Jordyn Woods is SO over apologizing for the Tristan Thompson scandal, which took place back in February of 2019. The scandal began when reports surfaced that Woods, at the time Kylie Jenner‘s longtime best friend, had hooked up with Tristan Thompson. Thompson is the father of Khloé Kardashian‘s child and the two were still together at the time. The scandal rocked the entertainment world and was all the internet could talk about for weeks. Jordyn famously made her public apology on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk.
Jordyn quickly found herself caught up in a major reality star studded scandal. She admitted to kissing Tristan, which she felt horrible for. The incident took place after a night of drinking and partying when both parties were intoxicated. Nonetheless, the drama resulted in the end of Kylie and Jordyn’s longtime friendship, as well as a slew of viral Twitter arguments. Khloe quickly took to Twitter to drag Jordyn, which ultimately escalated the situation. Despite the drama, Jordyn continued to be apologetic, as well as honest about the events that took place.
Those on Jordyn’s side were quick to point out the unfair treatment she was receiving both from the media and the Kardashian-Jenner squad. All the blame seemed to be placed of Jordyn, when it was Tristan who put her in an intimidating and uncomfortable situation. He is much older than Woods, as well as an NBA star. It’s not surprising Woods didn’t quite know how to fend off his advances, a point many failed to acknowledge. Instead, while all the focus was on Jordyn and her betrayal, Tristan managed to dodge his own accountability in the situation.
After her break from the Kardashians, Jordyn made an effort to move on. She began modeling even more and found success in her own projects. She has always kept things amicable, never speaking badly about her ex-BFF. The 22 year old has tried her best to put distance between herself and the scandal, not wanting to let it define her. A close friend told PEOPLE Magazine, “Jordyn’s position now is she’s going to just let it be what it is. She said what she had to say.”
As Jordyn continues to grow into herself, her story is a reminder of the unfair way the media often portrays women. Woods was portrayed as a home wrecker, who ruined Khloe and Tristan’s perfect relationship. The truth was that Tristan was a habitual cheater, and Jordyn was a young girl caught up in his mess, not a malicious family ruiner. Tristan never even publicly acknowledged the scandal, while Jordyn took a public lie detector test to prove she only kissed Thompson and did not sleep with him. The treatment she received in comparison to Thompson was unfair, and highlights an overall bigger societal problem.
When asked about the scandal, Woods reports that it’s old news. The PEOPLE source shared, “She’s working. She had a stint on a TV show and she has a couple brand deals coming up. She’s not doing too, too much, but is staying busy.” Jordyn is making her own way, learning to define herself in a cut-throat industry that has already tried sinking its fangs into her. She continues to show the world that she won’t be defined by a singular mistake.