Inside the secretive Devin Booker, Kendall Jenner relationship

The Devin Booker, Kendall Jenner union is very hush-hush, but will 'The Kardashians on Hulu' change that?

Devin Booker and Kendall Jenner f the Phoenix Suns kiss and hug after the Suns defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, 115-110, at Staples Center on October 22, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Ah, the elusive Devin Booker, Kendall Jenner relationship. 

When it comes to the viral Kourtney Kardashian wedding photos, we feel like we were in Sin City alongside Kravis. We've been riding along with Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson since the beginning—roller coaster spins, SNL appearances, Kanye arguments and all. But the 26-year-old model's romantic life is so private compared to her sisters' that we're not entirely sure what's going on.

The fashionista and tequila brand owner found love with the Phoenix Suns stars in 2020, and things have been going strong ever since. Think we'll get an update when The Kardashians on Hulu premieres? We'll have to wait to find out. Until then, we'll get you up to speed. 

Devin Booker, Kendall Jenner: how it all began

In the worst possible time to start a new relationship, the two first sparked dating rumors back in April 2020. Due to the pandemic, things didn't officially heat up until summer 2020, when they vacationed together alongside pals Justin and Hailey Bieber, per People

Devin and Kendall: 2021

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 24: Kendall Jenner (L) and Devin Booker are seen in SoHo on April 24, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

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With lockdown behind and an opportunity to grow closer, Booker and Jenner began spending more time together. They were seen visiting New York in April 2021, and a month later, Jenner was spotted cheering on her beau at one of his games. In the summer, she posted photos at the NBA Finals debut, decked out in the team's signature orange. 

According to US Weekly, in 2021, the two also vacationed in Italy, met each other's families and celebrated Jenner's birthday together in November, when Booker took the opportunity to call his leading lady the "most beautiful woman" via Instagram stories.

People further reported that Devin also has the Kar-Jenner seal of approval, even though he hasn't appeared on their reality show. (Well, at least not yet, right?) 

Devin and Kendall's one-year anniversary

In June 2021, the Phoenix Suns' shooting guard and the supermodel celebrated their year-long union. Although they typically don't post snapshots of one another on social media, they took this milestone as an opportunity to share photos together on their respective Instagram stories. Naturally, their followers quickly pounced on the rare sighting. 

You will have a hard time tracking down images of each other in Jenner and Booker's feeds, but with a little digging, those eagle-eyed followers can spot Kendall's beau on her Insta page and vice versa.

Devin and Kendall: 2022

At last, the NBA star has given us a little insight into his notoriously secretive relationship in a 2022 interview with the Wall Street Journal.

When asked if he finds all the media and fan attention surrounding his relationship "hard," he said: "I wouldn't say hard, honestly, I'm enjoying life to the fullest, and that came off my tongue so easily because it wasn't always this way, but I feel like I'm in a good place right now."⁠ 

He added: "I love my family, I love the people around me and I love the impact that I get to have on this world, the younger generation under me, and the kids who look up to me."

Still very tight-lipped, but it's nice to hear the positivity!

This all came after a January 2022 cabin retreat, a visit to Roden Crater in February and their Super Bowl attendance. In April 2022, while on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, Jenner showed her support for her fella—and love for basketball. 

"I watch every game unless I have — last night, I had a dinner, but all my friends and family know that I, like, sit with my phone [in front of me] wherever I am with the game on," she revealed.

Kendall Jenner NBA boyfriends

During the KUWTK reunion special in 2021, Jenner responded to comments that she only dates basketball players, to which she quickly shot back: "I actually don't only date basketball players, if anyone's ever done their research, but I'm not ashamed that I have a type." She added: "I'm also just a genuine basketball fan, so that's just kind of happened."

Although she's been previously spotted with athletes Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell, and Kyle Kuzma over the years, Jenner has confirmed that she's only really dated two pro NBA players: Ben Simmons and Blake Griffin. Responding to a snarky Tweet about her supposed NBA exes back in 2019, with a fan saying that "This is a playoff team lmao," Jenner wrote: "2 out of 5 accurate, thanks."

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Kendall dishes on privacy

"Kendall's always had this rule—she felt like she had to be with someone for at least a year before she let them be a part of the show because she doesn't always know what people's intentions are," executive producer Farnaz Farjam revealed on The Daily Dish podcast

And, as the model stated in part two of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians reunion, she didn't want to repeat her sisters' past mistakes.

"No offense to my older sisters at all, but I think that Kylie and I specifically have had the opportunity to watch our older sisters go through marriages and relationships and breakups and all these things, and do them pretty publicly. I think it was personal preference from a really young age that I didn't want to."

Again, maybe we'll get a little more insight come The Kardashians on Hulu, which hits screens on April 14. 

Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. 

More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York

When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere. 

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