It’s been a helluva year for Jordyn Woods.
The 21-year-old model came under intense, worldwide ridicule after being embroiled in a cheating scandal with NBA star Tristan Thompson — Khloe Kardashian’s then-boyfriend and the father of her one-year-old daughter True.
Fans will know Woods as Kylie Jenner’s long-time best friend, which made her part of the Kardashian-Jenner clan and a regular on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which is available to stream on Foxtel.
For the first time since she appeared on Red Table Talk in the wake of news she had kissed Tristan at a party in February, Woods has addressed the outcry over the controversy as she appears on the September cover of Cosmopolitan UK.
“I didn’t know how to feel. I was like, ‘That didn’t just happen’,” she told the publication.
“I (told him), ‘I need to go’. I was leaving already, so I walked out immediately. I got in the car. I was in shock.
“You know that saying, ‘I feel so alone in a room full of people’? I went through a phase of thinking, ‘I’m going to isolate myself because I don’t know how I feel. I don’t know what the right thing to do is’.
“I just need(ed) some time by myself to try to understand what (was) happening, why it (was) happening, and how am I going to react to this internally, you know? How can I make things right with myself, with God and with my relationships?
“It took some time off in order for me to have a level head on how I should react.”
Jordyn, who was living with Kylie in her multimillion-dollar LA mansion, was kicked out of the house after the incident, with the billionaire make-up mogul unfollowing her on Instagram just weeks ago.
But Jordyn said she hoped the pair could repair their relationship.
“I love her. That’s my homie,” she said.
“I hope everything falls into place and that we can all grow and build our relationships with our family and God and come back together one day and be stronger and happier.”
Jordyn also revealed the toll cyber bullies took on her mental health.
“Would I ever have wanted this to happen? Never. But sh*t happens. And in the end, I never want to see anyone hurt,” she said.
“I would hate to be the reason for anyone’s pain. We all have to go to sleep with ourselves at night.
“It becomes addictive to look on the internet, to look at your name. When I would look at my name and see all of the things that people were saying, it became like a tumour. It became cancerous to me.
“People are so detached that they don’t feel empathy, they don’t feel bad, they don’t realise that the one message that you sent laughing at someone could be the message that pushes that person off the ledge.”