“I was like, ‘No, that’s like a brother to me two years ago,’” Jordyn recounted. “That sounds awful now, I know,” she added, laughing and remarking that it now “sounds insane.” Karl agreed, “There was literally never a kiss or anything.” “It was just that we were greatest friends. We have a lot of regard for one another.”
Karl mentioned in the video that he met the founder of FRSTPLCE Fitness through mutual connections. The Minnesota Timberwolves player added, “Me and Jordyn met years ago knowing common folks and just became friends.
” “Since then, our friendship has grown to the point where we are more than friends. I’m not stating this in a derogatory way, but just as best friends. Then we began to have a more intimate relationship.” However, things took a turn during COVID-19, when Karl’s mother, Jacqueline Towns, and seven other family members died as a result of the fatal virus.
Jordyn stood by him during the difficult period, which was when things began to change. “It just so happened that the COVID came along and kind of threw its obstacles at us, forcing us to either choose where our friendship was going to continue as friends or something more,” the NBA player explained. “We went with the latter.”
Last September, the two made their relationship Instagram official after months of rumors! Karl paid her a visit during a family trip to celebrate her 23rd birthday — dubbed her “Michael Jordan” year — and lavished her with gifts, including a Hermès Birkin. Jordyn added, “I think it’s kind of cool dating your best friend.” “We are acquainted. We know what’s on each other’s minds. We’ve been through a lot of hard days together and know each other on good and bad days.”
“Timing” was crucial for the former Life of Kylie star and her partner. “I felt as if God was providing us with something, and we just took it… And it just so happened to be something lovely.” Jordyn was also dealing with the public backlash around Khloe Kardashian’s on-again, off-again boyfriend Tristan Thompson at the time. Tristan unexpectedly kissed her at a home party during a Red Table Talk appearance with family friend Jada Pinkett Smith, she subsequently admitted.
Karl also stated that the two “admired” each other on social media, but that being famous comes with “trials and tribulations” (as Jordyn knows first hand). “There will be times when we are incredibly angry with each other, but we have to choose whether we want to put our love for each other first or our egos first,” he added in the video.