Why Kylie Jenner and Timothée Chalamet Decided to Keep Their Relationship ‘Under the Radar’

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Kylie Jenner and Timothée Chalamet’s TimelineChristopher Polk/Golden Globes 2024 - Getty Images

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Beauty mogul Kylie Jenner and actor Timothée Chalamet sparked a romance in 2023, shortly after Jenner split with the father of her two children, Travis Scott. She and Scott had an on-again-off-again relationship for a few years and now co-parent their daughter Stormi and son Aire.

While Chalamet and Jenner are an unexpected couple to fans, they have had several public outings. Their relationship remains on in April 2024, although the couple has kept it more private since their 2024 Golden Globes date.

Here’s everything we know about their love story so far.

January 2023

Jenner and Scott spent their holidays separately and by early January, a source told US Weekly, “Kylie and Travis are off again, they were supposed to spend the holidays together, but she went to Aspen to be with her family and friends up there... This has happened so many times before, they’re known to be on again off again, but always remain friends and great coparents.”

Then on January 25, Jenner and Chalamet were seen enjoying one another's company at Paris Fashion Week during the Jean Paul Gaultier show. This was allegedly their first meeting, and gossip account DeuxMoi later shared a video of them laughing together once rumors started circulating that they were more than friends.

April 2023

In early April, DeuxMoi first started posting about the alleged couple, sharing a picture of them together with the caption, “NEW COUPLE ALERT.”

Soon after, TMZ released pics of her familiar black Ranger Rover parked outside Chalamet's Beverly Hills home. Around April 13, an eyewitness told Daily Mail that they saw Chalamet getting into Jenner's car after leaving an art show in Santa Monica. He exited the event “looking around anxiously” and “texting constantly on his phone.”

Then Jenner supposedly “pulled up in her custom Extended Lincoln Navigator, with security in the front seats.”

They then headed to Tito's Taco stand for a secret parking lot date. On April 14, source told People that the pair have been “hanging out and getting to know each other.”

A few days later, another source told Entertainment Tonight that they are officially dating, but things are casual.

“They are keeping things casual at this point,” said the insider. “It’s not serious, but Kylie is enjoying hanging out with Timothée and seeing where it goes. It’s been really fun for her because it feels a lot different than her past relationships. It’s new and exciting for Kylie and she’s having a lot of fun.”

They added, “Kylie decided she didn’t want to make things public with Timothée this past weekend at Coachella and really just wanted to chill and have fun with her friends.”

Another insider told People that the two “hang out every week” but it’s “not serious.”

“She is getting to know him,” the source added. “Kylie is having fun. After years of back and forth with Travis [Scott], she just wants to date without any pressure.”

May 2023

In May, a source told Entertainment Tonight that the knew couple was trying to keep thing quiet. They're “casually seeing each other, but are trying to keep it low-key,” the source said.

“They are becoming more comfortable with each other, but Kylie wants to take things day by day and see where it goes,” they added. “Her family thinks it's great that Kylie is doing her thing and they are supportive.”

The source continued, “Timothée loves that Kylie is such a hands-on mom and a boss. He appreciates her confidence and thinks she's incredibly beautiful.”

Jenner's ex Travis Scott, was also reportedly disturbed by their connection.

“Travis is not thrilled about Kylie moving on, but they are still cordial and focused on co-parenting and being the best parents they can be,” they said.

In late May, Jenner’s black Range Rover SVA was seen outside Timothée Chalamet’s mansion in Beverly Hills, California, according to Page Six. It stopped off early in the morning then left with a security detail.

June 2023

On Thursday, June 1, they were seen outside Chalamet's Beverly Hills home and then out for lunch wearing matching tie dye shirts, the Daily Mail reported.

“Timothée is a total gentleman and treats [Kylie] with respect. He’s very charming and he makes her laugh, and he’s easy to talk to,” a source said. “He’s not like any of the other guys she’s dated before and although he may not seem like her type, they have really good chemistry.”

July 2023

In July, Scott seemed to comment on Jenner's relationship with Chalamet on his new album Utopia. On a track called “Meltdown,” Scott appears to make a reference to Chalamet's role in the new movie Wonka, a take on the classic novel Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. He raps:

Chocolate AP and chocolate the Vs got the/ Willy Wonka factory (Vs)/ Burn an athlete like it's calories find another flame hot as me, bitch!!!

