*Despite Kris Jenner’s insistence this week that her daughter Kim Kardashian is “just friends” with Halle Berry’s ex Gabriel Aubry, UsMagazine.com is citing an unnamed “pal” who claims the two are indeed a couple.

Rumors of a romance started after the pair were photographed attending Sunday’s Los Angeles Lakers game.

“They met through friends and have been dating a few weeks,” the source tells Us Magazine. “It’s sexy!” Adds the insider, “They decided to step out together at the game.”

The Gucci model, 34, is not the first guy the reality star, 30, has been linked to since splitting with Reggie Bush in March. After a summertime romance with football hunk Miles Austin, Kardashian has been dating casually — including a few recent nights out in NYC with singer John Mayer.

Aubry, meanwhile, has been laying low since he and Berry, 43, ended their four-year relationship in late April, although he and the Oscar winner spent some time in Paris with daughter Nahla, 2, in August. Berry has since gotten cozy with her “Dark Tides” costar Olivier Martinez.