After spending much of his divorce fighting to win back his ex-wife Kim Kardashian— even as he was very publicly dating other high-profile women like Julia Fox and Irina Shayk— it seems Kanye West has not only moved on, but found himself a new bride.
The rapper secretly got married to Yeezy designer Bianca Censori this week, according to TMZ. The outlet says that she and West recently held a private ceremony where they tied the knot, although they have yet to file a marriage certificate to make their union legally binding. Censori has worked for Yeezy as the head of architecture since November 2020, per her LinkedIn profile, going straight to the company after getting her masters degree. She also recently ditched her long, brown hair in favor of a short, platinum bob.
The pair were spotted this week enjoying a meal together at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills where the musician, who spent much of the fall and winter espousing his anti-semitic views to various conservative news outlets, was also seen wearing a new band on his left-hand ring finger. The tabloid’s sources confirmed the new accessory is meant to symbolize his commitment to his second wife following the ceremony. A clue as to what led to this whirlwind walk down the aisle might lie in a song West released last month seemingly inspired by his bride, called “Censori Overload,” in which he raps, “And The Bible said, ‘I can’t have any more ’til marriage.’”
This impromptu wedding ceremony also comes just two months after West and his ex-wife settled their divorce following seven years of marriage. The former couple determined that they will have joint custody with “equal access” to their four children—North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm—and the rapper will pay $200,000 in child support in addition to 50% of his children’s educational and security expenses.
In an interview on the Angie Martinez IRL podcast last month, Kardashian tearfully confessed that she and her ex-husband struggle to get along, but she still wants their kids to think the best of their dad regardless. “Co-parenting is hard. It’s really fucking hard,” she said. The reality star went on to explain, “I had the best dad, and I had the best memories and the greatest experience and that’s all I want for my kids as long as they can have that. That’s what I would want for them. If they don’t know the things that are being said or what’s happening in the world, why would I ever bring that energy to them? That’s really heavy grown-up [stuff] that they’re not ready to deal with.” She added, “One day my kids will thank me for sitting here and not bashing their dad when I could. All the crazy [stuff]. They’ll thank me and I’ll privately answer anything that they want to know. It’s not my place anymore to jump in.”
Originally published in Vanityfair.com