Meet Kendall Jenner's Australian Boyfriend, NBA Star Ben Simmons

He's basketballer Ben Simmons, and he's big news!

What you need to know
  • Ben Simmons was born in Fitzroy in Melbourne in 1996
  • He is in the running to win 2018 Rookie Of The Year, after his first season in the NBA
  • He attended Louisiana State University for one year before leaving for the NBA, but missed his entire first season due to injury
  • His net worth is estimated to be $75 million!

Forget Keeping up with the Kardashians... it's time to keep up with Kendall Jenner's love life.

After denying growing rumours that she was gay in an interview with Vogue earlier this year -- coming out with a simple "I don't think I have a bisexual or gay bone in my body!" -- the reality star and model is now dating Aussie basketballer Ben Simmons, according to The New York Post.

Ben Simmons in action for the Philadelphia 76ers. Image: Getty

An insider said the romance has been going on “for a few weeks" and comes after Simmons, who plays for the NBA team Philadelphia 76ers, was only recently confirmed to be in a relationship with singer Tinashe.

Seems that one went off the boil, with rumors that the soon-to-be-rookie of the year basketball star dumped singer/model/actress Tinashe because she was on some "Kardashian shit," like "calling up paparazzi."

Time, it seems (like, weeks, right?) change a lot ...

The criminally good-looking Jenner, 22, and Simmons, 21, were allegedly spotted on a lunch date at the Beverly Hills Hotel this week, and another source said they were also seen last week in Manhattan with a group of friends at the hip eatery Vandal.

“Security measures seemed to have been taken to ensure Kendall and Ben enjoyed their night hassle free,” a witness told Page Six. “They were smiling the night away with their friends.”

Kendall has a history of dating basketballers -- she recently broke up with  another NBA star -- former LA Clippers player Blake Griffin.

Kim Kardashian was married -- briefly -- to Kris Humphries. Image: Getty

In fact, the whole Kardashian clan are lovers of the game (quite literally), and those tall guys who play it -- sister Kim Kardashian was famously married to Atlanta Hawkes player Kris Humphries for 72 days in 2011 while Khloe, 33, is in a relationship with Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson, after getting divorced in 2016 from former LA Lakers player Lamar Odom.

Ah the good old days. Image: Getty

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