Kim Kardashian has finally gone exclusive with Odell Beckham Jr. after they started dating last summer – as the real reasons they’ve kept their relationship quiet are revealed

Kim Kardashian and NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. are dating exclusively, according to insiders, who claimed the pair tried to keep their romance a secret out of respect for his son — and in an effort to avoid a backlash from Kanye West.

The reality star (43) and the athlete (31) have been publicly linked since September 2023 when speculation began to increase about a possible connection between the two.

Now, the two have apparently taken things to the next level and are only dating each other.

“Kim has been romantically involved with Odell since last summer and thought she had managed to keep it under wraps,” a source told DailyMail.com exclusively. “She’s not seeing anyone else at the moment – at least not that her close friends know about.”

Kim Kardashian has been married to Odell Beckham Jr. since September 2023.  connected

Odell Beckham Jr.  is reportedly exclusive with Kim Kardashian

DailyMail.com can reveal that Kim Kardashian and NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. dating exclusively after the two first struck up a romance last summer.

The pair chose to keep things private to avoid any false speculation that the Skims mogul is a 'homewrecker' following Odell's split from his son Zydn's mother.

The pair chose to keep things private to avoid any false speculation that the Skims mogul is a ‘homewrecker’ following Odell’s split from his son Zydn’s mother.

The source explained why Kim has been unusually discreet about her love life, saying that the couple have agreed to keep things private to avoid any false speculation that the Skims mogul is a ‘home avenger’.

The pair began ‘dating’ following his split from long-term girlfriend Lauren ‘LoLo’ Wood – with whom he shares one-year-old son Zydn.

Their split was announced in September, but it is unclear when their relationship ended.

“Kim really wanted to keep this romance private for two reasons,” the source continued. ‘One is that he has a one-year-old son with his ex Lauren Woods.

“They both wanted to avoid any speculation that he had left Lauren for Kim – branding Kim as a domestic abuser.”

The insider added that another key issue for the new couple is Kim’s outspoken ex-husband, Kanye, with whom she has four children: North, 10, Saint, eight, Chicago, six, and Psalm, four.

“The second reason is to avoid the backlash from Kanye,” they continued. ‘After what Kanye Pete Davidson went through, Kim wants to avoid it at all costs.

“It’s only a matter of time before Kanye says something publicly, but he has no hard evidence.”

Kim and Kanye were married for seven years until their divorce was finalized in November 2022 – a month before he married his current wife, Bianca.

Odell welcomed his son with fitness model girlfriend Lauren Wood just four days after his team won Super Bowl LVI in February 2022

Odell welcomed his son with fitness model girlfriend Lauren Wood just four days after his team won Super Bowl LVI in February 2022

It's unclear when Odell and Lauren's relationship ended — with some reports citing early 2023

It’s unclear when Odell and Lauren’s relationship ended — with some reports citing early 2023

Kim went on to publicly date Pete Davidson, during which Kanye shocked fans with posts mocking the comedian’s appearance and referring to him only by the nickname ‘Skete’.

When Kim split from Pete in August 2022, Kanye posted a photo on Instagram of a fake New York Times newspaper with the words ‘Skete Davidson dead at age 28’.

A separate source close to the star told DailyMail.com at the time: ‘Kim will not stand for this. She demands that Kanye take down the post, but he won’t. She vigorously defended Pete.

“She will never get back together with Kanye over the way he treated the people she loves and respects… She will not stand for this type of behavior from him.”

It wasn’t the first time Kanye had threatened Pete online, having regularly posted and then deleted attacks on his ex-wife’s ex-boyfriend.

He also shared a screenshot of Pete’s defunct Instagram account and took credit for driving him away from the social media platform.

Another key issue for the new couple is Kim Kardashian's outspoken ex-husband, Kanye West.

Kanye West famously assaulted her ex-boyfriend, Pete Davidson

The insider added that another key issue for the newlyweds was Kim Kardashian’s outspoken ex-husband, Kanye West, who made her ex-boyfriend Pete Davidson famous.

While Kim and Pete were together, Kim shocked fans with posts mocking the comedian's appearance and just nicknamed him

While Kim and Pete were together, Kim shocked fans with posts mocking the comedian’s appearance and only referring to him by the nickname “Skete.”

“Skete ran off the gram,” he wrote. “Tell your mother I changed your name for life.”

The rapper was also forced to admit that his social media posts came across as harassment to Kim, after he shared text messages with her saying his previous barrage of posts was putting the comic at risk.

To Kim and Odell were linked in reports last September, she attended his 31st birthday party the following November.

Kim was spotted arriving at the party with her younger sister, Khloe Kardashian, 39 – who reportedly briefly dated Odell in 2016.

Odell is no stranger to the Kardashain-Jenner family, as he worked with Kim’s half-sister Kendall Jenner, 28, for the Moon toothpaste campaign in 2021.

Kim and Odell are rumored to have been at the same pre-Grammy party last week with TMZ claiming they put on a lovey-dovey performance at the bash.

The star-studded pre-Grammy bash was thrown by Jay-Z at the exclusive Bird Streets club and also saw other celebrity attendees including Lil Uzi Vert as well as Kris Jenner’s boyfriend Corey Gamble.