LPGA pro Vicky Hurst unwittingly became “the mystery woman” hugging Bruce Jenner when paparazzi captured them outside a Chipotle restaurant Friday in Malibu, Calif.
The story ran under this headline in the British Daily Mail’s online edition: “Bruce Jenner wears wedding band on right hand embracing mystery woman in Malibu.”
Jenner, the decathlon gold medalist in the ’76 Olympics, is married to Kris Jenner, previously Kris Kardashian, mother to the Kardashian siblings of reality TV fame. Celebrity news sites have been abuzz over the separation and now reports of a possible reconciliation of the couple.
Hurst, 23, a six-year LPGA pro, said she was staying with her friend, Danielle Kang, in Southern California last week after playing the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Kang is also visible in a red cap walking with Jenner and Hurst in the paparazzi photos.
Hurst told GolfChannel.com that Kang and Jenner are members of the same country club in Southern California and sometimes golf together. They’ve become friends.
“This is hilarious,” Hurst said of the celebrity news reporters. “We were hanging out, and we all decided to go out and get some burritos together. We were hungry.”
Hurst said she met Jenner previously when he played in a Kraft Nabisco Championship pro-am.
“He’s a nice guy,” Hurst said. “It’s not like we’re dating or anything. We’re friends.”