New couple alert: Kim Kardashian and Gabriel Aubry? (Update: it’s serious?)

When Kaiser first sent me the link to these photos of Kim and Gabriel courtside at the Lakers game, I immediately started to go into denial mode. I told myself “well they were probably just sitting next to each other because someone got a good bank of tickets.” Then I checked out the photos and I’ll be damned if that doesn’t look like a date! What’s more is that they even went to the game together.

This smells like a publicity stunt from Kim, but then everything she does has the whiff of publicity stunt.

Last week, The NY Times had an article chronicling the many ways that Kim and her sisters have made a bundle of cash off their Kardashian brand. I just have to share these few paragraphs that really brought it home for me:

As her black SUV pulled up to the curb, precisely on schedule, it was as if another 100 had instantly materialized to document her arrival with cellphone cameras. She was wearing a black blazer with velvet panels, black Bebe leggings and her hair in a bun. Turning toward the cameras, she offered up her signature look — the head tilted slightly, lips apart, as if she had just blown a kiss.

The occasion was the introduction of a jewelry collection designed by Ms. Kardashian for Bebe, which is being sold alongside the dresses, leggings and tops she already designs for Bebe. This is a different jewelry collection from the one Ms. Kardashian announced last month, which she is creating with Pascal Mouawad and calls Belle Noel, and different from the jewelry collection she designed in February with Virgins, Saints & Angels. And the clothes are different from the dresses, leggings and tops Ms. Kardashian sells on QVC under the label K-Dash by Kardashian.

It is true that Ms. Kardashian, along with her sisters Kourtney and Khloé, and their mother, Kris Jenner, command a branding empire that includes fashion boutiques, fitness videos, credit cards, a best-selling fragrance, skin care products and a self tanner. Ms. Kardashian herself has represented many other products in advertisements, including some that a reasonable person might consider to be sending mixed messages. In one ad she promotes QuickTrim weight-loss products; in another, Carl’s Jr. While it is not unusual for celebrities who are famous for being famous to aggressively capitalize on their exposure, Ms. Kardashian, who made her debut on the public stage in the form of a sex tape, stands out for the fact that she is generally still regarded in a positive light by many consumers.

[From The NY Times]

Kim has since scored yet another endorsement deal, for Skechers “Shape Up” shoes, those rocker type shoes which can potentially give you muscle problems if you try and go from wearing heels to wearing Shape Ups or similar “fitness” shoes with dubious claims.

I guess we know why Kim scores all these deals and is raking in the cash. As annoying and ubiquitous as she seems, she’s still landing public dates with hotties like Gabriel Aubry. I hope he regrets it thoroughly and never steps out with her again. He could probably use the exposure too, though, which hopefully explains why he bothered to be seen with her in the first place. I think I speak for all non-Kardashian women of the world when I say “Gabe, you could do better.”

Kim tweeted about the Lakers Game, but has made no mention of her gorgeous date either on Twitter or her blog.

Update: Life & Style reports that this wasn’t a first date for these two, and that Gabriel has already met Kim’s family. Please let this not be true:

Reality star Kim Kardashian has been living the single life in NYC, but now that she’s home in LA, she’s back in the dating game! Kim was spotted Sunday night at an LA Lakers game with Gabriel Aubry, Halle Berry’s ex and the father of Halle’s daughter, Nahla.

“Kim and Gabriel met a few times while they were both in New York, and there was definitely chemistry,” an insider tells Life & Style about the pair. “But when Kim returned to Los Angeles last Thursday, they really took it to the next level. They went out to dinner, caught the Lakers game and spent time at Kim’s house.”

What does the Kardashian clan think of Kim’s new squeeze? “He has already met Kris [Jenner, Kim’s mom], as well as Khloé and Kourtney,” reveals the insider. “They’re all wild about him.”

[From Life & Style received via e-mail]

Photo credit: Photos of these two at the Lakers Game are on Just Jared



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  1. Jayna says:

    What? A white guy?

  2. mln says:

    This is upsetting me alot. I think GB is just desperate to piss off Halle because she looks so happy with her new piece but Gabriel you have choices Kate Winslet is single don’t ruin yourself with a Kardashian.

  3. brin says:

    @Jayna….lol, I thought the same thing!
    I would believe the Kanye rumor before this one.

