Since last week's news reports that Khloé Kardashian's Canadian, basketball player Beau Tristan Thompson, had cheated again, the Internet was churning out conflicting information. The combination of canceled tweets, allegations and rejections is enough to confuse Kardashian's obsession, let alone occasional observers. We're here to help you keep track of everyone involved – and explain what Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are all about.
Khloé Kardashian. She is the big one, right?
Since when are you and this Thompson guy together? Who is he?
He plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the couple did not meet until September 2016, when Thompson's ex Jordan Craig was pregnant with his child.
Talk about glasshouses!
I know, right? The relationship progressed and in December 2017, Kardashian confirmed that she was pregnant. Despite some fraudulent tabloid rumors, the couple looked relatively strong until September 2018 when Khloé went to Instagram to post the same kind of cryptic news that each girl put out of her high school posts when she quit her boyfriend , The couple spent the New Year together, but spent Valentine's Day separately, and many speculated that they would be dissolved forever.
Why so they disintegrated?
According to TMZ, Thompson concluded that Thompson apparently cheated on Khloé with Jordyn Woods, Kylie Jenner's best friend.
Kylie Jenner. Do you remember who she is again?
Not the racism-solving Pepsi model. Kylie is the one who is not really a billionaire.
Still no bell ringing.
The one who lost a world record to an egg?
… still nothing, sorry.
The one who bought a single carrot from Postmates?
Oh, you! OK. Where do Will and Jada Pinkett Smith come from?
Jada Pinkett Smith, an exceptional conversationalist, interviewed Woods in their Facebook Watch Show Red Table Talks . Will Smith makes a cameo from the set Bad Boys 3 to give paternal advice. We find that Jaden Smith was the one who introduced Woods and Jenner to each other, and at one point Jada seriously quotes Malcolm X.
That sounds amazing.
It may be the best thing I've seen this week.
How did Thompson and Woods get involved?
It could be said that this whole debacle started in the 90s in West Philadelphia (born and raised, etc.). Wood's father became friends with the Smith family when he was a sound engineer on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air . This is probably one of the many reasons why Pinkett Smith has managed to win one of them the most exclusive interviews of the year. Jaden and Woods – who refer to Will Smith as "uncle" – are "True Day One" according to Jada and have "a close lifelong commitment". Jaden and Kylie have had a romantic engagement for a long time and at least are good friends. He introduced Woods and Kylie sometime in 2012. The two came so close that Woods moved in with Kylie and described himself in a caption to Kylie's daughter Stormi, Kylie's first birthday, as "Aunty Jordy".
How did everything go so wrong?
Things get messy here. According to Woods, she and Thompson were in the same bar at night, telling TMZ that the two of them were being celebrated together in Thompson's house. Woods admits that she returned to Thompson's house after bumping into each other, but says it was not planned. "After the club, a normal culture in LA, when you're young, go to the bar, go to the club, it ends early, we all go to a house afterwards."
A probable story.
Actually it could be. Woods is very serious in describing the night and rightly acknowledged that it was a mistake to go to Thompson's house, but she says that nothing happened before she left when he kissed her. Wood's next admitted mistake is not to give Kyle or Khloé the kiss when asked. She also seemed to indicate that Khloé and Thompson were officially, though not publicly, split before the whole incident.
Wow. What does the Internet think about all this?
Prior to the Red Table Talk the online consensus seemed largely to be Khloé, but Woods makes a compelling case for himself. (The fact that she makes sure to constantly claim that she does not break the silence to play the victim, but people will stop harassing her family is certainly helpful. The reason for dissolving her family, while the man who cheated on her several times was publicly released, she probably will not win fans.
Is there a chance this is just a publicity stunt?
Maybe! At least it's the best kind of celebrity drama: the infinite kind.
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