She wasn’t sure she could ever trust again after the cheating scandal she was embroiled in caused a social-media meltdown. Jordyn Woods was dragged by the Kardashians last year after she reportedly hooked up with Khloé’s baby daddy, Tristan Thompson. But she’s since learnt to forgive herself and has now found love with a basketball player.
The 23-year-old recently went Instagram-official with her new boyfriend, NBA basketball player Karl-Anthony Towns. In the post, the two can be seen cuddling while wearing matching Versace swimsuits. “I found you, then I found me,” Jordyn captioned the loved-up photos, which were taken in Mexico where they were celebrating her birthday at the weekend.
The former best friend of Kylie Jenner has also opened up on how the cheating scandal caused a rift with her bestie and the rest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan. The scandal led to Khloé and Tristan’s split and Kylie subsequently ending her friendship with her childhood bestie.
For Jordyn, it was all too much to bear.
“I remember just sitting in a very dark place,” she revealed in an interview with Hillsong Channel’s Natalie Manuel Lee. “I had my family to talk to, I had you to talk to, but I just felt like I had no one,” Jordyn says. “You take everything you think you know for a whole decade, the people you think you know, the life you think you know, everything that you’ve grown up doing and you take it all away from someone. I didn’t even know how to feel.”
Jordyn, a model and businesswoman with her own fitness brand, couldn’t deal with the backlash online and ended up deleting all her social-media accounts. “I wouldn’t respond to anyone. I responded to about two people. I pushed people away that probably shouldn’t have been pushed away but I just couldn’t trust anyone. Everything in my life changed.”
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But she’s not expecting people to pity her. Jordyn says she used the solitude to reflect on her role in the fiasco. “Things happen and that’s what makes us human. When you can’t accept what you’ve done then you can’t heal from it,” she says.
Last year, she told her side of the story on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk, claiming the 29-year-old basketball player tried to kiss her the morning after he hosted a house party.
“I feel like I can’t point fingers . . . because I allowed myself to be in that position, I allowed myself to be there,” Jordyn told Jada. “On the way out [of his house], he did kiss me. No passion, no nothing, on the way out he just kissed me. It was a kiss on the lips, but no tongue kiss, no making out, nothing.”
Now she’s put the past behind her and is focusing on the future with Karl-Anthony, to whom she’s been linked since last year. “I wouldn’t say I’m happy something like that happened,” she says, referring to the cheating drama. “But I’m happy I was able to become who I am today.”