With rumors that their relationship is just for show – and even one a few weeks ago about how the two had broken up – Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are still hitting the town, most recently photographed with Kim's family at her brother-in-law Scott Disick's new Japanese restaurant in Manhattan's Meatpacking District, named RYU.
The restaurant is a parternship between Scott Disick and nightlife impresario Chris Reda, and the whole Kardashian klan – Kourtney, Khloé, and Kendall, along with Kylie Jenner, Khloé's husband Lamar Odom, and mother Kris Jenner – showed up, according to Radar Online. And at one point in the evening, Kanye was spotted feeling Kim's leg!
So does this mean they're actually in love?
No, says Hollywood Life.
If they are in the same area, they are going to hook up, the source told the esteemable gossip rag, Hollywood Life, about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. But they are not going to take the relationship to the next level and become exclusive with each other.
They are equally using each other to expand their own personal interests/brands rather than fall in love, the source concluded.
Sounds about right to us. It's been a few months since the outrage and publicity surrounding Kim Kardashian's divorce from Kris Humphries, and she's just about due for another romantic entanglement!
And, it should go without saying, they do appear to be availing themselves of each other, sexually. Rumor is that two photos featured on MediaTakeOut three weeks ago were of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. The first shows a mid-action shot of a man, who MediaTakeOut claims is Kanye West, engaging in sodomitical relations with a large-bottomed woman, who many are speculating is none other than Kim K. herself. The second picture is a tighter but no less graphic shot, again depicting posterior insertion.
So then what is Kim doing introducing Kanye to her parents?! The two were spotted dining with the rest of the Kardashian clan at the Spice Market, a trendy restaurant in New York's Meatpacking District.
TMZ said that Kanye and Kim were excited for the family gathering and the opportunity to show them just how great they are together and that the meeting went great, and the family thinks they make the perfect couple.
And, of course, this all contradicts what MediaTakeOut reported about their supposed breakup. It claimed earlier that Kanye had broken things off when Kim tried to bring cameras along to visit him while on tour. But, then again, MediaTakeOut has never been the most reliable narrator, and the photos of Kim and Kanye at Spice Market seem like pretty good evidence that the two are still on.
News of the relationship between two of the most narcissistic people in the world first broke when Kim Kardashian was spotted leaving Kanye West's house in the morning in the same clothing she was wearing the previous night when she went in. That same day, Kanye released a song in which he rapped about falling for Kim while she was still dating Chris Humphries.
Kanye's song Theraflu included the lyrics: And I'll admit, I had fell in love with Kim / Around the time she had fell in love with him / Well that's cool, baby girl, do ya thang / Lucky I ain't had Jay drop him from the team.
TMZ claimed the two had been eyeing each other since 2004. However, TMZ's source maintained that they never acted inappropriately while Kanye was with Amber Rose, or while Kim was with Kris Humphries. (Ha! Yeah, right ... )