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Ben Simmons Wife, Dating, Family

Published On: 04 Sep, 2019

Ben Simmons Wife, Dating, Family

Australian basketball player Ben Simmons debuted as a professional NBA player in 2016 after being selected with the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. The point guard of Philadelphia 76ers was awarded the NBA rookie of the year in 2018 and was named the NBA All-Star in 2019.

Ben is currently Australia's richest athlete with his five-years-extension contract signings of $170 million with 76ers in July of 2019. 

Wife, Girlfriend, Dating?

Basketball players often catch media attention with their romantic relationships or controversies. When it comes to romances, Ben Simmons from the Philadelphia 76ers certainly strikes our minds.

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Ben dated the highly celebrated member of Kardashian family, Kendall Jenner. Although rumors of them being together swirled around May of 2018, it was Kendall who confirmed their relationship on the talk show Ellen in February of 2019.

Reports suggest that they started their one-year relationship in the summer of 2018. During their days of togetherness, the couple was spotted several times spending holidays, cuddling and attending basketball games together.

Ben Simmons spotted with his then-girlfriend Kendall Jenner (Photo: people.com)

Their relationship was pretty well-knit as Kendall was spotted cheering for her then-boyfriend Ben with his mother Julie Simmons in January 2019. It was said that the infamous ex-couple met through mutual buddies.

At one time, Kendall even talked about their growing relationship and the possibility of them getting married. But, when many thought Kendall as the potential wife of Ben, the couple swirled heartbreaking news by calling it quits in May of 2019. The duo supposedly split due to their scheduling mismatches and the sources denote that Kendall has always kept her dating life off the public eye. 

Before his relationship with Kendall, Simmons dated three beauties over a short period. His acquaintance with Tinashe Kachingwe, an American actress, singer, dancer, and former model lasted from November of 2017 to May of 2018.

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He was also seen with the twin sister of Dakota Gonzalez, Dylan Gonzalez from June to November 2017. Apart from that, the basketball star was rumored to have dated Instagram celebrity Brittany Renner back in 2016 from May to December.

Family

Ben grew up with his father Dave Simmons and mother Julie Simmons in Melbourne. His family comprises of his five siblings named Emily Katherine Tribe, Melissa Tribe, Olivia Simmons, Liam Tribe-Simmons and Sean Simmons.

Ben is close to his kins and was spotted practicing jump shoots with his brother in the off-seasons of 2018. His brother Liam was a former college player of San Diego Christian and coach of multiple institutions. Surprisingly, David Patrick, assistant coach of LSU is his godfather.

He is rumored to be close with his sister, especially Olivia. She had always publicly disapproved his decision of getting his hands into “Kardashian business” during his affiliation with Kendall. On the other hand, his half-sister Emily is in a married relation with ex-NFL running back Michael Bush. 

Bio(Age), High School

Born as Benjamin David Simmons on the 20th of July, 1996, Ben is a native of Melbourne. He was named America’s Top High School Junior and MVP in 2013-14 junior season. The 23-years-old NBA star has a tall height of 6 feet and 10 inches.

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Stats indicate that the Australian basketball player had an impressive high school career. His contribution to the High School National Tournament as a part of Montverde Academy helped his team to reign over St. Benedicts in the finals in April of 2013.