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Julia Fox Compares Kanye West's Neediness to Having Another Baby

by Venus Sanders

Julia Fox, the mother of a 2-year-old son named Valentino from her previous relationship with Peter Artemiev, recently opened up about her relationship with Kanye West on "The Drew Barrymore Show." The 33-year-old actress candidly discussed the challenges of dating the 46-year-old rapper and how it began to feel like having "two babies."

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Fox admitted that she could only date West for a limited time before it became overwhelming, stating, "My son has to be first. It just became too much, like I didn’t sign up to have two babies, you know?" She talked affectionately about her son, emphasizing that she couldn't put anyone else before him.

She highlighted the difficulties of her relationship with West, explaining that he required a full-time commitment. "Ultimately I think he needed a full-time person, and I just couldn't be full-time," Fox shared. She described scenarios where West would want to talk on the phone frequently, even while she was occupied with parenting tasks, prompting her to wear AirPods so she could keep up with conversations while tending to her son.

Fox acknowledged that this arrangement was unsustainable and overwhelming. She realized that she couldn't put anyone else before her child.

Julia Fox and Kanye West dated briefly at the beginning of 2022, following Fox's divorce from Peter Artemiev. Their relationship became public after they were seen celebrating the New Year together in Miami. The relationship was full of ups and downs and often made headlines.

Fox has recently released a memoir titled "Down the Drain," in which she provides a detailed account of her relationship with Kanye West. She shared various aspects of their romance, including their initial texts and phone calls, as well as their first steamy encounter. Fox also revealed that she often felt like West was using her for publicity, which became apparent when he gifted her designer bags and asked her and her friends to pose with the bags for photos.

The relationship eventually ended, and while a representative for Fox confirmed the split, they stated that the two remained friends and collaborators. Fox has discussed the intricacies of their relationship in interviews, even revealing that their relationship didn't involve a sexual connection.

In addition, Fox felt that West had "weaponized" her, explaining that she became his "little puppet." She also mentioned her refusal to sign a nondisclosure agreement (NDA), except in professional situations. The actress and model has provided an intimate look into her relationship with Kanye West and her experiences throughout their time together.


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