Kendall Jenner and Los Angeles Lakers player Jordan Clarkson have reportedly struck up a romance as rumors swirl regarding the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star’s alleged former relationship with One Direction singer Harry Styles.
According to an April 2 report, Kendall Jenner’s older half-sister, Khloé Kardashian, had hoped to set Kendall Jenner up with Clarkson after her split from Styles earlier this year.
“It was Khloé who initially wanted to set [Kendall Jenner] and Jordan up,” the source told Hollywood Life. “When Khloé first met Jordan a while back she thought he would be perfect for her sister, but at the time she was hot and heavy with Harry [Styles]. Then some time went by and they all ended up going out as a group: Khloé, Kendall and Jordan, and some of his friends. The two of them ended up really hitting it off.”
— Terez Owens (@TerezOwens) April 1, 2016
Kendall Jenner and Styles were linked to one another in the past, but in January, they appeared to go public with a new romance while on vacation in Europe. At the time, the two were photographed together on a yacht where they were seen lying next to one another and engaging in some very flirtatious behavior. Then, after arriving to Los Angeles, the two attended a mutual friend’s party, but were not photographed together. And ever since, they have been seemingly keeping their distance.
Meanwhile, things between Kendall Jenner and Clarkson appear to be heating up, and the couple was recently caught together in Los Angeles, where they enjoyed what was reported to be a “date.”
“He is super sweet and [Kendall Jenner] loves that,” the source told Hollywood Life on April 1. “He is a genuine nice guy and treats her like a person and not like a celebrity. He doesn’t care who her family is and they just have a good time together.”
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As rumors about Kendall Jenner’s new romance continue to swirl, an additional report that hit the web on April 6, via The Blemish, claims Kendall Jenner’s former flame, Harry Styles, may have cheated on her with a flight attendant named Megan Smith.
“I had two great days with Harry but as I was leaving at the airport on the way back I saw the shot of him and [Kendall Jenner] together on the yacht,” Smith revealed of her alleged rendezvous with Styles, which allegedly overlapped with his time with Kendall Jenner. “I was gutted. Literally, he had got off the boat with [Kendall Jenner] and come to London to see me.”
According to Smith, she was hesitant to embark on a romance with Styles prior to their relationship, and after photos surfaced of him with Kendall Jenner, her suspicions of his playboy ways were confirmed.
“There was a spark there but I didn’t want anything to do with him at first,” she said. “I fought with him and he really had to convince me otherwise and I don’t think he’s come across a girl who has been so hesitant to date him. But over and over again he continually proved himself to be this really great person and I thought, ‘Maybe he’s actually worth it.’ Maybe that is why he liked me so much, as I was the one girl who didn’t just say yes.”
Kendall Jenner and her family return to the E! Network on May 1 at 9 p.m. for the Season 12 premiere of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Check out the teaser clip below.
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