Can love stem from friendship? That's what Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are hoping to find out.
The longtime pals stepped out as a couple in New York City Wednesday, and things continued to heat up Thursday when they were spotted shopping at Jeffrey's together. That same day, the reality star, 31, and the rapper, 34, had a one-on-one lunch date at Serafina on the Upper East Side.
Kardashian, who is in town for a guest hosting gig on Friday's TODAY, is "hanging out with Kanye a lot" during her stay, an insider tells Us Weekly. She and West have "been friends for years," the insider adds.
Their Wednesday date included a screening of The Hunger Games, followed by a trip to the theater to see Sleep No More -- an interactive show loosely based on Shakespeare's Hamlet. Attendees wear masks for anonymity, and the new couple stayed as "close and intimate as they could," an eyewitness tells Us.