Kanye “Ye” West’s whirlwind romance with Bianca Censori in 2023 has certainly raised eyebrows, particularly due to their unconventional fashion choices during their Italian vacation. Before this, there was another intriguing chapter in West’s love life involving actress Julia Fox. This relationship emerged at a time when West was navigating the aftermath of his split from ex-wife Kim Kardashian in early 2022.
Fox characterized their initial encounters as “organic” and expressed enthusiasm for the journey ahead. One standout moment for her was their second date, where West spontaneously orchestrated a photo shoot of Fox during dinner. He also surprised her with a hotel suite filled with clothes, an experience Fox likened to a “Cinderella moment.” Their appearance at Paris Fashion Week, clad in matching denim outfits, drew parallels to iconic celebrity couples. However, as the weeks progressed, arguments began to surface, leading to Fox questioning the authenticity of West’s lavish gifts. By February, their relationship was on the rocks, leaving behind a peculiar yet memorable chapter in Internet history.
One notable aspect of their dynamic was West’s influence over Fox’s wardrobe. This pattern echoed his past involvement in reshaping Kim Kardashian’s style. Fox described feeling like a “show monkey” during a surprise photo shoot on their second date. West even offered to facilitate breast augmentation when a particular top didn’t fit well. In her memoir “Down The Drain,” Fox hinted at West’s attempts to exert control over her attire, even deploying a team to assist in fashion decisions. This influence extended beyond clothing, encompassing accessories like Birkin bags, which left Fox feeling uneasy and skeptical of West’s intentions.
Another noteworthy aspect was West’s insistence on a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) early in their relationship. While NDAs are not uncommon in celebrity circles, Fox’s reluctance to sign one was a departure from the norm. She firmly declined, asserting her commitment to preserving her voice. West revisited this request after their breakup, emphasizing its importance to him. Fox, however, stood her ground, reinforcing her decision not to sign.
Reflecting on their brief but intense relationship, Fox has since identified elements of toxicity, speculating that she was inadvertently utilized as a tool in West’s dynamic with Kim Kardashian. She believes this dynamic ultimately contributed to the relationship’s brevity.
As West embarks on a new chapter with Bianca Censori, many hope for a healthier and more balanced partnership for the Grammy-winning artist.