If there were any lingering doubts about what exactly is going on between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, they now seem to be answered. Last night, the inseparable duo showed their first public display of affection — holding hands while walking down a New York City street.
After Kardashian attended the opening of Scott Disick’s new restaurant, RYU with her family, she met up with the rapper for a late dinner. Wearing the same outfit she had on at the earlier event — a black ruffled cocktail dress — the reality TV star held hands with the suited up rapper as they arrived at the restaurant Catch in the Meatpacking District. Although Kardashian didn’t appear shy about getting affectionate with her new guy, she did keep her head down as they strolled hand-in-hand — though she was clearly smiling.
This first PDA moment comes one day after Kardashian was seen wearing earrings with West’s initials. The gold letters K and W were worn in her left ear.
It’s been a whirlwind month for the new couple. Although Kardashian recently told the British edition of Cosmopolitan, “[I'm] not even close” to dating again. Following her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries which ended last fall, she’s very publicly been spending time with West. For his part, West rapped about falling for the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star in his new single, “Way Too Cold,” saying:
“I admit I fell in love with Kim … ‘Round the same time she fell in love with him … That’s cool, baby girl, do your thing … Lucky I ain’t had Jay drop him from the team.” The last line refers to Wests pal Jay-Z, who is part owner of the New Jersey Nets, the team Humphries plays.
During their recent courtship, the lovebirds have reportedly gone to see The Hunger Games, enjoyed an ice cream date and dined with her family at Spice Market.
While for now the couple is just going to let their PDA be their official statement, Kardashian’s sister Khloe Kardashian-Odom did speak about her sister’s new romance on Sunday’s “Watch What Happens Live.” She told Bravo’s Andy Cohen:
“We’ve known Kanye for like nine years, and we had a double-triple-foursome date. He’s great with the family, but again we’ve known him for so long. It’s not like some stranger getting into a hurricane.”
However, she added:
“I don’t think it’s serious. I think it’s too soon. But because they’ve been friends for so long, it’s just so easy and that’s something I love seeing for Kim — the easiness and how happy she is.”