Aside from being a hunk with scissor jawbones, abs, and all, Younes Bendjima is the new guy in the bunch, as far as the Kardashian ladies’ love interests go. If the ladies of one of the most popular families in the world know best, it’s how to choose the most beautiful of them and make us all green with envy with their sophisticated lifestyle.
Although Kourtney Kardashian has always tried to since Scott Disick guilted over her love interests, she couldn’t control the publicity that haunts her current relationship with Younes. Since it became apparent that Kourtney, born in 1979, and Younes, 1993, are among the objects, the two have been heating up the atmosphere on social media with their dream-filled romance. For what it’s worth, they’ve had romantic getaways to different continents and countries, including Colorado, Egypt, and Italy.
However, since Younes Bendjima’s name was not that popular before he met the reality TV star, there has been a lot of speculation about who he really is, which will be explained later.
Who is Younes Bendjima?
To begin with, he is an Algerian-American Boxer turned model born on May 5, 1993 in Algeria. After his parents divorced, he moved to New York, United States, alongside his father, while his mother settled in Paris, France. While in the United States, his father opened an Algerian restaurant where Younes could help when he had free time. He speaks English, Arabic and French, which he probably learned during his summer stays in France, where his mother resides.
As a young child, all Younes wanted was to become a professional boxer, so when a talented scout approached him to give him a try at modeling, he outright turned down the offer. Nevertheless, the reality started when he found it extremely difficult to excel in boxing. He then decided to exploit his perfectly endowed physical features by signing a deal with Next Model Management.
At six-foot-two tall and the abs yes, Younes was a hot cake and he capitalized on the opportunity. So far he has worked with major brands such as Hermes, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Givenchy and Ralph Lauren. He has also made the cover of prestigious magazines like Vanity Teen and many others.
Either way, what makes him an internet sensation isn’t his stellar work as a model, but the women he’s been romantically involved with. He first made headlines with his relationship with British model Jourdan Dunn, which ended in 2016. Now he’s back on the gossip mill, dubbed Kourtney Kardashian’s “toy”. But they are so cute together.
How did they meet?
As Kourtney herself revealed on a 2017 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the two lovebirds met at a Parisian bar during Fashion Week 2016, the same one Kim was at when she first met. robbed in his hotel.
Younes was friends with the Kardashianfriends sisters and they kind of got interested in the bar. When Kim’s incident happened, he stayed with them the whole time, helping the French people he speaks fluently.
What did they do?
Since their love came out into the open, they have been traveling all over the world and spreading their love on Instagram with photos from some of their romantic trips. Despite the 14-year gap that separates them, the two men seem to have connected well and are having the best time of their love life.
The cute couple were at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in May and later in August they took camel rides in Egypt and visited the Great Pyramid of Giza.
For 2017 Halloween, they dressed up as criminals Bonnie and Clyde (pictured above), sparking rumors about taking the relationship to a whole new level. Apart from the holidays, they also participated in events like Tristan Thompson’s birthday and the 2017 fashion week in Paris.
Relationship-threatening drama ensued in July 2018, when Younes swiped and dissected Kourtney Kardashian’s bikini photo on Instagram with a comment that read, “Is this what you have to show to have people look like you?” .
And we’re like – really Younes, what were you thinking? Maybe you shouldn’t have fallen for a Kardashian in the first place. Granted, Kourtney and her fans didn’t find it funny and then called it quits.
Younes Bendjima has since deleted the comment and it seems the two are cool and have moved on with their sweet love. What’s even more important is that Kourtney’s heart madness seems to have learned something about following a Kardashian — he’s never censored!