Kim Kardashian and NFL player Odell Beckham Jr. are reportedly exclusive after months of dating rumours but it seems the SKIMS founder and athlete have reasons to keep it secret
After months of speculation, it seems that Kim Kardashian is now exclusively dating American football player Odell Beckham Jr.
The two were first linked back in September and then spotted together at a CFDA Awards afterparty in November. The rumour mill died down a bit until last week where the influencer and athlete were seen arriving together to Jay-Z’s pre-Grammy Awards party in West Hollywood.
But the two are now reportedly serious and dating exclusively. But they’re allegedly choosing to keep it quiet because of both of their exes.
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“Kim has been romantically involved with Odell since last summer and thought she had managed to keep it under wraps,” a source told the Daily Mail, “She is not seeing anyone else right now – at least not that her close friends know of.”
It also appears that Kim is keeping the relationship a secret to avoid seeming like a “homewrecker.” She reportedly started dating Odell shortly after the 31-year-old separated from his longtime girlfriend Lauren Woods.
Lauren and Odell share a one-year-old son, Zydn. The two announced their split in September – the same month Kim and Odell rumours started – but it’s unclear when the relationship actually ended.
The source said: “They both wanted to avoid any speculation that he left Lauren for Kim – branding Kim a homewrecker.” But it appears that Kim has history that might make her want to keep her relationship a secret.
Kim’s ex-husband, Kanye West, who she shares four kids with – North, 10, Saint, eight, Chicago, six, and Psalm, four – is known for publicly speaking out against who Kim dates. “After what Kanye put Pete Davidson through, Kim wants to avoid that at all costs,” the source said. When Kim dated the comic, Kanye mocked Pete’s appearance on social media and constantly referred to him as “Skeet”.
Odell also has a history with Kim’s family. In 2016, the Baltimore Ravens star was connected to Kim’s sister Khloe Kardashian when the two were seen at a party thrown by Drake, who’s been in the news himself recently.
At the time, Khloe shut down any possibility of the two dating. She took to Twitter to share that it was just flirting, writing: “It’s not that deep.”
The Mirror has contacted Kim and Odell’s reps for comment.
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