While the Uncut Gems star has previously reflected on her whirlwind month with the controversial rapper in early 2022, she recently got candid about how she looks back on that time, explaining to the Los Angeles Times that she thought their relationship "could be something real."
And while she had hoped the romance would help his increasingly tense divorce from Kim Kardashian—who'd filed to end their six-year marriage in February 2021—echoing a previous sentiment of getting Kanye "off Kim's case," in the end that wasn't how things played out.
"I thought ultimately I'd be helping a precarious situation, but I learned very quickly that I was being weaponized," she told the publication in an interview published Sept. 29. "I just felt like his little puppet."
Julia, who was first linked to Kanye in January 2022 before splitting about a month later, will recount some of their time together in her upcoming memoir Down the Drain. And she attributes being able to speak to her time with the beleaguered artist to not signing a non-disclosure agreement.
"I'm not signing a f--king NDA just on principle. I never have, and I never will," she explained, adding, "unless it's a professional opportunity, then sure."
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But those looking for a deep dive into their jet-setting romance—which included dinner dates in Florida and Paris Fashion Week outings—may be disappointed.
"I feel like I went very lightly on it," she told E! News' Carolina Bermudez in Sept. of her memoir's Kanye section in. "I'm not trying to have bad blood or anything, it's all in the past."
Another aspect of her relationship with Kanye not included in the book? Their sex life, as she explained to The New York Times last month that "there, like, wasn't any," and later added that the romance "wasn't really about that."
And the model, who shares son Valentino, 2, with ex-husband Peter Artemiev, has previously explained that ultimately her and Kanye's incompatibility stemmed from being in different places in their lives.
"It was just like, he still wants to hang out with me today, let's do it," she told ES magazine. "And then real life set in and the lifestyle wasn't sustainable. I couldn't fly away once a week. And I tapped out at the first sign of a red flag."
She continued, "It just seems like he had a lot to work on, and I just don't have time for it, or energy. I don't have the bandwidth or emotional capacity for it. I'm proud of myself for that."
Revisit Julia and Kanye's whirlwind romance by looking back at their matching red carpet couple's debut: