Despite all the issues they have right now, Jeffree, 35, and Kim, 40, used to be very close friends as they both live in the same neighbourhood and are owners of their own beauty brands, The Sun reports.
Back in 2017, the two were photographed together as the Jeffree Cosmetics founder attended Kim’s KKW launch party, despite fans believing he wouldn’t show up as he had an ongoing feud with Kylie Jenner after he consistently criticised her beauty brand.
Jeffree also shared a selfie with Kim on his Instagram, writing: “Serving you #Contour Queen realness.
“Congrats @kimkardashian on the launch of #KKWBeauty.”
Their friendship reached an all-time high when Kim defended Jeffree after he was accused once more for being racist.
She said on an Instagram video: “I see that my fans are totally hating on someone like Jeffree Star for being honest about my struggle swatches, but because of his remarks, I’m learning from the best, like from Mario, how to swatch properly.
“And I see you being so petty, bringing up things in his past where he was negative, but he’s also apologised for those things.
“I get it’s a serious deal if you say racial things, but I do believe in people changing, and people that apologise, I will give them the benefit of the doubt and accept that people change and move on.”
However, Kim took her defence for Jeffree back and apologised to her fans, as she said: “Hey guys, so I really wanted to apologise to you guys and my fans for defending a situation yesterday that I really didn’t know enough about.
“I just feel a bit naive and I do wanna really apologise for me feeling like I had the right to say ‘get over it’ in a situation that involves racism.
“I just don’t really feel like I have the right to speak on that, and I really, really, really am sorry.
“So I really am sorry, and I just want to move forward and be positive. And my last message is that just, I do believe that people are born to love and born with love and they’re taught to hate, so I have always had hopes that people can change and learn to be better and do better, and learn to find that love again, so never give up hope.”
Sadly, their relationship fully disintegrated after a TikTok user claimed that the reason why Kim and Kanye broke up was because of Jeffree.
Ava Louise said in a video that she wasn’t surprised at reports Kim and Kanye were divorcing and falsely claimed: “Kanye’s been hooking up with a very famous beauty guru, male beauty guru, a lot of people in the scene have known for a while.
“A lot of people in the scene have known for a while.”
The influencer admitted she had no “concrete evidence” to back up her claims, though alleged she first heard the rumour from an entertainment lawyer in LA. She later admitted she had made up the story.
But some fans believed the alleged affair was real after Jeffree made the move to buy a home in Wyoming and snapped a picture of himself holding a chicken while visiting a home close to Kanye’s infamous ranch.
Following the video, Jeffree took to his YouTube channel to furiously deny the allegations, saying: “I’m single ... I’m not sleeping with anyone.
“This is so weird … this is so stupid. Let me just say this one time … I like very tall men,” he added.