The Devin Booker, Kendall Jenner union has been secretive from the get-go.
Fans thought they'd get a glimpse of Kenny's love life on The Kardashians Hulu premiere. Some thought the fashionista and tequila brand owner would follow momager Kris Jenner's advice and start planning for a baby.
But a week after the debut season ended, everyone learned that the model and NBA star decided to call it quits after two years. The abrupt and out-of-the-blue reveal actually stemmed back to the couple's return from Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's wedding.
According to E! (opens in new tab), the source for all-things Kar-Jenner, the two had hit a rough patch after the big day, and it seemed that they were on different pages. Jenner was concerned that their future goals ultimately did not align, though specifics were not revealed.
Reports allege the two are over, but no one is entirely convinced.
Is the Devin Booker, Kendall Jenner romance truly over?
The most elusive of the Kar-Jenners caught everyone by surprise when her breakup splashed all over headlines in mid June. After two years and a seemingly great connection, the romance had dissipated...or did it?
Although everyone was convinced the couple was officially done, it appears that they're friendly exes...very friendly exes. (Should you stay friends with an ex is always the great debate.)
On July 1, said friendly exes were spotted together in the Hamptons. Although they weren't big on the PDA (unlike big sis Kourt), they were seen shopping at a liquor store, where Kenny scored herself a bottle of her own 818 Tequila brand. Apparently, per US Weekly, the two appeared to be having a great time.
A week earlier, they were in Malibu together, enjoying each other's company at the SoHo House, according to TMZ (opens in new tab). That seems like an awful lot of traveling for two people who are broken up, wouldn't you say? Oh, and let's not forget the NBA star liked Kenny's super-sexy Instagram (opens in new tab) sunbathing, where she leaves little to the imagination. (Guess Kendall Jenner's workout routine is serving the model well.)
All of this begs the question: did the two even split in the first place? Given how secretive Jenner can be, we'll have to wait for the blabber mouth of the family (looking at you, Kim) to spill the beans.
While we're anxiously awaiting confirmation, let's revisit how it all began, shall we?
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. (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 (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."
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