Kylie Jenner isn't the only Jenner sister posting snarky comebacks to people criticizing her. Her older sister Kendall Jenner took a moment on Twitter today to address a sexist meme going around that suggested she has dated an entire playoff team's worth of NBA players.
"Starting five of the NBA players Kendall Jenner dated," the meme read, featuring a composite image of D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Ben Simmons, Kyle Kuzma, and Blake Griffin. "This is a playoff team lmao," a user tweeted with the photo.
Jenner responded to him, writing curtly, "2 out of 5 accurate, thanks." Jenner basically never talks about her love life and who she is or isn't dating, so this is rare.
Which two did she date? Blake Griffin and Ben Simmons, who are the only NBA player boyfriends she has spoken about in any interviews. Here, the real (and false) dating history explained.
Jenner confirmed Griffin was her boyfriend in a Vogue interview published in March 2018. While she initially called him a friend, when asked straight up if she had a boyfriend by the magazine's reporter, she relented. “I like my private life. Yeah...no. I’m happy. He’s very nice. I have someone being very nice to me.” Griffin and Jenner's romance fizzled out that same month. They started dating in summer 2017.
Simmons was Jenner's last boyfriend. They ended things in May after dating on-off for a year. Jenner explained to Vogue Australia in an interview published in May 2019 (but conducted before it) that she deliberately keeps their relationship private. (The outlet detailed they were a committed couple who FaceTimed during the shoot.) “I’m very young and right now I feel like relationships aren’t always super-certain and I don’t want to bring too much attention to something if you don’t really know long term [what it’s going to be]," she said. "A relationship is only meant to be between two people, and the second you make it the world’s business is when it starts messing with the two people mentally. Like once everyone is let in, you’re letting all these opinions into your relationships, and I don’t think that’s fair.”
As for the other three?
Jordan Clarkson and Jenner were rumored to be dating in 2016. People and Us Weekly reported they had been together for months in April. "They are super into each other. He is super sweet and a total gentleman and Kendall loves that," a source told People. But the rumors never became anything more than rumors.
Dating rumors between Jenner and D’Angelo Russell were shut down by TMZ in November 2015. Multiple sources told the outlet that although there was talk of a burgeoning romance, "They're not dating." They're friends, and one source even told the outlet bluntly that "Kendall is not into him."
Kuzma was the most recent rumor. He and Jenner were shot together on a yacht during her Fourth of July vacation. But as quickly as dating rumors started, they ended. A source told Entertainment Tonight last week that their relationship isn't romantic.
"The two were hanging out over the holiday as friends," its source started. "They’ve run in the same circle for a while and there’s no romantic relationship between them. Kendall is enjoying being single after ending things with Ben."
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