Fans Say Kendall and Kylie Jenner Are Too Different to Be BFFs

Sisters are the built-in best-friend, and support system of life- at least that’s what greeting cards tell us. Although some families are lucky enough to have this dynamic, it doesn’t happen with every set of sisters, even famous ones. Kendall and Kylie Jenner routinely share their Instagram-perfect life with the world, but fans believe they’re not actually that close. They may just be too different to be BFFs. 

Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner smiling in front of a blue background
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Kendall and Kylie Jenner grew up together

Kendall and Kylie grew up in the spotlight together. They were still pre-teens when Keeping Up With the Kardashians premiered, and at only 12 and 10 years old, they were very much under the shadow of their famous older sisters. Plus, as the only children from Kris Jenner’s second marriage, Kendall and Kylie were naturally grouped together. Fans of the show watched them mature and come into their own, which meant totally different things for each sister. Kendall, the shyer older sister, became a successful model, while Kylie, the social butterfly, made her fortune in cosmetics. 

Perhaps because they’ve spent most of their lives in front of a camera, fans feel that they know both sisters very well. They see how, as adults, Kendall and Kylie hang out in separate social circles, and really only spend time together at family events.

Fans believe Kendall and Kylie Jenner are too different to be BFFs

Watching their relationship, fans believe the sisters aren’t friends because they’re too different. A recent Reddit thread discussed this point. 

“They seem like sisters with a love/hate relationship,” one viewer wrote. “They’re close in age… plus being only full sibs with each other means they’ll always have that bond… but I think their personalities have a lot of friction that causes them to bicker…”

Another viewer pointed out how different Kendall and Kylie’s images are. “…Kendall, being a model herself, usually tends to be in line with a much more simple, elegant, and lowkey aesthetic, which is also observable in her cosmetic procedures when compared to ones of her sisters. Kylie, on the other hand, tends to significantly embody the ‘conventionally Kardashian’ aesthetic with the huge bums, big lips, fillers, and disproportionate hourglass figures.”

“I think they grew apart,” one fan observed. “Kendall is so different than all of them. Hence why she’s only close to Kourtney [who] is also the most normal from the family. I feel like the rest, especially Kylie, have a fame hungry lifestyle, whereas the other two like to keep things private.”

Kendall and Kylie both admit they aren’t close

Even Kendall herself knows that she’s different from the rest of her family. “I’ve always been the different one,” she told Harper’s Bazaar, admitting that she’s always been a tomboy while the rest of her sisters love to dress-up and go glam. “I’ve just never been into it like they have. I think I get that from my dad. I’d say I’m more of a Jenner than a Kardashian.”

Kendall recognizes that she’s different, but fans think she tries really hard to be close with Kylie. “… It seems like Kendall wants to be Kylie’s friend way more than Kylie wants to be Kendall’s,” a viewer on Reddit pointed out. 

And that may be true. Kylie has even admitted that she wouldn’t be close with Kendall if they weren’t sisters. In a teaser trailer from 2017 for the reality spinoff, Life of Kylie, the younger sister commented on their relationship. “Kendall and I, I don’t think we’d be friends if we weren’t sisters,” Kylie said. Although she doesn’t give a reason, it’s safe to assume that viewers are correct. Kendall and Kylie are just too different in personality to be BFFs.