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Kendall Jenner & Devin Booker Reportedly Broke Up After 2 Years Of Dating

After two years of dating, Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker have reportedly broken up due to them realizing “they have very different lifestyles” after returning from Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s wedding in Italy. They have “hit a rough patch recently and have been split for about a week and a half,” a source close to the couple told E! News on June 22. The split appears to be amicable — and possibly temporary. “They both hope to make it work, but as of now, they are split,” the source added.

They were first spotted out together on a double date in 2018 — with other people. At the time, Booker was dating Kylie Jenner’s former best friend Jordyn Woods. Kendall, however, was involved in an on-again, off-again relationship with Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons.

So, how did Jenner and Booker go from friends on double dates to the in-love couple to splitsville? Let’s take a look at their complete relationship timeline.

Jenner and Simmons met up with Booker and Woods in Los Angeles for dinner in May 2018, which marked the first time that the model and the Phoenix Suns player were ever spotted together. Their relationship was platonic at the time, but in hindsight, the double date seemingly backfired because they wound up dating each other instead of the people that they originally came with.

Jenner and Booker weren’t spotted together again until two years later. In photos published by TMZ, the duo was spotted on a road trip together to Sedona, Ariz., in April 2020. That same month, the model was criticized for mainly dating basketball players. “They act like I’m not in full control of where I throw this cooch,” Jenner wrote in response to a tweet that suggested that basketball players were “passing” her around.

Rumors about a romance continued to swirl in May, and the duo didn’t do much to hamper them. In fact, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star was spotted picking the athlete up from the Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, leading fans to wonder if their rumored romance was getting serious.

“They’re hooking up, but they’re not serious,” a source told Us Weekly in June 2020. “She’s talking to a couple different guys. She has so many men after her it’s crazy.” This update came after Jenner briefly reconciled with Simmons earlier in the year, but according to the magazine, the two were “not officially back together.” “They both like having a no-strings-attached type of relationship with each other, for the most part,” a source previously told Us Weekly of Jenner’s past relationship with Simmons. “They both work and travel frequently and don’t find it very realistic to be in an exclusive relationship with one another.”

Nothing says romance like flirty messages on Instagram. When Jenner captioned a photo of herself with a strawberry emoji in August 2020, Booker slid into the comments of the post. “I like strawberries,” he wrote. In response, the reality star sent back four additional strawberry emojis, confirming that at the very least, they were into each other.

A Us Weekly insider reported that “Kendall and Devin are seeing each other, but aren’t serious and are just having fun with each other.” The source added that their relationship until that point had been “easy,” especially since Booker got along so well with her family.

Despite trying their best to keep their relationship low-key, Jenner and Booker were spotted in the background of a photo from Kim Kardashian’s 40th birthday bash on a private island.

Fans knew that things were heating up between Jenner and Booker the following month when the model posted a photo with the basketball player on Instagram. The picture she shared was from the photo booth at her 25th birthday bash in Los Angeles.

The couple really took their relationship to the next level after the new year. In January, Booker reportedly shared a photo of Jenner in a bikini on Instagram. Kendall, for her part, shared a picture of herself watching the athlete play against the Dallas Mavericks.

Jenner gave a rare glimpse at one of the couple’s more romantic moments. On Valentine’s Day, she shared an image of the two cuddling on the kitchen counter. Per Us Weekly, Booker also commemorated the day by sharing a video of them playing with the dog and lying on the grass.

One month after showing off some Valentine’s PDA, Us Weekly reported that their relationship is becoming more serious. “They are definitely an item and care about one another immensely,” an insider said. “But it’s not like they will be getting engaged any time soon. Kendall likes the pace at which things are going at the moment and has no plans to elevate things so quickly.” An Entertainment Tonight source echoed that sentiment, adding that Booker makes Jenner feel “comfortable and safe.”

Jenner captured Booker’s attention in April when she posted photos of herself in her Easter dress on Instagram. “Very beautiful…course,” he commented. Then, they were spotted holding hands while walking to dinner at New York City’s Carbone. “This is the happiest Kendall has been in a relationship,” an E! insider revealed. “It’s getting more and more serious and she is very happy.”

E!’s source also said that Booker is “quiet and not interested in being in the spotlight or a celebrity,” which could explain why they’ve tried so hard to keep their romance under the radar. “She really appreciates that about him and is attracted to that. They are really similar and love just being low-key and staying in and laughing together.”

