Kourtney Kardashian and Ex Younes Bendjima Looked 'Intimate' During Art Basel in Miami: Source
"They were on the couch together, pretty intimate in a corner," a source tells PEOPLE
A source tells PEOPLE that Kardashian, 40, and Bendjima, 26, were both at the opening of Maggio Cipriani’s new nightlife concept Socialista Miami on Tuesday night. According to the source, they came separately, didn’t stay long — just fifteen minutes or so — and then slipped out the back door together.
“They were on the couch together, pretty intimate in a corner,” the source says. “They did not want people taking photos of them.”
A rep for Kardashian did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Also in attendance were supermodels Bella Hadid and Joan Smalls, as well as Fai Khadra, one of Kendall Jenner‘s close friends. The new venue serves as an intimate lounge under the main Cipriani restaurant in downtown Miami. Touted as a “Caribbean inspired playground,” it features multiple rooms designed by Carlos Almada, as well as a dim, garden-style terrace overlooking the city waters.
Earlier on Tuesday night, Kardashian and Bendjima separately attended the Dior Men show, along with another of her exes, Grown-ish actor and model Luka Sabbat.
The outings continued on Wednesday. Hadid and Jenner had dinner at Swan in the Miami Design District, then met up with Kardashian and Bendjima at LIV in Miami Beach. In a TMZ photo, the exes can be seen in the corner behind the DJ booth alongside Hadid and Jenner, who played Travis Scott songs for the crowd.
A source tells PEOPLE that Kardashian and Bendjima kept a low profile at the club and did their best to remain out of clear sight, though they were “dancing together and looked flirty.” They left together, the source says, while Hadid and Jenner continued the night at E11EVEN.
Kardashian and Bendjima called it quits in August 2018, over a year after they first went public with their relationship. The Algerian model was Kardashian’s first longterm boyfriend after her nine-year relationship with Scott Disick ended in 2015.
In the wake of her breakup with Bendjima, a source told PEOPLE that the relationship drove a wedge between Kardashian and her family.
“Kourtney was always so private and closed off when it came to Younes, and that really distanced herself from her sisters,” the source said. “Things are fine with them now and I’m sure they’ll get even more back to normal now that it seems he’s out of the picture for good.”
After the split, Kardashian was briefly linked to Sabbat, 22, though the romance fizzled out. Nevertheless, she has remained at least somewhat friendly with Bendjima and Sabbat; both attended her 40th birthday party in April.
“They spend some time together,” the source said. “You could call it casually dating. It’s definitely not a relationship. They have known each other for a long time and Kourtney has fun with him.”
“She isn’t happy about being photographed with him, though,” the source added. “She has been trying to just keep it private.”