Kevin and Kim Explored a Potential Romantic Connection on 'Bling Empire' Season 2 — Are They Dating Now?
Kevin Kreider and Kim Lee had chemistry together on the first season of 'Bling Empire,' and the co-stars are exploring it on Season 2. Are they dating now?
The debut season of Bling Empire, which premiered in 2021, largely covered the complicated long-term relationship between Kelly Mi Li and Andrew Gray, but it also showcased the burgeoning connection between stars Kevin Kreider and Kim Lee.
Early on in Season 1, the model and Kim did not get along. As the season progressed, however, the DJ let her walls down, and she connected with Kevin over family.
While Kevin and Kim got off to a very rocky start on the show, the chemistry between them during the Season 1 finale was undeniable.
On Season 2 of the hit Netflix series, which drops on May 13, Kim and Kevin are giving their romance a real shot. Though there is something between them, Kevin is getting over his commitment issues, while Kim is concerned about letting someone in.
Now that filming has wrapped on Season 2, fans may be wondering if Kevin and Kim are currently together.
Are Kevin Kreider and Kim Lee together after 'Bling Empire' Season 2?
After fans noticed their chemistry on the first season of Bling Empire, Kevin and Kim decided to explore their connection on Season 2. The trailer for the season shows the two going on a date together, and the two even share a kiss at one point.
However, Kim also shared her hesitations about pursuing Kevin in a confessional.
"The problem with getting involved with Kevin is I'm going to have to get over the fact that he dated all these girls," Kim explains.
While it's clear that Kevin and Kim had something going on during filming for Season 2, the two have stayed mum about where things stand between them now.
Neither has indicated that they are in a relationship — either with each other, or with someone else.
Both Kevin and Kim have also been coy about discussing their Bling Empire romance in the press.
"It was very intense," Kim said during an interview with ET Canada about her relationship with Kevin on Season 2 of the show. Kevin, for his part, referred to their connection as a "hurricane."
Sparks initially flew for Kim and Kevin on the debut season of the Netflix original.
Kevin and Kim started off on the wrong foot, that's for sure. In the early episodes of Bling Empire, the two got into a massive fight after Kim and Guy Tang snuck into Anna Shay’s house and discovered a penis pump in her shower, but instead of leaving it where they found it, they threw the sex toy out of the window.
Unsurprisingly, Anna was disgusted by the behavior and kicked Kim out of her house. Later, when the incident came up again and Kim doubled down on her actions, Kevin was the only one to call her out on her bad behavior.
"Who raised you, wolves?" he asks, which prompts Kim to angrily throw a drink at him.
It's clear that Kevin wasn’t a fan of Kim or her rude behavior. In fact, he told Entertainment Weekly that when he initially met Kim, he kind of despised her. "I tolerated her because she was Kane's friend, and she's a DJ. Cool, I get it, it's fun. But nah, I couldn't stand her in the beginning."
But soon, Kevin got to see that Kim wasn't just a "rich Malibu wannabe gangster DJ" as he'd initially thought. While Kevin was on a journey to track down his biological parents, he also helped Kim track down her own father, who she was estranged from. And somewhere in the process of Kevin being a kind and supportive friend to Kim, feelings developed between the two.
The sparks culminated in an intimate moment during Cherie’s 100 day party when Kim thanked Kevin for all his help with finding her father and also apologized for how she treated him when they first met. "I'm so sorry for always picking on you, and I think you're a great person, and I think we got great... what is this?" she asks Kevin, who immediately responds, "Vibes."
"Stop looking at me like you wanna kiss me and s**t!" Kevin teases. Although the two did not end up locking lips, Kevin later told ET Online that there was definitely a moment between them at the party.
"Kevin and I have such a weird relationship, but we get along at the same time," Kim said. "He's a very nice guy. On the show, I think a lot of people might think, like, 'Oh, why is she so mean to him?' It's just — you ever have a friend that you can just say whatever to and they just kinda put up with it? Well, Kevin is that friend to me."
"[Kim's] a friend now, and I really care about her. I don’t want to just do it because she’s feeling vulnerable and there’s a spark. I wanna do it because there’s something real."
Will there be something real between them on Season 2? You'll have to tune in to find out.
Season 2 of Bling Empire will be available to stream on Netflix beginning on May 13 at 3 a.m. ET.