How the KarJenners & Kanye West Are Supporting Khloé Amid Tristan Thompson’s Cheating Scandal
"The family is circling the wagons around Khloé and everyone is there for her," a source tells PEOPLE
Khloé Kardashian has the full support of the entire Kardashian-Jenner family, including Kim Kardashian West‘s husband Kanye West, as she continues to deal with Tristan Thompson and Jordyn Woods‘ cheating scandal, a source tells PEOPLE.
“Kanye thinks of himself as the godfather in this family, and he has the mindset that if anyone messes with one of them, they mess with them all. So right now, Tristan and Jordyn are on his list,” the source says of the rapper, 41. “If he never talks to them again, it’s fine by him. He wasn’t close to them in the first place.”
“He’s protective of the Kardashian women, all of them, and if anyone hurts them, he will always be their biggest advocate,” the sources shares, adding that his wife Kardashian West, 38, is also “100 percent on Khloé’s side.”
“Kim is the one who is really upset about this. She’s livid. She’s so angry, and she’s 100 percent on Khloé’s side,” the insider says. “She’s there for Khloé, letting her vent and talk about it. They’ve been in constant contact, and Kim is totally supportive. Guys may come and go, but the bond between the girls is never going away, and they’re committed to supporting each other.”
In addition to quickly unfollowing Thompson and Woods on Instagram after the news broke, Kardashian West took Khloé, 34, and her best friend Malika Haqq, 35, on a “relaxing getaway” to Palm Springs, California, a source previously told PEOPLE.
Although Khloé initially slammed Woods, 21, for splitting up her family with Thompson, 27, following Woods’ Red Table Talk interview, the mother of one had a change of heart on Saturday, placing the blame solely on Thompson — which the source says Kardashian West agrees with.
“Kim is putting the blame squarely where it belongs, on Tristan,” the source tells PEOPLE. “She is telling Khloé to move on and to focus on being the best mother she can be to True. Kim isn’t going to talk about this much publicly. This isn’t her battle to tight in the public eye. But behind the scenes, she’s definitely making her opinion known.”
The source adds that Kourtney Kardashian, 39, “also says that it’s Tristan’s fault.”
“He’s the one who made commitments to Khloé and he’s the one who broke his promises. What Jordyn did was bad, but she didn’t have the obligations and the promises that Tristan had,” the source says.
Days after news of the cheating scandal first broke, Kourtney shared a series of images of herself posing with Khloé, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner ahead of an Oscars afterparty in Los Angeles, captioning one sweet shot, “Forever.”
Khloé also shared the photos, captioning one, “Step up in the bitch like,” a quote from brother-in-law Kanye West‘s song “Waves.”
The source went on to tell PEOPLE that the KarJenners are most upset about how Thompson “publicly embarrassed Khloé.”
“Really at issue is the fact that Tristan publicly embarrassed Khloé, and if there’s anything the Kardashians won’t tolerate, it’s being embarrassed by someone else’s bad behavior,” the insider explains. “So the family is circling the wagons around Khloé and everyone is there for her. She’s texting and talking to them constantly, and all of them are 100 percent there for her.”
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Opening up about her “awful” and “humiliating” week in a series of emotional tweets on Saturday, Khloé shared that despite her previous comments, “Jordyn is not to be blamed for the breakup of my family.”
“This has been an awful week & I know everyone is sick of hearing about it all (as am I). I’m a rollercoaster of emotions & have said things I shouldn’t have. Honestly, Tristan cheating on me & humiliating me, wasn’t such a shock as the first time,” she wrote. “What’s been harder & more painful is being hurt by someone so close to me. Someone whom I love & treat like a little sister. But Jordyn is not to be blamed for the breakup of my family. This was Tristan’s fault.”
Thompson was first caught allegedly cheating on Khloé last April when photos and videos surfaced of him getting close to other women just days before she gave birth to their daughter. Though she initially forgave him, they had been living apart since the fall, and a source recently told PEOPLE that things “never really went back to normal” between the couple.
According to the source, if there’s a silver lining to this latest drama with Woods, “it’s that Khloé will finally be able to move on.”
“She deserves so much better. In the end, now that they are 100 percent over, Khloé feels like she did everything she could to be in a relationship with Tristan,” the source said. “Clearly, he doesn’t care about his relationship with her.”