Model Kendall Jenner, 23, and basketball star Ben Simmons, 22, are reportedly "taking a break” from their relationship.
A source told People magazine, “The relationship ran its course. She’s spending time with her friends and back to being in fun mode.”
According to Page Six, the pair put a pause on their romance last week.
Kendall and Ben were reportedly cooling off for some time. Another insider shared with Us Weekly, “It wasn’t so sudden. Things have wound down between them. They aren’t seeing each other anymore.”
The source continued, “They were getting serious for a bit, but were starting to cool off recently. They’re so busy doing their own things and realize they’re young and want to have fun.”
Kendall added more fuel to the fire by posting the new Tyler the Creator song “I Don’t Love You Anymore,” and lyrics to his song “Puppet,” which include the line: “I wanna call you and talk.”
After news broke about Kendall and Ben’s break, she was photographed showing off her bikini body while hanging out with Luka Sabbat in Cannes. Last year, Sabbat was linked to Kourtney Kardashian after her split form Younes Bendjima. At the time, a source told People magazine, “Luka had his arm around Kourtney, and they were flirting.”
While they’ve been seen together several times over the past year, Luka shut down dating rumors a few months ago, telling The Cut, “We’re definitely not dating.”
Jenner recently explained why she likes to keep her personal life private, telling Vogue Australia’s June issue, “For me, a lot of things are very special and very sacred, like my friends and relationships, and I personally think that bringing things into the public makes everything so much messier."
She also emphasized that “relationships aren’t always super-certain,” adding, “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]. 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.”
The Tiffany & Co. spokeswoman laughed off the notion that she’ll be able to mix business and pleasure with a Tiffany & Co. engagement ring, saying, “Maybe. Definitely not now, but maybe one day.”
In February, a source told Us Weekly that Ben and Kendall “have gotten serious and are very into each other” after rekindling their romance in November. The insider pointed out, “They’re not serious to the point where they’d get engaged any time soon, but they’re really enjoying their relationship and love spending as much time as possible together.”
Kendall even attended several of Ben’s basketball games, sitting courtside with his mom, Julie. His team, the 76ers, were recently eliminated from the NBA playoffs.
Kendall and Ben were first linked in May last year. When “Extra’s” Terri Seymour asked her mom Kris Jenner about the romance, she played coy, saying, "I have no idea. You're telling me everything first, right here!” Watch.
After they briefly called it quits, Kendall was spotted kissing Gigi Hadid’s brother Anwar Hadid at a CFDA Awards after-party in a pic obtained by TMZ.
Eyewitnesses told the site that Kendall and Anwar hung out for two hours at Socialista New York.
We’ll have to see if Kendall and Ben try to make their relationship work for a third time!