I’m in no way excusing Jordyn’s actions. She was an absolute idiot to have gone anywhere near Tristan, especially after seeing all of the pain he put Khloe through with his last cheating scandal. But she’s also a 21-year-old girl, who was likely intoxicated and who was being made to feel special by a good looking, famous, NBA-playing 27-year-old man. Through her friendship with the Kardashians, Jordyn has lived in the shadows of not only Kylie’s fame and fortune, but every Kardashian sister. On Saturday night, she probably felt something every young woman has wanted to feel: good enough. Good enough to be wanted by someone who already has a beautiful and incredible - and ridiculously famous - woman. Good enough to be wanted more than a Kardashian. Think back to when you were a teenager and all the gross boys you put before friends. I, myself, started secretly dating a boy named Matt, who my good friend Amy had just broken up with. Why? Because Amy was gorgeous and funny and one of the most popular girls at school. It made me feel validated to be seen by someone who she had invested time in. I still remember how horrible I felt when Amy found out. I cried and cried and regretted absolutely every second of it. I can’t imagine living through that with the entire world knowing, having to move out of my best friend’s house, and having millions of people messaging me telling me how I am worthless.
This morning E! News reported that Jordyn is "living her worst nightmare. She's completely distraught and knows she has lost everything. Her life will never be the same." The source continued to say that “as of yesterday, she has been completely cut off by Kylie and the family.”
While Tristan deserves nothing more than to be cut off by all of the Kardashians and move his cheating ass back to Cleveland, let’s spare a thought for the young woman who made a mistake, which is being broadcast to the world as it plays out in real time.
This article originally appeared on marie claire Australia