  4. Marjalane says:

    Ooooooohhhhh…..Gabriel’s hotness balloon is deflating…..sad, sad, sad.

  5. mel says:

    We all know she’s a media whore so why would Gabe want her since he cant stand the paparatzi! He’s a classy guy and probably can get any gurl so why he would want her is beyond me.

  6. Roma says:

    No! Not Gabriel Aubry!

    And slightly OT but I saw some of the Kim Kardashian sex tape this weekend (the only way to settle a bet) and I don’t care what she says, she was seriously coked up. She just has better PR than Lindsay Lohan.

  7. Sassy M. says:

    Kim Kardashian?..Really Gabriel?….talk about a downgrade. geesh.

  8. guesty says:

    thought they were just sitting together as well! soooo hmmmmmm.

    re: her sketchers deal…as if they’re her everyday go to! ha.

  9. NancyMan says:

    That going to be a stank he’ll never wash off. Now, I’m really sad.


  10. Henriette says:

    Noooooooooooooooooh. He’s falling fast. The only place lower he could go after KK would be Paris Hilton. Please let this be false, Gabriel.

  11. Jayna says:

    Don’t worry. He looks like a germaphobe. He wouldn’t touch Paris.

  12. bellaluna says:

    My, how the mighty have fallen. From Halle Berry to Kim Kartrashian. YUCK!

  13. tiki says:

    not a date. kim is walking five paces behind the guy. kim doesn’t walk five paces behind anyone, let alone a date. i’m thinking they just happened to be occupying the same space by chance. gabe is probably tossing his cookies at the idea of people thinking it was a date.

  14. The_Porscha says:

    That NYT piece is literally the first time I’ve understood just what it is the Kardashians do.

    This is a major hotness subtractor for Mr. Aubry.

  15. NayNay says:

    Ugh! That is like going from caviar to fish sticks. No comparision, at all. It makes no sense.

  16. devilgirl says:


  17. Hautie says:

    Oh but think of all the photo’s if they do actually date. Geez’ it would be great.

    Plus Paris Hilton can’t find a decent man to date. She is left dating guys from Vegas.

    Can you image her response if Kim was dating a hot man like Gabriel?

    No matter how beautiful Halle may be… I still think she her pot is cracked.

  18. serena says:

    Oh God no, please spare me this..that is to say THEM.

  19. maya says:

    Why is Kim linked to everyone that she takes a picture with or sitting next to? In the last month she has been linked to several different men if you were to believe the media reports. This very site has reported on everyone she has been linked to. All those reports have been false. There needs to be more proof on this story.

  20. Mia135 says:

    I know people worship Gabriel on this site, but he did get Halle to finance his restaurant business and it is extremely possible that he is hoping to get something financially out of Kim too. Maybe HE’s a bit of a male whore in this case, not her. Maybe he likes hooking up with the rich, desperate ladies to see what he can get. It was no secret that Halle was anxious to have a baby because she was nearing her 40’s, and Kim K. is forever whining about how she wants a man and to settle down. Maybe he can smell desperation from a mile off and knows how to use it to his benefit.
    I mean what else is he able to do besides model? I don’t really have a problem with him, I’m just suggesting is all.

  21. Praise St. Angie! says:

    who the F wears fake eyelashes to a BASKETBALL GAME?! ugh…

    and Roma, I want to hear what the bet was… 😉

  22. skibunny says:

    I dont know why anyone thinks this woman is attractive. She wears a truckload of make-up and totally overdresses her fat ass.

  23. happygirl says:

    @mln – I couldn’t agree MORE!!! Ugh!!

    Please, Gabriel, please…just like heroin…just say NO….or…HELL NO!…or NOT EVEN IF YOU PAID ME! Something…please…

  24. brin says:

    @skibunny….she must use a brillo pad to scour that makeup off.

  25. slymm27 says:

    cant believe she rakes in all that money. So ii send out my sex tape, and bam…..i become famous and rich…. I guess nice ones really do finish last huh.

  26. AMS511 says:

    i didn’t even read the story b/c i’m appalled LOL!! but i will tell this dude one thing-

    if you couldn’t make it work with halle (a real person) how do you think you’re going to deal with this disaster of a human being?!!?

  27. 4Real says:

    She really needs to quit botoxing the hell out of her face it’s getting ridiculous. She don’t like white boys so this will be blind item this week I’m sure.

