Who is Julia Fox? Meet Kanye West's former flame

The question on everyone's mind: 'Who is Julia Fox' and is she still dating Kanye West after all the Insta drama?

Julia Fox attends the first anniversary celebration of L'Avenue at Saks on February 04, 2020 in New York City
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Who is Julia Fox? All eyes are on Kanye West and his now ex-flame, an Italian-born model and actress who rocks bold outfits and even bolder eyeliner. 

Now that Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have gotten pretty cozy—Staten Island visits, island vacations and all—it seems the rapper has decided to move on from the reality TV star. After New Year's Eve, it became apparent that he and Fox were a little more than just buddies and looking pretty loved up. Or so it seemed before things got very dramatic over on Ye's Instagram...

Now,  everyone's curious to learn more about their whirlwind romance and whether the couple is actually still together. So let's dive right in and discover just who is Julia Fox?

Who is Julia Fox?

Born in Milan, Italy, Fox has dabbled in a bit of everything: modeling, acting and even art. She first turned heads in 2019 when she starred opposite Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems. Although she received praise for her performance and even a Gotham Award nomination, she's hoping to earn a spot behind the camera rather than in front of it. 

She revealed in an interview with Refinery29 that her goal would be honing on writing, directing and producing so as not to be the "center of attention" (though she certainly is right now). She even confessed to having a bunch of scripts that are ready for the next level. 

Julia Fox age: how old is she?

Born on February 2, 1990, Fox is soon-to-be 32 years old. And she's an Aquarius, for the cosmically curious. 

Julia Fox Instagram

You can take a gander at the star's bold modeling looks, interviews, and roles, which she puts on display on her Instagram handle @juliafox. Her photo grid feels like a timeline of her career thus far, so we'll likely see lots of exciting updates soon!

Are Julia Fox and Kanye West still together?

It all seemed to start so well...

The actress-model stepped out publically with the artist formerly known as Kanye West in January 2022, detailing one of their first dates for Interview magazine after meeting in Miami on New Year's Eve. 

“Ye had an entire hotel suite full of clothes. It was every girl’s dream come true. It felt like a real Cinderella moment. I don’t know how he did it, or how he got all of it there in time. But I was so surprised. Like, who does things like this on a second date? Or any date!” Fox told the publication. 

Of their relationship, she said to the outlet: “Everything with us has been so organic. I don’t know where things are headed but if this is any indication of the future I’m loving the ride.”

While out and about at Paris Fashion Week, she and West sported coordinating all-denim ensembles and black leather outfits. Though the duo might have received some backlash for their outfit selections—in addition to the backlash Fox received when she began her courtship with the Donda rapper—she claims to have had an instant connection with the musician.

"His energy is so fun to be around. He had me and my friends laughing, dancing, and smiling all night," she told Interview upon their NYE meeting. 

Interestingly enough, one of Fox's modeling moments actually connected her to Kanye's ex-wife, Kim K. She was seen wearing the SKIMS Summer Mesh collection on the brand's various social media platforms. 

Now, however, after a tirade of posts, with Ye calling out Billie Eilish and Pete Davidson, and proclaiming his love for ex-wife Kim—Julia Fox and Kanye West have split.

Despite their whirlwind and highly publicized romance, Julia is living her best life after the breakup, even making her debut at New York Fashion Week.

She's also had the best response to outlets claiming she is heartbroken over her split from Kanye. The actress took to Instagram after the Daily Mail reported she had been spotted crying at the airport. She posted a video in reply, which showed her smiling as she walked through said airport and wrote: "Crying where?"

Julia has also very relatably deleted all the pictures of Kanye from her Instagram page.

Julia Fox dating history: Peter Artemiev

Julia Fox shares a son, one-year-old Valentinom with her ex-husband of two years, pilot Peter Artemiev. 

"Thank you for being my biggest blessing. My greatest accomplishment. My masterpiece. I don’t deserve you but somehow we’re here and I promise to love you unconditionally and accept you for who you are," she wrote on Instagram for Valentino's first birthday. 

Aside from Artemiev, her love life has been kept quietly under wraps, though she did reveal recently that she has been dating billionaires her whole life. Hmm...

Julia Fox movie list: what has she been in?

In addition to Uncut Gems, Fox also appeared in PVT Chat, a 2020 film about a New York City-based gambler who becomes obsessed with a cam girl on the West Coast. No Sudden Move, a 2021 crime film, featured Fox as Vanessa Capelli. Other titles on her acting resumé include The Great American Mud Wrestle (2018) and Screenshot (2011).

RIP Julia Fox paintings

It comes as no surprise that Fox likes to be daring. Along with being an actress and model, Fox hosted her own super-sexy art show, entitled R.I.P. Julia Fox, in New York City back in 2017, where she extracted her own blood with a syringe to incorporate into her work. (The blood obsession seems to be a trend, right MGK and Megan Fox?) 

Julia Fox back tattoo meaning

While out to dinner early in the new year, Fox was seen sporting a crop top that put a tattoo of cellos, located on her lower back, on full display. Though the meaning behind that particular tat isn't clear, she also sports ink saying “Sancti Spiritus” on her shoulders (which translates to "The Holy Spirit") and the name "Gianna" underneath her left breast, which seemingly honors her late friend Gianna Valdes.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again. 

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