Have you ever stopped to think about what happened to the Kardashians’ former close friends?
The super close klan has been known to swap out their significant others and members of their inner circle as they see fit, or as unexpected circumstances force them to make tough decisions. *cough* Jordyn Woods *cough*
While this list definitely has the potential to keep growing, we’ve rounded up some of the best and worst fallouts of this famous family over the last decade or so.
Get ready for a little nostalgia and ch-ch-check out our list of all the people the Kardashians have cut off, or distanced themselves from, and why!
It’s no secret that Adrienne Bailon and the Kardashians go way back!
The Cheetah Girls star and Rob Kardashian famously dated for two years before they broke up for good in 2009. Rob actually admitted to cheating on the daytime TV talk host, during a 2010 episode of KUWTK. It was also widely speculated that Bailon did some creeping of her own, after Kardashian lamented over a “cheating ex” on an old episode of Rob & Chyna. Kim, Kourtney and Khloé also publicly shaded their brother’s ex over the drama, and collectively distanced themselves from her, too.
But the TV personality ultimately put those rumors to bed, and years later, it seems like everyone has moved on from it! Ironically enough, Kimye’s oldest offspring North West, recently became a huge Cheetah Girls fan! The ladies were able to have a laugh over the five-year-old’s fandom, and Kim even joked about it on Instagram, saying:
“Should I break the news to North that this could of been her auntie?!?!?!”
Courtenay Semel falls into the small category of people who were actually friends with the Kardashians long before they were famous. The Hollywood socialite is famous in her own right too, as the daughter of former Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel.
Oh, and who can forget the fact that she also dated both Tila Tequila and Lindsay Lohan at one point in time, too! Those highly publicized (and potentially staged?) relationships made Semel a paparazzi target for a bit. That might be the reason why, over time, the powerful family seemed to distance themselves from Courtenay.
It wasn’t for forever though! The 40-year-old seemed to remain in touch with her name twin, Kourtney, and even scored an invite to Kris Jenner‘s huge 60th-birthday bash in 2015. But that was also almost four years ago, and we haven’t seen the old friends together since. And although Semel still follows the ladies on Instagram, none of them are following her back.
Businesswoman extraordinaire Kris Jenner has certainly made a misstep or two. One of which, included co-managing an all-girl group called BG5, which stood for “Beach Girl 5”. The beach-themed group was once featured on an episode of Keeping Up, and they even put out a music video, which you can cringe your way through (above).
But we guess Kris hadn’t yet perfected her money-making strategy yet because the group ultimately failed. Miley Cyrus‘ old BFF Mandy Jiroux was a member of the troupe, and previously spoke out about her experience working with Jenner. While she praised the matriarch for being sweet and supportive, Mandy claimed the girls were not allowed to decide what they wore, or what they sang. Jiroux told Heat World, “As much as I loved it and I loved the girls, I’m much happier doing my own thing.”
So, in this case, it was more of a business cut-off!
Oh man, who could forget that infamous Instagram spat between Lindsay Lohan and KKW?! We certainly can’t! You know, especially since their public exchange went down in the comments section of Perez‘s IG post after Kim debuted an, uh, questionable new ‘do.
Lindsay (and the rest of the Internet) took issue with Kim’s culturally insensitive “Bo Derek” braids, but all Mrs. West wanted to know was WTF was up with the Parent Trap alum’s ever-changing foreign accents. The shade was too real!!
These days though? The 32-year-old claimed that she and North West‘s momma are actually friends, during a game of “Plead The Fifth” on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. Our guess though? These ladies probably aren’t the closest of friends and hey, there’s nothing wrong with that either.
KKW and Ciara were total BFFs. The Goodies singer was even featured on older episodes of Keeping Up, and the ladies were often spotted shopping together around town, as evidenced above. But somewhere down the line, things changed! Both women became super busy with their own personal careers and families.
In 2016, Ciara married openly Christian, NFL star Russell Wilson, and for a while tabloids speculated that he was the reason why the ladies weren’t as close anymore. At the time, Khloé Kardashian also publicly took a shot at the married couple’s public discourse about their celibacy journey on Twitter.
But despite the jab, a rep for Level Up songstress reportedly shot down any feud rumors between the Wilsons and the Kardashians. Ciara made it clear that she wasn’t interested in any beef — just focusing on her man and her own life! There wasn’t much talk of the nature of their relationship after that.
