Amid the relationship rumors between CNN anchor Van Jones and Kim Kardashian, Van just gushed over Kim in a new interview with Ellen. Let’s get into it!
In case you missed it, after news of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce broke, rumors started to swirl around that Kim was dating her longtime friend and CNN anchor Van Jones.
Last month, Page Six reported that the two had “recently started dating,” and Kim and Van actually go way back, as fans might recall. The two attended Variety and Rolling Stone’s Criminal Justice Reform Summit together back in 2018 to discuss prison reform.
Later that year, Kim also made an appearance on The Van Jones Show, and Van admitted on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live that he thinks Kim is “brilliant.” “She’s brilliant. She is no joke.” “Brilliant?!” “Brilliant, yes!” And while Kim and Van haven’t formally addressed their relationship rumors, he just gushed over her yet again in a new interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Ellen mentioned that Kim is doing an apprenticeship at Van’s criminal justice non-profit Dream Corps JUSTICE, as she’s on her journey to become a lawyer, and Van already is an attorney. So Ellen asked how Kim is doing now that she’s three years into her pursuit of becoming a lawyer. “Listen she’s doing amazing, I mean I think she has used her platform to help people behind bars.”
Van continued on and discussed how being a lawyer has actually always been a dream of Kim’s, so it’s been incredible to watch her pursue it. “You know her dad was a lawyer, and she always wanted to be a lawyer and so she decided once she got a taste of what she could do using her platform, using her brain, she hasn’t let up.”
And Van said that he thinks Kim will be a great lawyer considering the work she’s already been doing. “So I think she’s gonna be an unbelievable attorney, she’s already one of the best advocates that we have in criminal justice.” Nothing but rave reviews there from Van! Kim is also set to appear in Van’s upcoming documentary The First Step, which premieres at Tribeca Film Festival in June.
We’re looking forward to seeing what Kim’s role is in the doc. And we’re also looking forward to whether or not either of them eventually speaks out on the rumors about their relationship. But for now, it seems like, at the very least, they still have a great friendship and mentorship going as Kim follows her dream of becoming a lawyer.
We’ll keep you guys posted if we hear anything else about these two. For now, if you want more on Kim and Van’s relationship, click right over here for another Clevver News video. Also, let us know down in the comments below what you think about the dating rumors, do you think these two are together, or do you think they’re just friends/colleagues?