Meet Kylie Jenner's New BFF Yris Palmer — A Jordyn Woods Replacement?

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Meet Kylie Jenner's New BFF Yris Palmer — A Jordyn Woods Replacement?

Ever since Tristan Thompson was caught cheating (for the umpteenth time) on Khloe Kardashian, most of us wondered if things could get any worse. But they did. In February 2019, TMZ reported Kardashian broke up with Thompson after learning he had cheated ... with Kylie Jenner’s best friend, Jordyn Woods, only days after Valentine’s Day! 

The Kardashian-Jenner family cut Woods out of their lives, leaving Kylie completely devastated. According to E! News, Kylie was “reeling” and was “in denial for days” before the whole family wrote her off. 

But it appears Kylie has moved on and has switched up her squad, which now includes Anastasia Karanikolaou, Heather Sanders, Sofia Richie (who’s dating Kourtney’s ex, Scott Disick), Ariel Tejada, Victoria Villarroel, and now, Yris Palmer (pronounced like “Iris”).

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But who is Yris Palmer? Here are five things to know about Kylie’s friend, including how they met, her personal life, and how much the two have in common. 

1. She has her own company.

Palmer is the CEO of Star Lash Extension, which, according to its website, is “the place to go for lashes.” The business has styled celebrities like Selena Gomez, Christina Milian, Adrienne Bailon, Ashley Tisdale, and, of course, Kylie Jenner.

2. She’s a mom.

Just like Kylie, she’s the mother of a daughter around the same age as Stormi. They’ve posted photos on Instagram of themselves and their kids at the pool. Palmer’s daughter, Ayla, even has her own page!

3. They recently vacationed together.

Palmer, Jenner, and members of the squad recently went to Turks and Caicos to celebrate Kylie’s new skin brand, the Kylie Skin Collection, set to release on August 10th. The two wore matching outfits on the luxury yacht, 

A source for E! News shared how great of a time she’s having with her new best friends:

“Kylie has always had girlfriends in her life, but now that Jordyn Woods is out of the picture, she has gotten closer with some of her other friends. They have always been a part of her life, but she is spending more time with them now and in a bigger group... 

It’s fun for her to have a group of girlfriends and she’s really enjoying getting closer with different people... It was a quick trip, but Kylie loves Turks and Caicos and wanted to return there to celebrate Kylie Skin.”

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4. She gave Kylie a kind-of creepy gift for her birthday.

Kylie turns 22 on August 10th, the same day her skin collection will come out. And while her baby daddy Travis Scott surprised her with dozens of roses, Palmer may have taken things to another level. Palmer gifted Jenner a seven-foot-tall flower sculpture, a one of a kind arrangement from La Fleur Bouquets.

The arrangement cost around $21,000 and was made of real, preserved roses and peonies. Palmer apparently wanted to send her bestie floral art that would last and complement her decor at home.

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Kylie loved the gift, and wrote, “Okay Yris didn’t answer her phone, so Yris answer your phone, because this is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen in my LIFE! You guys, this thing is like seven feet tall.”

5. She knew about Kylie’s secret pregnancy.

Back in 2017, Jenner posted a video of her playing with Ayla, Palmer’s daughter. It’s safe to assume that she trusts Palmer enough to let her in on her secrets, including the pregnancy she successfully hid for so long.

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Samantha Maffucci is an editor for YourTango who focuses on writing trending news and entertainment pieces. In her free time, you can find her obsessing about cats, wine, and all things Vanderpump Rules.