Kendall Jenner Gives Rare Insight Into Private Life, Confessing She’s Been In ‘Toxic Relationships’

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Kendall Jenner publicly acknowledged her relationship with NBA player Devin Booker for the first time on Valentine's Day, last year.

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, 25, 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:

May 19, 2022: Kendall Jenner gives rare insight into private life, confessing she’s been in ‘toxic relationships’

Despite Jenner remaining relatively private about her personal life, the supermodel opened up about her 'toxic relationships' on episode six of Hulu show The Kardashians.

While she didn't reveal any names, she brought up her past while reliving her altercation with Scott Disick to sisters Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian.

In the previous episode, Jenner was seen storming off from an argument with Kourtney's ex Disick, who was upset that she didn't invite him to her birthday celebration.

Referring to Disick, Jenner explained to her sisters: 'He's talking through me the whole time and I'm like, "I don't do that." I've been in enough toxic relationships and I can't stand it anymore, so I just shut off.'

She admitted in a confessional that Scott was 'victimising himself, he was villainising everybody else, including me, which I have no ill intentions towards him and I love him and I always want him around. It just caught me off guard.'

Jenner and Disick later made up.

As for her 'toxic relationships' she didn't shed further details, and the model is yet to discuss Booker on the Hulu series.

May 9, 2022: Kendall Jenner reveals her phone lock screen photo of Devin Booker

Jenner gave a rare glimpse into her relationship with Booker when promoting a new episode of Hulu's The Kardashians.

Alerting fans to the May 5 episode, she shared a screenshot of her phone that showed a reminder to watch, but it was the black and white photo on her locked screen that caught the media's attention.

The image is of her beau Booker wearing an NBA jersey with his name on the back.

Though it shows just a hint of his profile, it suggests he's the first person she sees whenever she picks up her phone.

The image (which you can see here) was shared to her Instagram stories, with a message that read: 'A new episode of The Kardashians is now on Hulu.'

April 8, 2022: Kendall Jenner talks about supporting Devin Booker at 'every' game during rare interview

Jenner spoke about Booker during her and the family's interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which took place on the same day she went to her NBA player beau's game.

The supermodel actually told Kimmel that she watches all of Booker's games.

'Of course [I do]. I watch every game unless I have—last night I had a dinner but all my friends and family know that I like sit with my phone wherever I am,' she explained.

'Yeah, [I became a sports nut because of this]. I’ve always been a fan of basketball since basically with Khloé [Kardashian. Kendall’s older sister], I remember we used to go to all the Lakers games when I was really young so I’ve been a huge fan of the NBA for a really long time.'

March 11, 2022: Devin Booker and Kendall Jenner aren't in a rush 'to settle down'

Jenner and Booker's relationship appears to be blossoming, but the pair are in 'no rush to settle down', according to a source close to Jenner.

Speaking to E!, the source revealed that getting engaged isn't in the couple's near future, saying: 'Kendall and Devin’s relationship is going strong, but they are in no rush to settle down and tie the knot.'

The source continued: 'Kendall is not a conventional or traditional type of girl and doesn’t even care about having a huge elaborate wedding.'

'She is very much content with how things are with Devin right now.'

With regards to the pair's day-to-day relationship, while they spend a lot of time apart due to their careers, this suits the fashion model who is a 'very independent woman', the source added.

Still, this doesn't stop them from being romantic. 'Devin likes to do little things for Kendall to make sure she is appreciated and loved and it warms her heart.

'They have a sweet relationship, and the family loves seeing them together and seeing her happy,' the source explained.

March 7, 2022: Devin Booker discusses Kendall Jenner relationship

Booker has opened up for the first time in an interview about dating Kendall Jenner.

Speaking to WSJ magazine, Booker responded to a question about what it's like dating someone in the the spotlight, noting: 'I wouldn’t say [it’s been] hard.

'Honestly, I’m enjoying life to the fullest, and that came off my tongue so easily because it wasn’t always this way, but I feel like I’m in a good place right now. I love my family, I love the people around me, and I love the impact that I get to have on this world, the younger generation under me and the kids who look up to me.'

February 18, 2022: Kris Jenner Discusses Kendall’s Future As A Mum

Jenner appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on February 17 and opened up about her daughter Kendall Jenner's future as a mother.

When asked by DeGeneres about the possibility of a 12th grandchild, Jenner said: 'I think it would be nice if it was Kendall, right? She’s the only one who hasn’t had a baby.'

The TV host then questioned the model's desire to have children and asked: 'Does she want to have a baby?'

The 'momager' then enthused: 'I think she would eventually love to have a baby.'

January 4, 2022: Devin Booker sparks marriage rumours

Booker was seen wearing a gold band on his left ring finger in a selfie Jenner shared to her Instagram account, sparking rumours that the pair have secretly married.

The image causing a stir was one of a series of photos posted by the model on Monday, accompanied by the caption: 'my weekend'.

The photograph, showing the couple snuggled up and posing in front of a mirror, appears to be from her and Booker's serene, rural weekend getaway.

One follower wrote: 'He's wearing a wedding ring?' and another commented: 'Anyone else notice the ring on his hand ?????? [sic]'

This isn't the only speculation to come from this series of photos posted by Jenner. Others have alluded to the possibility of her being pregnant.

One wrote: 'Congratulations on your pregnancy,' with another writing: 'Oh my god, I thought it was a pregnant announcement [sic].'

