For years, Jordyn Woods' claim to fame was as Kylie Jenner’s best friend. A woman who was loyal, kind, and one of Jenner’s nearest and dearest, in fact, she was so much a part of the Kardashian-Jenner inner-circle that she even collaborated with them on various projects, including Kylie Cosmetics and Khloé Kardashian’s denim brand, all while working as a model and promoting her own interests. And then, in March 2019, everything changed, and Woods was no longer in the Kardashian-Jenner shadow because she was also no longer part of their lives.
Most people know why, and for a time, the attention surrounding Woods was so intense that it affected not only her life but also her family — and this is a close bunch. Woods claimed her sister, Jodie, was not able to go to school, and her mom, Elizabeth, couldn’t even go to the grocery store because of the media attention.
The Woods family share some similarities to the Kardashian-Jenner clan; Elizabeth is also a momager, their names start with the same letter, and they live in the same sought-after neighborhood, but there’s a lot more to this family than their celebrity ties. Below are 20 little-known details about Jordyn Woods’ family.
20 Elizabeth Woods Is A Strong Matriarch Who Is Committed To Her Family
Many people are aware of who Jordyn Woods is because of her connection to the Kardashian-Jenner clan — as Kylie Jenner’s BFF, but also from the fallout between her and Khloé Kardashian, over Khloé's baby daddy, Tristan Thompson. But fewer people know details about the woman who raised Jordyn, Elizabeth Woods.
Elizabeth is raising her children on her own, after the untimely passing of her husband, John Woods, and she is a strong matriarch. Jordyn celebrated her mother’s strength in a birthday tribute, which she shared on social media. “Happy birthday to the strongest woman I know,” she wrote.
19 When They Lost Their Dad And Husband, John Woods, Elizabeth Started A GoFundMe Page For His Funeral Costs
Jordyn Woods’ dad, John Woods passed away in 2017, and she told fans about her loss on social media (via Teen Vogue). “Last night heaven got another angel,” she wrote. “Just two short weeks ago he was diagnosed [...] and by that time it was too late. I appreciate everyone's kind words and it means the world to me. It still doesn't feel real.”
The unexpected loss of John also resulted in Elizabeth Woods appealing to the public for their help, and she created a GoFundMe page to ask for donations to pay for his funeral costs. The page raised over $18,000 of a $50,000 goal.
18 Elizabeth Woods Has Not Shunned Kylie Jenner (Despite The Very Public Clash Between The Kardashians And Jordyn)
Fans of Jordyn Woods know that she’s on the outs with the Kardashians, and the family made their disapproval of her known in a very public way; they chose to remove her from their social media accounts. Kylie Jenner, on the other hand, didn’t do anything quite so drastic, and no one is certain what the future holds for these one-time best friends.
What we do know, is that there seem to be no hard feelings from the Woods family, and Elizabeth Woods proved this when she commented on Jenner’s social media, People reports. Apparently, she left heart emojis on one of Jenner’s photos of her daughter, Stormi.
17 The Kardashian Clan Is Not The Only Famous Link To The Woods Family
The Woods family’s most well-known connection is probably with the Kardashian-Jenner’s because of Jordyn Wood’s friendship (or, we may have to say past friendship), but this bunch has other famous friends, too. Apparently, Elizabeth’s connections include Paris Hilton, and she shared this photo of the two of them together on her social media.
In the caption, Woods spoke about how it had been “great” to see Hilton, although she didn’t offer up any more information on how they know each other. It could be that they run in the same circles and attend the same events, or perhaps because Hilton and Kim Kardashian go way back!
16 They Also Have Close Ties To Will Smith And His Nearest And Dearest
But their closest celebrity bond is not with Paris Hilton, it’s with the Smith family. When Jordyn Woods found herself the subject of much media attention and speculation, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith made their support for Jordyn well-known, following her fallout with the Kardashians.
She even decided to speak about what really happened in a safe space, on Jada’s show, Red Talk Table.
So, how do these two families know each other? John Woods and Will Smith go way back because Bustle notes that John worked as a sound engineer, which is how he met Smith. And Will’s son, Jaden Smith, is the reason Jordyn and Kylie Jenner first became friends, with Bustle reporting that he introduced them.
15 Jordyn And Her Sister Jodie Are Super Close (She’s Referred To Her As ‘Another Me’)
Like the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Jordyn Woods also has a close bond with her siblings, and one of those siblings is her younger sister, Jodie. The resemblance between them is so uncanny that many people feel they look like twins, and Jordyn herself has even referred to her sister as “another me.”
