Kim Kardashian responds to Tom Brady dating rumors

During the May 5 episode of Tom Brady's Netflix Live Stream, Kim Kardashian made a memorable turn at the podium and responded to questions about her relationship with the retired NFL player Rumors that the player once dated.

The crowd briefly booed Kardashian when she first took the stage, but she managed to calm things down. Then she started joking: "I'm really here for Tom tonight," she said. "I wasn't planning on coming tonight, but since I'm not Tom's date, I still have a good chance."

The reality star then directly addressed romance rumors, saying Kardashian and Brady were dating in the summer of 2023, following her split from ex-boyfriend Pete Davidson and Brady's divorce from Gisele Bundchen. "Speaking of Tom and I dating, I know there are some rumors out there that we did, but I will never say if we did," she began. "I just want to release the tape." (The punchline referenced her infamous sex tape with Ray J.)

While her focus was on Brady, Kardashian also took some shots at her own family, starting with Caitlyn Jenner. "I knew for a fact that this was never going to work out. A former athlete, high cheekbones, silky hair - you remind me so much of my stepdad right now," she said.

Kim Kardashian speaks at the Greatest Bash of All Time: Tom Brady Awards on May 5, 2024 in Inglewood, California. Matt Winkelmeier/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Kardashian ended up giving a nod to her late father, Robert Kardashian, who represented O.J. Simpson in his 1995 murder trial. "Honestly, it's hard for me to see people laughing at you, but I think there are enough people in my family to defend former football players," she quipped.

Brady and Kardashian were first linked in May 2023, when Page Six reported that Kardashian was looking for a vacation home near Brady's home in the Bahamas. However, Brady's agent quickly denied the dating rumors to People magazine. Later that summer, the Daily Mail reported that they were seen "flirting" at a party in the Hamptons, but Page Six Another report said they "only spoke briefly."

Regardless of what happened between them, the two are clearly on friendly terms now. At the end of the special, Brady had a chance to give it back to all the people who mocked him and mocked Kardashian, which involved her ex-husband Kanye West. "I know Kim was scared to be here tonight," he said. "Not because of that, but because her kids are at home with their dad."