What's the latest on Devin Booker, Kendall Jenner and their secretive romance? Sources say things are not looking particularly good right now.
News just broke that the two have, once again, decided to call it quits. This tidbit comes at us right after we learned that Kendall took Kylie and Hailey Bieber to see Harry Styles...which also happens to coincide with the the Harry Styles, Olivia Wilde split. Oh, and have we mentioned that Kenny earned a spot on Harry Styles' dating history timeline?
That being said, there are quite a few coincidences in this scenario, wouldn't you say? Here's what's going on.
Is the Devin Booker, Kendall Jenner romance *truly* over?
Earlier in 2022, the couple sparked breakup rumors after Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's wedding. However, the paps still caught the pair traveling together, so it seemed the split rumors were simply that. We were all fooled.
"They worked out their issues and decided they want to move forward and be together," a source told E! (opens in new tab). "They moved on and it's going really well."
Unfortunately, it appears that the NBA star and model have backtracked. According to reports, they came to the conclusion to end their romance due to busy schedules and traveling conflicts. However, they are apparently still on good terms, which is refreshing to hear. (Should you stay friends with an ex is always a highly debated topic.)
Will history repeat itself? Will the two get a hint of déjà vu and find their way back to one another? Time will tell how things will unravel.
As for Harry, we haven't suspected he's landed a new partner quite yet, but it is awfully interesting that he and his famous ex decided to head part ways with their S.O.'s around the same time. Wouldn't that be something if they decided to give things another shot? Nothing would surprise us at this point, truth be told.
Either way, you better believe all eyes are on the second-youngest Kar-Jenner now, especially since she's so private. The Kardashians season 2 might be coming to a close, but in no way will the model—nor her love life—find their way out of the spotlight.
Devin Booker, Kendall Jenner: how it all began
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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 (opens in new tab).
Devin and Kendall: 2021
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 (opens in new tab), 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 (yet).
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 (opens in new tab) and vice versa.
Devin and Kendall: 2022
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At last, the NBA star has given us a little insight into his notoriously private relationship in a 2022 interview with the Wall Street Journal (opens in new tab).
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 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 (opens in new tab).
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."
Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment.
The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.
Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets.
When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)
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