Ex-Friends and Lovers of the Kardashian Clan Who've Been Cut Out — and the Messy Reasons Why

These epic feuds prove that when it comes to the Kardashians, you should never go against the family

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01 of 09

Tristan Thompson

The family's first attempt to ice out Thompson was when photos and videos of the Cleveland Cavaliers player allegedly cheating on Khloé two days before she gave birth to their daughter True surfaced online. Kylie was the one to break the news to her sister last April.

After the family tried to make amends for the sake of baby True and Khloé, another cheating scandal rocked the Good American mogul — this time with Kylie's best friend Jordyn Woods. Sources say the reality star considered this second betrayal the reason why she will finally be able to move on.

02 of 09

Jordyn Woods

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The longtime best friend to Kylie Jenner is no longer a part of the family after news broke that she allegedly made out with Tristan Thompson, Khloé's ex and father to their daughter True. At first, the family didn't believe it, given how close Woods has been with them for years.

But after multiple sources confirmed the betrayal, Woods, who was previously living with Kylie, moved out to move back in with her mother.

03 of 09

Blac Chyna


The Blac Chyna connection to the Kardashians stems back from her friendship with Kim and relationship with rapper Tyga, Kylie Jenner's ex. But things really went awry once Chyna started dating Rob, with whom she shares daughter Dream.

After quickly falling for each other, having a child and their own reality show (Rob & Chyna), the ex-couple were embroiled in battle after battle, including cheating accusations, a revenge porn case and an ongoing fight over child support.

04 of 09

Joyce Bonelli

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After a 10-year relationship with the family, makeup artist Bonelli was unfollowed by all five sisters and Kris Jenner on Instagram after she allegedly "tried to go around them on a deal so the Kardashians wouldn't make money off of it." She also claimed that she came up with Kanye West's "that sh-t cray" tagline for a song with JAY-Z, which only made the cuts deeper.

Although Bonelli has denied being fired by the Kardashians, the clan has replaced her with other makeup artists such as Ariel Tejada and Patrick Ta.

05 of 09

Stephanie Shepard

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Kim made the decision to part ways with longtime assistant Shepard after she wanted to take on a larger role with Kim's brand and businesses, but it wasn't working out. The growing tension was talked about on Keeping Up with the Kardashians when Kim admitted it was weird that Kourtney had grown so close to her assistant.

After Kourtney revealed that Shepard had confided in her that she was "unfulfilled, job-wise," Kim responded by saying, "I do think it's like inappropriate for her to talk to you and not to me."

Then, Kim and Shepard weren't "really speaking" but Shepard remains friendly with the other sisters and seems to be back in with Kim as well.

06 of 09

Monica Rose

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On an episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Kim revealed why she and her entire family unfollowed Rose on social media. It was because of her own drama with the stylist, which had nothing to do with her sisters.

She told Cohen that people have speculated that Rose was the reason why Kanye West stepped in to revamp Kim's style — her husband hiring a whole new team for her. "So I think people think that's the reason, and for me, maybe that is the reason," Kim cryptically responded. "I needed a new vibe."

07 of 09


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West released a fury of tweets toward Drake, accusing him of being fake and saying he still needs an apology for mentioning the (Yeezy) 350s on French Montana's song "No Stylist." After a very intense back and forth, which also influenced rapper Pusha T to put out a diss record that revealed Drake had fathered a son with former adult-film star Sophie Brussaux, Kim got involved and tweeted, "Never threaten my husband or our family. He paved the way for there to be a Drake."

Since then, West has appeared to settle the feud, and Drake extended an olive branch on Instagram, saying in part, "I will never forget what you contributed to the game and my career."

08 of 09

Taylor Swift

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Swift's once blossoming friendship with Kim and Kanye West turned very south after she denied that Kanye called for approval for a line in his song "Famous" ("I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why, I made that bitch famous") that mentioned the singer.

Kim leaked an edited version of the phone call between Swift and West on Snapchat to prove that the singer not only approved of the rapper's lyrics but also called it a "compliment" and appreciated the "heads up." However, West was not heard running the lyric 'that bitch' by Swift, which is the specific line the singer has said she took issue with.

Swift and West did not start off on great terms after he crashed her 2009 VMAs acceptance speech, though the two appeared to make up at the VMAs ceremony in 2015.

09 of 09

Brittny Gastineau

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Kim had a very close friendship with Gastineau up until her marriage to ex-husband Kris Humphries. After the couple announced their engagement in 2011, Gastineau reportedly expressed her concerns about the relationship and Kim did not take it well. Gastineau still ended up attending their wedding but shortly after, Kim stopped returning her friend's phone calls, according to the New York Daily News. The couple's marriage only lasted 72 days until Kim filed for divorce.

Since then, Gastineau has seemingly been back in the Kardashians' good graces: she attended Kourtney's birthday getaway in 2017 and Kourtney was spotted supporting Gastineau's new career as an art dealer in 2018.

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