Kendall Jenner appears to have moved on from One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles straight into the arms of another boybander, Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer. The reality-TV star and fashion model was recently spotted spending time alone with the 20-year-old drummer in New York City, the Daily Mail reports.
The dating rumors surfaced after a fan of the rock band posted an image of Jenner, 18, leaving an unknown locale in New York with Irwin Monday night. “Kendall and Ashton got into a cab together,” tweeted the fan, later posting that the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star must have left with Irwin after mistaking him for her ex, Styles. “She’s good at mixing things up,” quipped the fan.
Prior to the cab ride, Celebuzz reports that one of 5SOS's makeup artists, Nicole Kahlani, posted a picture of Jenner posing with Irwin, 5SOS bassist Calum Hood, and model and actress Hailey Baldwin on Instagram.
While a rep for Irwin refused to confirm or deny his client's relationship status with Jenner to the Daily Mail, the musician’s sentiments about love, posted to Twitter one day before his meetup with the September 2014 Teen Vogue cover model, are telling.
I can't wait to feel real love again...
— Ashton Irwin (@Ashton5SOS) August 3, 2014
Jenner infamously flubbed the introduction of her rumored new beau’s band at the 2014 Billboard Awards in May. “Recently, they made their debut on the Billboard 200 number 2…” said the reality star, before stumbling over her words, laughing and telling the show’s audience, “Guys, I’m the worst reader.”
Jenner was last rumored to be dating NBA star Chandler Parsons, 25. According to multiple reports, the duo were spotted “flirting” while enjoying a meal at STK in Los Angeles July 26.
“They laughed and chatted all night,” one eyewitness told the New York Post’s Page Six, another telling E! News Kendall "was laughing, smiling and they seemed to have great conversations with each other.”
In January, Jenner was linked to Styles of “What Makes You Beautiful” fame. After a brief courtship, and one rumored engagement, the couple split in February. Jenner reportedly attempted to reconcile with the 20-year-old British singer in May, one insider telling Radar Online, “[She] can’t get him out of her head.”