In the past, Kendall Jenner has been the most secretive of the Kardashian-Jenners when it comes to her romantic relationships, choosing to do all in her power to keep them off social media and out of the public eye. Devin Booker, Jenner’s ex-boyfriend, was the exception to this rule at this point. On February 14, 2021, Jenner, 27, and the NBA player for the Phoenix Suns, age 26, made their relationship Instagram official by posting a picture of the two together to her Instagram Story. Jenner was captured on camera cheering on his team from the stands less than a week later. The actions take place over a year after the two initially fueled romance rumors.
When Jenner’s mother Kris commented on a recent episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians in March 2021, she sent out a deceptive tweet that led to pregnancy rumors. “Mom, this seems like a pregnancy announcement!” Jenner jokingly wrote in response to her mother’s falsely suggestive post. (Jenner actually was just watching the kids on the television.)
But Jenner mentioned her desire to become a parent soon in a trailer for KUWTK’s upcoming season. I want babies desperately,” she remarked in a footage obtained by Us Weekly. also soon Her remark came shortly after information about how her and Booker’s friendship had intensified in secret was made public.
The two were last seen together publicly on April 24, 2021, in New York City, when they apparently had supper at the popular Carbone restaurant. On that day, they were also spotted strolling through the city.
On Memorial Day weekend in 2021, Booker and Jenner were spotted running errands at Jayde’s in Bel Air while Jenner was sporting a long-sleeved Ozzy Osbourne shirt. Once inside Jenner’s 1965 Chevrolet truck, they could be seen.
Jenner also went to see Booker play basketball on June 3, 2021, in Los Angeles. On that day, she posted two pictures of him on her Instagram, paying him some of her most visible tributes to date.
On the weekend of June 12, 2021, Booker and Jenner posted pictures on Instagram commemorating their first anniversary. This was a rare action for the very private couple who had initially kept their connection a secret.
On August 7, 2021, Jenner shared a message on her Instagram Story to congratulate her ex-boyfriend on winning an Olympic gold medal while competing for the United States against France.
Since then, Jenner has kept posting pictures of herself and Booker on social media, giving people a close-up view of their romance. Jenner’s relationship with Booker was her most public one yet, despite the fact that the two broke up twice, the most recent being in November 2022 and for good (for now).
Here is all the information you need to know about Booker, including his athletic background, his relationships with Jenner, and whether or not the two most recent breakups might work out this time.
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- 1 He’s a shooting guard for the Phoenix Suns.
- 2 He was set to participate in the 2020 Olympics before they were cancelled.
- 3 He and Kendall were first spotted on vacation together in April 2020—controversially because of California’s non-essential travel ban due to COVID-19.
- 4 Jenner and Booker were first reported to be dating in July 2020.
- 5 Booker publicly flirted with Jenner in August 2020, adding more fuel to speculation that their relationship was romantic.
- 6 By February 2021, Jenner and Booker were together—but without “any huge expectations” for their relationship.
- 7 Jenner made her relationship with Booker Instagram official on Valentine’s Day 2021.
- 8 Jenner and Booker’s relationship was serious and exclusive as of M arch 2021, with Jenner’s family approving of her dating Booker.
- 9 By June 2021, Jenner was posting more about Booker on her social media.
- 10 Jenner and Booker marked their one-year anniversary publicly on Instagram.
- 11 One year into dating Booker, Jenner was “crazy” about him—and became seriously involved with him long before anyone knew.
- 12 By August 2021, Jenner and Booker remained happy together and weren’t putting pressure on their future.
- 13 Jenner shared a glimpse of their vacation to Italy on Instagram in September 2021.
- 14 Jenner and Booker signaled in December 2021 t
- 15 hat they’re still dating, despite maintaining a low profile.
- 16 Booker loves to travel.
- 17 He describes himself as an “old soul.”
- 18 He and Drake have a serious bromance.
- 19 He’s previously been romantically linked to Jordyn Woods.
- 20 Jenner’s mirror selfie with Booker on New Year’s Eve featured a gold ring, sparking marriage rumors.
- 21 Booker spoke about dating Jenner for the first time to WSJ in March 2022.
- 22 A source close to Jenner explained to E! in March 2022 why the two weren’t planning to get engaged soon.
- 23 Jenner took Booker as her wedding date to Kourtney Kardashian’s Italian nuptials in May 2022.
- 24 Jenner and Booker broke up in June 2022 after two years of dating—but could get back together.
- 25 Jenner and Booker got back together in summer 2022…only to break up again in October 2022.
He’s a shooting guard for the Phoenix Suns.
