Kendall Jenner is the most private of the Kardashian-Jenners when it comes to her love life. But today she did something she’s never done before: She openly flirted with her rumored boyfriend Ben Simmons on her Instagram. Jenner shared a video of herself posing in a bikini, where Simmons left a particularly horny “Come here ..” comment. Jenner responded with a race car and gust emoji, more or less confirming the thirst is welcome from Simmons.
This may be the closest Jenner and Simmons get to making their romance Instagram official. While the two were first linked together in the summer, they’ve never formally confirmed their romance on the ‘gram. And it has generally had some ups and downs: The couple faded out in August when Simmons’s NBA basketball season started out in Philadelphia, Jenner and Anwar Hadid were pretty visibly giving each other hickeys during Fashion Month, and then Jenner ended up rekindling things with Simmons in November.
E! reported in late November that the two were dating again, but Simmons wasn’t officially Jenner’s boyfriend. The two “have been making more of an effort in their relationship recently, and have been seeing each other regularly for the last month now,” a source told the outlet. “They both are very busy with their careers, but have always been in touch.”
Jenner herself has talked about her plans to keep her love life private in interviews. She told Harper’s Bazaar in April 2017 that “I’m not marrying anyone. “I’m not engaged. There’s nothing long-term or serious like that in my life. If I’m not fully, fully in it with someone, why would I make it public to everyone else? If I don’t even know what it is, why would I let the world know?”
Jenner worried that going public with a boyfriend would basically doom the relationship. “[Relationships are] something between two people, and nobody else’s opinion needs to be involved in it,” she said. “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.”