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Kim Kardashian's personal life was finally starting to stabilize. She just managed to extricate herself from her first marriage. A host of celebrities recently showered baby gifts upon her and and new beau Kanye West.
But with their child due in just a few weeks, some shocking allegations have emerged about Kanye's fidelity (or lack thereof). Leyla Ghobadi, a 24-year-old French Canadian model, told Star magazine that she and the 36-year-old rapper have been carrying on an affair since July of 2012.
According to Ghobadi, Kanye told her that his relationship with Kardashian was "just for publicity." (Hmmm. Where have we heard that before?) She also confessed that they'd slept together when Kim was pregnant with his baby. (View her LinkedIn profile here, if that in any way helps to validate her credentials.)
Of course, the allegations could be false. "This most recent attack on Kanye West and his family is totally without merit," his rep told TMZ in a statement. "It's a blatant attempt by a misguided individual who is clearly seeking publicity, and another in a series of malicious stories drummed up by non-credible 'news' sources. This is a sad attempt to hurt two people trying to live their lives."
The Star story comes just one day after a New York Times piece, in which Kanye gushed about monogamy with Kim, the "amazing person that I'm in love with." Describing himself as "the type of rock star that likes to have a girlfriend," he said, "I’m the type of soul that likes to be in love and likes to be able to focus. And that inspires me."
Then again, some other bizarre pontifications from that interview could make you question anything that Kanye has to say. Asked about the fallout from his stunt at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards (when he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech), his only regret was that he'd apologized afterward. '[The incident has] only led me to complete awesomeness at all times," he said. "It’s only led me to awesome truth and awesomeness. Beauty, truth, awesomeness. That’s all it is."
Let's hope the "awesome truth" about his alleged affair is that he never had one.
Jennifer Graham Kizer is an Atlanta-based writer who covers pop culture and watches too much TV. Luckily, iVillage gives her an excuse to watch even more. Follow her on Google+.