Jordyn Woods has broken her silence.
The long-time best friend of Kylie Jenner has finally addressed the rumor that she made out with Tristan Thompson while he was still in a relationship with Khloe Kardashian.
And she has not denied this transpired.
In an interview with Jada Pinkett Smith, Woods confessed that she made a mistake in judgment by going back to Thompson’s house after a night out partying, saying she should have left a lot sooner than 6 a.m.
But she also strongly denied talk that she slept with Thompson and insisted that he’s the one who kissed her towards the end of the evening.
And she added that it was basically just a peck on the lips.
Khloe thinks Woods is a giant, terrible liar and we don’t exactly see these two hashing things out any time soon.
Is that the right call, though?
We’ve taken this question to The Hollywood Gossip staff and asked: Should Jordyn Woods be forgiven by Khloe and company…. or forgotten entirely and forever?
The answers are below…
FORGIVE… BUT NOT YET by Tyler Johnson
Make no mistake, when she hooked up with Tristan Thompson, Jordyn betrayed a family that’s provided her with a life most of us can only dream of.
That said, there are extenuating circumstances that might make her eligible for forgiveness … some day.
For starters, Jordyn is 21.
Yes, she’s legally an adult, but she’s in that phase of adulthood that’s dedicated mostly to making awful decisions.
If individual lives were depicted like those drawings portraying the evolution of man, homo college-junioris would have a forty ounce bottle of malt liquor in one hand and a prescription for Valtrex in the other.
If you weren’t hooking up with the exact wrong people when you were 21, you have my sincerest sympathy.
And it’s partially for that reason that Jordyn deserves our forgiveness … eventually.
It’s also worth noting that unlike Tristan, Jordyn was not in a relationship at the time of the infamous hookup.
Now, anytime you’re engaging in behavior that you know is likely to cause pain to someone else — particularly someone you care about — you’re not entirely blameless.
But surely, Tristan is the one who should really be held accountable here.
So yeah, what Jordyn did was wrong. Extremely wrong. But maybe she doesn’t deserve to be banished from paradise for life for it.
The Kards should kick her out just long enough that she’ll be forced to work a real job for a little while — and then they should surprise her by taking her back in.
You can bet she won’t be risking it all to bang a benchwarmer after that.
FORGIVE by Simon Delott
Time doesn’t heal all wounds. Anger may die down and experience may give you a new perspective.
But, at the end of the day, some actions are truly unforgivable.
A week or a year or a decade or a century will not magically make evil deeds go away. But Jordyn Woods did nothing evil.
In fact, with what we now know, it’s difficult to argue that she did anything wrong; aside from be a 21-year-old who lacks the perspective and life experience to avoid making mistakes.
Yes, Jordyn f-cked up. Maybe even more than once.
As the BFF of a reality star, she should have thought more about how things would appear. She should also have considered how much she had to lose.
But it doesn’t sound like the kiss was her fault at all. If some witness comes forward and puts their name and face out there, I’ll listen to an alternative argument.
Until then, Jordyn may have been young and foolish, but Khloe seems to be the immature one.
First of all, no matter what happened, Jordyn is not the reason her family broke up.
Jordyn didn’t kidnap Tristan with a harpoon gun or dose his drink with some magic potion. Tristan did all of that himself. With Jordyn, and with who knows how many women before her.
Maybe Khloe is directing her anger at Jordyn because she can’t unleash her rage on Tristan.
For her own reasons, Khloe feels that she owes it to True to stay on good terms with him. But Jordyn isn’t the one destroying family bonds here.
Khloe did that when she (apparently) insisted that her entire family shun Jordyn.
Jordyn lost her best friend. She and Kylie have been close since before Khloe and Tristan first boned.
She found it in her heart to give Tristan an undeserved second chance in April 2018.
No one would have blamed her if she’d banned him from the delivery room. Instead, out of an obsession for giving True a nuclear family unit, she took Tristan back.
Why is Tristan, who deliberately cheated so many times, held to a lower standard than Jordyn?
She made one mistake. Don’t get outraged like she’s your sister but kick her to the curb like she’s a roommate.
FORGIVE by Free Britney
Tiger was, and he’s the Jordyn of golf.
We can’t have different standards for Wood.
FORGET by Hilton Hater
Let’s use Jordyn’s own words against her, shall we?
In her sit-down with Jada Pinkett Smith, Woods claimed Thompson was the one to initiate a kiss and it was nothing more than a peck. She also admitted to withholding this tidbit from Khloe when she saw her the following day.
Only one of two things can be true here:
- Woods is lying and the interaction wasn’t remotely this innocent… in which case Khloe should ditch Tristan faster than LeBron James did this past NBA offseason.
- Woods is telling the truth… in which case Khloe should make like the Cleveland Cavaliers any time they play a game outside of Quicken Loans Arena and pack Tristan up to ship him out.
If this truly was all that transpired between Woods and Thompson, why would Jordyn possibly lie about it?!?
Woods really didn’t do anything wrong in her own version of events — not until she lied to a close pal and, by doing so, failed to alert this same close pal that her boyfriend was still a dirty, rotten cheater.
What the heck kind of friend is that?
Why would Khloe want Jordyn in her life after this?
It’s the cover-up, not the crime. Ever heard that saying before? We’re pretty sure it was invented for this exact situation.
With all mostly due respect to my colleagues and their arguments above, I’m not certain why this is being painted as an either/or situation; Khloe doesn’t have to forgive one of the misbehaving parties and accept the other one back in her life.
Keep your head held high, Keeks, give both Thompson and Woods the heave-ho and move on as best you can.
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