After months of wondering "Did Kendall Jenner and Bad Bunny break up?" fans finally received the Instagram 'soft launch' they've been waiting for...
Circling back to the start of this Kendall and Bad Bunny (aka Benito Ocasio) dating saga, rumors initially surfaced in February 2023—sparked by the anonymous gossip account, DeuxMoi—and since then, the evidence of a developing romance has certainly been stacking up. From those Met Gala afterparty pictures to their court-side appearance, alongside friends at the Lakers game on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
However, a recent drop off in sightings prompted many to wonder if things had perhaps cooled off between them. Though their cozy appearance at Drake's Inglewood show on August 13, not to mention Benito's recent IG stories, might finally hold the answer to whether Kendall Jenner is in fact, Bad Bunny's girlfriend...
Are Kendall Jenner and Bad Bunny dating?
Rumors have been rife since February 2023, that something is going on between Kendall and Bad Bunny—fueled further by their numerous appearances together, from their Met Gala 2023 after-party outing to the numerous LA date nights they've enjoyed in recent months.
That being said though, since their string of very public outings, there have been some theories swirling that their 'fling' might have run its course—though we've also received plenty of intel to suggest the opposite. So, what is actually going on and are Kendall Jenner and Bad Bunny still together? Let's investigate...
Did Bad Bunny and Kendall Jenner break up?
While neither Kendall nor Benito have confirmed anything romantic between them (though those Drake concert videos speak volumes), fans, especially on TikTok, became convinced the pair had parted ways in late May—after appearances of them together became few and far between. So, do we have a Kendall Jenner Bad Bunny breakup on our hands?
To cut right to the chase, no it would seem the pair have not parted ways—in fact, quite the opposite, especially if Benito's IG Stories of their cozy appearance at Drake's 'It's All A Blur' show in Cali, on Sunday, August 13, 2023, are anything to go by. First things first though, let's talk about why these breakup claims began...
The rumors started gaining traction at the end of May 2023, after a drop off in Kenny and Benito sightings—with many taking their absence as a sign that things had fizzled out between them. That is, until mid-June when we finally received some new confirmation that the pair were actually still spending time together, as they were papped looking pretty cozy as they browsed for records together in Sherman Oaks.
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More evidence then came our way on Thursday, July 20, 2023, as another source claimed to Entertainment Tonight that they were still on, adding: "Kendall and Bad Bunny are still hanging out and having a great time with each other. Things are definitely progressing between them. Things are becoming more serious and their relationship is on the upswing."
They also hinted that they're keeping 'things light' but are, "both super into each other and have a ton of chemistry. Their friends and families are really happy for them and like them as a couple."
Now it seems Kendall and Bad Bunny are definitely still dating, as they were not only spotted out together, enjoying a sushi date on Friday, July 28 in West Hollywood—according to E! News—but also putting on a very cozy display just a week later, at Drake's Inglewood show (August 13,).
In case you missed it, Kendall and Benito were filmed looking super loved up at the concert, which they attended alongside Kim Kardashian. The videos saw Kenny cupping his face in her hands, meanwhile, Benito had his arms around her as they laughed and danced together...
Kendall Jenner and Bad Bunny attended Drake’s concert in Inglewood, California. pic.twitter.com/D8hY9IshO5August 14, 2023
Then on Monday, August 28, 2023, Bad Bunny himself, offered up some audio confirmation of his ongoing relationship with Kenny.
Taking to his Instagram story, he shared a series of pictures and videos, including one snap of some 818 cocktails (aka, Kendall's tequila brand), a clip of him singing in a car, wearing what looked to be a gold 'K' necklace and finally, a video from a hike—seemingly accompanied by Kendall and a chipmunk...
Yes, this video is the moment that really sent the internet into a meltdown. Upon turning the audio up, someone—who sounds a whole lot like our Kendall—can be heard calling a furry little chipmunk, running along the trail, the "cutest thing ever" before trying to coax it over.
In response, Bad Bunny then says: "Mami, be careful," before warning her about some mosquitos.
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Now, this isn't the first time fans think they've spied Kendall making a cameo on Bad Bunny's IG, but after their very PDA-filled display at Drake's show in mid-August, this latest glimpse hits a little different. That being said though, we're unlikely to get any official updates from the pair on their relationship, as both have shared their desire to keep their private life, private.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, on June 21, 2023, when discussing his private life, Bad Bunny said: "I know something is going to come out. I know [people are] going to say something. People know everything about me, so what’s left for me to protect? My private life, my personal life."
Then, when asked about his love life, he added: "That’s the only answer. In the end, the only thing I have is my privacy."
Kendall mirrored his sentiments in her own interview with the Wall Street Journal (published on the same day). When asked about Bad Bunny, she said: "No comment," before adding, "I try [to] find the balance of keeping things private and keeping things sacred, [and] also not letting the unfortunate frustration and stress of everyone trying to get in on it stop me from enjoying my side. Does that make sense? I’ll go out of my way to do things as privately as possible because I just think that that’s the healthier way of dealing with relationships anyway."
So there you have it—while the jury is still out on whether Kendall and Bad Bunny are actually exclusive, they do appear to still be hanging out! And for those wanting a full debrief on their relationship timeline, here are all the times they've been sighted together recently...
Bad Bunny and Kendall Jenner sat courtside at a Laker's game
Following those very telling Met Gala pictures, the pair were once again spotted together but this time sitting courtside at the Lakers playoff game on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
The pair sat next to each other, alongside friends, with onlookers grabbing videos of the two talking and laughing throughout the game—including one moment where Bad Bunny leaned over to say something in Kendall's ear.
