Supermodel and reality TV star Kendall Jenner is reportedly dating Ben Simmons, the 6-foot-10 point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers, sources revealed.
According to a source close to the couple, they have been going out ‘for a few weeks.’ Kendall, 22, and Ben, 21, were also seen out together at the Beverly Hills Hotel where the pair were enjoying a private lunch. They seem to have had a lot of private hang outs lately. In fact, a witness told Page Six that the new couple had a security team following them around to ensure their complete privacy. Security trailed them when they went to have a night out with friends at the restaurant Vandal and the duo had a great time.
The witness said, “Security measures seemed to have been taken to ensure Kendall and Ben enjoyed their night hassle free.” They also added that Kendall and Ben were ‘smiling the night away’ partying with their close friends for a long time.
Kendall has been doing a lot of partying recently and fans are happy to see her enjoy her free time. She is also the highest paid model in the industry and that job doesn’t come with a lot of down time.
Kendall previously dated former LA Clippers player, Blake Griffin, who then moved to the Detroit Pistons. They were first linked together in August and tried to keep their romance super private. However, their relationship got a little mileage when Blake was mentioned in Kendall’s cover story for the April edition of Vogue. Things between them went south after that.
Another issue the couple had was Blake’s transfer to the Detroit Pistons. The power forward ‘got traded’ and wasn’t ‘local’ anymore and apparently this shift created distance between them. A source told PEOPLE, “They’re definitely cooled off and are taking things at a slower pace.”
However, that wasn’t all it was, as just last month, the pair were seen being super cold to each other at Coachella. Kendall arrived alone to the music festival, and sat with Gigi and Bella Hadid instead of Blake. When he showed up to the event, he just walked past her table and didn’t acknowledge her. Although she did stare in his direction but neither of them attempted to make contact with the other.
The 22-year-old supermodel has put her love life back on track with Ben. The basketball star was seen touching down at LAX on Monday and he told TMZ he wanted to play with LeBron James. There have also been rumors that LeBron would leave the Cavaliers and move to Ben’s team.
The supermodel has faced allegations that she is gay or bisexual which she recently addressed in her Vogue article. She said she doesn’t think she is gay or bisexual but is ‘down for experience’ in whatever way she gets it. Kendall has also been linked to A$AP Rocky before this among other random celebrities. In any case, we hope the new couple are happy together!