
January 6, 2022: Fox pens a brief article for
Detailing their NYC date night, the actor writes that the
“After dinner… Ye had an entire hotel suite full of clothes. It was every girl’s dream come true. It felt like a real Cinderella moment… I don’t know where things are headed but if this is any indication of the future I’m loving the ride.”
January 7, 2022: Speaking to Brock Colyar of
“I obviously was not expecting all the publicity to come after I had come for my son’s father online,” she said. “My son’s dad loves his son more than anything in the world. He just has some issues that I shouldn’t have made public.”
Ending the chat on an optimistic note, Fox wrote in a text message to Colyar: “The overall message is that if ur in a toxic relationship, get out of it cuz u never who know or what could be waiting on the other side <3.”
Later that day, Ye posts a series of rather uneventful