June was a big month for Jenner and Booker, as they were celebrating their first anniversary. To honor the occasion, she shared a series of photos of her beau on Instagram. Kendall kept the captions simple, writing “365” and “52” on two of the pictures to mark the number of days and weeks that they were in a relationship. Later that month, Us Weekly reported that Booker “practically moved in” with Jenner. “They really respect each other’s careers and give each other space to focus on her modeling or his basketball career,” a source said. “That’s probably what makes their relationship work so well is that they have that work-life balance.”

In Part 2 of the KUWTK reunion special, which aired on June 20, Kendall also revealed why she likes to keep her relationships so private. “No offense to my older sisters at all, but I think that Kylie [Jenner] and I specifically have had the opportunity to watch our older sisters go through marriages and relationships and breakups and do them pretty publicly,” she said, adding that keeping things on the down-low makes her life “a lot easier.”

When Booker played against the Milwaukee Bucks during the NBA Finals, Jenner showed up to show her support. Alongside a video of a lit-up arena, Kendall wrote: “I’m not emotional, you are.” When the Suns made it to game 5, Jenner took to her Instagram Stories to share a photo of her wearing a Phoenix Suns jacket.

The couple closed out the summer by celebrating Jenner’s 818 Tequila brand. “They kept making eye contact throughout the night and never strayed far away from each other,” an eye witness at the event told Us Weekly. At the end of the night, they walked out together hand in hand with nothing but smiles.” That same month, Booker shared a photo of a bikini-clad Kendall on a boat wearing the gold medal that he and the rest of Team USA won at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.

Fast forward to September and it seems that Jenner and Booker are stronger than ever. During an appearance on The Late Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jenner said that the basketball star gets along great with her family — especially her nieces and nephews. “He loves them,” she said.

In that same interview, the reality star revealed that her boyfriend brings out her competitive side. “We were playing in the pool, and he just took it way too seriously—as did I, by the way,” she said of their water-basketball game. “I had the ball, and he was guarding me, and it was a whole thing. He actually ended up cutting my hand open a little bit with his nail because he took it a little too seriously.” Fortunately, Jenner said that she was on the mend.

If we know one thing about the Kardashian-Jenners, it’s that they go hard for Halloween. So hard, in fact, that they typically start sharing photos of their activities and costumes long before Oct. 31. This year, Jenner and Booker kicked off the festivities with some pumpkin carving. But the NBA star totally let it slip that the model needed some guidance. “Pumpkin dont count if you used a stencil,” he tweeted. In response, Kendall quoted his message and wrote that she felt “personally attacked.”

On Oct. 27, the Halloween spirit continued when Jenner shared pictures from a photo shoot of her dressed in spooky lingerie. “yer corpse bride,” she wrote alongside several images of her in a wedding veil and a white lace thong. Booker, for his part, seemed to really like the photos and the bridal theme. “Don’t forget!” he wrote. Oh, don’t worry. We won’t.

Booker spoke about his relationship with Jenner for the very first time in a March 8 interview with WSJ. When asked what it’s like dating one of the most famous women in the world, the basketball player answered honestly. “I wouldn’t say [it’s been] hard,” he said. “Honestly, I’m enjoying life to the fullest, and that came off my tongue so easily because it wasn’t always this way, but I feel like I’m in a good place right now. I love my family, I love the people around me, and I love the impact that I get to have on this world, the younger generation under me and the kids who look up to me.”

Although they are very happy together, a source told E! that marriage is not a consideration at the moment. “Kendall and Devin’s relationship is going strong, but they are in no rush to settle down and tie the knot,” the insider said, explaining that an engagement is not something weighing on the model’s mind. “Kendall is not a conventional or traditional type of girl and doesn’t even care about having a huge elaborate wedding,” the source said. “She is very much content with how things are with Devin right now.”

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with her mother and sisters, the model was asked if she watches Booker’s basketball games. “I watch every game unless I have — last night, I had a dinner, but all my friends and family know that I, like, sit with my phone [in front of me] wherever I am with the game on,” she said. She also said that she’s always been a fan of the sport and used to attend Lakers games with her older sister Khloé Kardashian.

After two years of dating, Jenner and Booker have reportedly broken up due to them realizing “they have very different lifestyles” after returning from Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s wedding in Italy. They have “hit a rough patch recently and have been split for about a week and a half,” a source close to the couple told E! News. The split appears to be amicable — and possibly not permanent. “They both hope to make it work, but as of now, they are split,” the source added.

This article was originally published on Sep. 15, 2021