Bad Bunny and Kendall Jenner at the Met Gala
Fans were given some very compelling evidence at the beginning of May, as the Met Gala 2023 saw Bad Bunny and Kendall Jenner both in attendance. However, while they didn't publicly turn up together or appear with each other on the white carpet, the pair were seen heading to the after-party together.
In an even more intriguing moment, Bad Bunny was also pictured with Kendall's older sister Kim Kardashian, either entering or exiting a large vehicle together.
So while this is far from a public announcement from the couple, it seems like it could be a huge hint to fans...
Bad Bunny and Kendall Jenner at Coachella
Now, despite all the sightings to date, the biggest indicator of a potential relationship came over Coachella weekend, with onlookers spotting and videoing either Kendall dancing to Bad Bunny's set, or the pair dancing and walking around the festival together.
Fans also started to speculate that Kendall was present in one of Bad Bunny's Instagram Story videos, as he drove around Coachella in a buggy. In the clip, long brunette hair could be seen next to the singer, with Bad Bunny also seemingly leaning over to kiss someone—though you cannot see the 'kiss' occur. You can also hear what sounds suspiciously like Kenny's voice in the video...
As of now, there's still no official confirmation from either party—with some fans even thinking Bad Bunny's Coachella speech seemed to deny a relationship—but it's safe to say they're definitely spending time together. The rumors don't look to be dying down anytime soon and it's safe to say Twitter is certainly having a field day with them...
How the Kendall Jenner and Bad Bunny rumors began
Kendall Jenner's boyfriend situation has been a mystery since her split from her NBA beau, Devin Booker in October 2022, but fans are pretty darn convinced that she's now seeing Bad Bunny. Let's analyze the evidence, shall we?
After Bad Bunny's viral moment with Taylor Swift at the Grammys, his name hit the headlines once again, but this time alongside Kendall Jenner's. The relationship rumors were initially sparked after the anonymous gossip account, Deuxmoi posted a blind item suggesting that on February 16, that read: "This single, famous model sister was seen playing tonsil hockey with Bad Bunny at a private L.A. club last night."
DeuxMoi then followed up, addressing the item on her podcast DeuxU and saying: "So I'm revealing it was Kendall Jenner and Bad Bunny, I have witnesses on the scene who saw her in the club."
Now of course, at this point we only have DeuxMoi's word for it on these Bad Bunny and Kendall Jenner kissing rumors, so not exactly damning evidence—though more was swiftly on the way...
E! News then reported that Kendall and Bad Bunny were spotted on Sunday, February 19, leaving a restaurant around the same time, along with Hailey Bieber and Justin Bieber.
Following this sighting, a source also told People that: "Kendall recently started hanging out with him. They were introduced by friends. He moved to L.A. a few weeks ago and bought a house," before adding, "She likes him and is having fun, he is different from guys that she dated in the past. He is very charming."
But here comes the development that really blows this dating case wide open, on March 8, the pair were photographed together, sharing what looks very suspiciously like a smooch...
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According to TMZ, the pair enjoyed a sushi date together in West Hollywood, alongside some of Kenny's friends and sister, Kylie Jenner before they were then snapped kissing goodbye. Now, we'd like to point out that you can't actually see the kiss, but their body language does seem to imply an intimate embrace.
Following the kissing snap, the Daily Mail then reported on March 14, that the pair were seen and pictured leaving the Vanity Fair Oscars Afterparty together and getting into the same car. It's unclear whether they attended as an item, but still!
Then on March 30, the pair were once again spotted 'openly kissing' after a private dinner date together in LA, with an onlooker telling US Weekly that they were "being very affectionate" with each other.
As of April 2023, the romance rumors are showing no signs of ebbing, as Benito and Kendall were yet again spotted together but this time...horseriding! In photos obtained by TMZ, Benito can be seen riding with Kendall, on the back of her horse—with other snaps depicting the pair taking a selfie together, before Benito then took a solo turn at riding.
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Kendall is known for her love of horses (Kendall's tattoo collection even includes a cowboy boot), so this activity strikes us as a cute date or couple bonding moment...
Then, on May 24, 2023, as mentioned, a source told Entertainment Tonight, that the pair are reportedly 'getting more series.' They told the publication: "He is not only spending more time with Kendall but with the rest of the family as well," adding that there is potential for their relationship to become more 'long term.'
Best reactions to those Kendall Jenner and Bad Bunny rumors...
So far the couple is receiving mixed reactions, with many fans heartbroken at the idea of Benito being again potentially off the market. One fan tweeted: "me rn when I see Bad Bunny and Kendall Jenner trending."
me rn when I see Bad Bunny and Kendall Jenner trending pic.twitter.com/6APZmN4eB9February 16, 2023
While another wrote: "Kendall Jenner bagged Harry Styles AND Bad Bunny I CAN’T DO THIS." Some people just get all the luck...
kendall jenner bagged harry styles AND bad bunny I CAN’T DO THIS pic.twitter.com/2a6JPVDC67February 19, 2023
Meanwhile a third, took a moment to poke fun at the news and praise momager Kris Jenner for her matchmaking skills...
Kris Jenner after successfully securing Kendall a date with Bad Bunny: pic.twitter.com/ynSXDBhrk6February 16, 2023
All in all, it looks like we'll have to wait and see if these fleeting sightings develop into anything more official.
Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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