August 2023

Following false early August tabloid breakup rumors, TMZ and Entertainment Tonightboth reported that Jenner and Chalamet's romance is still going strong.

A source told Entertainment Tonight on August 16, “Kylie and Timothée are still seeing each other when they can. Kylie’s busy with work and traveling a lot, but they make time for each other when it works and both like each other. They’re keeping things low key and chill for now, but get along great and have fun together.”

On August 28, a source gave Us Weekly similar intel. “Kylie and Timothée haven’t been spending that much time together recently because they both have very busy schedules,” the source said. “But they’re still communicating on a pretty regular basis and have remained friends despite the fact that they don’t hang out that often. They run in the same circle of friends, and have a great time when they’re together, but it’s not that serious. Kylie is having fun and although she’s open to seeing where things go, they’re not in a committed relationship. Things are very casual.”

September 2023

On September 4, Jenner and Chalamet made their public debut at Beyoncé’s concert. They were filmed keeping close to each other and talking during the show.

TMZ obtained video of them kissing there in the first PDA sighting.

Just a few days later, on Friday, September 8, the new couple were seen at a dinner for New York Fashion Week for the launch of Haider Ackermann’s beauty collaboration with Augustinus Bader, Vogue reported. Jenner was Chalamet's plus one. Also attending were Jared Leto, Oscar Isaac, Sofia Coppola and Amelia Gray Hamlin. In a video on TikTok, Jenner is sitting beside Chalamet.

The couple went on to attend the US Open together and kiss there on September 10.

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Jenner and Chalamet on September 10 at the US Open.Gotham - Getty Images

On September 19, a source spoke to Entertainment Tonight about how Jenner feels really secure dating Chalamet. The insider explained that Jenner and Chalamet went public at Beyoncé’s concert on September 4 “because she is confident and secure in their relationship. [She] feels like she can be herself with him [and] really likes that.”

Jenner and Chalamet “also connect on a deep level,” the source said, adding that “Timothée is also a family man, and they relate to each other about that. Kylie’s friends and family think Timothée is great and love seeing her happy.”

On September 21, ELLE Mexico captured photos of Jenner at Prada’s fashion show with her Timothée Chalamet lockscreen visible on her iPhone. Although it was likely unintentional, it is the first little hint Jenner has given herself of Chalamet’s place in her life.

And on September 25, Chalamet and Jenner were photographed together again, this time in Paris. The pair was seen holding hands while exiting a car at Folderol Wine Bar for Rosalía’s birthday party. Both had black outfits on.

October 2023

Chalamet touches on his relationship with Jenner in an interview with GQ.

He started by discussing the fan interest in him and his love life: “I can’t say that this stuff doesn’t matter, because my intense fandom has led me to where I am.”

But he also “bristles at the suggestion that he might not be entitled to a wholly private life,” GQ’s reporter Daniel Riley wrote. Riley then gently suggested that “if he really wanted to be left alone he might not spend time with one of the four most followed people on Instagram,” referring to Jenner.

Chalamet nodded at the comment, laughed, and replied, “This reminds me of that recent South Park episode with the Worldwide Privacy Tour [which was a parody of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, and had their characters traveling around the world, demanding privacy]. Sometimes, people are going to be hella confused when you say you’re trying to live a private life.”

On October 25, WSJ magazine published an interview with Jenner. The outlet wrote that Jenner was not ready to speak about her relationship with Chalamet, but she did give her opinion on his film Dune as a sci-fi fan. “I do love that movie,” she said.

November 2023

Chalamet and Jenner kick off the month together by both attending the WSJ Magazine Innovator Awards on November 1 in New York City. Jenner was honored with the Brand award, while Chalamet presented the Film award to director Martin Scorsese.

The couple matched in dark ensembles and sat next to each other during the dinner portion of the event. Photographers captured one shot of them at the table:

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On November 11, Chalamet hosted Saturday Night Live and Jenner's mother, Kris Jenner, hinted at her approval of the relationship with a post on Instagram relating to the big gig. In what seems like her first acknowledgment of the relationship, Kris reposted the promotional video for Chalamet's appearance on her Stories, writing “Tune in to SNL tonight!”

