By ELEANOR GOWER
Adoring: Kanye West held hands and gazed at new love Kim Kardashian as they headed back to his apartment building in New York City
She has sported earrings featuring his initials and has been seen on a near-daily basis holding hands with her rumoured new boyfriend Kanye West.
And Kim Kardashian resembled a dizzy schoolgirl in love yet again yesterday as her new beau gazed adoringly at her as they strolled through New York together.
Kanye couldn't stop smiling as he held hands with the 31-year-old reality star, who looked almost shy as she turned her head away.
The star wore her long dark hair straight and loose over one shoulder and showed off her toned legs in a full cream skirt.
A loose black blazer, towering black heels and low cut top completed the look.
Kanye, 34, looked a little more casual in black leather trousers, a pair of bright yellow trainers and a navy blue hoodie.
Suddenly shy? Kim looks down at the ground, while Kanye can't stop smiling as he escorts his new love through the city
The show of affection was a little strange, considering the couple had earlier taken great care to avoid being seen together as they met up at a New York midtown hotel.
They arrived and left by separate doors, despite recently having arrived at the opening of Scott Disick's restaurant together and taking a romantic stroll around Manhattan at the weekend.
According to Khloe Kardashian, Kanye is popular with the famous family, who said her sister's new relationship was not yet ;serious.'
Lunchtime rendezvous: Kim and Kanye both arrived at the same Manhattan hotel yesterday afternoon, stayed for an hour then left... by separate doors
Appearing on US show Watch What Happens Live, Khloe said: 'I don't think it's serious. I think it's too soon. But because they've been friends for so long, it's just so easy and that's something I love seeing for Kim - the easiness and how happy she is.
'It's just more of a great friendship and friendships make the best relationships.
She added: 'We've known Kanye for like nine years. He's great with the family, but again we've known him for so long. It's not like some stranger getting into a hurricane.'
Pretty pretty good: Kim looked lovely in her outfit but unusually hurried into the hotel to meet her new beau
Kim has made no mention of the rapper on her Celebuzz blog, instead voicing her joy at having the whole family together on the east coast.
'We are having some fun family time while in New York City!' she wrote yesterday. 'It’s so great to have everyone together. It’s rare that we are all in NYC at the same time, so we are making the most of it.
'Khloe and I headed to dinner over the weekend to a family dinner celebrating mom’s and Bruce’s 21st wedding anniversary. Congrats to mom and Bruce!!'
Nobody can see me! The publicity loving Kanye stared dead ahead as he walked into the hotel
Hurry: Kim seemed keen to leave the scene after their hour together