Who Is Kendall Jenner Dating Right Now? She Reportedly Spent the Fourth of July With Someone

Did you enjoy Independence Day? While some of you guys were out watching fireworks and chowing on BBQ on July 4, Kendall Jenner was reportedly hanging out with a sports star who’s kind of a big deal.

They reportedly spent the day lounging in an intimate setting that sounds like a scene straight out of a romantic Hollywood rom-com. So it might be safe to say that Jenner is a) living her best life and b) moving on following her split from NBA baller Ben Simmons.

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Kendall Jenner’s rumored boo is a basketball player

According to multiple reports, Jenner, 23, is dating NBA player Kyle Kuzma. He’s 23, 6-foot-9, and a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. In just two years, he’s raked in some pretty impressive career highlights and troves of fans that include Floyd Mayweather and NFL star Richard Sherman. 

It appears that the fling is in its early stages because the two just made headlines for the first time. E! News reported that on July 4, Jenner and Kuzma hung out on a “luxurious looking yacht,” where they basked in the sunlight and watched dolphins play in the ocean. 

At some point, Jenner posted photos of the day on social media, but the images did not appear to include Kuzma. As of writing, she has not yet commented on the reported fling.

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Her comments on the Fourth of July are interesting

So the reported date could’ve been totally chill, or it could mean something more serious. Jenner appeared to drop a hint during a July 2019 episode of ZaZa World Radio, telling the host, “4th of July is arguably my top two favorite holidays… I don’t know why I love it so much. It’s the fireworks and the vibe. I just feel like you should be in love on [the fourth] of July.”

Hmm…

Jenner has been single for some time

She’s been single for roughly two months after splitting from the Philadelphia 76ers star. Jenner and Simmons dated for a year between 2018 and 2019 after meeting through mutual friends.

The pair did not openly talk about its relationship, with Jenner telling Vogue Australia in 2019 that “bringing things into the public makes everything so much messier.” She also suggested that she refrains from commenting on her love life because it’s hard to know whether a relationship will last at her age, but Jenner and Simmons appeared to be smitten. 

The model added to the publication that she hopes to get married one day, which made fans believe that she and Simmons were in it for the long haul. But the relationship reportedly became strained due to their busy schedules and the couple split up in the spring of 2019.

“Ben and Kendall split recently before the [May 2019] Met Gala. They are still on fine terms and have been in touch,” a source told E! News.

“She cares about Ben and always wants to end her relationships on good terms,” the source added. “Kendall knew she had several out of the country trips coming up and thought it would be best if they took some space. It’s been hard for them with the time differences and both of their schedules but there is a chance they will get back together.”

Wow, that last line feels so awkward after this new report. But who knows.

Did she and Simmons break up for other reasons?

We know that a source told E! News that distance was definitely a factor in the demise of their relationship, but it might not have been the only one. Over the course of their relationship, the couple had been plagued by tabloid rumors. In late 2018, tabloids reported that Simmons cheated on Jenner. Meanwhile, she reportedly kissed Gigi Hadid’s brother Anwar.

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It makes one wonder, but on the bright side, Jenner is seemingly handing the split well. Judging from her Instagram page, she’s been enjoying some time with family and friends. And it doesn’t hurt when you’ve got a luxurious yacht to hang on, either.