Newcastle-raised basketball superstar Ben Simmons is dating a Kardashian.
Tabloids are reporting that Simmons and Kendall Jenner are an item.
Kendall Jenner, a model and television personality, is one of the younger siblings in the Jenner-Kardashian family. She grew up on screen on the E! reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
The pair has apparently been dating “for a few weeks”.
They were spotted this week on a lunch date at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
NBA player Simmons is now apparently at risk of the “Kardashian curse” – a so-called hex on any man willing to get romantic with the sisters.
“The Kardashian curse is every male figure that comes and dates a Kardashian. Their life kind of just goes downhill after that,” Kylie Jenner said in a June 2016 episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
The ‘curse’ dates back to Kim Kardashian’s relationship with then NFL player Reggie Bush. He reportedly went from Heisman Trophy winner to become the first running back in NFL history to finish a season (2017) with negative yardage on more than 10 carries in a season.
Basketball player Lamar Odom married Khloe Kardashian and went from Sixth Man of the Year in 2011 to losing his NBA career. The long list of similar stories includes Kris Humphries. He was just a bench player when he started his marriage to Kim Kardashian in 2001. By the end of the relationship his points per game had halved.
Simmons’ apparent new romance follows rumours that he ended his relationship with American singer-songwriter Tinashe.
News of the new romance was already starting to pique interest on Twitter and plenty of chatter about the “Kardashian Curse”.