Before making her debut on Life of Kylie, Kylie Jenner's best friend Jordyn Woods unexpectedly lost her dad, John, to cancer. Earlier this year, Jordyn shared the heartbreaking news with her 3.2 million followers on Instagram.
Next to a selfie of her father, the 19-year-old wrote, “Last night heaven Got Another angel. My Daddy. Just two short weeks ago he was diagnosed with cancer 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. Forever and Always.”
She also shared a photo with her family, writing, “Our Angel,” and tweeted “You’re finally free Daddy,” before posting “F--K CANCER,” which Kendall Jenner retweeted. Jordyn’s mother, Elizabeth, paid tribute to her husband with a photo of him riding a motorcycle. “Tonight my best friend of so many years rode off into the sunset on a forever long Harley ride,” she emotionally captioned the image. “Thank you for being a great husband, best friend and thank you for our fabulous kids and I'm so numb that I can't even believe this is real. RIP my angel, John.”
Kylie wrote a message of support to her BFF after hearing the news. “My Fire Ox, My Brother, My Soul Sister. Give Jordy & her family some support and prayers right now. I love you the long way @jordynwoods. The other half of me... When you cry I cry.” She also donated $10,000 to a GoFundMe page created by Jordyn's mom to help with medical and memorial costs.
Jordyn grew up near the Jenners in LA, where her mother works as a talent/brand manager and photographer. In the days following her dad’s diagnosis, the occasional Keeping Up With the Kardashians guest star admitted that she hadn’t “been able to sleep too much.” However, she does have the support of her family, including her older brother and artist, who is known by his professional name JWoodz, and her little sister Jodie Woods.