Are Kim Kardashian West and Ciara Still Friends?

Kim Kardashian West and Ciara were once pure friendship goals. They first met in the 2000s and seemingly had instant chemistry. They were often spotted hanging out together, and Ciara even appeared on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

But in recent years, Ciara and Kardashian West have barely been seen together. Ciara is often occupied with her music career and growing family, while Kardashian West focuses on her various businesses and brood of her own. This obviously raises questions about where these two women stand. Like, are they still friends? Or has that ship sailed?

Ciara and Kim Kardashian celebrating Ciara’s birthday in 2010 | Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage

The beginning of Ciara and Kim Kardashian West’s friendship

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when Ciara and Kardashian West met and became friends. But their relationship dates back to at least 2009 when they made several public appearances together. The duo would often hang out with their mutual friend, Power actress La La Anthony.

They became so tight that Kardashian West threw Ciara a birthday party at least once, and Ciara even attended the reality star’s 2011 wedding to Kris Humphries. The moments were often documented on their respective social media pages and on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Ciara and Kim Kardashian West’s relationship has seemingly changed

It appears that these two no longer spend as much time together as they used to. Judging from photos, it seems that their last public appearance together happened in 2014 when they attended a fashion event in Paris.

As of writing, neither Ciara or Kardashian has commented on their apparent rift. But it is believed that they had a falling out after Ciara started dating NFL star Russell Wilson in the spring of 2015.

Rumor has it that Ciara allegedly started to distance herself from her longtime friend due to Wilson’s reported disdain for the Kardashians. A source told Life & Style (via OK! Magazine) that the NFL star “explained to [Ciara] that the Kardashians don’t have the best reputations in pro sports circles.” Ciara allegedly then “agreed to respect Russell’s wishes.”

The source added, “Russell doesn’t mean to judge but he just doesn’t want to associate with people living lives that he finds unacceptable.”

It might be hard to believe that Ciara would allegedly cut off a longtime friend for such a thing. But that’s not the only thing that might have caused their alleged fallout.

Kim Kardashian, Riccardo Tisci, and Ciara at a fashion event in 2014 in Paris
Kim Kardashian, Riccardo Tisci, and Ciara at a fashion event in 2014 in Paris | Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage

Khloé Kardashian made some awkward comments about Ciara and Russell Wilson

On a 2016 episode of Kocktails With Khloe, the Good American co-founder gave Ciara and Wilson’s celibacy vow some side-eye. At the time, the couple had decided to abstain from sex until they were married.

“With all due respect to Ciara, she has a baby,” Khloé said, referring to Ciara’s son with rapper Future. “It’s not like we don’t know if she’s a virgin or not. But none of us would know about it if they weren’t publicly telling that they were practicing celibacy. So who are you trying to prove this to? Is it a look?”

The remarks prompted widespread criticism, which led Khloé to clarify her statement on Twitter.

In response, a source that Ciara was unbothered by the comments and was focusing on the next chapter in her life with Wilson.

“Ciara’s not up for another feud,” the source explained in March of 2016. “She’s really too busy jet-setting and exploring the world with her man. Yes, her man! She has one! One who loves her unconditionally and respects her mind, body and soul. That’s the ultimate love that any woman could ask for but unfortunately never get to experience. Ciara’s a very lucky woman and she’s going to spend her time loving the man of her dreams.”

Ciara and Wilson married that July.

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The same month, however, Ciara and Kardashian West both appeared in Fergie’s “M.I.L.F. $” video. Though they did not share any scenes, it raises the possibility that they really aren’t on bad terms.

For now, all we can definitively say is that they’ve both been keeping busy separately.

For her part, Ciara lives a pretty busy life in Washington. The mom-of-two has a booming music career and a new show, America’s Most Musical Family.

Meanwhile, Kardashian West is balancing her reality show, family, businesses, and blossoming law career.

But we have a feeling that they couldn’t be happier for each other.