Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons are a thing, again. After a short break to make out with Bella and Gigi Hadid’s little brother Anwar, Jenner too her rightful place sitting court side at Simmons’ 76ers games at the beginning of the basketball season.
Some Philadelphia fans aren’t entirely happy about the arrangement. After the team lost a home game against the Cavs, who are not doing so hot this year without LeBron, someone blamed the loss on Jenner’s presence and made a petition to ban her from Wells Fargo arena.
But 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin is coming to Jenner's defense. As People reports, in a recent interview Rubin shot down the petition. “I think it’s ridiculous,” he said. “I think Kendall’s awesome. I’ve spent a bunch of time with her.”
He also called the model a great influence on young Simmons. “I was with Kendall a few days ago and Kendall insisted on going home and getting a good night’s sleep when Ben wanted to stay out for a late dinner,” he added. “So, Kendall’s been a great influence on him, and we’ve won every game she’s been at but one so far.”
Unlike her sisters, it’s hard to keep tabs on who the highest-paid model in the world is dating. She’s not only secretive, but her flings tend to be less serious. “She’s being very private about her relationship with Ben. Kendall’s really different from her sisters in that sense,” a source close to Jenner said. “She honestly doesn’t want people talking about who she’s dating and is very protective of her personal life.”
Let’s recap. Earlier this year, Jenner was dating Blake Griffin. Things turned sour, and the model hopped from Griffin to Simmons, who promptly decided to dump Tinashe. Simmons and Jenner seemed to be serious, they even shared an expensive apartment for a bit, but then Jenner was spotted making out with Anwar Hadid not once, but a few times this fall.
So Simmons and Jenner cooled off until recently, now that the young Hadid sibling is out of the picture. “Kendall was spending time with Anwar [Hadid], but that ended and she started hanging out with Ben again. She hasn’t seen Anwar recently,” a source told People. “When she’s not working, she’s been focusing her free time on Ben and flying to Philadelphia."
The two are definitely back together, but reportedly not exclusive, so basically Kendall is the real baller in this situation.