This comes after Jenner said: 'I want kids badly. Soon too,' during the final season of Keeping up with the Kardashians, after reflecting on being the odd one out due to all of her siblings being parents.

Speculation aside, sister Kourtney Kardashian commented under the post: 'Cute weekend!'

November 3, 2021: Devin Booker pays tribute to birthday girl Kendall Jenner

Days after the model called her boyfriend her 'best friend' on his birthday, the athlete has celebrated Jenner's birthday on Instagram, and it's clear he's head over heels for the star.

'Most beautiful woman,' he captioned a candid photo of Jenner. In another post the couple share a loving embrace.

October 22, 2021: Devin Booker kisses Kendall Jenner publicly for the first time

While Kendall Jenner may have spent most of the LA Lakers vs Phoenix Suns game third wheeling alongside married pals Hailey and Justin Bieber, her boyfriend Devin Booker came over to greet her at the close of the game.

Photo credit: Kevork Djansezian - Getty Images
Photo credit: Kevork Djansezian - Getty Images

In a super rare moment of PDA the NBA player planted a kiss on the cheek of his model partner, making the crowd go wild (we're the crowd).

Photo credit: Kevork Djansezian - Getty Images
Photo credit: Kevork Djansezian - Getty Images

October 19, 2021: Kendall Jenner claps back at Devin Booker's Halloween taunt

Kendall Jenner responded to her boyfriend Devin Booker's jibe on Twitter after he made fun of her pumpkin carving skills.

Jenner had taken to her Instagram Stories to share photos of the pair's pumpkin carving evening.

However, Booker later took to 'take the Michael' out of his girlfriend's carving attempt, tweeting: 'Pumpkin don't count if you used a stencil.'

'I feel personally attacked,' Jenner responded, before receiving support from her fans who agreed that her pumpkin carving was better than the basketball player's.

September 7, 2021: Kendall Jenner shares holiday pictures with Devin Booker

Sharing photos from the aforementioned Italy holiday - which featured boat rides, pasta and Y2k style - Jenner confirmed that all is happy and lovely in her relationship with basketball player Booker.

The montage of photos showed the couple walking down a cobbled street and joined by friends including Fai Khadra on the trip:

Taking to her Instagram Stories, Jenner shared a more personal selection of photographs, where she cuddled up to Booker for the camera against a backdrop of a beautiful Italian mountain after sunset:

Photo credit: Kendall Jenner - Instagram
Photo credit: Kendall Jenner - Instagram

August 24, 2021: Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker on holiday

Continuing with Booker's post-Olympics R&R, Jenner and her basketball player boyfriend were photographed on holiday in Italy.

Photo credit: CAPR - BACKGRID
Photo credit: CAPR - BACKGRID

In the photos, Jenner effuses serious 1990s Jennifer Lopez tribute style wearing a yellow bandana around her hair, oval tortoiseshell sunglasses, a white crop top and green maxi skirt while Booker wore an yellow short-sleeved shirt with a white tee underneath.

Photo credit: Kevin.Mazur/INACTIVE - Getty Images
Photo credit: Kevin.Mazur/INACTIVE - Getty Images

The couple boarded a boat for a cruise around the Mediterranean before disembarking to meet friends for lunch in the sunshine.

Photo credit: CAPR - BACKGRID
Photo credit: CAPR - BACKGRID

Us, jealous? Never.

August 18, 2021: Kendall Jenner wears Devin Booker's Olympic medal on holiday

From recent pictures, Devin Booker is unwinding from his Olympics mission to Tokyo in the most tranquil, yet equally, fun way.

Sharing a series of photos from a lake holiday he took with girlfriend Kendall Jenner (and his beloved dog) since returning from Japan, one included a chill photo of a bikini-clad Jenner celebrating her beau's achievements by wearing his Olympic gold medal and sipping a beer.

A mood.

Team USA beat France to win gold in the basketball final on August 7, 87 to 82 points.

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Photo credit: Tim Clayton - Corbis - Getty Images

June 20, 2021: Kendall Jenner publicly confirms she's dating Devin Booker in interview

To mark the end of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the famous siblings have sat down with Andy Cohen for a tell-all interview in what's been dubbed 'the reunion'.

During part two of the reunion, Kendall was asked about her private life - which is rarely seen on the show, especially in comparison to the romantic lives of her elder sister Kourtney, Kim and Khloe.

Reportedly referring to basketball player Booker as 'my boyfriend' for the first time, Kendall joked, per E! News: ' No, I don't actually only date basketball players, if anyone's ever done their research... I'm not ashamed that I have a type, and I'm also a genuine basketball fan.'

The model then explained that having grown up in the public eye, both Kendall and Kylie have decided to keep their relationships largely private after witnessing their elder sister's experiences.

'I think it makes my life a lot easier and our relationship a lot better, to be honest...I just feel like it's a private matter and not for anybody else to judge or know,' the 25-year-old said.

June 14, 2021: 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, 2021: 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.

Photo credit: Gotham - Getty Images
Photo credit: Gotham - Getty Images

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, 2021: 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.

Photo credit: Gotham - Getty Images
Photo credit: Gotham - Getty Images

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.

Photo credit: Gotham - Getty Images
Photo credit: Gotham - Getty Images

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.

Photo credit: Kendall Jenner - Instagram
Photo credit: Kendall Jenner - Instagram

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.

Photo credit: Devin Booker - Instagram
Photo credit: Devin Booker - Instagram

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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