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Meet Katya Elise Henry — Kyle Kuzma's Ex And Kendall Jenner's Newest Mortal Enemy

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Who Is Katya Elise Henry? New Details On Kyle Kuzma's Ex And Her Feud With Kylie Jenner

It's a day ending in Y, so that means it's time for another Kardashian/Jenner feud. Today's contender to step in the ring is Kyle Kuzma's ex, and Kendall Jenner's new sworn enemy. While we should all be asking the question, "will there ever come a day when the Kardashian/Jenner clan is in the news because they actually like someone," we all know that the only reason we tune in, at this point, is to see what these fine young ladies have to be mad about today. So who is Katya Elise Henry, the latest to come into Kendall Jenner's crosshairs?

As a sidebar, their first initials spell out the name of a well-known & well-reviled hate organization. How appropriate. Anyway, let's see what we know about this latest "one." 

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1. Let's start at the beginning, shall we?

As with all Kardashian/Jenner feuds, there's a man in the middle of this drama. And the man in question happens to be Los Angeles Lakers' forward Kyle Kuzma, who may or may not be dating Kendall Jenner, who may or may not be dating Ben Simmons. 

According to HotNewHipHop, Kendall and Kyle sparked dating rumors when they were spotted together at a yacht party in Malibu, CA. 

"Kuzma, 23, was recently spotted on a yacht off the coast of Malibu with Kendall Jenner and some of her friends celebrating the Fourth of July, which sparked rumors that the two are more than just friends. Jenner, who previously dated the Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons and Detroit Pistons' Blake Griffin, also shared some photos and videos from the Fourth of July celebration on her Instagram account," reported the outlet.


A post shared by Katya Elise Henry  (@katyaelisehenry) on Jul 16, 2019 at 5:13pm PDT

Katya Elisa Henry is an Instagram model. 

2. But Kyle Kuzma was spotted with Katya Elise Henry during the All-Star break. 

Not that anyone should be surprised at this bit of news, but athletes aren't exactly known for their fidelity. That doesn't stop various models — aspiring and otherwise — from getting with them, or trying to, but it always has the same end result: he cheats, she finds out and leaves, he gets another model, and on and on. You'd think that women would get tired of reading the same book over and over again, especially since they know how the story is going to end — and you'd be wrong in thinking it. 

In a different report for HotNewHipHop, while Kyle Kuzma was allegedly "talking to" Kendall Jenner, who was allegedly "talking to" Ben Simmons, he'd been grabbing more than a handful of Katya Elise Henry's, uh, assets at a different yacht party. (Maybe try an In 'N' Out burger for the next date? Be a little less conspicuous, maybe? Nah? Okay then.) 

"The league is on break until Thursday, and Kuzma has been taking full advantage as he was shown boo'd up on a boat in Miami today. The photo, which shows Kuzma grabbing a handful of booty, was posted to the Instagram story of his rumored girlfriend Katya Elise Henry, who is an Instagram model with 5.5 million followers," reported the outlet.


A post shared by Katya Elise Henry  (@katyaelisehenry) on Jul 8, 2019 at 11:35am PDT

Kyle Kuzma was dating Katya Elisa Henry.

3. Kendall Jenner isn't even dating Kyle Kuzma, by her own admission. 

According to TMZ, sources tell the outlet that even though Kendall and Kyle were "partying" together on the yacht in Malibu, the two hot messes fine young people are just friends, and nothing more. 

"Those 4th of July pics of Kendall and Kyle yachting off the coast of Malibu last week were kinda deceiving. The closeup shots certainly made it seem like Kendall and Kyle were having a romantic day at sea — but the wider shots revealed more. As you can see there were others on board. We're told this was a friendly outing for about 20 people, and that's it — Kendall has not hooked into a new NBA BF on the heels of her split from Ben Simmons. The other guests were mostly Kendall's GFs, plus a few guys," reported the outlet

Okay — that's fine. A girl can have friends, right?


A post shared by Katya Elise Henry (@katyaelisehenry) on Jul 17, 2019 at 11:13am PDT

Kyle Kuzma and Katya Elisa Henry are no longer together.

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4. Somewhere along the line, Kyle Kuzma and Katya Elise Henry broke up. 

While the actual timeline of the relationship is unclear, what is clear is that Kyle Kuzma and Katya Elise Henry broke up. And, according to Fadeaway, Henry confirmed their split back in April. 

"The Instagram model confirmed the break-up with Kuzma after she posted a picture on Twitter with a caption about God never giving her anything she can’t handle. Someone decided to reply to the picture by commenting that she couldn’t handle Kyle Kuzma which she replied with ‘other way round,'" reported the outlet.

Okay, so — she's single, Kendall's single, and Kyle's single. So what's the problem?


A post shared by Katya Elise Henry @katyaelisehenry) on Jul 19, 2019 at 11:05am PDT

Katya Elisa Henry shaded Kendall Jenner on social media.

5. The problem started when Katya Elise Henry decided to be Petty Boots on social media. 

Let's roll this beautiful bean footage (RIP to Duke from Bush's Baked Beans, though...). After some random person on Twitter tweeted that Kendall Jenner had worked her way through five basketball players, Kendall took to the app by correcting him: "2 out of 5 accurate, thanks." 

And to this, Katya Elise Henry decided to respond with a laughing GIF — and the GIF featured their mutual maybe-ex, Kyle Kuzma. 

Like we said — Petty Boots. 


A post shared by Katya Elise Henry (@katyaelisehenry) on Jul 21, 2019 at 1:45pm PDT

Katya Elise Henry wasn't the only one to shade Kendall Jenner.

6. But she wasn't the only one to shade Kendall Jenner. 

When you do clownery, the clown comes back to bite. After Kendall dry-snitched on herself, a few other people responded with their own level of Petty Boots comments. Actor, comedian and rapper Page Kennedy questioned why Kendall's rumored dates were all "light-skinned." (He was a little more graphic, but you get the idea.) 

And Liv Alice Simmons — sister of Kendall's ex, Ben Simmons — went so far as to accuse Kendall of basically being a groupie for ballers. "I just wouldn’t ever wanna be known for dating athletes. Like imagine working your way through a league. Not a team a LEAGUE!" she said on Twitter.

*insert Chrissy Teigen 'uncomfortable smile' GIF here*

That didn't turn out the way she hoped, eh?

Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in People, Teen Vogue, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, and more. She is also the author of The Uprising series. For more information about Bernadette Giacomazzo, click here.