After the successful show, Jenner was seen going to the after party in an all-black ensemble to show her own support to Chalamet.

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At the end of the month, Jenner secretly traveled to London to support Chalamet at the premiere of Wonka. She attended the after-party, Entertainment Tonight reported, with an eyewitness saying Jenner was seen at The Corinthia Hotel,“just steps away from” Chalamet.

December 2023

A source told People on December 4 that Jenner is officially calling Chalamet her boyfriend. She is “incredibly happy,” the source said, adding they had put a label on their relationship. “He is very supportive of her career and she of his. They both try to attend important events for each other.”

“He is very good for Kylie,” that source added. “Since dating him, she seems very content, relaxed and focused. Her family loves him.”

Chalamet, meanwhile, is “in awe of everything she is accomplishing [and] especially thinks she is an amazing mom.”

On December 18, during an interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz, Chalamet made a rare comment about his appearances with Jenner after the viral clip of them kissing at a Beyoncé concert was mentioned. Horowitz had asked Chalamet what his favorite concert of the year had been, and the Wonka actor drew a blank.

"You went to Beyoncé. That is documented, I will say that," joked Horowitz.

He laughed, “That's right. That was great. Hard to be present.”

He then commented more on the concert, saying, “I was actually surprised. I’m not, like, Beyhive-level, but I thought I knew way more [songs]. But I guess I know some of the more basic hits.”

January 2024

January 5

On Friday, January 5, Chalamet was seen driving Jenner's Range Rover in Los Angeles, stopping on Sunset Boulevard at the Supreme clothing store. The actor was wearing a brown sweatshirt set from Pakistani streetwear label Rastah, and matching shoes. his other accessories included a black baseball cap and gold neck chain.

January 7

Jenner and Chalamet attended the Golden Globes together. While the couple opted not to walk the red carpet together, they sat side-by-side during the ceremony. They were filmed kissing at one point. Fans speculated that Jenner told Chalamet she loved him in the footage based off her lip movements.

The couple was also photographed being affectionate during the broadcast:

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January 8

Sources spoke to Entertainment Tonight and People about how serious Jenner and Chalamet are. A source told People: “They’re both real with each other and things have been easy and fun. Timothée reminds Kylie to live in a very ‘present’ way, and she really likes that about him. They both push each other to be better people, and that’s a constant thing in their relationship.”

The source said of their current dynamic: “[They] are super serious and very involved with each other’s day-to-day lives, family on both sides included. On Kylie’s side, Kris [Jenner] and Kim [Kardashian] are especially supportive and think there’s so much potential.” On Chalamet’s side, “his family also sees how happy she makes him. They’re definitely beyond the ‘just having fun’ point of the relationship. Everyone on both sides sees definite potential for something real here.”

Entertainment Tonight’s source discussed their commitment to supporting the other’s career. “Things have been going very well between Kylie and Timothée,” that source said. “They are extremely supportive of one other and like to be there for each other.”

“Kylie is extremely busy and has so many of her own things going on, but she makes an effort to show up for Timothée,” they continued. “It means a lot to him to have her support and that she goes out of her way for him and the things he’s passionate about. He is so incredibly appreciative and sees a side of Kylie that she doesn’t necessarily show everyone.”

That evening, Chalamet shut down rumors sparked at the Golden Globes that he and Jenner had drama with Selena Gomez. Fans speculated that Gomez had told Taylor Swift that Jenner blocked her from taking a photo with Chalamet.

Chalamet spoke to a TMZ reporter who followed him and asked repeatedly about the drama. Chalamet said that “yeah, of course” he and Gomez were cool. When asked if Jenner and Gomez had any “beef,” he said “no,” adding that the three stars, “we’re all good.”

January 17

Us Weekly devotes its cover story to Jenner and Chalamet’s “very serious” relationship of nearly a year. The outlet noted that despite receiving intel that Chalamet was looking at Cartier rings from one source, another insider close to the couple said he was not browsing engagement rings for Jenner.

A chatty third insider gave a lot of detail on their relationship, revealing that...

