Kim Kardashian is reportedly dating an unlikely celebrity candidate. Moving on from Kanye West, she is back on the circle of singles and ready to mingle. The most surprising dating rumors emerged from Tinseltown that fueled exciting speculation that the billionaire reality star is seeing the CNN commentator Van Jones.
The intriguing details came after reports that Kardashian was being pursued by A-list celebrities, billionaires, and royals after news of her divorce went public. Kardashian and her former spouse, Kanye West, are currently in the middle of divorce proceedings following seven years of marriage, but neither party has publicly addressed the issue.
The unlikely celebrity candidate romantically linked to Kardashian is Van Jones, 52, a respected CNN commentator. He a prominent figure on American news television and a New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award winner. Jones also served as a special advisor to the former US president Barack Obama in 2009 and has founded multiple non-profit foundations. He has two children with his former spouse, the producer Jana Carter. They were married for 13 years and divorced in 2019. He became close to Kardashian, 40, when she was involved in the campaign for criminal justice reform in 2018 when Jones is the CEO of the REFORM Alliance, a movement to overhaul the justice system. Jay Z and Meek Mill founded the initiative.
Jones and Kardashian were credited with persuading former US President Donald Trump to support the First Step Act in late 2018 and Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner. First Step Act aimed to reform the harsh sentencing laws. The bill was passed by Senate by an overwhelming margin of 87-12. Jones stated that without Kardashian, the bill would never have been passed. According to Jones, her meeting with Trump in the Oval Office before the bill being introduced when she lobbied for the release of Alice Johnson, who was serving a life sentence for a one-time drug offense, was the turning point.
“Let me tell you something if Kim Kardashian had not gone to the White House and talked to Donald Trump, we would not have passed this bill,” Jones told TMZ in an interview.