Julia Fox is proud of herself for ending her fleeting fling with Kanye West.
If you’re like us, it’s probably been months since you thought about the couple, who lasted less than 2 months, from New Year’s Day 2022 to February, with plenty of public stunts. In a new interview, she says the romance was real, but the rapper/designer had “issues” and she lacked the “energy” to stick around while he worked them out.
The Uncut gems (or “Unkuh-Jamz”) actor, model, artist and muse he said Evening Standard‘small ES magazine that there was “a great deal” of romantic spark between her and West, who started hanging out because of his ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s relationship with Pete Davidson.
“I was just going day by day and seeing where it went,” Fox, a mother of one, said of West’s pairing. “He was just like: He still wants to hang out with me today, let’s do it. And then real life set in and the lifestyle wasn’t sustainable. I couldn’t fly away once a week. the first sign of a red flag.”
We heard Kristin Cavallari discuss her red flags during her marriage to Jay Cutler recently. Dealbreakers in the relationship that were toxic. So what were Fox’s red flags with West?
“The unresolved issues she was dealing with,” she said after choosing her words carefully. “It just seems like he’s had a lot to work on, and I just don’t have the time for it, or the energy. I don’t have the bandwidth or the emotional capacity for it.”
She added: “I’m proud of myself for that. Pre-Valentine Julia would have definitely stuck with it and been around longer,” referring to her 1-year-old son with ex Peter Artemiev.
The romance between Fox and West sparked New Year’s Eve in Miami, where he made a surprise appearance and she celebrated. A week later, they did a photo shoot in the middle of a restaurant while people were eating. We were introduced to Fox eye (with tutorials!). He dressed her. She gave her friends Birkin bags. And, of course, they stepped out at Paris Fashion Week — though someone could have been under that mask, we guess.
In the first week of February, they spent time apart and broke up days later. We’d venture to guess that “red flag” is the fact that Ye was still in love with Kardashian. After all, he made a powerplay to win back the mom of his four kids on Valentine’s Day (even though she had another Valentine). In fact, throughout Fox-West’s fling, even at the beginning, sources were whispering to celebrity news outlets that he “hadn’t given up” on Kardashian.
Either way, Fox — who many suspected was dating West for publicity in the first place — stood her ground. She made her runway debut a week later wearing a revenge dress. And she’s still been able to get plenty of press without West for going shopping in her underwear, bringing her baby to New York Fashion Week, and dishing out unconventional parenting advice — and the like.