There may be a new man in Kendall Jenner’s life, and he happens to share a lot in common with her last reported love interest …
Following reports that Jenner, 22, and 29-year-old NBA player Blake Griffin’s relationship has been “cooling off” since the year began, the model is now being linked to a different basketball player—she seems to take after big sister Khloé in her taste for NBA players, but who can blame her?
Anyway, Page Six is now reporting that Ms. Jenner is dating Ben Simmons, 21, an NBA star with the Philadelphia 76ers. We’ve reached out to Jenner’s reps about the report, but they have declined to comment.
So … who is this mysterious new man possibly joining the ranks of Kar-Jenner boyfriendom? Scroll down to find out everything you need to know about Kendall’s potential new beau, Ben Simmons.
Ben was born in a suburb of Melbourne—his American father, Dave Simmons, played professional basketball for the Melbourne Tigers at the time. The Aussie native moved to the U.S. during his sophomore year of high school in 2013, attending the Montverde Academy in Florida. He went on to play college basketball Louisiana State University in 2015. Simmons dropped out the following year in order to declare his eligibility for the 2016 NBA draft. (Spoiler alert: it worked out.)
He Used to Date Tinashe
Page Six’s report indicates that Simmons and Jenner have been seeing each other “for a few weeks,” but Tinashe’s brother, Kudzai, says the duo split just days ago …
Tinashe and Simmons made their relationship Instagram official in late March.
He’s a Full Foot Taller Than Kendall
OK, so Kendall, a runway model, is pretty damn tall: 5’ 10". Ben, however, tops her at 6’10. So maybe this is the reason Kendall and Khloé (also 5’ 10") are so eager to date NBA players … ?
He Has a Really Cute Dog/Someone He Knows Has a Really Cute Dog/He Has Generally Great Taste in Dogs and Knowing Which Ones to Photograph
There isn’t much of a story here—but you gotta love a guy with a passion for animals, especially ones that are this adorable.
Umm … He Knows Tristan Thompson
Small world … or is it?? Ben and the father of Khloé’s child, Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson, share the same agent at Klutch Sports Group. Check it—arms around each other and everything:
Perhaps Tristan and/or Khloé facilitated a meet-and-greet between Kendall and Ben?