Let’s take it back to 2014 for a moment, when #Khlotana was definitely a thing! The Good American creator and French Montana dated on and off for about eight months, after first being introduced to each other by Diddy at a party in Vegas. Keep in mind though, that this new romance started while Khloé was in the middle of separating from her ex-husband Lamar Odom.
The rebound relationship was short lived, as it became clear to True Thompson‘s mom that she rushed into things with French too quickly. When asked about their time together by the media, she recalled:
“It’s nothing against French. I just think I don’t want a boyfriend. I jumped into something because I was just, like, lonely and destructive. But now I’m like, I just want to be alone.”
But the real tea came out much later, when the 34-year-old admitted that her ex was a bit clingy, and called her “5000 times a day.”
It appears that the former couple doesn’t communicate much, if at all these days. Although, it is interesting to point out that Montana did start following KoKo on Instagram again, while she was going through a tough time with her baby daddy Tristan Thompson.
If that’s his way of trying to set the stage, and shoot his shot once more, we definitely advise against it.
Before becoming a self-made billionaire and beauty industry mogul, Kylie Jenner spent her early teen days hanging with her circle of girl friends, including pop singer Pia Mia.
But after the starlet received some notoriety for her single with Chris Brown, Do It Again, Pia suddenly disappeared from Kylie’s social media. Their cute selfies and videos together? Gone.
No one ever really knew why their friendship fell off, either! The ladies haven’t been linked to each other in years.
Kylie and Tyga were first linked to each other in the fall of 2014, when Ky was just 17-years-old. The private pair didn’t officially confirm their relationship though, until March 2015. The fact that Miz Jenner was so young in comparison to her man surely raised eyebrows!
But just after her 18th birthday in August that year, the two became much more open as a couple! They regularly stepped out together and plastered their love for each other on social media. The Life Of Kylie star even stepped up to play her man’s on-screen love interest, in the music video for his single, Stimulated.
Things became pretty complicated for them when Tyga’s ex-fiancée, Blac Chyna, started dating Kylie’s brother Rob. By April 2017, the former flames decided to officially call it quits. Travis Scott‘s girlfriend naturally keeps her distance from the entertainer these days. But she did go on the record to say that there was nothing “wrong” with Tyga when they decided to break up on good terms:
“There was absolutely not one thing wrong with me and T. He and I will always, always have a bond. There was no crazy fight, we just decided… Well, I decided that I’m really young. I don’t want to look back in five years from now and feel like he took something from me when he’s really not that type of person.”
There’s no doubt Rob and Blac Chyna‘s whirlwind relationship was a roller coaster ride from the very start, back in January 2016. Between navigating their unconventional dynamic with Kylie Jenner and Tyga, getting the Kardashian-Jenner family’s approval after their surprise engagement, and all of the messy drama in between… we have no idea how they managed to last as long as they did.
The consistent bickering between these two was so real at a point, that it earned its own spinoff reality TV series, called Rob & Chyna. Rob and his ex-fiancée — born Angela Renee White — were known for frequently blasting their personal business on social media. Each explosive fight after another was on display for the world to see.
There was a glimmer of hope that the new parents could get their act together, after welcoming their daughter Dream Kardashian on November 10, 2016. There were even a few rumors that the then-couple had decided on a wedding date, and were planning to really make things official.
But that newborn bubble of happiness didn’t last long. After trying out couples’ therapy, and breaking up and making up a few more times, Rob and Chyna finally put the nail in the coffin on their love story. These days, they’re focusing on keeping things amicable, and peacefully co-parenting, for Dream’s sake!
Kim and Ray J first met when Mrs. West was working as a stylist for his sister, R&B singer Brandy. The couple dated on and off for almost three years before splitting up. Their infamous sex tape made their breakup even messier, when it suddenly appeared on the Internet for the whole world to see. The NSFW moment arguably launched both of their respective careers — or put them on the map at the very least! On the flip side, the tape also had long lasting effects on KKW’s personal brand that were especially hard to shake as she climbed her way up the social ladder.
The business mogul obviously moved on to marry Kanye West and start a family of her own. But like a leech that just won’t let go, the 38-year-old rapper took a shot at Kim YEARS later with his 2013 single, I Hit It First. He even offered up intimate details about their sexual past, while speaking with British tabloid The Sun in 2018.
After being called out as “pathological liar” by his sex tape partner, Ray later walks back his words in attempts to play nice and show how much he’s matured since becoming a father. The entertainer and his current girlfriend Princess Love are parents to daughter Melody Love Norwood.
