Jordyn Woods’ parents are Elizabeth and John Woods; John Woods died of cancer in 2017. Woods’ family has been deeply affected by her scandal with the Kardashian family in the last week, according to a Red Table interview Woods gave with Jada Pinkett Smith.
Woods said to Smith on Friday that people have told her things like “your father deserved to die,” since the scandal first broke. Of that trolling, Woods said, “I may have done something wrong, but whatever I did I don’t think I deserve this.”
Jordyn Woods’ family is comprised of her mother, Elizabeth, and her two siblings. Though Woods and Smith both reference Will Smith as Woods’ “Uncle Will,” there is no genetic relation between the two families.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Woods’ Father, John Woods, Worked on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Woods’ connection to the Kardashians is actually connected to her father’s long friendship with Will Smith. The two men worked on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air together, and the families became close; according to This Is Insider, Jaden Smith was the one who introduced Woods to Kylie Jenner.
Specifically, John Woods worked on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air as a sound engineer.
2. Woods’ Mother, Elizabeth Woods, Works as a Talent & Brand Manager
Elizabeth Woods is a talent and brand manager at Mixed Image Media. She is her daughter’s talent manager.
Though her daughter might have a more robust social media following, Elizabeth has a very active social feed as well: she has 187,000 followers on Instagram and posts frequently.
Elizabeth’s Instagram shows that the long-documented friendship between the Kardashians and the Woods family. In an Instagram post on February 10, Elizabeth wrote, “Thank you @kyliejennerfor always treating us like family ❤️ ”
3. Woods’ Father, John, Died of Cancer in 2017; He Died Two Weeks After His Diagnosis
John Woods died of cancer in January, 2017. He was diagnosed two weeks prior to his death, according to Teen Vogue.
After her husband died, Elizabeth wrote a heartbreaking post about the loss of her “best friend,” writing on Instagram, “How is my best friend no longer here? This gets harder everyday knowing I can’t text or call you. Cancer sucks so much! Thank you for so many great years together! #teamigotthis ??❤️ #fuckcancer #family #mobbinforlife”
As for Woods, she wrote an equally heartbreaking post, writing, “Last night heaven Got Another angel. My Daddy. Just two short weeks ago he was diagnosed with cancer and by that time it was too late. I appreciate everyone’s kind words and it means the world to me. It still doesn’t feel real. Forever and Always ?❤️”
Woods’ little sister, Jodie, has since written several posts about her father, including one on Father’s Day last year: “Happy Father’s Day to the coolest guy I’ve ever met! This is my second Father’s Day without you. Not a day goes by where I don’t miss you or think about you or wish I could bring you back but I know you are in a better place. I miss all the great memories we had. You were the best dad anyone could ask for I love you to death??❤️”
4. Jordyn’s Little Sister, Jodie, Has Over 250,000 Followers; Her Account Is ‘Monitored by Mom’
12 year old Jodie Woods is a bonafide Instagram influencer herself. She has over 250,000 followers, and her bio reads, “(Snapchat: justjodiewoods) Thank you for the Love ❤️Account monitored by Mom, Woods Management Group”
As of March 1, her account is still followed by the likes of Jenner and Paris Hilton.
Woods’ brother, John Woods III, is a tattoo artist, according to a number of publications. He’s also a model, according to his Instagram, and has over 10,000 followers. All three Woods children appear to be repped by their mother.
5. Woods Cited Her Family as the Main Reason For Why She Appeared on Red Table Talk
To Smith on March 1, Woods cited her family’s safety as her main reason of finally speaking out about the scandal with Tristan Thompson. She said, “Everyone’s safety is now…we can’t leave the house. My brother can’t go to work. My sister can’t go to school, she’s 12 years old. My mom can’t even go to the grocery store.”
Neither Jodie nor Elizabeth nor John have yet spoken publicly about Woods’ interview.