I'll be the first to admit that the Khloe Kardashain/Tristan Thompson/Jordyn Woods cheating scandal is frivolous and a little bit trashy. Does it really make a difference to anyone in the world other than them? Not at all. But is it fun listening in to drama that doesn't concern or affect you whatsoever? Absolutely.
On the first part of the season finale of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Khloe and the entire family really got into the juicy details of the scandal, and gave us some important pieces of information, including a health scare, suicidal talks, and radio silence from one of the parties involved.
Are you ready to dive deep into some Kardashian drama? Here we go!
Khloe's Medical Scare
Before the scandal even broke, Khloe was dealing with some issues. The 34-year-old mom to baby True told viewers that she had been experiencing bad migraines for a couple of months, and things got so bad she was throwing up blood.
“I get really bad migraines but they’ve been increasing more and more. And I don’t know if my migraines and nausea are caused by the same thing, I’m not really sure,” she said. “Some days I feel great and I don’t feel nauseous at all and I don’t have a headache and I’m fine. And then the next day, the slightest thing might really upset me, and I get blindsided by them.”
Khloe's sister, 21-year-old Kylie Jenner, suggested that Khloe take a pregnancy test to rule out that as a possibility. Luckily, it came back negative.
“Obviously you can’t plan everything, but I just don’t know if the right time is [now] — there’s a lot going on,” she said. “I don’t know if I could have handled it if it did say ‘positive’ at the moment. I’m happy that I’m not pregnant because I didn’t want to be, but with that being said, now I’m like, ‘Why the f— am I nauseous all the time?’ I almost wish I was so I could say that’s why I’m nauseous.”
“Literally my whole head feels bruised because it’s been pounding for so long and it’s terrifying,” she said. “I’m supposed to go to Cleveland tomorrow to see Tristan, but the way I’m feeling right now, I don’t know if I can be on a flight like that. I’ve been throwing up blood. It’s so intense. I’m blind in my left eye.”
Khloe ended up canceling her trip to Cleveland and instead scheduled an MRI to find out what was causing her migraines.
The News Breaks
Perhaps what Khloe was experiencing was some kind of psychic warning, as almost immediately after her MRI, the news of Tristan and Jordyn cheating broke in the media.
“Tristan has a couple of his guy friends in town for All-Star weekend, so he rented an Airbnb for the boys to stay at,” Khloe explained in the show. “Tristan went to an afterparty. Jordyn was there. Tristan never came home.”
It was friend Larsa Pippen that broke the news to sister Kim Kardashian, saying that “Tristan and Jordyn were all over each other last night." Khloe knew that she had to go straight to the source, so she called Jordyn to find out what was going on.
“She’s not giving me all the information,” Khloe said of her phone call with Jordyn. “She was like, ‘He was trying to kiss me’ and was like, ‘I can’t remember if we did or didn’t.’ … I said, ‘If you are too nervous to tell me something, you can text me.’ And she said, ‘Okay, I’ll call you in five minutes.’ She hasn’t called me and that was like, 20 minutes ago.”
Kylie was on the phone Khloe as well when she called her sisters, and even the billionaire makeup mogul was blindsided, despite Jordyn being her best friend.
“It’s very weird,” admitted Kylie, 21. “This is the first time I’m hearing she was sitting on his lap.”
“It was weird that she didn’t text me at all that evening. ‘Cause every single time in the past, if Jordyn would ever see Tristan, she’d text me,” Khloe said. “So Jordyn called me and said, ‘I was your watchdog last night.’ She was there to protect me and keep an eye out, so that’s why she stayed as late as she did.”
Finally, Jordyn called Khloe back and admitted that her and Tristan made out at his party.
“She’s like, ‘I just can’t believe this is happening. I’m so confused,’ ” Khloe said, recounting the conversation to her sisters. “Like, you’re confused? She was like, ‘I love you, my loyalty is always to you.’ “
“This is the biggest contradiction ever,” said Kim.
“I’m literally shaking,” said Kourtney. “I’m so furious.”
“Wow,” said Kylie. “Why would you tell tell me, ‘Oh, I saw Tristan at a house party,’ knowing in the back of your mind what you did?”
Then, Khloe confronted Tristan about it and he began to crumble.
Tristan Admits It, Starts To Spiral
“Tristan admitted it,” Kim revealed. “Didn’t you see the text messages Tristan sent? He fully admitted it to her. … Khloe got confirmation from Tristan that Jordyn and Tristan were at his home until 7 in the morning and that something had happened, whether it was as small as a kiss or they were really making out.”