  28. lena80 says:

    Wow just wow at some of these comments. So it’s perfectly fine to attack Kim and call her an attention whore and so on, but all Gabriel is getting “oh he lost his hotness” comments? He’s a grown a** man! Thanks Maya and Mia135 for having some intelligent, non female bashing comments to make. Gabriel has always had that “something in the milk ain’t clean” look about him and this outing just shows you the type of man that he is…an attention whore. Maybe Halle wasn’t the sole reason they split up after all.

  29. Novaraen says:

    Stupid blow up doll looking twit.

  30. lu says:

    Well i didnt know that, still i dont like him, he is bland.Also there is something creepy and odd about him. Not physical.

  31. Arvedia says:

    Halle doesn’t deserve this.

  32. lena80 says:

    Oh and Jayna…you forgot “What? A white woman?” for Gabriel 🙂 lol

  33. Kim says:

    So Kim is dating Kanye, John Mayer,Justin Bieber, Gabriel and every male she is photographed with, I guess

  34. Kiska says:


  35. Amanda says:

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Halle is gonna be pissed!

  36. Lindy says:

    Noooooooooooo! No, Gabriel! Stop!!! Run while you still can!!

  37. Bopa says:

    This isn’t real. Kim will go out with anyone to stay relevant. My guess is his people want to make Halle jealous and worried about Kim being around her child. Probably his way of getting halles attention to get her to stop running around in public the new bf pushing around his daughter in a stroller. I think it was a very smart move on his part. Halle hates the pap scene.

  38. Roma says:

    @Praise St. Angie!: Butt implants and other plastic surgery. To my dismay, it had to be watched.

  39. aenflex says:

    wow i just lost respect for him and halle all at the same time

  40. Kitten says:

    No way this is true. Not my Gabriel….

  41. Mia135 says:

    Also, people should not worry about Halle being jealous or anything like that, or feel that she and Gabriel will ever get back together. I personally do not feel that Halle ever saw Gabriel as a serious life partner. I think she saw him as a decent man to have a child with and soild father material for her child. As I mentioned before, she was very desperate to have a baby. They both got something from the relationship – she a baby, and he his restaurant business, and probably some other valuable perks/connections as well. I do not believe it was ever a serious love match between the two of them; I believe they were two adults who got what they wanted from the relationship and decided to call it a day with no hard feelings.

  42. Kim says:

    EWWW no way he would down grade this badly! She probably saw him at a game and jumped next to him to be photographed.

  43. Kim says:

    Ms. Kardashian, who made her debut on the public stage in the form of a sex tape, stands out for the fact that she is generally still regarded in a positive light by many consumers.


    Why would anyone buy anything this tranny, ho promoted or would stand to make $ off of?! Id rather give my money to porn stars who at least are honest about how they make a buck.

  44. Moreaces says:

    not a date. kim is walking five paces behind the guy. kim doesn’t walk five paces behind anyone, let alone a date. i’m thinking they just happened to be occupying the same space by chance. gabe is probably tossing his cookies at the idea of people thinking it was a date
    When she was with Miles Austin of the Cowboys, he would offten walk ahead of her.

  45. bellaluna says:

    The scent of Kim’s desperation is no less foul (to me, at least) than Jessica Simpson’s. Nast.

  46. OtherChris says:

    I’m going to need a bucket, either to vomit in or put over my head and bang on it so I can drown out this image.

    If it’s true, he has a bad case of skank by association.

  47. Fue says:

    I think Kim’s a pretty girl … in a mannequin sort of way, but there’s something dirty about her, like she needs to take a shower.
    If I were a guy, I wouldn’t want to kiss her. Something about her just screams “stripper, ho … something.” Well, hmmm, maybe that’s the appeal to men now that I think about it.

  48. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    The Sky is falling!!! The sky is falling!! UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  49. ziggy says:

    kim is young, pretty, gabriel is a good-lookin guy. why shouldn’t they get together. why does it have to be about him making halle berry jealous? sheesh? she probably doesn’t give a rat’s ass. i’d hardly say kim is desperate if she’s baggin this guy.

  50. lala in nYc says:

    just to echo some earlier comments…

    a “n” followed by lots and lots of “o’s”!!

