If you’ve been keeping up with Kourtney Kardashian’s Instagram recently, you probably spotted plenty of pics of her super-fine BF. You know, the dude with the crazy-chiseled jaw? That’s Younes Bendjima, a 26-year-old model.
But according to Us Weekly, that seemingly smitten couple just called it quits. According to a source, it was Kourtney’s idea to end their nearly two-year relationship. (Kourtney has not appeared to confirm this on her own social media accounts.)
They also report that since the breakup, Younes jetted off to Mexico and was spotted with someone new. (Ugh!)
So who the heck is that guy anyway? Let’s take a look at the young man who won Kourtney’s heart for nearly two years, and the rise and fall of their relationship.
First Off: Who Is Younes Bendjima?
Younes seems to run in the same high-end social circles as the Kardashians. He’s also signed with Next Models. According to Seventeen, he was actually training as a boxer before getting scouted to model.
To top off his killer good looks, Younes speaks three languages (English, French, and Arabic) and splits his time between Paris and New York City.
October 2016: They met in France.
Kourtney, 39, apparently met Younes in a bar in Paris during Fashion Week, in 2016. (This was right around the time Kim got robbed.) In a 2017 episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney said he stuck around to help after the incident. (He speaks French, after all.)
These two have been spotted globe-trotting on multiple occasions over the last couple years. The hot couple met up in May 2017 for the Cannes Film Festival, reports E! News. Then in August of last year, they rode camels together in Egypt, around The Great Pyramids of Giza.
October 2017: They nailed a couples costume
While most of the duo’s memories live on IG stories (a.k.a. they disappear in 24 hours), the couple does post the occasional Insta shot.
One sign their relationship was going strong late last year: They pulled off a stellar Halloween couples costume as Bonnie and Clyde—a step that takes some serious commitment.
April – May 2018:They celebrated birthdays together
Just a few weeks ago, Kourtney and Younes celebrated their birthdays—both in a big way.
For Kourtney’s in April, they escaped to the Malibu coast to stay in an Airstream trailer on top of a cliff, according to People.
And to honor Younes’ mid-twenties in May, Kourtney whisked him away for a surprise getaway. They took a private plane and jetted somewhere near the Colorado River, according to her IG stories and Harper’s Bazaar.
June 2018: The couple took a romantic trip to Italy
The couple spent weeks traversing Italy, visiting iconic cities like Rome and Capri, reports Us Weekly. And they shared plenty of Instagram photos of their fairytale vacation.
July 2018: Younes posted a nasty comment on Kourtney’s photo…and breakup rumors began.
Kourtney shared a photo of herself wearing floral thong bikini that showed off her bare booty. She also rocked a sunhat, and posted the caption: “Don’t be shady, be a lady.”
Younes commented: “Thats what you need to show to get likes?” It was later deleted, and a source told Us Weekly that he was kidding. Nevertheless, breakup rumors promptly swirled among fans.
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According to E!, Kourtney was “frustrated” by Younes’ comment (which, like, understandable). “She isn’t going to stop doing what she’s doing and feels like he needs to understand and deal with it,” a source told the outlet.
August 2018: The couple reportedly breaks up
On August 7, news broke that Kourtney and Younes have split up. A source told People that “it didn’t end well.”
The same day, photos surfaced on TMZ showing Younes on vacation, seemingly flirting with other women. Younes took to Instagram stories to slam the implication that he’s already moved on. “They really want to be the bad guy,” he wrote across a photo of a Daily Mail story showing him in Mexico, arms wrapped around a woman in a bikini. “Can’t have fun with your friends no more.”
Originally post on womenshealthmag