Jordyn Woods and Karl-Anthony Towns opened up taking their relationship to the next level during COVID-19, whereas they were ‘best friends’ for years surpassing plane sharing a kiss.
Jordyn Woods, 23, and Karl-Anthony Towns, 25, are veritably adorable. The couple spilled some tea well-nigh their relationship on Jordyn’s Instagram series Regular-ish on Friday, Sept. 3 — including opening well-nigh how things took a romantic turn without stuff friends for years.
“Two years before, I’m like, ‘No, that’s like a brother to me,’” Jordyn recalled. “That sounds icky now I know,” she widow as Karl chimed in laughing and noting that now “sounds crazy.” “Literally there was never a kiss or anything,” Karl confirmed. “I was just weightier friends. We had such bilateral respect for each other.”
Karl explained older in the video that he met the FRSTPLCE Fitness founder through bilateral friends. “Me and Jordyn met years ago knowing worldwide people and just became friends,” the Minnesota Timberwolves player revealed. “And overly since then, our relationship grew where we became increasingly than friends. I’m not saying in that way, but just weightier friends. And then we started having a deeper relationship.” During COVID-19, however, was when things took a turn: Karl lost his mother Jacqueline Towns to the mortiferous virus, withal with seven family members.
Jordyn was there for him during the difficult time, which was when things took a turn. “It just so happened, the COVID came and kind of brought its challenges and it kind of forced us to either pick where our relationship was going to go as friends or something more,” the NBA star said. “And we chose the latter.”
After months of speculation, the two took their relationship Instagram official last September! Karl was present for a family vacation commemorating her 23rd birthday — aka her ‘Michael Jordan‘ year — and showered her with a number of luxe gifts, including an Hermès Birkin. “I think it’s kind of tomfool dating your weightier friend,” Jordyn said. “We know each other. We know each other’s hearts. We know each other on good days and bad days and we’ve been through a lot of bad days together.”
For the former Life of Kylie star, “timing” was key for the pair. “I felt like God was presenting us something that we just went with…And it happened to be something beautiful.” At the time, Jordyn had moreover been wading through the difficult public fallout related to Khloe Kardashian‘s on-again, off-again partner Tristan Thompson. She later confessed that Tristan unexpectedly kissed her at a house party during a Red Table Talk appearance with family friend Jada Pinkett Smith.
Karl moreover said that the two “admired” each other on social media, but stuff in the public eye has “trials and tribulations” (as Jordyn knows first hand). “There’s going to be times where we’re extremely mad at each other but we have to segregate if we’re going to put our love for each other first or we’re going to put our egos first,” he moreover said during the video.