Selita Denies Rumored Romance With Kanye
Although Selita Ebanks was spotted with Kanye West at the US Open, and reportedly was attached to his hip during the weeks he guest-edited XXL magazine’s October issue (insiders told Page Six she accompanied him to photo shoots and helped make page edits), the Victoria’s Secret model is denying she re-lit the flame she once had with the hip-hop star (the duo briefly dated back in 2008). The other night while hosting the New Yorkers for Children Gala, Selita dismissed reports of a romance between she and ‘Ye, telling reporters for OK! Magazine and anyone else that would listen, “I’m just happy that he’s a great friend.”
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit alum went on to praise the “Power” rapper’s creativity, telling reporters, ““I love his creativity. I love that he thinks outside the box. He’s just himself. Not only am I a fan, I support him 100 percent.”
The feeling must be mutual, as ‘Ye showed up at the gala to show support for his lady “friend.” He later praised the event on his Twitter page, saying, “Just came from the New Yorkers for Children event, the stories were so moving.” I’ve heard of this phenom where men and women (especially those who at one point were romantically involved) hang out together and support each other to this degree; I think it’s called friends with benefits.