Kylie Jenner, the popular reality TV star, recently addressed the rumors surrounding her relationship with her longtime friend Anastasia “Stassie” Karanikolaou. On the Season Three finale of “The Kardashians,” Jenner candidly spoke about how people have started to speculate that they are dating after she posted a photo of them kissing on Valentine’s Day. However, Jenner clarified that she and Karanikolaou are just good friends, much to the dismay of some fans who were hoping for a romantic relationship.
During their conversation on the show, Jenner and Karanikolaou laughed off the dating rumors and joked about how people assume they are in a romantic relationship whenever they are seen together. They playfully mentioned how they should be making martinis instead of dealing with the speculations about their relationship. Despite the rumors, they both emphasized that their bond is purely platonic.
Jenner explained that she has known Karanikolaou since they were 12 or 13 years old, making her the reality star’s “oldest friend.” Their long-lasting friendship has been through a lot, and they consider each other like sisters. In a heartwarming moment, Jenner expressed that it would have been easier if she was sexually attracted to Karanikolaou because it would have made life simpler, but they share a strong friendship instead.
Jenner and Karanikolaou shared an Instagram post on Valentine’s Day, featuring a collage of photos, including one where they kissed. This post sparked questions from fans about Jenner’s sexuality, with some speculating that she might be lesbian or bisexual. However, Jenner’s response to these speculations was straightforward – she and Karanikolaou are just close friends and not in a romantic relationship.
In the comments section of their Valentine’s Day post, fans shared various opinions about their relationship. Some defended the friendship, stating that it is common for close friends to share affectionate gestures without it implying a romantic relationship. Others praised Jenner for her honesty and authenticity, while some speculated about the marketing and attention-seeking aspect of Jenner’s public life.
In a 2021 interview with Bustle, Karanikolaou also spoke about her friendship with Jenner, mentioning that they met at a Barnes & Noble and later reconnected at a middle school friend’s sleepover. They share a deep bond and know a lot about each other, which has strengthened their friendship over the years.
The Season Three finale of “The Kardashians” aired on July 27 on Hulu, where Jenner and Karanikolaou addressed the dating rumors and shared their enduring friendship with the world. Despite the speculations and media attention, their bond remains strong, and they continue to support and cherish each other as lifelong friends.