Ben Simmons now has a new cheerleader, a stunning brunette who will be there for every game. Page Six has learned exclusively that the 26-year-old Brooklyn Nets star has been dating the 22-year-old actress Eiza González for “a few months.”
The couple has been attempting to keep their relationship under wraps. The source further revealed that “they’ve been hiding and trying not to get seen [together]. A paparazzo caught the new couple on a date in New York City on Friday, forcing them into the spotlight.
Simmons, 32, and González, 33, were spotted exiting the upscale Manhattan sushi restaurant Bondst, where they reportedly had dinner “with a group of pals.” There were others at the event, but “they are very definitely together,” the insider remarked.
González stepped out for her date in a chic black dress and matching boots. She completed her ensemble with an elegantly draped grey coat. Simmons, meanwhile, dressed casually in all black, with a hoodie, cap, jacket, jeans, and sneakers.
They were caught strolling hand in hand but without engaging in any public displays of affection. The star of “Baby Driver” reportedly returned to the NBA player’s apartment after a beautiful dinner, though it is unknown whether or not she stayed the night.
Page Six reached out to reps for Simmons and González, but did not hear back from them right away. According to an exclusive Page Six scoop from May 2019 on the professional athlete and supermodel, age 27, Simmons and Kendall Jenner had ended their public romance.
The romance had “run its course,” a source told People at the time of the breakup. Jenner is “hanging out with her pals and getting back into her partying groove.” It was later said that Simmons was engaged to British TV hostess Maya Jama, but that Jama broke off the engagement in the summer of 2022.
Several male celebrities, such as Josh Duhamel, Timothée Chalamet, lacrosse star Paul Rabil, and most recently Jason Momoa, have been linked to González. After his divorce from Lisa Bonet, the “I Care A Lot” star was seen with the “I Care A Lot” actress on numerous occasions throughout 2022.