Julia Fox is sharing details about her short-lived romance with Kanye West. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times regarding her book ‘Down the Drain,’ the 33-year-old actress revealed that she initially had hopes for a genuine connection with the 46-year-old rapper.
However, she soon came to the realization that West was using her as a tool in the aftermath of his divorce from Kim Kardashian, feeling as though she was being “weaponized” in their relationship.
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‘I was being weaponized’
“I really understood him on a visceral level,” the model shared in the interview. She went on to express that she initially “thought ultimately I’d be helping a precarious situation,” referring to his separation from the Skims founder. “But I learned very quickly that I was being weaponized,” she continued, adding, “I just felt like his little puppet.”
In her memoir, ‘Down the Drain,’ Fox mentioned that she approached her six-week relationship with the ‘Heartless’ rapper with caution. Notably, she revealed that she did not sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) during their short relationship, stating firmly, “I’m not signing a f–king NDA just on principle. I never have, and I never will,” before adding, “unless it’s a professional opportunity, then sure.”
Fox says fans made their relationship a ‘big deal’
Speaking about how her relationship with Kanye West may have impacted her career, Fox remarked, “I know for a fact I’ve been up for certain things and couldn’t do it because of dating Kanye. It’s kind of wild.” She also mentioned, “It really wasn’t that big of a deal, but other people made it such a big deal,” referring to the public and media’s reaction to their relationship.
Why did their relationship not last?
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Fox emphasized that the “weaponizing” aspect of their relationship, is why she believes it only lasted a month. In her memoir, she reveals that the description of her date with West, as previously portrayed in Interview magazine, was largely fictional and written at the request of West’s team. Fox described it as a “red flag,” saying, “When I realized what was happening, I was like, ‘I don’t want to be part of this.'”
Fox, a mother to a 2-year-old son named Valentino, confessed that she “probably would have stuck it out longer” if she “wasn’t a mom.” She emphasized that she “made a lot of money” during her relationship with West. However, she added, “If I was still that version of myself, I would have probably just been like, ‘It’s a good opportunity, just do it.’ Now that I’m a mom, I have a higher moral standard for myself.”