Khloe said that Tristan, the father of her child, was full of remorse and knew he had been caught.
“Once Tristan finally landed in Cleveland, he saw my millions of text messages,” she said. “He already knew what was up and there was nothing else he could do but confirm it. I got my questions answered. … Everyone left and Jordyn stayed. She was sitting on his lap on a chair, they were all over each other, they were handsy. They made out. It’s disgusting. I’ll never understand the depths of this … I was just hoping for a better outcome for my daughter and for myself.”
During a conversation with Scott Disick, Khloe's brother-in-law, Khloe began relaying some of Thompson’s texts.
“He’s like, ‘I can’t stop thinking about you and what mess I have caused,’” she said. “He’s doing this to get a reaction out of me. Oh, so I’m just allowed to say ‘I’m going to kill myself’ at any time? That’s crazy.”
The Family's Reaction
The Kardashian family is nothing if not protective of their own, and they were clearly furious with how the situation went down.
“From the moment this story broke about Jordyn and Tristan, at first, nobody even believed that it was real,” Kim said. “I just feel so bad for Khloe. Jordyn was someone that Khloe really trusted and believed in and supported and employed and all of the above. This is just so crazy.”
“Jordyn?! She is the last person on the planet that I would have said would have done this,” said Kendall Jenner, who usually does her best to keep out of the family's public drama. “Even if he kissed her and she was taken off guard, she calls Kylie, tells Kylie exactly what happened. That’s what I would do.”
"Jordyn is the only one that can give Khloe information, and she has gone radio silent now,” Kim continued. “It just must be such a frustrating situation for Khloe to be in, not knowing what’s going on and just wanting answers.”
“Here’s the thing about Khloe and Tristan,” she said. “It really took a lot of strength from Khloe to try to make this work for her family and give it a second shot after everything that she had been through. It just sucks because she’s my sister and my best friend, and the fact that she’s going through something, just really, really hurts.”
“The fact that Khloe is sitting here heartbroken but still worrying about Tristan’s feelings and the possibilities of him being upset or possibly hurting himself — I mean, it just goes to show that Khloe is an unbelievable person that loves so hard and so much,” said Scott. “Somehow she just keeps getting the short end of the stick, and it’s unfair and it’s hurtful and it’s really hard for me to sit and watch.”
The fact that it was Jordyn who did this to Khloe really made everyone reevaluate their relationships. Khloe said that even though she's not blaming Jordyn wholly for what happened, she's still shocked.
“I just think everyone is so twisted. Jordyn didn’t think about me, she didn’t think about Kylie … she didn’t think about my daughter. She didn’t think about Tristan. And she didn’t think about herself,” Khloe said. “They’re both at fault. I’m not blaming just Jordyn. Tristan, we’ve all known what he was capable of. Look what he did when I was nine months pregnant. I knew who he was. I never in a million years thought that’s who she was.”
What really surprised her was when Jordyn tried to backtrack and downplay the whole thing.
“Now [Jordyn is] like, ‘It wasn’t a big deal. It wasn’t intimate, it wasn’t sexual,’ ” she continued. “That wasn’t at all what she said on the phone to me. That’s fine, now she’s downplaying it. I’m not saying things can’t happen. I am the most understanding, calm person ever. But Jordyn never once has she said, ‘I’m sorry.’"
The Kylie Connection
Of course, Kylie and Jordyn were best friends before all this went down, with Jordyn even living in Kylie's guest house.
“Kylie and Jordyn have been friends since they were in middle school,” mom Kris Jenner said. “They live together at Kylie’s house. I mean, Jordyn and Kylie are as close as you can get. I’ve always felt like she was another daughter. It’s really tough when you go through a major betrayal. It’s hard to believe that Jordyn was involved in this, and I am so disappointed in Tristan. I feel heartbroken for Khloe. She really wanted this relationship with Tristan to work.”
Kylie has tried to keep out of this whole thing publicly, but on last week's episode she acknowledged that she was 'scared' of her friend after what she did.
"I called her and she didn't really say anything. She was just like crying the whole time. And I was just telling her, like, 'I'm scared of you now. That you're capable of waking up the next morning with a smile on your face,'" she said. "And then I pretty much told her exactly what we've been talking about, like, 'You weren't thinking about True, not Khloe, not me, but you weren't even thinking about yourself. Look what you did. You can do whatever, but when it effects my family, me, that's when it's a problem."
Clearly, the Kardashians are standing their ground when it comes to those who betray them. Khloe is being civil with Tristan for the sake of True, but that's as far as she'll go. As for Jordyn and Kylie, Kylie says it's “never going to be the same again."