There’s a new lady in NBA center Enes Kanter’s life … and it’s none other than Ariana Rockefeller, the great-great-granddaughter of oil mogul John D. Rockefeller!!
TMZ Sports has learned … the 28-year-old Portland Trail Blazers player and 38-year-old fashion designer/equestrian have been seeing each other for several months now … after initially meeting over social media.
Our sources tell us the two quickly bonded over animal rights advocacy … something that both are very passionate about (Kanter recently opened up about switching to a vegan diet).
In fact, Susan Rockefeller, Ariana’s aunt, recently commented on Kanter’s pro-vegan Instagram post, saying “Keep inspiring 👍plants and food as medicine”
“thank you @arianarockefeller for sharing this❤️❤️❤️”
We’re told Kanter spent much of the past NBA off-season in New York with Ariana … and the couple have also spent time together in Portland during the season.
The new development has been unfolding for months in the IG comments … but this is the first time they have gone “official” on the ‘gram.
However, we’re told the two are not *officially* official just yet … in other words, no labels.
Rockefeller was previously married to entrepreneur Matthew Bucklin — the couple divorced in 2019.
As for Kanter, he was reportedly tied to WWE’s Dana Brooke until they split in late December.