"If I'm not fully, fully in it with someone, why would I make it public to everyone else?" she explained to Harper's Bazaar in 2017. "If I don't even know what it is, why would I let the world know?"
She continued, "I think it's something sacred. It's something between two people, and nobody else's opinion needs to be involved in it. People want to start drama. If I had a boyfriend, people are going to say all this stuff that's probably going to cause us to break up."
Fair play Kendall, that makes a lot of sense. But that doesn't stop fans being a little curious about who the 24-year-old model has dated in the past. So, want to take a look back on Kendall's dating history?
2015 - Nick Jonas
Way back before he married Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas and Kendall Jenner were linked when a Us Weekly report claimed Gigi Hadid set them up (Gigi was dating Nick's brother Joe Jonas at the time). The source claimed, "They are all going to end up hanging out regardless, so it seems like a simple situation, which could be a lot of fun. They said Kendall and Nick had “a flirty chemistry from the start.”
But Nick quickly dampened reports, telling E! "We’re not dating. Kendall is great, and naturally, with her being good friends with Gigi and with Joe and Gigi dating, there are times we’ll be in the same place and we all hang out."
2013 - 2016 Harry Styles
The pair were first linked in 2013 when they shared a dinner date, before going skiing together over New Year into 2014.
They were then linked again when those photos of Harry and Kendall on Ellen DeGeneres' boat came out in early 2016. Khloe Kardashian confirmed they were a thing, telling Entertainment Tonight "Do I think they're dating? Yes. I don't know if they're like boyfriend-girlfriend.
"Nowadays, I don't know. People are weird with stuff. So, I don't know their title. But I mean, they were in St. Barts together hanging out, so to me that's dating."
It's not clear when they split, but Harry opened up to Rolling Stone in 2017 about how his debut album was inspired by a special ex, "She’s a huge part of the album. Sometimes you want to tip the hat, and sometimes you just want to give them the whole cap… and hope they know it’s just for them."
2016 - Jordan Clarkson
When Kendall and Harry's relationship reportedly came to an end, Kendall was briefly linked to Lakers player Jordan Clarkson. Us Weekly said in March 2016 that they’d been hooking up for "months", adding, "they are super into each other. He is super sweet and a total gentleman and Kendall loves that."
The pair were never photographed together, mind.
2016 - 2017 - ASAP Rocky
But sadly, their busy lives got in the way - Us Weekly later said "weren’t seeing each other a lot. They weren’t really official but were obviously dating. Their schedules are really hard."
2017 - 2018 - Blake Griffin
Kendall and Blake were linked multiple times over the course of two years. In August 2017, Jenner was spotted leaving a Travis Scott concert with Griffin, with a source later telling People, "Kendall is very happy with Blake. They started out more like friends, and then it was very casual. But it seems more serious lately. When they are not together, they keep in touch over the phone. Her family has accepted Blake."
But by winter 2018, after they were spotted on multiple dates and were very much A Thing, another source said they'd called it quits. "They’ve definitely cooled off and are taking things at a slower pace, but not because of any particular drama," an insider told PEOPLE.
"He got traded and isn’t local anymore, so they’ve grown apart a bit just because of distance."
2018 - Anwar Hadid
Now this was a curveball. In photos obtained by TMZ, Kendall and Anwar were pictured all over each other, before sporting matching love bites a few days later. A source told E! at the time it was 'nothing serious', adding, "Kendall and Anwar have known each other for years and have always been flirtatious and this is just another sign of that. The two enjoy one another's company and things could change, but for now, it's nothing serious."
2018 - 2019 Ben Simmons
Now this got pretty serious. Reports that Kendall and basketball player Ben were an item hit the news cycle in summer 2018, and were later accidentally confirmed by Khloe Kardashian on 4th July, when she shared a video of them cuddling:
They spent Ben's birthday together, and went on multiple dates over the course of the year. By May 2019, though, Page Six reported the romance "ran its course", and Kendall and Ben decided to call it a day. PEOPLE added that the pair are "on a break", and that Kendall was enjoying "spending time with her friends and back to being in fun mode".
But wait! They were also pictured by TMZ on New Year's Eve in January 2020 at a rooftop bar and restaurant in Philadelphia, which Ben had rented out for a party. Were they back on? Are they just friends? We need to know!
2020 - Devin Booker
Rumours surrounding Kendall Jenner and basketball star Devin Booker first started when they went on a road trip during quarantine to Arizona in April 2020. They shared matching Instagram photos (though not of each other), before flirting in the comments.
By September 2020, they were also reported to be on holiday together with Justin and Hailey Bieber. "Kendall and Devin have spent the past few weeks together," a source told People. "They have mostly enjoyed Malibu, but over the weekend, they were vacationing with Justin and Hailey in Idaho. They were all enjoying the lake life and also played golf." Exciting!
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