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Who is Kendall Jenner’s new lover? Australian basketballer Ben Simmons also dated popstar Tinashe

The online rumour mill is well and truly abuzz with reports that Kendall Jenner has settled down with a brand new NBA-star boyfriend. 

But who exactly is Ben Simmons?

The 21-year-old basketballer was born in the suburb of Fitzroy, Melbourne and raised in the city of Newcastle on the New South Wales coast.

He began playing basketball at the age of seven; first represented Australia in basketball when he was 15; and was playing for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA by the time he was 20.

Who exactly is Ben Simmons? The 21-year-old basketballer (pictured) was born in the suburb of Fitzroy, Melbourne and raised in the city of Newcastle on the New South Wales coast

Before cosying up to Kendall Jenner, Ben Simmons previously dated musician and Instagram model Dylan Gonzalez (pictured)

Another former fling included fitness model Brittany Renner (pictured)

Before cosying up to Kendall Jenner, Ben Simmons previously dated musician and Instagram model Dylan Gonzalez (pictured: left) and fitness model Brittanny Renner (pictured: right)

He’s won gold medals, played in world championships and been called Australia’s biggest sporting star after amassing legions of followers for his incredible talent.

But the six-foot-eight athlete has also attracted attention for his history of scoring off the court.

Before cosying up to Kendall Jenner, Ben Simmons previously dated musician and Instagram model Dylan Gonzalez, fitness model Brittanny Renner and, most recently, RnB singer Tinashe.

The NBA star has won gold medals, played in world championships and been called Australia's biggest sportstar - but the six-foot-eight athlete has also attracted attention for his history of scoring off the court

The NBA star has won gold medals, played in world championships and been called Australia’s biggest sportstar – but the six-foot-eight athlete has also attracted attention for his history of scoring off the court

His break-up with the latter only became public knowledge last week, with a source close to Simmons telling MTO News that the basketballer had started to tire of Tinashe ‘doing Kardashian sh*t’.

‘She is way to [sic] public with everything. They just started dating and this girl is calling up paparazzi,’ the source said.  

‘That’s some real Kardashian sh*t. And Ben’s not trying to be Kanye [West].’  

More recently, Ben Simmons was involved in a relationship with RnB singer Tinashe (pictured)

More recently, Ben Simmons was involved in a relationship with RnB singer Tinashe (pictured)

A source close to Simmons claims he ended the relationship with Tinashe because she was 'way to [sic] public with everything' - saying ''That's some real Kardashian sh*t. And Ben's not trying to be Kanye [West]'

A source close to Simmons claims he ended the relationship with Tinashe because she was ‘way to [sic] public with everything’ – saying ”That’s some real Kardashian sh*t. And Ben’s not trying to be Kanye [West]’

To say nothing of Kendall Jenner’s obvious affiliations with the Kardashians, however, Simmons also has a history of getting close to Kanye’s former flings.

In 2017, West’s ex-girlfriend and Hollywood actress Amber Rose sparked a brief exchange of seemingly flirtatious messages with Simmons when she commented on one of his photos saying ‘You aight’.

Eagle-eyed fans also noted that the pair had started liking and commenting on each other’s social media posts – a liaison that never materialised into anything official.

In 2017, Simmons also had  a brief exchange of seemingly flirtatious messages with Kanye West's ex-girlfriend and Hollywood actress Amber Rose (pictured)

In 2017, Simmons also had a brief exchange of seemingly flirtatious messages with Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend and Hollywood actress Amber Rose (pictured)

Simmons recently deleted all pictures of most recent girlfriend Tinashe off social media, indicating that their short-lived relationship had come to an end after just a few months.

On Tuesday, Page Six all but confirmed rumours that the Australian superstar is now dating 22-year-old Jenner – a relationship that sources claim has been going on for ‘a few weeks.’

Simmons recently deleted all pictures of most recent girlfriend Tinashe off social media, indicating that their short-lived relationship had come to an end after just a few months

Simmons recently deleted all pictures of most recent girlfriend Tinashe off social media, indicating that their short-lived relationship had come to an end after just a few months

On Tuesday, it was all but confirmed that the Australian superstar is now dating 22-year-old Jenner - a relationship that sources claim has been going on for 'a few weeks'

On Tuesday, it was all but confirmed that the Australian superstar is now dating 22-year-old Jenner – a relationship that sources claim has been going on for ‘a few weeks’



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