Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles recently caught the attention of paparazzi when they were spotted getting cozy on a yacht. However, while Kendall Jenner appeared to be having tons of fun with the One Direction band member, her family is reportedly hesitant to get on board with their potential romance.
— EntertainmentTonight (@etnow) January 3, 2016
Kendall Jenner has rarely been spotted publicly with anyone, so while not much time has passed with her and Styles, the fact that she was so open with their PDA hints at a real romance. And, on January 5, following Kendall Jenner’s outing with Styles in St. Barts, which also included talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Portia de Rossi, Radar Online claimed the pair was “absolutely dating.”
While this isn’t the first time Kendall Jenner and Styles have been linked, her family remains concerned about their potential relationship due to Styles’ playboy ways, which allegedly led to their first split in 2013.
“[Kendall Jenner’s] family has warned her because of Harry’s reputation as being a player,” a source told Radar Online. “Harry really gave [Kendall Jenner] the run-around back then and it broke her heart. She has been infatuated ever since.”
According to the source, Kendall Jenner has come a long way since 2013. In addition to gaining more notoriety, and being linked to a number of high-profile celebrities, including Drake, Nick Jonas, Michael B. Jordan, and Lewis Hamilton, she’s taken the modeling world by storm, appearing on the runway for Victoria’s Secret, Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg, Chanel, Oscar De La Renta, Versace, Fendi, and several others.
“At the time when they first met several years ago, [Kendall Jenner] was not famous like she is now,” the source explained. “She went into the relationship as more of a star-struck teen than the accomplished and in-demand model that she is today. It is a different ball game now that it was the last time around.”
— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) January 5, 2016
Although Radar Online seemed to hint that Kendall Jenner’s romance with Styles was getting serious, a second report tells a different story, revealing that while Kendall Jenner and Styles appeared to be the main focus of the holiday trip, several others were along for the ride.
“Harry also vacationed with friends, so it wasn’t just a romantic vacation for Harry and [Kendall Jenner]. They had fun then, but things never got serious,” a source told People on January 5.
“He has thought all along that [Kendall Jenner] is hot and was sort of just waiting for a chance to spend more time with her again. New Year’s worked out perfect, and he loved it.”
Just months ago, Kendall Jenner addressed her dating life during an interview with Entertainment Tonight. At the time, Kendall Jenner said she preferred to keep her private life to herself but acknowledged that if she wanted to do something with someone who was male, she wouldn’t necessarily restrict herself from the idea.
That said, Kendall Jenner has never confirmed relationships with any of the many men she’s been linked to. Instead, she continues to do her best to maintain a private life, despite the non-stop attention from paparazzi and the media.
Meanwhile, Kendall Jenner’s famous sisters have all publicly dated in recent years and continue to do so as cameras roll on their TV show.
For more Kendall Jenner, tune into Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 11, airing on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on the E! Network.
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