It’s official, you guys — after months of speculation, Kendall Jenner and her boyfriend, Devin Booker, have made their relationship Instagram official! Yep, in honor of Valentine’s Day earlier this week, the two stars shared some pics with each other to their Stories, and the internet is going wild over them!
For those who don’t know, the reality star usually keeps her love life pretty private, so the fact that she confirmed this relationship must mean that they’re pretty serious. But wait, who even is Booker? How long have they been together? What else do we know about their romance and who else has the model been linked to in the past? Not to worry, people, because we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about Jenner and Booker’s relationship…
Who Even Is Devin Booker?
Booker is a basketball player who plays for the Phoenix Suns. He grew up in Mississippi before attending the University of Kentucky for college. Since he joined the NBA in 2015, he’s broken tons of records. Yep, get this, you guys — on March 24, 2017, Booker became the youngest player to score over 60 points in a game. And in March 2019 — at only 22 years old — the sports star became the youngest player in NBA history with consecutive 50-point games. He received his first NBA All-Star selection in 2020.
When Did They Start Dating?
Rumors first started to swirl that these two were an item in April 2020, after they were spotted on a road trip together. And at the time, when a fan called Jenner out for dating multiple NBA players, she fired back on Twitter, “They act like I’m not in full control of where I throw this c**ch.”
After that, they started to leave a few flirty comments for each other on Instagram, fueling the rumors even more. They were also spotted getting dinner together in Los Angeles. Then, in October 2020, things seemed to be heating up for the pair. How do we know? Well, Brooker was actually spotted in the background of some photos from Kim Kardashian‘s 40th birthday celebration, which means he most likely came to the lavish party as Jenner’s guest.
“Kendall and Devin are hooking up and dating,” a source told Us Weekly at the time. “She invited him to Kim’s birthday and knew it would be easy for him to hang out with her family and friends. Kendall likes Devin, and he doesn’t want her dating anyone else, but she wants to keep her options open. He makes her laugh, and they are so cute together.”
What Else Do We Know About Their Relationship?
Now, an insider told People Magazine that they are “very happy” together.
“What first seemed like a fun hookup, is now a relationship. They are exclusive and Kendall is very happy with Devin,” the source dished. “And her family thinks he is great. He was even invited to Kim’s 40th birthday celebration in Tahiti.”
But to make things a little complicated, Booker actually previously dated Jordyn Woods, who as fans know, is the ex-best friend of Kylie Jenner. Woods even brought him on a double date with Kendall and her previous boyfriend Ben Simmons once — how awkward is that?! Back in may 2018, the four of them were spotted together at the Nice Guy in Los Angeles, CA. Woods was famously super close with Kylie, and they even lived together. But when she was caught kissing Khloe Kardashian‘s baby daddy, Tristan Thompson, they ended their friendship.
Why Does Kendall Jenner Like To Keep Her Love Life So Private?
“If I’m not fully, fully in it with someone, why would I make it public to everyone else?” the 25-year-old explained to Harper’s Bazaar back in 2017. “If I don’t even know what it is, why would I let the world know? I think it’s something sacred. It’s something between two people, and nobody else’s opinion needs to be involved in it. People want to start drama. If I had a boyfriend, people are going to say all this stuff that’s probably going to cause us to break up.”
She also previously told ET Online, “A relationship is only meant to be between two people, and the second you make it the world’s business is when it starts messing with the two people mentally. Like, once everyone is let in, you’re letting all these opinions into your relationships, and I don’t think that’s fair. I’m very young. And right now, I feel like relationships aren’t always super-certain, and I don’t want to bring too much attention to something if you don’t really know long term [what it’s going to be].”
Who Else Has She Been Linked To?
Although she has done her best to keep her private life under wraps, over the years, Jenner has been linked to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Harry Styles, Nick Jonas, Justin Bieber, Anwar Hadid, A$AP Rocky and more. She also reportedly dated a guy from her high school, named Julian brooks, and NBA players Jordan Clarkson, Blake Griffin, Kyle Kuzma and Simmons.
What Else Has The Model Been Up To Lately?
Besides staying busy in the romance department, the brunette beauty has also done a lot of work-related things lately. She recently modeled for Kim’s shape-wear line, Skims, she graced the cover of Vogue China, she starred in a new Versace campaign and she released her very own tequila company, called 818!
“For almost four years I’ve been on a journey to create the best tasting tequila. After dozens of blind taste tests, trips to our distillery, entering into world tasting competitions anonymously and WINNING… 3.5 years later, I think we’ve done it!” she wrote on Instagram while announcing the new company. “This is all we’ve been drinking for the last year and I can’t wait for everyone else to get their hands on this to enjoy it as much as we do! @drink818 coming soon.”
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Well between all of her new endeavors and her happy relationship, it seems like Jenner is living her best life these days.