The Kardashian-Jenner family has built an empire out of drama. They present it to millions of followers on their social media accounts and on their reality T.V. show, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” which entered its 12th year of filming.
What happens when drama transpires near them and there are no cameras around?
Last week, Jason Lee of Hollywood Unlocked reported that Jordyn Woods, who has for years been part of the Kardashian-Jenner family’s inner circle, was involved with Tristan Thompson. He plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers and is the father of Khloé Kardashian’s daughter and was her boyfriend.
This was not the first time Mr. Thompson has been accused of being unfaithful to Ms. Kardashian. In October, the website TMZ published surveillance footage from a hookah lounge that showed Mr. Thompson with other women. The producers of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” used the incident as a plotline on the show.
This raised questions: Was all this real? Or was it just narrative?
After the recent report from Hollywood Unlocked, memes, videos and posts quickly appeared on Instagram and Twitter. The family, who in the past have appeared on programs like “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to comment, remained mostly quiet.
Then Ms. Woods appeared on Jada Pinkett-Smith’s Facebook Watch show “Red Table Talk” on Friday to discuss the reports. Ms. Pinkett-Smith has known Ms. Woods since she was young. (Ms. Woods’s father worked on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” the show that made Will Smith a star, and the…