Ben Simmons and Kendall Jenner reportedly have broken up
The relationship between Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons and reality television personality and model Kendall Jenner is no more, reports E! News.
An anonymous source reportedly told the gossip news media outlet that things have “cooled off” significantly in recent weeks in the couples’ “summer fling.” The word of the breakup comes only weeks after Simmons finally confirmed longstanding rumors about his relationship with Jenner.
“She always wanted to keep her options open,” the source told E!. “She likes Ben but knew it was more of a summer fling. They both have busy careers and it is what it is. Kendall isn’t looking for anything serious. She had fun with Ben, but wasn’t ever fully committed or looking for a long-term, exclusive relationship.”
Speculation about a rumored romance between Simmons and Jenner began escalating in May. It would appear it was a short-lived romance, to say the least. Interestingly, the 76ers star never seemed to comfortable with the scrutiny and paparazzi spotlight that comes with dating someone like Jenner.
“I am not a social influencer or a reality TV star,” Simmons said. “I am a basketball player first … that is how I want people to look at me.”
Another bit of gossip from US Magazine suggests the split had less to do with compatibility and the relationship was “fizzling and dissipating due to scheduling conflicts.”
Either way, it is reasonable to assume that Sixers fans will greet the news of the breakup with relief. After all, Simmons can now focus solely on building upon his Rookie of the Year honors during the 2018-19 NBA season.
Even better, Simmons may have managed to avoid any fallout from the so-called — and dreaded — “Kardashian-Jenner Curse,” which has been known to take down other beaus with alarming ease.