Kendall Jenner’s summer romance with NBA player Ben Simmons first survived a love triangle with Anwar Hadid. But its second hurdle—the drama with his ex Tinashe becoming tabloid fodder—is really getting to her, People reports. “She honestly doesn’t want people talking about who she’s dating and is very protective of her personal life,” a source close to Jenner told the outlet. “She hates the attention and it’s been annoying that the has come up.”
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A recap of their beef: Tinashe and Simmons’s breakup happened very recently, so much so that Tinashe’s brother suggested on Twitter that Simmons’ relationships with both girls overlapped at one point. Last week, Tinashe was at the same club as Jenner and Simmons. She told paparazzi he was texting her while there with Jenner. Sources close to him told TMZ that Tinashe was lying and admitted it when Simmons called her out on it. Reports have since gone around that Simmons and Jenner think Tinashe is stalking them and are getting extra security. It’s a lot.
Jenner, who has kissed Simmons publicly and appeared cuddly with him on her sister Khloé Kardashian’s Instagram story, just wants their relationship to stay secret…ish à la Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn. “She’s being very private about her relationship with Ben. Kendall’s really different from her sisters in that sense,” the source told People.
And despite the drama, Simmons’ and Jenner’s own romance is getting ever-more serious. “Things are definitely heating up though and she’s having a good time with him,” the source added. “She’s excited to spend the summer with Ben.”