Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima: The Real Reason This Celebrity Couple Split Up

Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima were together for nearly two years, but as of Aug. 8, 2018, they’ve decided to call it quits. The couple seemed to have been going strong, having gone on a romantic vacation together in Italy just over a month before the split. Looking back, however, there were definitely warning signs that the breakup was coming.

Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima

Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima | Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

They weren’t getting along after their vacation in Italy

The real reason Kardashian and Bendjima decided to call it quits? A source revealed to E! News that they’d been going through “ups and downs” ever since their vacation. “Kourtney and Younes have been arguing since coming back from their big Italy trip and have truly not been getting along,” the source spilled. “[They] decided to take time apart but ultimately it led to a split.”

Bendjima was photographed with another woman

Apparently, Bendjima and Kardashian’s split was far from friendly. A source told People, “It didn’t end well.” This isn’t surprising, considering one day before their split was announced, photos surfaced of Bendjima cuddling up with Jordan Ozuna on a friends’ trip in Mexico. An insider revealed to E! News, they were “kissing all night” and “were together alone.”

Ozuna, however, adamantly denied the rumors. She claimed in a statement to E! News, “Younes and I are not involved romantically at all. We were both invited to Mexico for a mutual friend’s birthday party with 13 other people. It was nothing more than friends having fun at the beach. No, we aren’t romantically involved in any way, shape or form.”

Bendjima joined in on dispelling any cheating rumors. He shared on his Instagram Stories, “They really want me to be the bad guy. F*ck your Hollywood bullsh*t (cant have fun with your friends no more). dailymail Where are my 12 other friendssss? Nice catch tho.”

“Once again you guys failed,” he added. “I’m not attached to this ‘life’ so you can’t touch me. I know who I am where I’m from and where I’m going and that bothers you. Only one opinion matter the one of my lord. Have a wonderful day.”

Kardashian’s family came to her defense

Kardashian may be feuding with the rest of her family, but that didn’t stop her sisters, Kim and Khloé Kardashian, from coming to her defense. “Alexa play ‘heard it all before’ by Sunshine Anderson,” Khloé wrote on social media.

Kim also called out Bendjima, commenting, “Nice pics from your ‘boys trip.'”

Bendjima wasn’t a fan of Kardashian’s sexy Instagram posts

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian | Kourtney Kardashian via Instagram

Considering Bendjima and Kardashian had some public Instagram drama a month before their split, it didn’t come as much of a surprise. In July 2018, Kardashian posted a photo of herself in a thong bikini and an oversized sun hat. She captioned the photo, “Don’t be shady, be a lady” — but Bendjima decided to throw some shade, anyway.

In a since-deleted comment, Bendjima criticized, “Thats what you need to show to get likes?”

A source told People, “He never liked that she posted sexy pictures of herself on social media.” They added, “He doesn’t want his girlfriend to do that. He gets that it’s her job, but wants her to post more covered-up pictures. He has always had a problem with this. This is the stuff they argue about and what made them split in the past.”

They’ve sparked breakup rumors before

Bendjima’s comment on Kardashian’s Instagram post wasn’t the first time they sparked breakup rumors based on their social media behavior. In March 2018, fans noticed Kardashian unfollowed Bendjima and then deactivated her account. Bendjima followed suit in deleting his page, but unfollowing Kardashian after reactivating it.

Within the next few days, the couple followed each other again and were spotted grocery shopping together, so all became well — for at least a few months. This time around, however, we don’t see a quick reconciliation in their future.

How is Kardashian handling the split?

Kardashian is getting over the split from Bendjima on her own terms. “Kourtney is upset but she is trying to focus her energy on other things and stay busy,” a source told E! News.

“Kourtney doesn’t plan on calling attention to it publicly and wants everything to blow over. It’s upsetting to her,” the source added. “They have been having ups and downs for the past month. There was a huge chance they were going to get back together and they were working on things. But now that these photos surfaced, things are definitely over.”