Way back in 2021, you probs were asking, “Who is Kendall Jenner dating???” It always seemed like people were trying to pair her off with someone new (and famous), but this time, it isn’t fake news—Kendall is (or was?) dating very tall and very cute Phoenix Suns basketball player Devin Booker! The pair went Instagram official on Valentine’s Day 2021—which is a big deal because Kendall is pretty private about her dating life—but since then, these two have been sharing teensy looks here and there at their equal parts enviable and adorable relationship. We love!
There’s plenty of ground to cover in Kendall and Devin’s relationship (including a potential recent breakup), so join me on the short but sweet journey of their love story, below.
Editor’s note: This timeline is in reverse chronological order, so the ~freshest~ deets are smack-dab at the top. Enjoy!
June 22, 2022
Entertainment Tonight reports that Kendall and Devin have broken up! Or at least, they’re taking some time apart. As a source put it, “Kendall feels like they’re on different paths” and she and Devin “have had discussions about their future but they are not on the same page.”
May 21, 2022
Kendall and Devin attend Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s wedding in Italy.
March 8, 2022
In a super-rare move, Devin shared a little bit about his ’ship with Kendall publicly during an interview with WSJ. magazine. For the story, Devin was asked what it’s like to date another famous person and if it’s challenging having people interested in all elements of his life, not just his basketball career. “I wouldn’t say hard,” he told the magazine. “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.”
October 22, 2021
Kendall and Devin show off a little PDA after the Suns beat the Lakers.
September 15, 2021
In an interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Late Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Kendall talked about having a bunch of nieces and nephews and how Devin has fit into her family. “He loves them,” said Kendall about Devin after being asked if he helps out with them during her auntie duties. “Him and Stormi have an amazing relationship. She has the biggest crush on him and I’m, like, jealous sometimes,” she joked.
She also talked about them playing one-on-one in the pool…which led to her hand getting cut open from it getting a little too competitive (lol).
August 26, 2021
After the NBA season is officially over, Kendall and Devin jet off to Italy for a little baecation. Naturally, TMZ caught them in every act of PDA. Before this vacay, though, the duo was celebrating the launch of Kendall’s 818 Tequila in New York with some of her best friends. Even though they were in mixed company, apparently Kendall and Devin stayed near each other the whole night.
“Devin led Kendall through the crowd upon arrival and led her to her seat,” a source told Us Weekly. “They kept making eye contact throughout the night and never strayed far away from each other.” The source also added, “[Devin] seemed very close and friendly with her friends. At the end of the night, they walked out together hand in hand with nothing but smiles.”
July 17, 2021
Kendall keeps her support of Devin going strong as the Phoenix Suns reach game 5 of the NBA finals, and she’s letting everyone know it. Peep this pic of her wearing a Phoenix Suns team jacket:
And according to an E! News source, “Kendall was really engaged in the game.” She was so into it, “she would stand up and cheer every time Devin scored…it was so cute! She had her hands on her head at the end of the first quarter!” But that’s not all—Kendall also “was jumping around so much and got hot and took off her jacket.”
July 6, 2021
Devin has a major career achievement—with the Phoenix Suns, he makes it to game 1 of the NBA Finals to play against the Milwaukee Bucks! And of course, Kendall is super proud and expresses that on her Instagram Stories. “I’m not emotional, you are,” she writes over the video she shares.
June 20, 2021
And this time we have a straight-from-the-source reason as to why Kendall and Devin are keeping their relationship private! Kendalls hops on the KUWTK reunion and says that keeping her ’ships out of the public eye has “always worked better for me that way,” she says, adding, “No offense to my older sisters at all, but I think that Kylie [Jenner] and I specifically have had the opportunity to watch our older sisters go through marriages and relationships and breakups and do them pretty publicly. It was a personal preference from a really young age.…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.”
June 18, 2021
Us Weekly reports that Kendall and Devin are lowkey living together, with a source saying, “He’s practically moved in with her.”[instagram]https://www.instagram.com/p/CKRyta9DHPW/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading[/instagram]
Devin leaves a flirty comment on Kendall’s Easter weekend pics, which include her frolicking around a golf course and holding a chicken, as ya do.
His musing? “Very beautiful…course.” Get it? Lolz. Cute.
March 3, 2021
The Kardashians seem to like Devin for Kendall! A source tells Us Weekly that “the Kardashian clan is fond of him for sure…they’ve gotten to spend a lot of time with him and find him very charming, respectful, and fun!”
The Kardashians also really “respect Kendall’s decision to not jump into an engagement.” More than anything, Kendall’s family wants her to just “enjoy these moments” and “be happy with whomever she’s with.”
March 2, 2021
An Entertainment Tonight source has alllll the deets on how things are progressing between Kendall and Devin and says that things between them have “gotten more serious.” Oh là là!
“Kendall was ready to take her relationship with Devin to a more public level and get rid of any unnecessary speculation in the media,” the source says. “She felt ready to share a bit more than she has in the past when she posted the photo of them on Valentine’s Day.”
“Their relationship has gotten more serious and Devin is really laid-back and not all about fame or being in the spotlight all the time, which Kendall really likes,” ET’s source adds. “He makes her feel comfortable and safe and he’s super respectful, which are all qualities she loves.” We love to hear it!
February 17, 2021
Kendall publicly supports her man by attending a Phoenix Suns game, and surprise! Fans get picture proof that she’s there! A fan asks for a picture of Kendall with his group of friends, and we get this gem:
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October 29, 2020
Kendall and Devin break COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders to attend Kim Kardashian’s lavish/entirely-out-of-touch 40th birthday extravaganza on a private island. Although they probably think they’re being lowkey, Kendall and Devin are spotted looking happy together in the back of a pic of Scott Disick and his son Mason.[instagram]https://www.instagram.com/p/CG8GTe-AxeR/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading[/instagram]
August 22, 2020
Kendall and Devin do what all helplessly rich couples in Los Angeles do—go to fancy dinners at Nobu. Around this time, paparazzi also catch them running errands together, and an E! News source has thoughts about it.
“It was a very casual outing, but it seems they are spending more time together for sure and getting closer,” the source says. Another source says Kendall is “excited to have him out in L.A. so they can spend some in person time together.…They have been staying together and hanging out in Malibu with friends and family.”
April 29, 2020
Welp, Kendall and Devin are spotted on a road trip together…in Sedona, Arizona…and TMZ has picture proof. Witnesses who spot Devin and Kendall say they certainly look like a couple during their little rest stop, but a source close to the two says that isn’t exactly the case.
“Kendall and friends have a small social circle amongst the group, who have been following the same social distancing and physical distancing guidelines. Devin is a friend and is part of the small group,” the source says, adding that “they took a road trip for some much-needed air.” Cool-cool-cool.
This same day, the internet is set ablaze with rumors of their possible romance. A very sexist Twitter user makes an unnecessary comment about Kendall’s private life after video of her and Devin’s outing makes the rounds, which she has the most iconic response to:
Kendall Jenner Takes Quarantine Road Trip with NBA Star Devin Bookerhttps://t.co/xY2PTq2Vkp— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) April 29, 2020
And that’s all the dirt on Kendall and Devin’s relationship (for now)!