  • Chalamet has met Jenner’s children, 5-year-old Stormi and 23-month-old Aire casually: “Timothée has met them in group situations where there were other family members or friends around. It hasn’t been anything where it’s just Kylie, Timothée, and the kids in an intimate setting. And she introduced him as one of Mommy’s friends. Kylie feels like it’s [still] too soon to let them know anything about their relationship.”

  • The couple is works great together: “They have a ton of mutual friends, and they like the same music. They also have a similar sense of humor. Timothée’s always making Kylie laugh, and she can’t stop smiling when she’s with him. Obviously there’s a physical attraction there, but they also connect on a deeper level.”

  • They have good communication when apart: “When they can’t be together, they text every day. They FaceTime and have long, late-night calls when they can. They can spend hours on the phone when they’re not together.”

  • Jenner and her ex Travis Scott don’t talk about her and Chalamet: “When Kylie and Timothée first started dating, Travis made a comment in passing that he doesn’t see it lasting, but he hasn’t mentioned anything since.”

March 2024

Jenner briefly addressed fan theories that dating Chalamet changed her style in an interview with The New York Times. “I don’t know how I feel about that,” she responded. “I just don’t want to talk about personal things.” She avoided discussing him otherwise.

April 2024

Sources shut down rumors that Jenner is expecting Chalamet’s child to Us Weekly. The insiders said, “Kylie is not pregnant.”

One source added that Chalamet and Jenner hadn’t broken up either: “Kylie and Timothée have been keeping in touch while he’s been in [Manhattan] filming and are still together.”

May 2024

Chalamet did not appear in the season 5 premiere of The Kardashians, leading fans to wonder if the 28-year-old actor would appear in the show. The episode takes place at Paris Fashion Week, filmed in September and October 2023.

Jenner and Chalamet have reportedly been dating since January of that year and yet there was no mention nor any references to him at all. This is despite the fact that the two stars were seen in the city during that period, even attending Rosalia’s 31st birthday together.

This is a very different approach to how Kim Kardashian’s relationship with comedian Pete Davidson was treated on the series. He appeared throughout, which has led viewers to think Chalamet might not be mentioned.

On May 29, a source told Entertainment Tonight that Chalamet and Jenner are still dating. “Kylie and Timothée are still seeing each other and happy,” the insider shared. “They don’t need to try to make things work and it just comes naturally to them. Their relationship is easy. They make an effort to see each other when they can and stay in touch when they’re not geographically close to one another. They're in constant and fluid communication. They see a long-lasting relationship together.”

One source told People that Jenner and Chalamet were seen on a double date at New York City’s Tatiana by Kwame Onwuachi on Thursday, May 23. A second source told the outlet that Jenner and Chalamet “are very low-key when it comes to their relationship and like to keep it that way.”

June 2024

On June 28, Jenner and Chalamet were photographed at TCL Chinese Theatre, having a movie night. Both wore black masks as they walked alongside each other. Chalamet was in an all-black outfit, while Jenner wore a white strapless top with black pants. It marks their first sighting in months. See the photo here.

July 2024

Sources spoke to People, Us Weekly, and Entertainment Tonight about Jenner and Chalamet’s relationship.

People’s source said on July 2, “Things are great with Timothée. Kylie is happy. They are both busy, but making time to see each other, especially on the weekends. He’s been working in NYC. She’s visited him, and he’s also been back to L.A. some weekends. They’re making it work.”

Us Weekly’s source explained that same day that they “definitely still have a connection and they really like each other and care about each other a lot. They enjoy the chemistry they have with each other. They’re taking each day as it comes and just having fun.”

On July 15, Entertainment Tonight published the lengthy intel its source shared. “Kylie and Timothée like to do low-key date nights and keep their relationship under the radar in order to feel some sense of normalcy,” they began. “They both want to have a mature relationship where they aren't constantly in the public eye. They know that’s not always feasible, but they both make an effort to respect each other’s privacy.”

“They like to have alone time and spend time with Kylie’s family and each other’s friends,” they continued. “They cook at home, go to dinners, travel when they can, play board games, and are just their authentic selves together. They are both honest with each other and there isn't any void of communication.”

The source finished by stressing how much Chalamet adores Jenner: “He loves her so much and is respectful to her entire circle. Things are blossoming between them more and more every day.”

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