Having a high-flying professional basketball professional meet with a Victoria Secret supermodel model certainly made for a royal couple. This was the case with NBA star Blake Griffin when he became romantically involved with the queen of fashion shows and the famous reality TV star Kendall Jenner. As with other celebrity couples, Griffin’s relationship with Jenner had its own unique twists and turns. We look at the facts and rumors about their relationship, how it all started, how long it lasted and all the other things in between.
How Did Blake Griffin And Kendall Jenner Meet?
Being a member of the famous Kardashian-Jenner family has a number of advantages, one of which is meeting some of the most select eligible singles the world has to offer. Several members of the famous clan have gathered with professional athletes at different times in history.
Jenner’s older sister, Khloe Kardashian, is currently in contact with NBA star Tristan Thompson and her ex-husband Lamar Odom was also a very popular pro basketball player. Her other equally popular sister Kim Kardashian Kardashian was also at one time married to NBA player Kris Humphries.
However, unlike the high-profile love life of her older sisters, Kendall Jenner has a reputation for keeping her private life to a minimum.
The superb supermodel did a very good job of keeping her relationship with Blake Griffin off the media radar and as such, some juicy details about their romance escaped the public. The way the couple first met was not revealed precisely because the duo barely recognized that it was an object. Nevertheless, it was reported that both being residents of Los Angeles, the two easily became friends after meeting each other on a few occasions.
Their Relationship Timeline
Griffin was first spotted with Kendall Jenner in public in the summer of 2017 and then things progressed very quickly between the two. Although both parties did not want to give official verbal confirmation, their relationship did not remain secret for long. They easily became regular friends and Kendall became a particularly regular participant in Griffin’s home games with the Los Angeles Clippers.
In early August 2017, the Blake and Kendall duo attended a Kendrick Lamar concert at the Staples Center, after which they went to the after-party of Travis Scott’s concert at an Avenue nightclub in Los Angeles. A few weeks later, the A-list couple had a double date with Hailey Baldwin, Jenner’s best friend, and Chandler Parsons, another NBA star. The duo continued to spend time together throughout August and in the months that followed.
In mid-October 2017, the couple also had a special double date at Universal Studios in Hollywood with Kendall’s equally famous younger sister Kylie and her rapper dad Travis Scott.
On October 19, Kendall was spotted on the Staples Centre field when the Griffin Clippers in Los Angeles faced off against their Los Angeles Lakers rivals. Similarly, Griffin was present in early November when the model celebrated her 22nd birthday at Petit Taqueria restaurant in Los Angeles with her parents Kris and Caitlyn Jenner and other members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan.
Kendall Jenner and Blake Griffin made their red carpet debut on November 29, 2017, at the premiere of The 5th Quarter in Los Angeles, but they consciously avoided being photographed together throughout the demonstration. Jenner was also present on December 8, 2017, when Griffin hosted a comedy show to raise funds for his Team Griffin Foundation, the non-profit organization he founded in 2015.
Why Did They Break Up?
Blake Griffin’s super-private relationship with Kendall Jenner ended in early 2018. Both were spotted several times in public after the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, but this did not last long.
Their apparent break-up coincided with Griffin’s move to Detroit Pistons at the end of January and it is generally believed, in several places, that the couple on List A separated because of distance. Rumors of their separation were finally confirmed in May 2018 when Griffin was spotted on a Miami beach with his new bikini designer girlfriend Francesca Aiello.