Julia Fox has apparently fallen head-over-heels for Kanye West since meeting him at a New Year’s Eve party in Miami last week.
However, the brunette beauty might want to keep her guard up as the rapper reportedly displays an alarming behavior. “early red flag”In their love.
West, 44 seems to be “love-bombing” the 31-year-old actress — a dating tactic whereby a suitor immediately showers a new partner with gifts and attention in order to make them feel both dazzled and secure.
Fox wrote in a diary entry for Interview magazine, Thursday, that West is the focus of his thoughts. “had an entire hotel suite full of clothes”When they returned from their first date in New York City earlier this month, she was waiting for them.
“It was every girl’s dream come true. It felt like a real Cinderella moment,”Fox is smitten by her first-person piece.
Fox and West were seen together on Tuesday in New York City for their first official date. Fox was allegedly taken by West back to his hotel. Fox was then presented with gifts. KWJF / BACKGRID
Experts say that love-bombing could signal that a lover is seeking a new one. “trying to manipulate you.”
Love-bombing actions are not limited to extravagant gifts. They include making a declaration that you love someone after just a few dates and continuing texting and making plans.
Often, love-bombers cool off or ghost completely once they’re satisfied that they’ve lured their new partner in. This leaves the new partner feeling confused, manipulated, and frustrated.
“A narcissistic relationship often starts as too much too fast — this is then followed by a cycle of devaluing, discarding, and ups and downs,” Ramani Durvasula, a clinical psychologist and narcissism expert, told Insider.
Therapist Claire Stott additionally told the publication that solid relationships usually take time to develop, and that a good foundation can’t be rushed.
“A good relationship, I think, is a slow burner,”Stott said. “It’s not necessarily one that’s going to be super intense at the beginning. It’s one that’s going to gradually build as you get to know each other.”
For those who do find themselves getting showered by gifts in the early stages of a relationship, it’s not always the beginning of the end — just pay attention to how long it lasts, said Dr. Dale Archer, a psychiatrist.
“If extravagant displays of affection continue indefinitely, if actions match words, and there is no devaluation phase, then it’s probably not love-bombing,”Archer stated.
Too much too quickly! Experts believe that strong, long-lasting relationships are more likely to develop at a slower rate. Getty Images
“On the other hand, if there’s an abrupt shift in the type of attention, from affectionate and loving to controlling and angry, with the pursuing partner making unreasonable demands, that’s a red flag.”
“The important thing to remember about love-bombing is that it is psychological partner abuse, period,”Archer stated. “When one person intentionally manipulates and exploits another’s weakness or insecurity, there’s no other word for it.”