The name of 35-year-old Irina Shayk often appears on the pages of the press – everything is discussed: from the famous model walks in New York to rumors about an affair with Kanye West, which everyone discussed this summer. But Irina speaks with journalists quite rarely. But for Highsnobiety, the Russian model made an exception. Irina not only took part in a bright fashion photo shoot, where she starred half-naked, but also gave an interview.
In it, she talked about the relationship with her former lover Bradley Cooper, with whom she lives next door, about the upbringing of their common daughter Leia, about plans for the future and much more. Interesting quotes have been collected in our material.
About his daughter Leah Bradley Cooper's father
He is a full-fledged skillful father, not just a nanny. Leia was on vacation with him for almost two weeks – I never called them.
About raising daughter Leia
Me and her father are very strict. When she’s finished eating, she gets up from the table, grabs a plate and says “thank you.” Without “please” or “thank you,” she gets nothing. It is difficult because she has so many toys. At her age I had one doll, and I still have it. A large doll with blond hair and blue eyes. My grandmother sewed clothes for her. And I always explain: “Look, this is my doll. I only had one.” Or sometimes I say to her: “You have this candy. And I used to eat candy only for Christmas.”
Moving from Sports Illustrated to Haute Couture
You usually see slimmer models. I had an agency in which they told me: “You will never work unless you lose seven kilograms. Yes, I have breasts and an ass. When I was preparing for the Marc Jacobs show, Mark came to the fitting, I pointed to my breasts. and ass and said, “That's how I bought my apartment in the West Village.”
About the future in the modeling business
I never dreamed of being a model. My goal was to help my family. I am 35 years old and I still look good. But at 45? We all age. It doesn't matter what I do for a living. Tomorrow? Maybe I won't do all of this. Perhaps in a year I will no longer be known.
It is important that you have real people in your life. Fame is as addictive as alcohol and sex. Old-school people help to keep the ground underfoot. I have never taken drugs in my life. I didn't have that crazy partying period.