Booker was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is the son of Melvin, who played for the University of Missouri in 1994 and was voted the Big Eight Conference Player of the Year. Melvin claimed that NBA “draft night was one of the worst nights ever” in a father-son profile for The Undefeated after he wasn’t chosen for a team. But Melvin helped Devin, who the Phoenix Suns selected 13th overall in the first round, develop a passion for the game. In his fourth season as a player, Booker, who previously attended the University of Kentucky, has averaged 26.6 points per contest. He’s been able to spend more time in Los Angeles, where Jenner is based, when he isn’t competing or traveling with his team.
He was set to participate in the 2020 Olympics before they were cancelled.
Another high point in Booker’s career was delayed. He was reportedly a finalist to make Team USA’s basketball lineup for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in February 2020. Booker had previously taken part in USA basketball training camps without being included on the team’s final roster. The Olympics were postponed because of the coronavirus epidemic; they were initially planned to take place in Tokyo from July 24 until August 9, 2020. In the end, he traveled to Tokyo to compete in the summer of 2021.
He and Kendall were initially photographed together while on vacation in April 2020, which sparked controversy due to California’s ban on non-essential travel because of COVID-19.
Nearly a year ago, Booker and Jenner first generated whispers. The couple was captured on camera traveling from Los Angeles to Arizona in April 2020, and the following month they were spotted driving close to Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles. A source informed People at the time that the two were only platonic at the time. The insider stated that “She and Devin have a lot of shared friends.” They are merely pals for the time being, but Kendall is unpredictable. They are hooking up, but they aren’t serious, a source for Us Weekly claimed in June. She is conversing with several different men. It’s ridiculous how many men are pursuing her.
He and Kendall were first spotted on vacation together in April 2020—controversially because of California’s non-essential travel ban due to COVID-19.
While gossip about Booker and Jenner abounded, the model came under fire for her history of dating NBA stars. “NBA players passing around Kendall Jenner,” someone wrote in the tweet that included a TikTok video showing three men chasing a young child around in a circle. She responded by tweeting, “They act like I’m not in complete control of where I throw this cooch,” in response to the applause.
they act like i’m not in full control of where i throw this cooch https://t.co/DOCPKMdW6K
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) April 29, 2020
Ben Simmons, a guard with the Philadelphia 76ers, and Kendall Jenner were most recently rumored to be dating, yet it was stated in February that they were “not officially back together.” Jenner dated Detroit Pistons player Blake Griffin before that in 2017.
Jenner and Booker were first reported to be dating in July 2020.
According to a source who spoke to Us Weekly in July 2020, the couple is in a casual relationship. According to the insider, “Kendall and Devin are seeing each other, but they aren’t serious and are simply having fun with each other.” They get along well, and he gets along well with her family, so it’s simple.
Later, in August 2020, photos of the two together shopping and at the beach showed them engaging in PDA.
Booker publicly flirted with Jenner in August 2020, adding more fuel to speculation that their relationship was romantic.
On August 11, 2020, Booker’s comment on one of Jenner’s postings garnered the pair media attention. A single strawberry emoji was used as the description for a close-up video she posted online of herself posing for the camera. Booker merely said, “I like strawberries,” to which Jenner immediately replied, “I like strawberries, too,” with four strawberry emojis.
By February 2021, Jenner and Booker were together—but without “any huge expectations” for their relationship.
For the majority of the fall, Jenner and Booker were successful in keeping their romance out of the media. However, a source gave Entertainment Tonight an update on their relationship before Valentine’s Day 2021. A source said at the time that Booker and Jenner were “still dating and it works because they keep things simple.” “Neither party has any unreasonable obligations or high expectations. The two of them have grown closer, although Kendall’s schedule is exceptionally hectic, and Devin is sympathetic to that.
Jenner “is also very much her own individual and appreciates her off time with family and friends and having her space,” the insider continued.
Jenner made her relationship with Booker Instagram official on Valentine’s Day 2021.
Jenner published the first picture of her and Booker together to her Instagram Story, which is extremely unusual for the model. She used a plain white heart emoji as the caption.
By March 2021, Jenner and Booker had a committed, exclusive relationship, and Jenner’s parents had given their blessing.
Jenner and Booker’s relationship was serious and exclusive as of M arch 2021, with Jenner’s family approving of her dating Booker.
The insider said that Kendall was prepared to make her connection with Devin more public in order to put a stop to any pointless media speculation. When she shared the picture of them on Valentine’s Day, “she felt ready to share a little more than she has in the past.”
Devin is very chill and isn’t all about celebrity or being in the spotlight all the time, which Kendall really appreciates, according to the source. Their relationship has also grown more serious. “She loves how he respects her and makes her feel safe and at ease,” the speaker said.
On February 15, 2021, individuals claimed that their affair turned into a relationship. According to a source, “What at first seemed like a pleasant hookup, is now a relationship.” “They are just together, and Kendall is thrilled to be with Devin. And her family regards him well.
