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Look who was hanging out again today!
After seeing The Hunger Games together last night, Kanye West and his new muse, Kim Kardashian, were seen in Manhattan together again this afternoon, first lunching at Serafina with four other people and then going shopping at Jeffrey and FAO Schwarz, E! News has confirmed.
Read on for more on how the pair spent their day together...
Kardashian was photographed getting into a chauffeured car outside of West's apartment building this morning, seemingly the one time he hasn't been by her side in the last 24 hours.
A source tells E! News that the duo are "very close" and that Kardashian, who is divorcing Kris Humphries, is "trying to move on with her life and have fun."
The fashionable pair go way back together and hanging out is certainly nothing new. West was at Kardashian's 30th birthday party in New York City and attended the opening of the NYC branch of Dash back in 2010. More recently, they were photographed together during Paris Fashion Week.
"We've been friends for years," Kardashian told Ryan Seacrest just a couple weeks ago. "We just support each other, that's what friends do."
But as for today's lunch...
"Kim loves Serafina, she's been coming here for years," Alexa McBride, the restaurant's director of public relations, tells E! News. "She came today with Kanye West and they were with some friends...The restaurant was packed so they were sitting among customers who were excited to see them."
And perhaps some fans who fondly remembered Kanye's appearance on Kourtney & Kim Take New York.
McBride tells us that the pair showed "signs of affection," noting that West helped Kardashian adjust her jacket at one point and also toyed with her shoe.
"They were talking, leaning in really close, talking in each other ears—but keep in mind it was very loud in the restaurant," McBride said. "It seemed they were happy and at ease with other."
But, she admitted, there were "no huge outward signs of PDA."
Well, it's nice to have something to look forward to.
—Reporting by Ken Baker and Sharareh Drury