Who Is Khloe Kardashian’s Rumored New Beau Matt Kemp? 5 Things to Know
The ink is still fresh on Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s divorce documents after Khloe filed to end their four-year-marriage at the end of last week, but that doesn’t mean that a young, successful gal like Khloe is staying in and mourning the end of her relationship. According to reports, Kim’s younger sis is already moving on with handsome L.A. Dodgers player Matt Kemp.
But who is this 29-year-old MLB stud? Let’s find out a little more about the potential new Kardashian arm candy:
The baseball star is no stranger to dating high-profile starlets — he dated pop sensation Rihanna in 2009. Matt was Rihanna’s first relationship following her break-up with Chris Brown after he infamously attacked her on the night of the 2009 Grammys. The “Diamonds” singer opened up about her relationship with Matt to Marie Claire UK in 2010: “I feel like I smile for real this time. The smiles come from inside, and it exudes in everything I do. People feel my energy is different.” But all good things come to an end, as the two split amicably later that year due to distance.
2. He has a tumultuous history with his ex.
While Matt may have been Rihanna’s saving grace after Breezy, he had his own domestic drama with another ex. Court documents were released to RadarOnline.com detailing a restraining order filed against Matt by his former girlfriend, Felisha Terrell. Though Felisha initially claimed she endured “verbal abuse and threats” after the two split, she soon dropped the charges. Matt’s rep later stated that that “they both have moved on separately but remain amicable.”
3. His nickname is “The Bison.”
Matt earned his nickname, “The Bison,” from his large build and surprising speed on the field. The 6-foot-4 and 225-pound outfielder first was dubbed this by Atlanta Braves television announcer Don Sutton, who said he looked "like a big buffalo running around the bases." “Buffalo” was later lovingly changed to “bison” by fans.
4. He loves fashion.
Followers of Matt’s Instagram will note that the athlete loves to post pics of his trendy style, including quite a shoe collection. His trademark look — plus those stunning baby blues! — has landed him in more than one fashion mag, from Esquire to a recent cover of Haute Living.
5. He’s known for being philanthropic.
Matt has been actively involved in a variety of charities over the years, including his own “Kemp’s Kids” which hosts L.A.-area children — many from the Boys &Girls Club — during Dodgers games. A true Midwestern boy at heart, the native Oklahoman pledged $1K to his hometown for each home run leading up to the All Star break, following the devastating tornados of spring 2013.
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