Kylie Jenner’s 21st birthday dinner and party had a lot of things: adult ball pits, Barbie and booze-adorned cakes, and a good serving of some quiet side-drama starring Kendall Jenner and two basketball players she’s been involved with. In E!‘s detailed report of Kylie’s festivities, a source revealed to the outlet that Kendall took her current boyfriend Ben Simmons to Kylie’s dinner at Craig’s Restaurant. Ben plays for the Philadelphia 76ers and has been spending his off-season basically living with Kendall in LA. But also at the restaurant, eating dinner at a table nearby, was Kendall’s ex from last fall, Blake Griffin, who plays for the Detroit Pistons.
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Their breakup in the spring led a source to later say that he was the reason Kendall was reluctant to be Ben or anyone’s girlfriend this summer. “She feels that whenever she has been serious about guys in the past, it’s kind of a mess and doesn’t work out,” that source told People back in June. “She invested time in the relationship with Blake Griffin. She isn’t planning on doing the same right now.”
Per E!’s source regarding last night, Kendall and Ben just breezed past Blake without saying a word to him. “They didn’t interact at all,” a source reveals. “It was awkward.” Yep.
At Kylie’s party after dinner, Ben and Kendall arrived separately but acted coupley at Delilah, the second venue. They “were canoodling at the bar” and “not hiding” their affection for one another, E!’s source said. There was no acknowledgement on any of the Kardashians’ Instagram posts of Kendall’s drama, but there’s always next season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians (where footage of this party will presumably air) to look forward to.