How Does Jordyn Woods Deal With the Kardashian Fallout Drama?

A social scandal can tear your life apart, and no one knows this better than Jordyn Woods. She lost her friends and her reputation in one big swoop, but she’s not letting it take her well-being.

Surprisingly, Woods is handling the crisis better than what you might expect. It’s a difficult situation, but she’s not only getting through it, she’s growing, and becoming a better person. If there’s something you’re struggling with in your life, her ability to overcome may just inspire you. 

The scandal that turned Jordyn Wood’s life upside down

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Woods was living the good life as Kylie Jenner‘s best friend, when a massive scandal turned her life upside down. In case you’ve been living under a rock, and didn’t hear what happened, Woods became involved with the wrong man. She was caught being kissed by Khloe Kardashian‘s boyfriend, and baby daddy, Tristan Thompson, at a party. 

The event tore her relationship with Jenner in two, and she was basically excommunicated from the Kardashian clan. Suddenly, people from all over the world were commenting on her personal life and calling her names. 

How Woods handles the stress of all the drama

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A weaker person might have let all the drama destroy their life. But Woods has managed to cope, and you might even say, thrive. For a long time, her entire identity was associated with the Kardashians. She lived with Kylie Jenner, and often appeared on her Instagram and reality show.

Now, Woods is using this break as an opportunity to find out who she is- without the Kardashians. However, one thing that’s not a part of her new identity, all the names people call her after the scandal. Woods doesn’t let other people decide who she is. 

“Everyone is trying to figure out what I’m doing but, to be honest, I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m finding my self worth,” she told Teen Vogue. “At 21, this is the very beginning, even though I feel so old. This is the time you figure out who you are, and don’t let anyone define you.”

There are a few tools Woods uses to cope with all the new attention. In an effort to keep her mental health in check, Woods journals, which she credits with “saving” her. The habit of journaling may have come from her family. Her mother and little sister both journal as well, and her mother encourages the habit by stockpiling blank journal books around the house. 

Woods uses her journal to express herself without the worry that her words will be misinterpreted. It’s a safe place that only she can see. “I’ve always had them,” Woods said of her journals. “But especially now I have trust issues. My book isn’t going to say something to someone.”

When the scandal hit, Woods found herself staying inside a lot to avoid the media. As a result, she started several new hobbies. She continued her love of journaling, but she also added puzzles, painting, playing the piano, and watching Stranger Things. 

The drama has been hard for Woods to deal with, but she’s had practice in dealing with difficult things. Two years ago, she lost her father to cancer.  “Everything doesn’t feel as intense as that. Losing my dad prepared me for everything that happens in life, and… life has thrown some really crazy things at me. That’s part of the process,” she said. 

Woods; career is thriving

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One plus of all the attention from the scandal is that it’s opened several doors that might not have been open to her before. When the news hit, suddenly, everyone knew her name, and Woods has managed to leverage that attention into new career opportunities.

Her Instagram follower count has increased massively to 10.5 million followers- something that gives her the chance to earn big buck with sponsored posts. She’s launched two new clothing lines, BooHoo, and a size-inclusive activewear line called SECNDNTURE. And she’s been traveling all over the world discussing new project opportunities.

In some ways, you might even say the scandal has been good for her career. But one thing is certain, Woods is going to be just fine.