Kylie Jenner and Tyga have received a barrage of criticism for conducting a relationship when they have an 8-year age difference AND she’s a minor, but one person who’s totally on-board with them dating is Kylie’s big sis, Khloe Kardashian. In a new interview, the reality star defends the romance, using her own wild sex history to justify their relationship.
Khloe Kardashian, 31, is super protective of her sisters, and she’s shutting down the haters who have a problem with 17-year-old Kylie Jenner’s controversial relationship with Tyga, 25. Here’s why Khloe thinks their romance is a “special case.”
“I think at 16 I was probably f—ing someone that was in their 20s, for sure. I wouldn’t say I was even dating, probably just sleeping with them,” she tells Complex magazine. “But again, Kylie is not a normal 17-year-old. You’re not gonna say, ‘Hey, so what are you doing this weekend?’ and have her say, ‘Having a slumber party at my girlfriend’s’ or ‘Going to prom.’ That’s not what Kylie does. Kylie is taking business meetings and bought her first house, or she’s going on a private place with Karl Lagerfeld to take a meeting. That’s not even what people do in their 30s. It’s a rare circumstance, so let’s treat this as a special case.”
As much as Kylie seems to really love Tyga, the relationship has certainly been a rocky one. Besides just receiving criticism from the public, Kylie has had to endure a lot of hate from her man’s ex, Blac Chyna, 27, who has called the KUWTK star out on a number of occasions. From mocking Kylie’s lip injections, to putting Tyga on blast by posting their text message conversations, Blac has seemingly made it her mission to make the couple’s life miserable.
But despite all of this, as HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Tyga is ready to take things to the next level once his lady turns 18 on Aug. 10 — he has plans to propose and even asked Kylie’s dad, Caitlyn Jenner, for her permission! “Tyga’s really on a mission to win Caitlyn’s trust. He doesn’t want Caitlyn to think he’s an opportunist or look at him sideways,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He wants her to accept him the way she accepts Kanye [West]. Tyga wants to be family and Cait can make that happen.”
And in lieu of her risqué romance with Tyga, Kylie clearly still has somewhat of a good head on her shoulders. On July 21, she revealed on Twitter that she’d officially graduated from high school, and days later, was surprised with a fun party by her mom, Kris Jenner. Of course, Tyga was there for the celebration — and may have even gotten her a super expensive watch! SO sweet.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Khloe defending Kylie and Tyga?
— Alyssa Norwin