Ben Simmons has fully embraced the celebrity lifestyle now that his NBA career has taken off, and he may be finding out the hard way that relationships can be more trouble than they’re worth.
There have been rumors for months that Simmons is seeing Kendall Jenner, and apparently that isn’t sitting well with popular R&B singer Tinashe, who dated Simmons earlier in the year. According to a report from TMZ, Simmons is seriously considering beefing up his personal security team because he thinks Tinashe is harassing him and Jenner.
Sources close to Simmons tell us … Tinashe’s been suspiciously popping up regularly at places he goes with Kendall … way past the point of coincidence. You’ll remember, the singer showed up at Delilah Thursday, and a couple weeks prior she surfaced at Poppy in WeHo when Ben was there.
We’re told Ben is convinced Tinashe cannot accept the fact he ended their relationship and has moved on with Kendall. He believes she’s showing up to keep tabs on him so she can see if there’s a chink in the armor between him and Kendall.
Our sources say Ben thinks she’s become so obsessive he doesn’t want to take chances … especially because of Kendall, and that’s why he’s talking about hiring extra muscle.
At this point, it’s almost hard to believe Simmons is only 21. Does it get more Hollywood than needing extra security because you angered your R&B singer ex-girlfriend by dating a member of the Jenner/Kardashian clan? Simmons has come a long way from the kid we thought was just shooting his shot with a funny Instagram comment he made on Tinashe’s page.