After dating for more than a year, Jenner stopped keeping their relationship purely offline. On June 3, the model shared two tributes to Booker on her Instagram Story. One featured him on the beach with her other two “favorite boys,” longtime pals Harry Hudson and Fai Khadra, and the other featured him at the Lakers vs. Suns game she had gone to that same day in 2021. She also posted a close-up picture of him playing basketball.
Jenner and Booker marked their one-year anniversary publicly on Instagram.
On June 12, 2021, late in the evening, the extremely private pair posted a number of Instagram Stories with pictures of themselves together to commemorate one year of dating.
One year into dating Booker, Jenner was “crazy” about him—and became seriously involved with him long before anyone knew.
On June 15, 2021, a source gave the public a thorough update on Jenner and Booker’s romance. She is infatuated over him, the source claimed. She has never seemed so content. Devin is also adored by her entire family.
Devin is a really cool dude. He doesn’t want to be a celebrity and is very low-key, the person added. He treats Kendall with such kindness.
The source further disclosed that Jenner and Booker were genuinely serious for a very long time before anyone realized it. The insider claimed that “they got serious soon last summer.” “Kendall frequently paid him visits in Phoenix. Devin stayed with Kendall in Los Angeles once the season was over. They traveled with Justin and Hailey Bieber and spent the entire summer together. Despite their youth, everyone is supporting them. They make a wonderful couple.
By August 2021, Jenner and Booker remained happy together and weren’t putting pressure on their future.
On August 11, 2021, a source said that after a year, “they can both balance work and their personal lives together, and it’s not an issue.”
The source went on to say that “they’re not putting any kind of pressure on things for the future.” They understand that they both still have a long way to go and have bright futures. Currently, they are just having a good time and going with the flow.
In September 2021, Jenner posted a sneak peek of their Italian trip to Instagram.
Over Labor Day weekend in 2021, Jenner uploaded more infrequent photos of her and Booker displaying PDA to her Instagram Story.
Jenner celebrated her boyfriend’s birthday with a series of Instagram story posts on October 30, 2021. In the first, she playsfully sticks her tongue out while lying over Booker on a couch. Happy birthday, best friend! She also included Booker’s Instagram handle and a heart emoji.
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Jenner and Booker signaled in December 2021 t
hat they’re still dating, despite maintaining a low profile.
However, on December 9, 2021, the couple went on a rare public date night. Jenner and Booker have kept their romance largely private. At Drake and Kanye West’s Free Larry Hoover Benefit Concert, Jenner and Booker coordinated in black and displayed some PDA. When they exited the theater, Booker gave Jenner his arm as seen in pictures captured by photographers.
Booker loves to travel.
Even during the coronavirus pandemic, Booker and Jenner have one thing in common: they both love to travel. For several Nobu outings or a trip to Utah with her friend Fai Khadra, Jenner has been known to disregard mask or social distance rules. Additionally, Booker has been sharing photos from his vacations on Instagram. In July, he went to Colorado, and in June, he was in California. He even documented a vacation to Greece a few years back. (Jenner loves Booker’s images frequently and follows him.)
He describes himself as an “old soul.”
Despite being young, well-known, and associated with a prominent spouse, Booker still sees himself as a “old soul” at heart. He admitted in a February 2020 GQ interview that he’s “lost over five sets of AirPods” and prefers wired headphones instead. Booker claims that carrying a camcorder around during the season to record his teammates’ interactions is a reflection of his retro sensibility. “I’m continuously being told that I have an old soul. That’s just how I was brought up, modeling myself after my father and my brother, he said to the media source. I frequently listen to older music, specifically ’90s R&B. I’m fast-paced, a little retro, and a little modern.
He and Drake have a serious bromance.
The public is aware of Booker’s admiration for Drake. Drake wore Booker’s jersey at a 2016 Phoenix show. After winning a game, Booker also paid Drake a tribute by performing the “Hotline Bling” dance movements. Drake is my man. We recently traveled to Toronto. He kept an eye out for me. Drake is a decent man. According to NBA.com, Booker has compared the rapper to a big brother.
— Book (@DevinBook) September 7, 2016
But the biggest benefit of Drake and Booker’s friendship might be that Booker is mentioned in a song. Drake makes an allusion to Booker when he raps, “See the shots that I took, wet like I’m Book,” on the 2018 Travis Scott song “Sicko Mode,” which features Drake. How does he feel about the shout-out, he was asked by GQ, and he responded, “If I’m in the shower, or at home chilling, I can go crazy to it. But that kind of reduces how much I’d otherwise get to appreciate the entire “Sicko Mode” song if I’m out. When the moment is approaching, you can feel the tension rising, and people begin to turn to face me. I’ve heard it from a ton of different sources. I didn’t anticipate another milestone in my career, though. Additionally, earlier this year, Booker appeared in a cameo in Drake’s “Chicago Freestyle” music video.