Guess he decided to finally leave the past, in the past!
The famous celebrity stylist was reportedly fired from her duties in May 2017 because the KarJenner family decided to go in a “different direction” with their personal styling and branding. That reasoning sounds pretty vague to us, especially after years of working together so closely!
We know that these days, Kim’s outfit decisions come strictly from Kanye, so what’s everyone else’s reason for ditching Monica? It appears we’ll never know, as all parties involved have remained tight lipped on why they no longer work together. Either way, Rose is staying busy, and is currently styling celebrities like Chrissy Teigen and the Kardashian-adjacent Sofia Richie. So, it’s like they’re all still connected in a way!
After working together for over a decade, the Kardashian-Jenner family officially parted ways with Joyce Bonelli in 2018. The falling out was all but confirmed when Kim, Khloé, Kylie, Kourtney, Kendall and Kris Jenner all collectively unfollowed the celebrity makeup artist on Instagram.
Sources close to the fam told People that the long time relationship with Bonelli turned sour after the 37-year-old allegedly “tried to go around them on a business deal so the Kardashians wouldn’t make any money off of it.” The former family confidant also alleged that she came up with Kanye West‘s famous tagline — “that s**t cray” — which the KarJenners debunked as a lie. It sounds like all of those questionable moves combined made ditching Joyce the only unfortunate decision left to make.
Other celebrity MUAs like Mario Dedivanovic, Hrush Achemyan and Patrick Ta took a more prominent role in the family’s glam squad after the split.
Bonelli currently works with talents like Chrissy Teigen and Ariana Grande, so we guess the woman is still keeping herself booked and busy, despite the drama!
Singer-songwriter Justine Skye and Miz Jenner seemed to be pretty good friends at one point. But just about everyone took notice when the former gal pals weren’t spotted out together anymore. Acknowledging the shift in their relationship, Skye told The Breakfast Club radio show host Charlemagne The God back in 2018 that the pair still speak, but “we’re not as close as we once were and that’s probably obvious to the rest of the world.”
Many speculated that the ladies had a falling out after Ky started dating Justine’s ex-boyfriend, Travis Scott. We can imagine how breaking that unwritten rule of not dating your friend’s ex might have complicated things for the once besties.
But the Ultraviolet artist made sure to clarify in her interview with Charlemagne that there’s “literally no beef.” Instead, she insists that they simply grew older and grew apart.
Jordyn Woods and Kylie were absolute BFF goals before the cheating scandal of the century rocked their world.
The shocking alleged betrayal definitely threw a wrench in Jordy and Ky’s friendship. The Wilhelmina model was like a sister to Jenner more than anything else, and even developed a special bond with her BFF’s daughter Stormi Webster.
In the immediate wake of the scandal, Khloé publicly blasted the 21-year-old for “breaking up her family.” And at the time, a source close to the Kardashians dished to Us Weekly that Kourt, Kim, Kendall and obviously Khloé hoped Kylie would cut off her girl for good:
“At this point, the Kardashians aren’t 100 percent sure if Jordyn is going to be cut out of Kylie’s life, but they’re all looking at it as if she better be. It will be very hard for Kylie to lose Jordyn because she’s her best friend. She doesn’t have a lot of friends, and honestly can’t because of her lifestyle, so she has latched onto Jordyn.”
But it’s been a little while since the falling out, and dust is beginning to settle. A source close to the Kylie Cosmetics creator says there may still be hope for the fallen friendship! The insider recently revealed:
“Jordyn and Kylie will always share a special bond and they’ll rekindle their friendship slowly, but it’s going tot take some time and healing. Kylie has been turning to Stassi [Karanikolau] and other friends since the drama with Jordyn, so whenever something comes up, she doesn’t feel as alone as people would have expected.”
Hm, that sounds promising to us!
The Kardashians and the Smith family became connected many years ago, when Kylie, Jordyn and Jaden Smith all became close friends at 14-years-old. The SYRE rapper and Woods were besties even before meeting the Jenners, since their parents worked together on The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air together way before either of them were born!
But considering the cheating drama we just detailed (above) involving Jordy and Tristan, and how quickly Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith jumped to the 21-year-old’s defense, we have to assume that the families aren’t exactly buddy buddy right now. That all could change though, if Kylie and Jordyn ever decide to make up!
Perezcious readers, what do YOU think of our list? Did we forget anyone? Tell us in the comments below!