Earlier this week, the celebrity world was rocked with the news that Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are taking a break from their relationship. This wasn’t the kind of breakup that prompted whiney tweets about how “love is dead,” but it did come as kind of a surprise. Despite rumors that Travis cheated earlier this year, he and Kylie have recently seemed like one of the more stable Kardashian Kouples. When the sources started saying earlier this week that they were on a break, it didn’t necessarily seem like things were over for good.
But then. On Tuesday night, Kylie was spotted hanging out with none other than her ex, Tyga. To help express my unbiased journalistic take on this development, I’m going to employ the help of a gif:
Kylie, WHY? Personally, I’m not sad about her breaking up with Travis Scott, as long as they can still do whatever is best for their daughter. But Tyga? Kylie really needs Jesus, because this is just not the way.
According to E! News sources, Kylie and Tyga have stayed in touch since they broke up in 2017, but they haven’t been super close. That probably has something to do with the fact that Kylie was basically married to Travis Scott for the last two years. On Tuesday night, Kylie was hanging with her friends (Stassie was there, Jordyn obviously wasn’t), and Tyga invited her to come out with his friends. They hung out for a while, and then Kylie was apparently seen showing up to his recording studio later that night.
The sources are saying that nothing “romantic” happened, but honestly, why else would you be at your ex’s recording studio at 2am? They also added that Kylie seeing Tyga wasn’t “an intentional jab at Travis,” but like, come on. No matter what kind of terms Kylie and Travis are on right now, there’s no way that you don’t consider the optics of hanging out with your ex 24 hours after your breakup goes public. Kylie may not be a Rhodes scholar, but even she is not that obtuse.
Currently, Kylie and Tyga don’t follow each other on Instagram, but this family is always weird about who they do and don’t follow. But if they start following each other in the next few days, we’ll really know something is up. Also, let’s not forget that Tyga has a kid with Blac Chyna, who also has a kid with Rob Kardashian, who is Kylie’s half-brother. I forgot about that until like 10 minutes ago, and now I’m even more upset with the possibility that Kylie and Tyga might get back together.
Obviously, it’s not my job to make Kylie’s relationship choices for her, no matter how much it should be my job, but I really feel like she should probably take some time for herself. She obviously has her huge family to support her through a breakup, and jumping into a rebound usually isn’t the right call. Sources close to Kylie say that she really just wants the traditional married life, and to have more kids, but she just turned 22, so there’s no reason she needs to hurry into another relationship.
Whatever is actually going on with Kylie’s love triangle, I’m sure Kris Jenner is working overtime behind the scenes to make sure it’ll be a compelling TV narrative in four to six months. This is what they do best, and obviously I’m watching Kylie’s every move. Just please, please don’t mistake Tyga for husband material! It’s a trap!!
These days, it seems more and more common for celebrities to secretly get married. With the obvious exception of Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s Indian extravaganza (with a heavy emphasis on extra), lots of big couples have been keeping things low-key. Cardi and Offset did it, Hailey and Justin did it, and now the latest married couple might be… Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott? Or maybe not. Kylie has a history of calling Travis her husband, so she’s not always the most reliable source of information. Every time Kylie calls Travis some variation of “hubby”, the internet collectively freaks out. This is one such time.
On Tuesday, Kylie posted this picture of herself on Instagram. It’s a pretty typical thirst trap for her, but the caption was what made people really pay attention.
Wow, look at Kylie getting bilingual all of a sudden. I have no idea if she actually speaks Spanish, or if she put this into Google Translate and just liked the way it looks. Probably the latter. For those of you who didn’t study abroad in Barthelona, this translates to “I miss my husband.” Now, in this moment, I finally understand why I struggled through six years of Spanish classes, so thanks Kylie!
So, what does this caption actually mean? Cosmo immediately reported that it’s Kylie confirming her marriage to Travis, and fans have been losing their minds since she posted it. Of course, they do have a child together, so it’s not like getting married would be groundbreaking, but would they really pass up the opportunity for a KUWTK wedding spectacular? I have my doubts. Also, this is not even close to the first time that Kylie has called Travis her husband. Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we?
Here’s an Instagram that Kylie posted on November 27th, before Travis’ big concert at Madison Square Garden. Were they married then??
On October 6th, Travis was the musical guest on SNL, and Kylie called him her hubby multiple times. The first was in a now-deleted Instagram post wishing him luck, and the second was a Snapchat video of her watching the show. Were they married already at the beginning of October? Probably not!
Two months before that, on August 10th, Travis took a turn at fanning the wedding rumors, when he called Kylie “wifey” in his birthday Instagram post for her. Now, I’m pretty sure this means absolutely nothing, because I call my best friend wifey when she makes me a quesadilla for me when I’m drunk. It’s not that serious.
And, as if we still needed evidence that the word wifey/hubby/esposo doesn’t really mean anything, here’s my personal favorite piece of evidence: way back in June 2016, Kylie clearly referred to Tyga as her husband in a Snapchat video. God, it’s crazy to think of a time when Kylie was with Tyga and we all actually still used Snapchat. Simpler times. Clearly, Tyga and Kylie were never married, so Kylie saying sh*t like that isn’t legally binding or anything.
Are Kylie and Travis married? Maybe, but who knows. I’m sure we’ll find out in 6-8 months on a carefully produced episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but until then, we might not know for sure. Basically, everyone needs to chill tf out.
Images: Shutterstock; @kyliejenner / Instagram (2); @travisscott / Instagram