Kim Kardashian and NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. are dating exclusively, according to inside sources, who have claimed that the couple has tried hard to keep their romance a secret out of respect for their son and in an attempt to avoid a reaction from Kanye. West.
The reality star, 43, and the athlete, 31, have been publicly linked since September 2023, when speculation began to build about a possible connection between the couple.
Now, the two have reportedly taken things to the next level and are just dating.
“Kim has been romantically involved with Odell since last summer and thought she had managed to keep it a secret,” a source told DailyMail.com exclusively. “She is not dating anyone else at the moment, at least not that her close friends know.”
DailyMail.com can reveal that Kim Kardashian and NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. are exclusively dating after the pair first struck up a romance last summer.
The couple have chosen to keep things private to avoid any false speculation that the Skims mogul is a ‘homewrecker’ following Odell’s split from the mother of his son Zydn.
Explaining why Kim has been unusually coy about her love life, the source claimed the couple agreed to keep things private to avoid any false speculation that the Skims mogul is a ‘homewrecker’.
The couple began dating after his split from long-term girlfriend Lauren ‘LoLo’ Wood, with whom he shares his one-year-old son Zydn.
Their split was announced in September, but it is unclear when their relationship ended.
“Kim really wanted to keep this romance private for two reasons,” the source continued. ‘One is that she has a one-year-old son with her ex Lauren Woods.
“They both wanted to avoid any speculation that he left Lauren for Kim, branding Kim a homewrecker.”
The source added that another key issue for the new couple is Kim’s outspoken ex-husband Kanye, with whom she has four children: North, 10, Saint, eight, Chicago, six, and Psalm, four.
“The second reason is to avoid Kanye’s backlash,” they continued. “After what Kanye put Pete Davidson through, Kim wants to avoid him at all costs.
“It’s only a matter of time before Kanye says something publicly, but he has no solid evidence.”
Kim and Kanye were married for seven years until their divorce was finalized in November 2022, a month before he married his current wife Bianca.
Odell welcomed his son with his fitness model girlfriend Lauren Wood just four days after their team won Super Bowl LVI in February 2022.
It is unclear when Odell and Lauren’s relationship ended; some reports cite early 2023.
Kim publicly dated Pete Davidson, during which time Kanye surprised fans with posts mocking the comedian’s appearance and only referring to him by the nickname ‘Skete.’
When Kim split from Pete in August 2022, Kanye posted a photo on Instagram of a fake New York Times newspaper with the words “Skete Davidson died at 28.”
A separate source close to the star told DailyMail.com at the time: “Kim won’t stand for this. She’s demanding Kanye step down from the position, but he won’t. She’s been vigorously defending Pete.
“She will never get back together with Kanye because of the way he has treated the people he loves and respects…She will not tolerate this type of behavior from him.”
It wasn’t the first time Kanye threatened Pete online, as he regularly posted and then deleted attacks directed at his ex-wife’s ex-boyfriend.
She also shared a screenshot of Pete’s defunct Instagram account and took credit for keeping him off the social media platform.
The source added that another key issue for the new couple was Kim Kardashian’s outspoken ex-husband, Kanye West, lashing out at her ex-boyfriend Pete Davidson.
While Kim and Pete were together, Kim surprised fans with posts mocking the comedian’s appearance and only referring to him by the nickname ‘Skete.’
“The gram was taken away from Skete,” he wrote. ‘Tell your mother I changed your name for life.’
The rapper was also forced to acknowledge that his social media posts appeared to harass Kim, after he shared text messages with her saying that her previous torrent of posts were putting the comic in danger.
After Kim and Odell were linked in reports last September, she attended his 31st birthday party the following November.
Kim was seen arriving at the party with her younger sister, Khloe Kardashian, 39, who reportedly briefly dated Odell in 2016.
Odell is no stranger to the Kardashain-Jenner family, having worked with Kim’s half-sister Kendall Jenner, 28, for the Moon toothpaste campaign in 2021.
Kim and Odell were rumored to be at the same pre-Grammys party last week and TMZ claimed they put on a loving display at the party.
The star-studded pre-Grammy party was hosted by Jay-Z at the exclusive Bird Streets club and also featured other celebrity attendees, including Lil Uzi Vert and Kris Jenner’s boyfriend Corey Gamble.