Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kendall Jenner appears to be keeping up just fine with her sisters when it comes to sparking boyfriend rumors in 2017. From an alleged flirtation with “Baby” singer Justin Bieber to taking a time-out for Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, Kendall is enjoying a blossoming romantic life after her reported split from One Direction singer Harry Styles. It reportedly got awkward recently, however, when Jenner and her newest boyfriend, A$AP Rocky, showed up at the same party as Clarkson.
TMZ noted that Kendall just escaped a “seriously awkward moment when she and A$AP Rocky ended up at the same party as her ex, Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson.” But credit goes to the Lakers guard for reportedly having the best reaction.
Jenner, her new boyfriend, and Clarkson all ended up at the Peppermint Club in West Hollywood recently. After having been romantically involved with Kendall just last autumn, Jordan reportedly wasn’t exactly delighted to see her dating her new man. However, when the publication asked Clarkson about his close encounter of the awkward kind with Jenner, he had the perfect response.
“I’m a playa!”
Jordan then reportedly hopped into a car “with 3 hot chicks,” according to the publication. As for Kendall and A$AP Rocky, the couple allegedly attempted (and failed) to sneak out of the club separately to avoid the prying paparazzi.
Jenner also reportedly tried (and failed) to hide a getaway trip with “Baby” singer Justin Bieber. Just before the 2017 New Year bells rang, Hollywood Life reported that Kendall had been identified as the “mystery woman” boarding a private plane with Justin.
Bieber and Jenner reportedly have been pals for some time, and the two headed off to Utah for a vacation. Although it had been months since sightings of the celebrity friendship, Justin and Kendall decided to reunite for that holiday vacation, according to the publication.
Jenner appears to have a soft spot for singers because “Baby” singer Bieber isn’t the only musician in her life.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star also was linked to One Direction singer Harry Styles, according to Us Weekly. After Kendall’s reported romance with Harry ended, rumors that she was involved with both Jordan and Rocky soared.
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Clarkson and Jenner were seen together at Hollywood hotspot 1 Oak nightclub one week, but Kendall was also spotted at almost the same time with rapper A$AP Rocky.
When Jenner went to France for Menswear Fashion Week, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians supermodel and the “Electric Body” rapper were seen dining together at L’Avenue restaurant. The couple was spotted dancing together at Paris’ Cartel Club, rocking out to a mashup of Rihanna’s “B*tch Better Have My Money” and Nicki Minaj’s “Truffle Butter.”
The sightings of Kendall with Rocky have raised “are they a couple or aren’t they” confusion, pointed out People.
The rapper and supermodel were even seen together at the Met Gala, leading the magazine to contend that the evidence favors the “yes, they are indeed dating” camp after Jenner’s romance with Jordan Clarkson.
In addition to spending time together in Paris, Kendall and Rocky, who most recently dated model Chanel Iman, were seen at a Los Angeles hotel together. They subsequently were seen spending time together in Miami for the annual Art Basel festivities, looking “very flirty,” an insider told the magazine.
The source described the progress of the reported romance between Rocky and Jenner.
“[Kendall is] spending more time [with Rocky]. She’s open to seeing where it goes.”
The rumored lovebirds also were spotted at Coachella, where the rapper performed. The insider revealed that Jenner even began to rap to A$AP’s song “F—in’ Problems,” causing Rocky to laugh at her.
Another onlooker told the publication that she and A$AP Rocky were “playing around” during his set and that the flirtation heated up.
“She took the big Gucci goggles he was wearing off his head, put them on and started dancing,” added the source.
“Kendall showed up with a posse just for him and they were all over each other.”
Most recently, Jenner and A$AP Rocky reportedly bounded over mutually traumatic experiences, an insider told Hollywood Life.
In March, Kendall reportedly was the victim of theft, with someone stealing $200K in jewelry from her bedroom. Her rumored boyfriend, A$AP Rocky, reportedly was robbed recently as well, and the source described how it helped them bond.
“A$AP’s robbery was a traumatic experience for him,” commented the insider.
But the source revealed that the trauma brought him and Jenner “closer together” because she had suffered “through a very similar situation” and could understand his feelings.
“[Kendall] has been talking him through the tough time, and they are now bonded in a way few others would be able to understand.”
The insider noted that Jenner succeeded in identifying and relating “to his uncomfortable feelings of being violated.”
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