Booker was alleged to have dated someone connected to Jenner before sending strawberry emojis and going on road trips with her. 2018 saw links between Booker and Jordyn Woods, a former best friend of Kylie Jenner. Us Weekly even claimed that the couple went on a double date with Kendall Jenner and her ex-boyfriend Simmons. Woods tweeted “LOL good morning” with three garbage can emojis after Booker and Jenner were first seen together in late April, possibly making fun of the couple. According to Us, she has subsequently deleted the tweet. The close-knit social group includes Woods dating Fai Khadra, a close friend of Jenner.
A gold band was visible in Jenner and Booker’s New Year’s Eve mirror selfie, which led to marriage rumors.
Jenner and Booker reunited for the New Year’s weekend in a nice cabin vacation after spending Christmas apart in 2021. A carousel of images from Jenner’s vacation with her beau was posted. One specific image sparked a flurry of conjecture.
Jenner’s mirror selfie with Booker on New Year’s Eve featured a gold ring, sparking marriage rumors.
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A gold band can be seen on Booker’s ring finger in a mirror selfie of the couple, which is unusual given that he is carrying a drink of alcohol. Even if it is on his left hand, it’s still a leap to think that the two are secretly married.
In other images from her collection, Jenner is seen with her tequila brand, the picturesque rural setting, a roaring fire, and the grand exterior of their cabin. It’s a pretty private holiday even without a covert union.
Booker spoke about dating Jenner for the first time to WSJ in March 2022.
Given that he is dating Jenner, Booker was asked by WSJ magazine in March 2022 if the heightened focus on his private life has been difficult for him. He said, “I wouldn’t say hard. Since it wasn’t always this way, but I feel like I’m in a good place right now, I can honestly say that I’m living life to the fullest. I adore my family, the people in my immediate vicinity, and the influence I get to have on this planet, the younger people under me, and the young people that look up to me.
A source close to Jenner explained to E! in March 2022 why the two weren’t planning to get engaged soon.
A source close to Jenner spoke to E! a few days after Booker’s interview to discuss their relationship and the reasons they aren’t moving on to the next stage just yet.
The source said, “Kendall and Devin’s relationship is growing great, but they are not in a hurry to settle down and get married. “Kendall is not a typical or conventional type of girl, and she is not even interested in having a lavish wedding. She is happy with the current state of her relationship with Devin.
Because of their respective occupations, Jenner and Booker spend a lot of time apart, but it isn’t a problem because Jenner is a “very independent woman,” the insider continued.
The insider continued, “Devin enjoys doing little things for Kendall to make sure she is acknowledged and cherished and it melts her heart. “The family enjoys seeing them together and seeing her happy. They have a sweet bond.”
Jenner took Booker as her wedding date to Kourtney Kardashian’s Italian nuptials in May 2022.
Jenner and Booker attended Kourtney Kardashian’s Italian wedding to Travis Barker jointly as a sign of how serious their relationship has grown. At various occasions during the course of the weekend, including the wedding ceremony, paparazzi took pictures of them together. Several times, they were observed holding hands.
Jenner and Booker broke up in June 2022 after two years of dating—but could get back together.
According to sources who spoke with E!, Entertainment Tonight, and Us Weekly, Booker and Jenner ended their two-year relationship because they had different goals for the future. According to E!, Jenner started the breakup.
However, there was a chance for reconciliation, according to all three sources. After they attended Kardashian’s wedding in Italy, according to a source close to Jenner, she informed Booker that she “needed space and time apart.” Since then, they have maintained contact and show concern for one another.
They’re hopeful they can try dating again, the insider continued: They both want to make it work, but they are currently estranged.
Jenner and Booker want to “determine if a future together is what’s meant to be,” a source told Us Weekly. They are using this opportunity to concentrate on themselves.
Jenner and Booker got back together in summer 2022…only to break up again in October 2022.
After their June breakup, Jenner and Booker did indeed get back together, and in September, they both attended the U.S. Open. At the time, a source told Entertainment Tonight that the future seemed bright for the couple.
“Devin and Kendall are doing fantastic. They are aware that timing is crucial and that everything will work out as it should,” the person continued.
The source continued, “Their work, travel schedules, and juggling their personal and professional lives can get overwhelming at times, but their love for one another draws them back to each other,” adding that since Jenner and Booker have been together for more than two years, they “can be real and raw with each other and completely and authentically themselves.” They adore something about their connection because there is no filter.
But in October, Jenner and Booker came to the conclusion that their relationship was doomed for the time being. People revealed on November 21, 2022, that the two had dissolved their relationship in secret the previous month.
One insider claimed that the breakup was a mutual decision and that they intend to continue in touch. According to a second insider, “Both have made their jobs a priority despite having extraordinarily busy schedules at the moment. They sincerely love and respect one another and hope for the best.
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