Jordyn Woods opened up for the first time Friday morning about the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal. Her 30-minute interview with Jada Pinkett Smith on Red Table Talk brought forth many juicy revelations, and finally gave Jordyn a voice amidst the gossip madness.
Here are the most shocking things we learned:
Jordyn Woods comes to The Red Table for an emotional first interview about the public scandal involving NBA Star Tristan Thompson, the father of Khloe Kardashian's daughter. She addresses the rumors and accusations. What really happened that night? It’s an RTT exclusive.
Posted by Red Table Talk on Friday, March 1, 2019
1. Jordyn denies hooking up with Tristan
“Never once was I giving him a lap dance, making out with him, sitting all over him. It’s just we’re all together, we’re in a group. Never once did we leave the public area, go to the bedroom, go to the bathroom.”
“Never. Never a thought, never a consideration.”
2. She didn’t know the group of friends she was with was heading to Tristan’s house
“After the club, normal L.A. culture…it ends early. We all go to the house after. We’re not thinking about whose house, or, where it’s at. We’re all having fun, we’re in the moment.”
3. Tristan never made a move to be alone with Jordyn
“No. he didn’t try to take me to the room, we were all, it was just an innocent time. And that’s where I will take responsibility to where I can’t be doing that…because there’s so much history involved, I wasn’t thinking right. I take full responsibility for that.”
4. People made up that she’d given him a lap dance—though the two did get very close
Jordyn admits that she was sitting on the arm of the chair that Tristan was in, and her legs were on top of his at one point during the night—but there was never a lap dance.
5. Tristan never ordered people to put away their cell phones
Jason Lee of Hollywood Unlocked claimed a staffer was at the alleged party and that Tristan had told everyone present to put their phones away. Jordyn denies this ever happened.
6. There was a kiss
When Jada asked what kind of kiss went down between Jordyn and Tristan, Jordyn replied “On the way out, he did kiss me. It’s just no passion, no nothing…It was like a kiss on the lips. No tongue kiss, no making out, nothing.”
“I don’t think he’s in the wrong either because I allowed to be in that position. When alcohol is involved, people make dumb moves.”
7. …Alcohol was involved
Jordyn explained: “I was not tipsy. I was drunk. But I was not beyond the point of recollection.”
8. Jordyn maintains she immediately told Khloé she had been at the party
Jordyn admits to initially omitting the part of the story where the two had kissed and just told Khloé that she and Tristan had been hanging out. “I was honest about being there but I wasn’t honest about the actions that had taken place,” she told Jada.
9. She knows her behavior wasn’t fair to Khloé
“I know I was trying to protect Khloe’s heart,” she said, explaining her reason for keeping it a secret. “She doesn’t deserve this either… It’s not fair that she has to deal with this either.”
10. And she has since apologized profusely
“I have spoken a little bit with [Khloé]. I let her know that I’m willing to do whatever it takes for her peace of mind, not for my image, not for my career, because that’s already something in its own…I need the people involved to know the truth…I did as much apologizing as I could do over the phone, over text…I offered as much as I could.”
11. Jordyn didn’t immediately come clean because she was worried about making a bad situation worse
“I knew how much turmoil was going so I didn’t want to throw more fuel on the fire,” said Jordyn, referring to relationship issues between Khloé and Tristan.
12. She’s willing to take a lie detector test to prove she didn’t sleep with Tristan
13. Jordyn repeatedly says she knows she’s not the reason Khloé and Tristan broke up
Khloé tweeted during the interview to accuse Jordyn of lying and to blame her for the destruction of her relationship: “You ARE the reason my family broke up!”
Why are you lying @jordynwoods ?? If you’re going to try and save yourself by going public, INSTEAD OF CALLING ME PRIVATELY TO APOLOGIZE FIRST, at least be HONEST about your story. BTW, You ARE the reason my family broke up!
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) March 1, 2019
Tristan is equally to blame but Tristan is the father of my child. Regardless of what he does to me I won’t do that to my daughter. He has been addressing this situation PRIVATELY. If Tristan were to lie publicly about what conspired,then yes I would address him publicly as well
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) March 1, 2019
14. Jordyn has been having a difficult time
“If I were a weak person, I would have hurt myself…I didn’t tell the truth to the people that I love. Not because of malicious intent but because I was just scared.”
“The first few days of this were definitely the hardest. I couldn’t eat, I didn’t eat for days. I couldn’t look at my phone even. I would just try to sleep in hope that I would wake up and this wouldn’t be true.”
15. And so has her family
“My brother can’t go to work. My sister can’t go to school, she’s 12 years old. My mom can’t even go to the grocery store. I’m not here to play the victim. I’m here to take responsibility…I didn’t tell the truth to the people that I loved, not because of malicious intent, but because I was just scared.”
16. She thinks media coverage of her situation is unfair and uncalled for
“This story that didn’t have to be what it was turned into the biggest scandal or betrayal of the year. I’ve seen what has been done to my life in only a week based on how the media circulates. They don’t put their focus on the real-world problems.”
“They’re putting their focus on a young Black woman who made a mistake and not a mistake that’s worth public crucifixion. It’s a mistake that should have been dealt with internally.”
17. And she doesn’t think she deserves the amount of vitriol she’s had to face
“Every day it was a new headline. Every time you refresh the page it’s another person bullying me or wishing death upon me. Or telling me something like, ‘Your father deserved to die.’ I may have done something wrong but whatever I did, I don’t think I deserve this.”
18. Through tears, Jordyn defended her character
“I’m no home-wrecker. I would never try to hurt someone’s home — especially someone that I love and has a beautiful daughter. I would never try to steal someone’s man. I don’t need your situation. I really just hurt so many more people by not telling the truth.”
19. Here’s what she would have done differently:
“I would not have gone with those girls to an after-party, and just, not allow myself to be in positions to where I also allow things to happen. If I would have told the truth from the beginning—you know what, I was there, we were drunk, this happened—then I wouldn’t be in this position today.”
20. Her appearance on the show is not a publicity stunt
“I wish I could say this was a publicity stunt but it’s my real life, and real people are hurting. It’s been real.”
An anonymous source confirmed to Page Six that Jordyn had tried to reach out to the sisters, but Khloé and Kylie were not returning her phone calls.
“Jordyn has been reaching out to Khloé and Kylie trying to make amends because she realized what she did was wrong,” the source told the outlet. “She feels bad that she betrayed people who were there for her more than her mother has.”