Jared Kushner enjoyed dinner with Kanye West in Miami, Florida, on Thursday night, proving that their unlikely friendship can stand the test of time.
The two pals were seen standing outside Carbone, just a few days after the rapper dined at the upscale Italian restaurant chain’s New York location with his new love interest, actress and model Julia Fox.
West, 44, stood out in a $995 neon yellow hooded sweatshirt by Balenciaga, which he paired paint-splattered black jeans and knee-high black rubber boots from Red Wing Shoes. He topped off his look with a pair of dark sunglasses, despite it being dark at the time, and one black glove on his left hand.
Jared Kushner, 40, and Kanye West, 44, had inner at Carbone in Miami, Florida, on Thursday
The two have been friends for over a decade, according to the real estate heir, who opened up about their relationship to the press a few years ago
The fashion designer appeared to have a smile on his face as he chatted with the former White House senior adviser while milling around the valet area.
Kushner, 40, was sporting a deep tan — one of the perks of living in Florida — and an all-black outfit for his dinner meeting with West.
He and his wife, Ivanka Trump, moved to Miami last January with their three children: Arabella, ten, Joseph, eight, and Theodore, five.
The family has been living at Arte Surfside, one of the neighborhoods most exclusive luxury oceanfront buildings, which is less than 10 miles away from the restaurant.
Kushner and West have been friends for over a decade, according to the real estate heir, who opened up about their relationship to the press a few years ago.
West appeared to have a smile on his face as he chatted with Kushner outside the restaurant
West wore dark shades, despite it being night time, and a black glove on his left hand
The fashion designer stood out in a $995 neon yellow hooded sweatshirt by Balenciaga, which he paired paint-splattered black jeans
In August 2020, West revealed that he met with Kushner in Colorado amid accusations that his last-minute presidential big was an attempt to siphon off votes from Joe Biden.
West took to Twitter to confirm the meeting after The New York Times learned of it and contacted him for comment.
‘I’m willing to do a live interview with the New York Time about my meeting with Jared where we discussed Dr. Claude Anderson’s book Powernomics,’ he wrote.
In his interview with The Times, West did not offer more details on his meeting with Kushner but, instead, expressed anger about abortion rates among black women and said he didn’t support Democrats.
A few days later, Kushner confirmed that he had spoken to West several times, along with other members of the billionaire long-shot presidential campaign.
Kushner, 40, was sporting a deep tan and an all-black outfit for his dinner meeting with West
West topped off his casual, yet cool look with a black of black knee-high rubber boots
The rapper was seen walking away from the restaurant while Kushner was talking to the valet
‘Kanye’s been a friend of mine for — I’ve known him for about 10 years,’ the president’s senior adviser said during a White House press briefing.
‘There’s a lot of issues that the president has championed that he admires,’ Kushner, who is also Trump’s son-in-law, said of the rapper and aspiring president.
A month prior to their meeting in Colorado, West announced that he planned on taking on then President Donald Trump and Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, in the 2020 presidential election.
Reports at the time revealed that many GOP operatives had been making efforts to get West on the ballot in certain states, which led to speculation that Republicans were trying hurt Biden’s chances by siphoning off votes from Biden to the rapper.
West was followed out of the restaurant by a man with a takeout bag who was also sporting Balenciaga sweats
West kept his eyes straight ahead as he walked out of the restaurant, which is a favorite of his estranged wife Kim Kardashian
It’s unclear if West and Kushner were joined by anyone else at the restaurant, where the rapper’s friend N.O.R.E. was also seen dining with pals
N.O.R.E. took to Instagram on Friday to share a photo of himself and his wife dining at the restaurant with friends the night before, including West’s ex Amber Rose
In a mysterious tweet, the Drink Champs host alluded to bringing two people together who hadn’t seen each other in a decade and fans speculated he was talking about West and Rose, who broke up in 2010
‘We both happened to be in Colorado, and we got together and we had a great discussion about a lot of things,’ Kushner said of one of their meetings. ‘He has some great ideas for what he’d like to see happen in the country and that’s why he has the candidacy that he’s been doing.’
Kushner refused to say if he had discussed the presidential campaign in general, but said they ‘had a general discussion more about policy.’
If he had discussed the campaign, it would have been in violation of the Hatch Act since, as an executive branch appointee, Kushner is not permitted to conduct campaign business.
In May 2020, Kushner hinted at their ongoing friendship when he was seen leaving his Washington, D.C. home carrying a black baseball cap with the phrase ‘Travel Space Again.’
West gifted him the hat when he famously met with President Trump at the White House in 2018 while Kushner was present.
The musician’s dinner with Kushner marked the third time he was spotted at one of the chain’s locations in 2022.
West’s dinner with Kushner marked the third time he was spotted at one of the chain’s locations in 2022. He and Julia Fox were spotted at the Miami location on New Year’s Day and the New York location on Tuesday
West’s last known meeting with Kushner was in Colorado in August 2020, which he revealed in a tweet. According to West, he and Kushner talked about Dr. Claude Anderson’s book ‘Powernomics’
After their meeting in Colorado, Kushner told the press that he had spoken with West several times during his long-shot presidential campaign
When he was in New York earlier this week, he took Fox to see the Broadway show ‘Slave Play’ followed by dinner at the restaurant, which happens to be one of his estranged wife Kim Kardashian’s favorites.
West also hung out with Fox at Carbone Miami on New Year’s Day. The two were reportedly on a double date with his friend, rapper and Drink Champs host N.O.R.E., and his wife, Neri Santiago.
N.O.R.E. was also at Carbone Miami on Thursday evening when West was there with Kushner, though it’s unclear if they were together.
He took to Instagram on Friday to share a photo of himself and his wife dining at the restaurant with friends, including West’s ex Amber Rose. In a mysterious tweet, he alluded to bringing two people together who hadn’t seen each other in a decade.
‘I did some real awkward s**’t last night and brung 2 people together who haven’t saw each other in 10 years by mistake!!! Positive energy still won!!! Innocent aura!!!’ he wrote.
West also famously met with President Donald Trump in the White House in 2018 when Kushner was present
In May 2020, Kushner was seen leaving his Washington, D.C. home carrying a black baseball cap with the phrase ‘Travel Space Again,’ which was a gift from West’s White House visit two years prior
Fans speculated that he was talking about Rose and West, who broke up in 2010 after two years together and have been openly critical of each other.
In 2015, West famously said in an interview that he had to take ’30 showers’ after dating her.
Rose, 38, later opened up about West publicly attacking her and slut-shaming her following their split while appearing on the ‘No Jumper’ podcast in October 2020, saying he ‘bullied’ her for 10 years.
‘That’s what narcissists do, right? You share two years with someone, you take them around the world, you buy the jewelry, you shout out to the world how much you love them and how much fun you have with this person and then the person decides that this is not what they want their life to be. I opted out,’ she said. ‘I don’t want my life to be like that. I’m not that type of person.’
Rose noted that she was not vindictive in the wake of their breakup, saying: ‘Even if someone is picking on me which he has for 10 years. He has picked on me, he has bullied me for 10 years. I feel if you looked up every time he has bullied me a lot of stuff will come up but I just move on, I’m happy. I have an amazing husband. I have two beautiful kids. He just called me a prostitute at his rally. Ten years later, just leave me alone.
‘I don’t bother you, I don’t talk about you. Obviously he comes up in interviews because he’s a big part of why I’m famous. I try to give give interviews and not shy away but at the same time, it’s like, “Bro leave me alone.”‘