Who Is Kylie Jenner's New Best Friend? Meet Heather Sanders

Now that it’s been a couple weeks since the drama of the Jordyn Woods/Tristan Thompson scandal, it’s time to start moving forward and see where everyone stands. As far as we can tell, Khloé Kardashian and Tristan are definitely not back together, thank God. Things with Jordyn are a little less clear, but there have been new developments in the past few days.

Yesterday, there was a pretty big mix-up when reports circulated that Kylie Jenner was hanging out with Jordyn. In public. (Cue freakout.) What actually happened was that some grainy photos of Kylie out at brunch with another person surfaced, but it turned out that it wasn’t Jordyn in the pictures. I’ll get to that in a minute. Also this weekend, there were new reports that Kylie and Jordyn have started to work on their friendship. They haven’t met in person yet, but are texting each other about getting things going again. Very interesting.

So it’s too early to say what will come of Kylie and Jordyn reportedly texting each other, but who is Kylie hanging out with in the meantime? She’s never had a big circle of close friends, which I guess makes sense since she’s a 21-year-old billionaire. When I was 21, I didn’t even have $25 to spend on drinks, so it must be tough for Kylie to find people on her level. From what we can tell, her main friend since the Jordyn fallout has been Heather Sanders, who was the one mistakenly identified as Jordyn this weekend. Who is Heather Sanders? Let’s take a look.

First of all, Heather Sanders looks…a lot like Jordyn. They don’t look like twins, but I could easily confuse the two in a grainy paparazzi-style iPhone pic. Just like in men, it looks like Kylie has a specific type when it comes to her friends. Heather is actually several years older than Kylie, and she’s married with two kids, meaning that she and Kylie actually have a good bit in common. I guess this is the billionaire equivalent of going to new mom meetups to find friends?

Some of Kylie’s friends really seem to do nothing, but Heather Sanders actually own her own business. Back in 2012, she started Sorella, a clothing boutique that has a physical location in LA and an online store. The clothes are very Instagram-model-street-style-that’s-way-too-cool-for-me-to-ever-wear, but I’m happy for Heather. You go Heather.

Heather’s friendship with Kylie actually goes way back. They met at Kylie’s Sweet 16 back in 2013 in the most Kardashian way. This was when Kylie was pretending not to date Tyga because she was a literal child, but he performed at her birthday. Heather’s boyfriend (now husband) King Trell was best friends with Tyga, so she was at the party. That was more than five years ago, and Heather and Kylie have been friends ever since. Even if Jordyn’s friendship with Kylie was more public, Heather’s not some new bitch who just showed up last week.

Funny enough, Heather was pregnant with her second child at the same time Kylie was pregnant with Stormi, and Heather posted this adorable photo after Kylie gave birth. It was probably really great for Kylie to have a pregnancy buddy, especially considering she literally couldn’t go out in public for like, seven months.

Inevitably, because Heather Sanders has been around Kylie for so long, she also knows Jordyn Woods. It’s unclear if they’re as close as Jordyn was with Kylie, but Heather did post this photo of them in 2017, with #realsisters in the caption. They haven’t been on each other’s feeds lately, but I’m really curious who is still talking to who after this whole situation went down.

Because Heather Sanders is a grown-ass woman with a two kids and a business, I’m not sure she has the time to be a 24/7 BFF the way Jordyn Woods always was, but she’s probably been a good person for Kylie to have around in the last few weeks. I’ll be very interested to see where everything stands in a few weeks, after Kylie and Jordyn have had a little more time to talk, and possibly patch things up. For now, it’s important to note that Kylie, Jordyn, and Heather all still follow each other on Instagram, so read into that however much you want. Maybe Heather Sanders will be the voice of reason who brings everyone back together, or maybe she’ll play her cards right to steal Jordyn’s spotlight (and Instagram followers). I have a feeling we haven’t heard the last of Heather Sanders, no matter what happens.

Images: Shutterstock; @heathersanders_ / Instagram (3); @sorellaboutique / Instagram

Dylan Hafer
Dylan Hafer
Dylan Hafer has watched over 1000 episodes of Real Housewives because he has his priorities in order. Follow him on Instagram @dylanhafer and Twitter @thedylanhafer for all the memes you could ever want.