Kendall Jenner publicly acknowledged her relationship with NBA player Devin Booker for the first time on Valentine's Day, 2021.
The model shared a photograph of herself with her beau, which marked a rare move for Jenner who has historically kept her romantic life - especially with high-profile former partners like Harry Styles - largely out of the public eye (including on Keeping up with the Kardashians), which is in contrast to her famous sisters who tend to be open books when it comes to a lot of their relationships.
Jenner has been rumoured to have been in a relationship with Booker for almost a year. Booker, 24, is a professional basketball player who currently is signed to the Phoenix Suns.
Here's what we know about Kendall Jenner's boyfriend so far:
June 14: KUWTK producer explains Kendall Jenner's one-year dating rule on show
A producer from Jenner’s show Keeping Up With The Kardashians has explained why fans never got a look in at the model’s romances.
Executive producer Farnaz Farjam opened up on Bravo’s The Daily Dish podcast and noted: ‘Kendall’s always had this rule – she felt like she had to be with someone for at least a year before she let them be a part of the show, because she doesn’t always know what people’s intentions are. So that’s why we kind of kept her personal life out of it, just because she had a rule.
Meanwhile, when it came to Jenner’s sister Kylie’s relationship with Travis Scott, with whom she co-parents three-year-old daughter Stormi – Farjam said that the rapper ‘didn’t really want to participate’.
'I feel like Kylie became more participatory this last season towards the end, and Kendall has dipped in and out,’ she explained. ‘But they were at an age ... like, if you think about when you're a young adult coming into adulthood, I think you sometimes care a lot more what the outside world has to say about you.
'[Kylie] did share her relationship with Tyga. We showed their relationship quite a bit on Keeping Up, and then Travis [Scott] didn't really want to participate.'
June 12: Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker celebrate first anniversary
The couple marked their first anniversary together over the weekend and revealed that they became a couple in June last year during the Coronavirus pandemic.
On Saturday, the model and NBA player shared several photos on their respective Instagram accounts of each other to mark the special day.
One photo on Jenner's account reportedly showed the pair cuddled up with a dog, while another saw the couple hugging, according to PEOPLE. On the basketball player's account, the 24-year-old posted a picture of the couple together with the captioned '365' and another with '52, making the days and weeks they've been in a relationship, respectively.
The couple were first rumoured to be an item in April 2020 and went Instagram 'official' on Valentine's Day earlier this year.
April 27: Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker seen on date nights
Over the weekend, Jenner and Booker spent some quality time together, as they were photographed heading to restaurants and out for the day in New York City.
On April 24, the couple were seen in the SoHo area of the city, with Jenner wearing a cream cardigan with black stitching by Korean brand TheOpen Product.
That evening they were seen holding hands and heading out to dinner at Carbone restaurant, with Jenner wearing a tan-coloured leather-look bandeau top and trousers and Devin keeping it casual in an open check shirt and beige trousers in photographs obtained by People.
On Monday, Jenner was seen at Booker's basketball game, where the Phoenix Suns played the New York Knicks in Madison Square Gardens, which she attended with fellow model Joan Smalls.
March 25, 2021: Kendall Jenner shuts down pregnancy speculation
Jenner's 'momager' Kris Jenner got the rumour mill into motion when she recently shared a motivational tweet to her daughter, followed by a baby bottle emoji.
Jenner soon responded to the tweet and subsequent online speculation that the emoji might suggest she's pregnant, tweeting her mother: 'Mum, this looks like a pregnancy announcement' following by a crying and a 'palm in face' emoji.
In 2017, Jenner similarly responded to pregnancy rumours online after sharing a photo of herself wearing a tight polka dot dress.
The supermodel later tweeted a publication which suggest she might be pregnant, noting: 'I just like bagels ok!!! [sic]'
February 14, 2021: Kendall Jenner goes 'Instagram official' with Devin Booker
On Sunday (Febraury 14), Jenner shared a photo of herself lying back on a kitchen countertop laughing and smiling while Booker - whose face can't be fully seen - embraces her. Sharing the image with her 151 million followers, Jenner accompanied the picture with a simple heart-shaped emoji.
Over on his Instagram page, Booker shared a video of Jenner playing with a dog at sunset which he captioned with a heart emoji, as well as a black and white photograph of himself, Jenner and the dog relaxing on a blanket on the grass.
January 2021: Devin Booker Shares Photograph Of Kendall Jenner
Valentine's Day wasn't the first time Booker had publicly acknowledged being with Jenner. In January, the basketball player shared a photograph of Jenner sunbathing to his Instagram Stories commenting 'whew', according to E!.
October 2020: Devin Booker and Kendall Jenner celebrate Kim Kardashian's birthday
Eagle-eyed fans noticed Booker with Jenner in the background of photos from Kim Kardashian's infamous - and widely criticised and mocked - lavish 40th birthday celebrations on a private island (which took place during a global pandemic).
August 2020: Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker spotted out for dinner
The couple were photographed heading to dinner in Santa Monica, California days after another sighting outside a pet shop together and with Jenner's sister Kylie also heading to dinner at celebrity favourite Nobu, Malibu, People reported.
April 2020: Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker first linked
The 25-year-old supermodel and Booker first landed on the rumour mill when they were reportedly spotted together in Arizona in April. It was following this that Jenner then executed a brilliant clapback on social media in response to a follower's sexist joke referencing other basketball players Jenner had been subject to relationship rumours with in the past.
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