Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons have split up a year after getting together. The supermodel seemed to be very serious about Ben.
A source told E! that the couple have broken up after a year. The source said, “Ben and Kendall split recently before the Met Gala. They are still on fine terms and have been in touch.” According to the source, the 76ers star and the supermodel were not able to give each other enough time. The distance between them “was getting to be a lot.”
Additionally, the source said, “She cares about Ben and always wants to end her relationships on good terms. Kendall knew she had several out of the country trips coming up and thought it would be best if they took some space. It’s been hard for them with the time differences and both of their schedules but there is a chance they will get back together.”
The 23 year old model is very private about her relationships, but she did recently talk about him to Vogue Australia. The magazine said that Kendall facetimed Ben during their interview and held up the GQ Australia issue that he covered.
She said, “For me, a lot of things are very sacred, like my friends and relationships. I personally think that bringing things into the public makes everything so much messier.”
Additionally, she shared, “I’m very young and right now I feel like relationships aren’t always super certain. I don’t want to bring too much attention to something if you don’t really know long term. A relationship is only meant to be between two people. 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. I don’t think that’s fair.”
Simmons chose not to comment about Jenner during his GQ Australia cover. He was asked about Kendall but he just said, “I keep a lot of things to myself.”
In February, Kendall addressed Ben during an interview with Ellen. Ellen asked, “Obviously, you’re dating this guy who’s on the [Philadelphia] 76ers [basketball team].” Additionally, she asked, How long have you been dating him?” Kendall replied, “For a bit now.”
Watch the awkward moment here:
The two started dating in May 2018, after Kendall broke up with Blake Griffin. A source said, “Kendall has been out with Ben Simmons a few times and she likes him. They have mutual friends and have been getting to know each other over the last few weeks. He has been spending time in L.A. with her and has been to her house. They’ve hung out there and have been to dinner a few times.”
The couple then broke up and got back together a few times. A source said in November, “Kendall really likes Ben and he has been keeping her attention. They try not to put stress or pressure on the relationship, but Kendall isn’t actively seeing anyone else right now. They hang out and really like each other but they aren’t going to label it or take it a step further because their careers come first.”
Neither Kendall nor Ben have commented on the split so far.
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