She shared a series of photo of herself and Jodie, looking strikingly similar, and captioned it by thanking her parents for giving her a sibling, adding that she didn't know that when she "asked for a baby sis 13 years ago my mom would birth another me.” Jodie feels the same way and decided to share the same photo on her social media accounts.
14 Jordyn Had To Leave Kylie Jenner’s Home, But Her Family Also Lives In Calabasas
When Jordyn Woods became the topic of much speculation, regarding the subject of Tristan Thompson (Khloé Kardashian’s now ex-boyfriend and the father of her daughter, True), her friendship with the Kardashian-Jenner clan was also called into question.
The Kardashian-Jenner siblings were quick to cut ties with Woods, including publicly removing her from their social media accounts, but it was harder for Kylie Jenner because this was her longtime best friend. She did, however, make the decision to remove Woods from the guest house in her home. But she didn’t have far to move, because according to Bustle, her family home is also in Calabasas.
13 Jordyn Considers Her Mama, Elizabeth, To Be Her ‘Rock’
Jordyn Woods is close to her family, and she occasionally makes posts on social media dedicated to the bond she shares with them. She has described her mother, Elizabeth Woods as her pillar of strength, writing on social media, “There is no one like you. My Rock! Forever.”
Jordyn Woods’ life has gone through a lot of changes in recent months, and while it’s unclear what is going to happen to her friendship with Kylie Jenner, there have been many reports regarding it — from whether they will be friends again (via StyleCaster) to if they have already rekindled their friendship (via Refinery29). During this time, she is lucky to have her mom to support her.
12 Apparently, All A Mom Wants Is To See Her Children Happy And Smiling
Being a parent is an experience that’s filled with ups and downs, and while some moments are rewarding, others are exhausting. But, at the end of the day, what most parents want for their children is simple; they want them to be happy, healthy, and taken care of, and Elizabeth Woods is no exception.
Taking to social media, she shared her philosophies as a parent, writing, “When you’re a parent, all you want to do is see your kids smile and take away any pain they feel. When they hurt, you hurt worse, when they are happy, your heart is happy.”
11 Elizabeth Woods Is A Bit Like Kris Jenner, In That She’s Also Her Childrens’ Manager
Kris Jenner is one of the most famous momagers, a title that was given to her because she is both a mom to her children, and she works with them in a professional capacity as their manager. Over the years, Jenner has made many decisions which have secured her children’s futures and helped them gain stardom and great wealth.
Elizabeth Woods shares some similarities to Kris in this way because she is also a mom to her children, and according to Heavy, she manages them (including Jordyn Woods) with the Woods Management Group. Elizabeth has helped her daughter secure deals, which have helped further her profession.
10 There Is Never A Day That Goes By That They Don’t Think About John Woods (And They Often Pay Tribute To Him)
When the Woods family lost John Woods suddenly and unexpectedly, they were obviously deeply affected, but his memory continues to live on. The family thinks about him often, and they have also paid tribute to the man he was, and the life he lived.
John was a part of a motorcycle club, Mobbin Kingz, and seeing a bike from the club he was a part of, made Elizabeth Woods want to celebrate her husband on social media. And she did, by sharing a story. She told fans of how, near the second anniversary of his passing, she knew he was never far away because they were constant signs. She also saw “one of his motorcycle brothers pass us, ” and then asked if she could take a photo with his bike.
9 Jodie Went On A Plane (Thanks To Her Sis And Kylie) For The First Time In 2016
Not that Jordyn Woods is not successful in her own right, but it does pay to have famous friends, especially someone with as much reach and wealth as Kylie Jenner. Jenner has also proven over the years that she is very generous with her inner circle, and she took Jordyn and her little sister, Jodie, on a trip in 2016.
Jordyn documented the trip, which was her sister’s first time on a plane, and she shared a photo of Jodie with a happy smile. “We just stole Jodie out of her sleep... She's never been on a plane and doesn't know that we're taking her a thousand miles away from home,” She wrote, and also tagged her mom and Jenner in the post.
8 There Are Not Just Three Women In This Family But Also Two Male Siblings
Up until this point, we have only really mentioned Jordyn Woods, her little sister, Jodie, and their mom, Elizabeth, but there are also two male siblings who are part of this family. According to Heavy, one of Jordyn’s brothers is John Woods III, who works as a model,and the other brother is Joshua Woods, a tattoo artist uses the name JWoodzART on social media.
