Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles are officially dating, which sources say is the culmination of a life-long dream for One Direction superfan Kendall.
Kendall and Harry kicked off the dating rumors this week while on vacation together at St. Barts, where they were photographed getting very close while on a yacht. The two had actually dated briefly back in 2013, but parted amicably.
Kendall has reportedly been a One Direction fan for several years. In 2012, she posted a hand-made photo trying to get the band’s attention — and a ticket to one of their concerts. Kendall could easily have bought a ticket herself, with both her reality television income and her money from modeling, so many believed her picture was a way to get the band’s attention.
— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) November 21, 2012
And one of Harry’s bandmates actually had a thing for Kendall as well. Fellow 1D’er Niall Horan revealed that he had a “massive crush” on the reality television star.
“She’s so cute and I’m a sucker for nice eyes,” Niall told Us Weekly.
The trip to St. Bart’s for Kendall and Harry wasn’t solo. The pair shared some visitors, including Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi. Ellen even mentioned the vacation on her show this week.
“It’s an area called St. Barts where we were, and it’s a big fancy area where a lot of celebrities are during the holidays,” Ellen said. “So Harry Styles was there, I’m sure everyone has seen this by now, it’s ridiculous… so we went to go see Harry, and I did his hair, and he didn’t mind at all.”
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While there were only rumors, the two were confirmed as a couple when Kendall’s half-sister, Khloe, spoke out about it.
“They were hanging out together. Do I think they’re dating? Yes. I don’t know if they’re like boyfriend-girlfriend. Nowadays, I don’t know, people are weird with stuff. So I don’t know their ‘title,'” Kyloe Kardashian told Entertainment Tonight. “But I mean, they were in St. Barts together hanging out, so to me that’s dating. I would call that dating.”
Khloe added that she doesn’t know the exact specifics of Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles’ relationship.
“I don’t know if they’ve had that talk yet,” she said. “Do people still have the talk? You need the talk… I don’t believe in assuming what you are. That’s ridiculous.”
While Kendall Jenner has dated around a bit, but always had a close connection to Harry Styles since their brief relationship in 2013. And her family feels the same, insiders say.
“Kris is just over the moon about her daughter’s reunion with Harry,” a source told Hollywood Life. “She always knew he was the one for her. Kris adores Harry and has never seen Kendall happier.”
Harry Styles has also been waiting for a chance to date Kendall Jenner again, a source told People, though their future is now uncertain. Harry is just into the planned hiatus for One Direction and will be forging his solo career, while Kendall Jenner will be back to Los Angeles for her modeling and reality television career.
The distance will keep things from getting too serious, sources say.
“It can’t go anywhere serious. Kendall lives in Los Angeles and New York City, working constantly around the world, and Harry lives in London and tours around the world,” an insider told Entertainment Tonight, via the Metro.
But it appears that for now, Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles are just enjoying dating and not thinking too much about the future.
[Image via Twitter/Kendall Jenner]