Ben Simmons dating Kendall Jenner
AUSSIE NBA star Ben Simmons is dating Kendall Jenner, multiple sources tell the New York Post exclusively.
An insider familiar with the duo said the romance has been going on "for a few weeks."
Another source said the pair was spotted this week on a lunch date at the Beverly Hills Hotel. And a third source said Jenner, 22, and Simmons, 21, were seen last week in Manhattan with a group of friends at the clubby Bowery restaurant Vandal.
"Security measures seemed to have been taken to ensure Kendall and Ben enjoyed their night hassle free," said a witness. "They were smiling the night away with their friends."
Rumours began swirling Simmons had ended his relationship with singer Tinashe late last week.
One report, ironically, claimed the basketballer called things off with the former member of girl group The Stunners, because she was "doing Kardashian s***".
"She is way too public with everything," a source reportedly told MTO News. "They just started dating and this girl is calling up paparazzi and s*** like that.
"That's some real Kardashian s***," the insider said. "And Ben's not trying to be Kanye."
Tinashe had confirmed the relationship in an interview with Billboard in late March. "He's like my full boyfriend, I guess," she said. "Yeah, you heard it here first ... It was official before it was on the 'Gram; that was just when everyone else found out."
Supermodel and reality star Jenner is rebounding from another NBA star - former LA Clippers player Blake Griffin, who was traded to the Detroit Pistons. The pair was seen avoiding each other last month at music festival Coachella.
Jenner spent Memorial Day weekend taking sexy bikini pictures with her sister Kourtney Kardashian, but then met on Tuesday with the 6-foot-10 point guard Simmons.
Jenner keeps her romances very private. She allegedly also dated ASAP Rocky, and she addressed speculation in a recent Vogue article by saying, "I don't think I have a bisexual or gay bone in my body, but I don't know! Who knows?! I'm all down for experience - not against it whatsoever - but I've never been there before."
On Monday, Simmons was seen arriving at LAX, and told TMZ he'd be up for playing with LeBron James amid rumours that King James could leave the Cavaliers after this season and move to Philly to join its burgeoning team of talented young stars. When asked if he could play with James, Rookie of the Year candidate Simmons said, "There's only one way to find out."
Reps did not immediately get back to us to comment.