Jordyn mostly shares selfies, or professional photos, as well as photos of Jodie or her mom, but she posted this picture of the entire family, including her dad, which she captured with “our angel.”
7 Elizabeth Woods Is A Socialite, But She’s Also So Much More
Elizabeth Woods is a professional woman, and she manages her children under the Woods Management Group brand. Her social media is also a mixture of family and business — for example, she has shared a photo of Stormi (Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott’s daughter) and the shoes that her son “designed and painted” for her.
But what many people don’t realize is that there are more similarities between Jordyn and her mom; Jordyn is good friends with many famous people (including the Smith family), and according to an Entertainment Tonight insider, Elizabeth was once a popular Los Angeles socialite.
6 You Can Find Them On The Ski Slopes Because They Enjoy Adventures
Jodie Woods has had the opportunity to experience many things, things that a lot of children her age would not get the opportunity to do, for example, a ski trip that she knew nothing about, in celebration for her birthday. Her proud mama took to social media in 2019 to share a little photo of their trip.
Although they are fortunate enough to have access to many places, there was a time right after Jordyn Woods’ fallout with the Kardashian-Jenner clan that she and her family couldn’t go anywhere. “Everyone's safety is now [at risk],” she said on Red Table Talk (via YourTango).
“We can't leave the house. My brother can't go to work. My sister can't go to school — she's 12 years old. My mother can't go to the grocery store.”
5 Jordyn And Her Mom Feel It’s Important To Make Memories
Family is important to the Woods bunch (after all, even the most solid friendships are not necessarily forever), and they spend a lot of time together. This means supporting each other at events, going on trips together, or just chilling at home, and for Jordyn Woods and her mom, Elizabeth, it’s important to make memories.
Elizabeth shared this with her fans when she took to social media to post a photo of herself and her eldest daughter enjoying a trip abroad. “It was fun riding the train in London for the first time,” she wrote, adding that she was “making memories” with Jordyn.
4 Jodie Is Already Expressing Her Interest In The Fashion And Beauty Industry
Jordyn Woods has an interest in the fashion and beauty industries. She has worked as a model, teamed up with well-known retailers, and appeared in several campaigns. She has also previously partnered with Kylie Jenner for a collection with Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics brand.
And it seems that Jordyn’s sister, Jodie, is following in her footsteps. We know this because she posted a photo of herself stopping by Glow Recipe (a skincare brand whose social media bio states they are all about “naturally glowing skin). She also attended BeautyCon, and thanked the company for having her there.
3 They Are Big Animal Lovers And Owners Of The Sweetest Pet Pooch
Not to compare everything that Jordyn Woods has ever done to her best friend, Kylie Jenner, but Jenner is known for her love of animals. Her dogs are like her children, and she has made her affections for her pooches well-known. Another similarity that Jordyn shares with her friend is her love of animals, and the Woods bunch also have pet pooches.
Elizabeth Woods was excited to share a photo of the latest addition to their family, and she posted a photo of their adorable puppy on social media, writing, “Our newest baby, got him today.”
2 The Woods Sisters Look So Alike It Even Has Their Mama Stumped
Jodie Woods is definitely a mini version of her sister, Jordyn, and as they grow older, the siblings can’t believe how much they look alike. Jodie shared her thoughts on this on her social media, writing about she never knew how much they looked alike until recently — she also commented on how much love she has for her sister, adding, “I look up to her in so many ways, sisters [...] but best friends by choice.”
But it turns out, the girls were also very similar when they were toddlers, and Elizabeth has commented on how the similarities between her girls are uncanny.
1 Elizabeth Is A Big Supporter Of Her Kids And Accompanies Them To Events
Jordyn Woods is a businesswoman, and she has been making her mark in the entertainment industry. She can also thank Kylie Jenner for teaching her a thing or two about the business.
"I just learned [from Kylie] how to be an entrepreneur," she told The Hollywood Reporter (via Nicki Swift). "I always had that within me. And my parents are all entrepreneurs, but her work ethic is unmatchable, so I definitely have been inspired by her." Woods’ mom is also her manager, so she has had a hand in her success, but in addition to working with her daughter, Elizabeth is also her biggest supporter. She is there with her children on their journey every step of the way, even attending events with them.
Sources: People, Teen Vogue, GoFundMe, Jordan Woods Instagram, Heavy, StyleCaster, Refinery29, Elizabeth Woods Instagram, Entertainment Tonight, YourTango, Jodie Woods Instagram, Bustle, Nicki Swift.