How Did Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons Meet?
In the world of the Kardashian/Jenner clan, keeping a relationship out of the spotlight is almost unheard of.
So it’s impressive that Kendall Jenner has managed to keep her relationship with NBA star Ben Simmons relatively low key. Jenner hasn’t shared much about the couple’s relationship. Here’s what we do know.
How did Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons meet?
According to reports, Jenner and Simmons met through mutual friends. Rumors began swirling about their relationship after Page Six reported that the pair was seen having lunch together. After the report, the two were seen out shopping and spending time together.
Even though rumors about their relationship began in May 2018, it wasn’t until February of this year that Jenner finally confirmed their relationship. Jenner appeared on Ellen and the talk show host not-so-subtly asked her about her dating life. When asked how long the two have been dating, Jenner cheekily responded, “For a bit now.”
Jenner intentionally keeps her relationships out of the spotlight
In a family that flaunts every detail of their personal lives, it’s no accident that we know so little about Jenner’s relationships. The model does her best to keep her personal relationships private and away from the judging eyes of the media.
During a recent radio appearance, Jenner stated, “I don’t want to let the world have their opinion on something and let them fully into something if I don’t even know what’s gonna end up happening in the next couple months because it’s something I’m going to have to explain.”
Jenner has been so private about her relationships that at one point, fans questioned her sexuality. Jenner responded to the rumors by telling Vogue, “I think it’s because I’m not like all my other sisters, who are like, ‘Here’s me and my boyfriend! I don’t think I have a bisexual or gay bone in my body, but I don’t know! … I have literally nothing to hide.”
Simmons’ ex caused some security concerns
It looks like it’s not just the media that Jenner has to worry about. The couple has had some issues with one of the basketball star’s former flames.
In July of last year, Jenner and Simmons visited a nightclub in LA. It just happened to be the same club that Simmons’ ex, Tinashe was also at. When TMZ asked Tinashe whether she had seen the couple inside, the singer responded, “I did [see them inside]. He’s texting me. What the hell? What’s he doing?! What an idiot!”
However, Tinashe later admitted to making the whole thing up. The incident prompted rumors to spread that the singer was stalking the couple, causing Jenner and Simmons to increase their security.
The couple took a break last summer
Things looked to be getting serious last June, with reports saying that the couple was renting a house together in Los Angeles. In addition to the house, the couple shared a romantic vacation to Mexico in August. But the pair couldn’t get their schedules to match up and ended up calling things quits. A source told US Weekly, “Kendall and Ben’s relationship is fizzling and dissipating due to scheduling conflicts.” But the split didn’t last and Jenner was seen sitting courtside at a 76ers game in November.
Jenner has said she won’t talk about her relationships until it’s serious
We still don’t know much about Jenner and Simmons’ relationship, but reality star did confirm that she is indeed dating the 76ers point guard. This is more than she has done with any relationship in the past. Jenner was rumored to be dating Harry Styles, ASAP Rocky, and Blake Griffin, but never confirmed any of those relationships.
Do Jenner’s comments on Ellen mean that things are more serious this time around? Is she ready to open up and let the world know about her relationship? For now, the couple is still keeping things quiet. Only time will tell if Simmons is the one.