    And a request for David Gandy for “Hot Guy Thanksgiving Thursday!” Missed my fav brit’s blue eyes last Friday!

  51. Sam says:

    Is it usual to take your mom on a date? Kris Jenner is sitting next to Kim – I suspect they must have the same blockrow of seats or something but this is not a date.

  52. RHONYC says:

    this is just ego damage-control folks, relax.

    since halle’s been stuntin’ around town with that olivier, gabriel just wanted halle to know that she ain’t the only one who can move on.

    but gabriel, please move on to someone else, not famewhore. please. 🙁

    btw- who the f*ck takes a clutch purse to a ball game?

    doh! 🙁

  53. Praise St. Angie! says:

    thanks for the info Roma…

    so, I have to ask…what’s your opinion on the butt implants? yea or nay?

  54. QQ says:


    Oh Christ I’m .. I actually had to walk away for a few secs This Is Bullshit

    UGH That chick is just .. ugh

  55. Camille says:

    LOL This story has made my day, hilarious 😆 . Not a fan of either 😀 .

  56. nnn says:

    It taints him badly to have any connection wether pal, friend, date with Ray J former girfriend.

    I mean this woman is empty and trash. She has nothing in her brains. Except for the bootey (if you like the trashy types) i don’t see the slightest interest in her that will draw any man.

    Ok Halle is not bright too but she is not trash and has some innate elegance about herself.

    This association tells more about Gabe’s own level of taste/interests than anything else.

    He probably isn’t very bright himself.

  57. coucou says:

    Ah no, i have to be the lone voice in the wilderness…but I like these Armenian-American princesses, can’t help it. I’ve seen her on their many shows, and i just can’t find it in me to hate her…and believe me, if i wanted to, i would. The crew from Pretty Wild and those annoying chicks in Married to Rock, even that cackling bunny in Holly’s World…now them, i can find shit to hate, but these girls, not feeling it…i wouldn’t mind hanging out with them at a spa or club, but those others? Skin crawling, brain numbing nightmare. So, i don’t really get what all the hate is on these K-femmes.

    True, she does pile on the makeup, and she doesn’t need THAT much, seen her without, still lovely. Apart from that, what else is there to blame? She’s obviously well-liked by the publicity moguls cuz she keeps getting gigs and money thrown at her and at least she’s not making a total idiot fool out of herself like Paris used to do…which might also have something to do with it.

    But, uh, no, i do not at all see her with Gabriel. Even though, apparently, he does prefer dark and/or exotic women…But still, they are too pretty for one another. There would be too much competition. You can’t have two divas in one couple, and she strikes me as more of a diva than Halle was. And that dude is, admittedly, in a weird but obvious way, more beautiful than KK…no offense sweeties…

  58. Michael says:

    ugh gabriel could do soo much better than that loose p*ssy. damn those eyelashes. they are so ridiculous. stay away from open flame, kim.

  59. Louise says:

    I hope this is false. How do you go from Halle to Kim? I’m hoping that Gabriel was hired as a model for their stores.

  60. mogul says:

    Poor Nahla, Halle keep your child far away from those hoes. Just look how their pimpin that Mason kid, imagine what they would to do with a child that is actually cute. O the publicity! Kris will probably start calling herself her grandma.

  61. meilamon says:

    I’m sorry, they look hot together! Bossip has another pic posted of them, looks like serious chemistry…

  62. weslyn says:

    can somebody let him know this is a SERIOUS DOWNGRADE..fake or not

    somewhere Halle and O. Martinez are laughing

  63. Mizz Tickles says:

    Something in the milk ain’t right, that is so funny Lena, great posts! Maybe Gabriel was one of those dudes who is a mama’s boy and expects his laundry to be done, doesn’t cook etc and that’s what p*ssed Halle off.

  64. dovesgate says:

    Wow… How could you go from Halle Berry to Kim Kardashian? Someone is getting paid here and considering Kim is the one perceived as the trashy one and needing an image revamp, its probably him.

  65. Marjalane says:

    I just read somewhere else- (maybe dlisted?) that he just happened to get a seat next to her at the game. I will withhold additional bitching until I am assured he’s really gone to the dark and swarthy side.

  66. Newbie says:


  67. Dana M says:

    Must be a publicity stunt. She doesn’t go for Caucasian guys.

  68. Dannnii says:

    Total BS.