Grinning Kanye West spotted after unfollowing Kim Kardashian amid Irina Shayk ‘romance’

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Kanye West was in a fabulous mood despite unfollowing his wife Kim and her family (Picture: Backgrid)

Kanye West couldn’t have looked happier as he enjoyed a ranch visit in Los Angeles following a birthday trip to France with model Irina Shayk.

Dressed in an oversized blue hoodie and black trousers, the 44-year-old rapper chatted away to his friends as he toured the potential Malibu event venue straight after jetting into Van Nuys Airport on Thursday.

Kanye showed no signs of unease and tension during the visit – despite appearing to chaotically unfollow all members of the Kardashians on Twitter, including the mother of his four children, Kim.

Following the final ever episode of KUWTK, in which Kim credited ‘loneliness’ for her divorce to Kanye, eagle-eyed fans noted he had deleted all traces of the clan on Twitter.

Gone were Kim, Khloe and Kourtney, as well as Kendall and Kylie Jenner from his Twitter following.

However, at time of writing Ye still follows Kim on Instagram. In fact, she’s the only person he follows.

The surprise move comes after Kim discussed her divorce from Kanye in the final ever episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians on Thursday evening.

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Kanye was spotted back in LA visiting Golden Heart Ranch in Malibu (Picture: Backgrid)
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He wore an oversized blue hoodie and black trousers (Picture: Backgrid)
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Kanye shocked fans by unfollowing Kim and her sisters from Twitter (Picture: WireImage)

Kim filed for divorce from the Gold Digger rapper in February, six years after they tied the knot.

The lawyer-in-training spoke about ‘waking up at 40 and realising I just want total happiness’, telling mum Kris Jenner that she was ‘figuring out how to get there.’

‘I just feel like I’ve worked so hard in life, to achieve everything that I wanted to, and I’ve lived up to my expectations and achieved 10 times more than I even thought was humanly possible,’ she said.

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It’s reported the rapper headed to the ranch straight from the airport on Thursday (Picture: Splash)

‘But I don’t have a life to share that with. I do, obviously, my kids and everything, but am I just gonna sit here and think, “Okay, my kids fulfil me, and I’m good?”‘

‘Then after turning 40 this year, I realised, “No, I don’t want a husband that lives in a completely different state to me.” I thought, “Oh my God, that’s when we’re getting along the best.” But that is sad to me and that’s not what I want.’

The pair seemed to be amicable following the separation with Kim even recently sharing a loving birthday message for Kanye, writing: ‘Love u for life!’

Fans who had an eye on Kanye’s follower list reacted, as one person tweeted: ‘Kanye unfollowed all the Kardashians on twitter lol….album is gonna be a masterpiece.’

Speaking of his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, another echoed: ‘Kanye unfollowed ALL the Kardashians. This man really about to make MBDTF look like TRASH with this next album, on god.’

A third added: ‘It’s over Kanye unfollowed Kim… I need a few days to process this.’

Meanwhile, it appears that Kanye is focusing on his fledgling romance with Russian supermodel Irina Shayk.

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Kanye is rumoured to be dating model Irina Shayk (Picture: Getty)

The pair were spotted together in Provence, France, for his birthday, and then attempted to keep a low profile as they jetted back to the States.

A source told People: ‘[Kanye] started pursuing [Irina] a few weeks ago. Kanye is a persuasive guy. He hung out with her in NYC before they celebrated his birthday in France.

‘She seems smitten. He invited her to France, and she happily accepted. They are not officially dating, but there is an interest from both sides.’

Kanye and Irina have yet to confirm they are dating.

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