Aside from being a total hunk with chiseled jawline, abs and all, Younes Bendjima is the new guy on the block, as far as the Kardashian ladies’ love interests go. If there is anything the ladies of one of the most popular families in the world know best, it’s how to pick the most handsome of them all and make us all green with envy with their fancy lifestyle.
Though Kourtney Kardashian has always tried to keep her love interests away from the media since Scott Disick happened, she couldn’t control the publicity that has come to haunt her current relationship with Younes. Since it became obvious that Kourtney, born 1979 and Younes, 1993, are an item, the two have been heating up the atmosphere on social media with their vacay-filled romance. For what it’s worth, they have had romantic getaways to different continents and countries including Colorado, Egypt as well as Italy.
However, because the name Younes Bendjima wasn’t so popular before he met the reality TV star, a lot of speculations have been rife about who he really is which will be explained herein.
Who Is Younes Bendjima?
For starters, he is an Algerian-American Boxer-turned-model who was born on May 5, 1993, in Algeria. After his parents’ divorce, he, alongside his father moved to New York, United States while his mother relocated to Paris, France. While in the US, his father opened an Algerian restaurant where Younes would help out when he had free time. He speaks English, Arabic, and French which he presumably learned during his summer visits to France where his mother resides.
As a young child, all Younes wanted was to become a professional boxer, thus, when a talent scout approached him to get him to try modeling, he blatantly turned the offer down. Nevertheless, reality check set in when he found it utterly difficult to excel in boxing. He then decided to tap into his perfectly endowed physical features by signing a deal with Next Model Management.
At six feet two inches tall and those abs though, Younes was a hotcake and he sure made the most of the opportunity. Thus far, he has worked with big brands like Hermes, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Givenchy and Ralph Lauren. He has also graced the cover of glamorous magazines including Vanity Teen and a lot more.
Regardless, what has made him an internet sensation is not his stellar works as a model but the women he has been romantically involved with. He first hogged headlines with his relationship with British model Jourdan Dunn which ended in 2016. Now, he is back on top of the gossip mill, nicknamed Kourtney Kardashian’s ‘toyboy’. But they are so cute together.
How Did They Meet?
As revealed by Kourtney herself in an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashian in 2017, the two lovebirds met in a bar in Paris during the 2016 Fashion Week, the same one Kim was attending when she got robbed in her hotel.
Younes was friends with the Kardashian sisters’ friends and they somehow picked interest in each other at the bar. When the Kim incident happened, he stayed with them the whole time, helping out with the French which he speaks fluently.
What Have They Been Up To?
Ever since their love got out in the open, they have been traveling all over the world and spreading the love on Instagram with loved-up pictures of some of their romantic trips. Despite the 14 years gap between them, the two seem to have connected quite well and are having the best time of their love life.
The cute couple was 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 criminal couple Bonnie and Clyde (pictured above), sparking rumors about taking the relationship to a whole new level. Aside from the vacations, they have also attended events together including Tristan Thompson‘s birthday and the 2017 fashion week in Paris.
A relationship-threatening drama ensued in July 2018 when Younes slipped and sort of dissed Kourtney Kardashian’s bikini pic on Instagram with a comment that read – “That’s what you need to show to get likes?”.
And we are like – really Younes, what were you thinking? Maybe you shouldn’t have fallen for a Kardashian in the first place. Admittedly, Kourtney and her fans didn’t find that funny and subsequently called him out.
Younes Bendjima has since deleted the comment and it seems the two are cool and have moved on with their sweet love. Even more important is the fact that Kourtney’s heartthrob seems to have learned a thing or two about keeping up with a Kardashian – it never gets censored!