Kim Kardashian fans have been speculating that she is moving on amid her divorce from rapper Kanye West with CNN’s Van Jones.
The reality personality and broadcaster have known one another for years due to Kim’s involvement in fighting for prison reform in the USA.
The pair connected due to Van – who is also a lawyer – being the CEO of the REFORM Alliance, which was set up by Jay-Z and Meek Mill to help make changes to the Criminal Justice system.
Kim has been an advocate for positive change in the prison system across the pond and has worked with Van on several occasions.
And in 2018 the pair took part in a high-profile event by giving a keynote speech at the Criminal Justice Summit – which was the first time they were seen together in public.
Even though the pair were on stage at a work event, Van’s admiration for Kim was apparent with body language expert Judi James claiming the accomplished personality was “smitten” and in “awe” with the SKIMS business owner.
Following examining the 30-minute clip, Judi shares with the Mirror: “This is such a strange interview as we watch Van Jones take a talk about justice reform and turn it into something that looks and sounds like all-out flirting.”
Picking up on how Van is unable to hide his happiness at being at the event with Kim, she adds: “Van looks smitten and slightly in awe of Kim right from the start here. It could be ‘sofa chemistry’ for the cameras but many of his subliminal body language signals (plus a few more obvious ones too) hint that the flirting is for real, for him at least.”
Judi shares that Van’s stance is “confident alpha” and that his “eyes perform a soft eye smile and his cheeks round as he looks” at Kim and another telling sign is that blink rate increases – suggesting a sudden “onset of bashfulness.”
Judi notes how Van brings up Kim’s partner at the time Kanye West – who she shares four children with – and quizzes her on her love for him despite them having different ideas on politics.
In the footage, Van admits to Kim: “I love the way you love your husband” which upon analysis Judi says “is one giant step for both man and mankind in the space of a few minutes of an interview”.
Judi also adds that as Van “gazes at Kim with a smile as she answers probably provides the strongest moment of what could be seen as flirting throughout” the entire chat.
She says that in the final section of the interview, as they discuss love, Van becomes “giggly and boyish” further suggesting that he is enjoying being in the presence of Kim.
According to Judi, Kim appears focused on her passion for prison reform during the chat and is unfazed by Van’s flirtatious looks.
Proving Kim is able to control her outward appearance, Judi tells: “it’s amazing Kim could just carry on talking normally” despite Van’s “admiring gaze.”
“Kim looks completely professional here, sitting with her legs crossed and her body scrunched up in a self-diminishing ritual, suggesting she is there to talk about her passion for reform rather than for Van,” Judi says.
Sharing how Kim’s choice of a demure outfit for the public affair shows her dedication to the cause, Judi adds: “Wearing a very functional black outfit and with her hair parted on one side and with short, nude-painted nails, Kim uses minimal self-preen gestures, suggesting she is focused on her subject rather than how she looks.”
Judi says that the E! star shows her loyalty to Kanye – who she was thought to be happy with at the time – as she continues: “Her ability to use sustained eye contact with Van suggests a lack of any of the kind of embarrassment that might occur with a more two-way flirtation and she speaks about her then-husband Kanye with pride and loyalty.”
Just two months ago Kim and Kanye began divorce proceedings and already fans are speculating that she may have a new love interest in Van.
A source close to the mogul previously insisted Kim is ‘not dating anyone at the moment’ with Van also remaining tight-lipped, however, this has not stopped fans from speculating.
They have been going wild on social media as she continues working hard at her law degree, with many pointing out their shared interest in criminal justice reform.
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Liking the idea of the two stars getting together as a couple, one person wrote: “I really hope Kim Kardashian actually is dating Van Jones. She would have her legally blonde where she dumps Warren at the end & starts dating Luke Wilson.”
Another person shared: “Van Jones is a good choice. A smart stable guy. He’s a good guy and he has his own money. You would make a nice couple.”
“OMG! They deserve each other!” a third person added.
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Van was previously married to Jana Carter and the pair share two children.
They decided to end their 20-year union in 2019.
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