Khloe Kardashian is backtracking on her previous statement that Jordyn Woods is to blame for her "family breaking up" and is now placing the blame on her partner, Tristan Thompson — something she should have done from the start.
In case you haven't followed the Khloe Kardashian-Jordyn Woods-Tristan Thompson debacle, here's the lowdown for you.
On February 19, shortly after news broke that Kardashian and Thompson had officially parted ways, TMZ reported Jordyn Woods, Kylie Jenner's housemate, BFF, and honorary KarJen sister, played a part in the split. Thompson allegedly cheated on Kardashian (again) with Woods at a house party that took place at Thompson's residence. The outlet alleged Woods "made out" and "snuggled up" with the basketball star.
After the bombshell dropped, Tristan took to Twitter to say his piece, tweeting it's all "fake news." The tweet has since been deleted.
But another outlet, Hollywood Unlocked, shed light on the issue when editor Jason Lee posted a video that revealed more details about the scandal. He claimed one of the site's writers was present at the party where it happened and that both Woods and Thompson were all "touchy-feely." He said Woods was "all up on Tristan's lap," and Tristan was "all over her," and that, apparently, Woods stayed at Thompson's place until 7 in the morning.
Kardashian seemed to confirm the story when she commented on the Instagram post with yelling emojis.
Meanwhile, her best friend, Malika Haqq, wrote "STRONG FACTS" and "These hoes ain’t loyal."
Since this isn't the first time Thompson has cheated on the mother of his child, you'd think everyone would blame him — but what happened was the opposite. Instead, 21-year-old Woods was viciously berated by everyone, including reputable media outlets. People vilified her for seducing her longtime friend's SO, not once pointing out that Thompson — six years her senior and a confirmed cheater — may have taken advantage.
Days after the incident, sources claimed Woods tried to apologize to the family, but to no avail. So, she made a guest appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk to clarify everything once and for all.
Woods denied she ever gave a lap dance to the NBA star, but admitted she did sit on the arm of his chair. She said she could see why someone would think they got cozy. She also admitted she was drunk, but said she never made out with Thompson. Instead, when she was on her way out, Thompson gave her a peck on the lips.
"No passion, no nothing. On the way out he just kissed me. It was a kiss on the lips. No tongue kiss, no making out. Nothing," she said.
She also said she had repeatedly apologized to Khloe.
"I did as much apologizing as I could do, over the phone, over text. And until I get the opportunity to talk face-to-face, can she can really feel what I’m saying?" Woods said. "But I reached out and the opportunity is there. I offered as much as I could. A lie detector test, anything. Whatever makes you feel better is what I want. But at least they know it’s there."
Watch the full interview here:
Following the interview, Kardashian took to Twitter to speak her mind. She said Woods was lying, and that she was solely to blame for the breakup of her little family.
This isn't surprising. Women blaming the "other woman" for cheating is nothing new. It's easier to demonize an outside party and paint them as the perpetrator, since accepting the partner you loved and trusted is the one who hurt you is such a bitter pill to swallow.
Luckily, Kardashian had a change of heart and said she regrets her previous statement. She's since realized she shouldn't have blamed Woods in the first place — Thompson is responsible for his own actions.
Two women are now hurting because of Thompson. Hopefully, Kardashian gives herself time to heal and does everything she can to isolate baby True from the situation. Unfortunately, Woods will have to deal with the public crucifixion, but Kardashian's tweets may help.
Meanwhile, Thompson is off the hook and back to work for the Cleveland Cavaliers.