Devin Booker Explains Why His Relationship With Kendall Jenner Isn't "Hard"

By Brett Malec Mar 07, 2022 9:48 PMTags
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Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker's romance is a slam dunk.

The 25-year-old NBA star recently made a rare comment about his supermodel girlfriend during an interview with the Wall Street Journal. When asked if it's "hard having the spotlight" on their personal lives, Devin gave a surprisingly candid answer.

"I wouldn't say hard," the Phoenix Suns guard admitted. "Honestly, I'm enjoying life to the fullest, and that came off my tongue so easily because it wasn't always this way, but I feel like I'm in a good place right now. I love my family, I love the people around me, and I love the impact that I get to have on this world, the younger generation under me and the kids who look up to me."

While the notoriously private couple rarely makes comments about their relationship, Kendall did honor her "best friend" with a short but sweet Instagram birthday tribute back in October 2021.

Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker: Romance Rewind

Elsewhere in his interview with WSJ, Devin shared a story about his life-changing last encounter with the late Kobe Bryant, who told him to "be legendary."

It was "the advice that Kobe had left me with in the short time I got to spend with him in our last game playing against each other," Devin said. "He left it with a mark on my shoe and he wrote it out, 'Be legendary.' And not only did he write it on the shoe and sign it for me, but just talking me through it and talking through the steps that it's going to take to get there. Kobe's always been an inspiration, so hearing it in his voice and seeing it in his handwriting on the shoes keeps me motivated."

Relive Kendall and Devin's legendary romance with their cutest pics below.

June 2020: Coupled Up

Kendall and the Phoenix Suns player officially began dating in June 2020 following weeks of romance rumors. 

August 2020: Puppy Love

The two leave a pet shop in Malibu with the NBA player's dog.

August 2020: Malibu Dinner Date

The two dine at Nobu in Malibu.

April 2021: NYC Trip

The two are spotted together in New York City.

February 2021: Instagram Official


Kendall makes her relationship with Devin Instagram official with this photo posted on Valentine's Day 2021.

April 2021: Club Date

The two are seen leaving The Nice Guy club in West Hollywood.

April 2021: New York State of Mind

The two head to a restaurant in NYC.

June 2021: Happy Anniversary

Kendall shared this photo of the two on her Instagram Stories as they celebrated the one-year anniversary of their relationship.

June 2021: One Year

Kendall also shared this photo of the two on her Instagram Stories as they celebrated the one-year anniversary of their relationship.

September 2021: International Romance

Kendall and Devin took their relationship to the next level with a sultry Labor Day vacay to the Italian coastline. 

October 2021: Victory Kiss

Kendall gave her boyfriend a sweet hug and smooch as he made his way off the court at Staples Center following his team the Phoenix Suns' 115-110 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

December 2021: Winter Wonderland

The couple celebrated New Year's Eve together from a cabin in the woods, with Kendall snapping a selfie to commemorate the occasion.

May 2022: Wedding Date

Devin accompanied Kendall to Italy for her sister Kourtney Kardashian's wedding with Travis Barker.

June 2022: Break Up

A source close to Kendall told E! News that the pair "hit a rough patch" and parted ways. Though they "really nice time" in Italy during Kourtney's wedding festivities, the insider explained said that "once they got back, they started to feel like they weren't aligned and realized they have very different lifestyles."

However, as the source noted, a reconciliation may be in the future as they "both hope to make it work."

Summer 2022: Reconciliation and Vacation PDA

In July 2022, a source close to Kendall told E! News that the model and Devin "are fully back together," adding, "They worked out their issues and decided they want to move forward and be together."

In August 2022, Kendall shared this pic of the two looking cozy on vacation in Idaho.

August 2022: Date Night

The two go on a date in Los Angeles.

September 2022: NYFW

The two sit front row at the Marni spring 2023 Ready to Wear runway show during New York Fashion Week.

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