Kylie Jenner and her close friend Stassie Karanikolauou, also known as “Stassie,” were recently seen embracing at a holiday party, causing fans to speculate about the nature of their relationship. Some have called the TikTok featuring the two friends “forced,” as they have been rumored to have had a falling out in the past. In the video, Stassie is seen wearing a red skintight outfit while Kylie wears a short black PVC skirt dress. The two are seen slow dancing and holding each other closely, leading some fans to question if their affection is genuine.
Stassie has been seen with other friends in recent months, including Sydney Carlson, and was also pictured with Tammy Hembrow, who has a history of animosity with the Kardashian family. In November, Stassie shared a photo of herself and Sydney sitting by the ocean in barely-there bikinis, captioning the image with the phrase “go best friend.” This led some to speculate that Stassie may have moved on from her friendship with Kylie.
Despite these rumors, the two friends were seen having a good time together at the holiday party, dancing and smiling closely. However, some fans have reacted to the TikTok with embarrassment and discomfort, with some speculating that the display may be for the camera. Kylie and Stassie have not been seen in many photos together since they attended Paris Fashion Week in October, leading some to wonder if their friendship has changed.
Kylie, who shares four-year-old Stormi Webster with rapper Travis Scott, has not commented on the speculation surrounding her friendship with Stassie. Scott’s stock has recently risen with a feature on the new SZA album, while Kylie has been busy with her successful makeup and skincare lines. It remains to be seen if the two friends will continue to spend time together or if their relationship has indeed changed.