The Kenzo fashion show on Jan. 23 marks Ye and Julia's first official event together since meeting in Miami in December. The runway show was also attended by Pharrell Williams, Tyler, The Creator, Euphoria star Dominic Fike, rapper Shygirl and more. The Kenzo show also marked the debut of Artistic Director Nigo, the first Japanese designer to front the fashion house since its founder Kenzo Takada.
On the Jan. 21 episode of her and Niki Takesh's podcast Forbidden Fruits, Julia shut down speculation that she had any ulterior motives for getting involved with Ye, saying she "really couldn't care" about all the attention she's been receiving as of late.
"People are like ‘Oh, you're only in it for the fame, you're in it for the clout, you're in it for the money,'" she said, "Honey, I've dated billionaires my entire adult life, let's keep it real."
Julia, who shares a son with ex-husband Peter Artemiev, created a full-blown Internet frenzy when she confirmed her romantic relationship with Ye in a PDA-packed photo shoot and candid essay for Interview magazine.
"I met Ye in Miami on New Year's Eve and it was an instant connection," she wrote on Jan. 6. "His energy is so fun to be around. He had me and my friends laughing, dancing, and smiling all night."
On their first date, Julia told Interview that Ye had also set her up with a photo shoot and "an entire hotel suite full of clothes."
"It was every girl's dream come true. It felt like a real Cinderella moment," she remembered. "I don't know how he did it, or how he got all of it there in time. But I was so surprised. Like, who does things like this on a second date? Or any date!"
Speaking with Interview on Jan. 15, Julia called her new relationship a "redemption story," revealing that the rapper keeps finding new ways to surprise her.
"I'm so used to being f--ked over in relationships, so I keep waiting for him to disappoint me, because he makes very grandiose promises, and it's like, ‘How could he ever pull it off with all the other things he has going on?'" She said. "But he always does."
A source close to Ye told E! News that the artists hit it off from the very first interaction they had.
"He truly loved her energy and passionate personality and knew she would be a perfect person to bounce creative ideas off of," the source said. "He thinks she has refreshing energy and they are having a lot of fun. Kanye is always working on something creative and Julia is definitely his latest muse."