Is Kylie Jenner's 'Life Long Twin' & BFF Stassie Karanikolaou Dating Bachelor Nation's Tyler Cameron?

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Is Tyler Cameron Dating Kylie Jenner's BFF Stassie Karanikolaou?

What do you get when you combine a friend of the Kardashians with a member of The Bachelor Nation?

We're not sure yet, but we may be about to find out, as Tyler Cameron — who once wooed "Dancing With The Stars" winner Hannah Brown during her season of "The Bachelorette" and recently broke up with supermodel Gigi Hadid — and Kylie Jenner's best friend, Stassie Karanikolaou, were spotted getting cozy together for the second time in less than one week.

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The two were first spotted together at an Los Angeles Clippers game on Friday, November 22, and then again on Monday, November 25, cheering on the LA Rams.

The two allegedly keep the party going on both occasions, heading to popular nightclubs for some post-game action.

Are Stassie and Tyler C. dating? Is he on the rebound from Gigi Hadid? Here's everything we know.

1. Stassie and Kylie go way back, and have grown even closer since Jordyn Woods got the Kardashian axe

Anastasia "Stassie" Karanikolaou, 22, makes frequent appearances in Kylie Jenner's Instagram feed.

The social media influencer and Kylie met nine years ago, although Jenner herself seems to be the source of conflicting stories about how the two met.

In a nine-part Instagram story celebrating Stassie's birthday this past summer, Kylie wrote, "So it all started when I met a beautiful bomb a— blonde at Barnes and nobles [sic].”

But in a 2015 video the two filmed for Teen Vogue, Jenner shared a different version of their first encounter.

"We met at a mutual friend's house," Kylie said. "I showed up, like, on the back of my dad's motorcycle, and I was fully dressed in a ;costume, and I met you and I really liked you."

The two have remained practically inseparable since however-it-was-they-met.

And while some haters refer to Stassie as a simply a "replacement" for Jordyn Woods, it should be noted that in the same Teen Vogue clip, Kylie told Stassie straight up, "I think that I value most in you that you've been the most consistent and loyal friend in my life" — a full four years before Jordyn Woods infamously broke Kylie's heart when she allegedly hooked up with Khloe Kardashian's baby daddy, Tristan Thompson.

As far as her own family goes, Stassie appears to have a good relationship with father Periklis-Nikolaos Karanikolaou, a film grip turned financial advisor for World Financial Group, step-mother Nicolette, also a financial advisor with WFG, and older sister Alexia, 23, a hairstylist and rising Instagram influencer in her own right.

2. She's building an empire of her own, as only a true Gen Z influencer can

You can see Stassie and Kylie in one another's Instagram feeds, often dressed in cute matching outfits (they also have matching tattoos that read "Stormi" in honor of Jenner's daughter).

But Stassie is busy making a non-Kardashian-Jenner name for herself in fashion as well.

Her impressive social following includes 6.4 million followers on Instagram. 410K subscribers on YouTube (with only 27 videos!), and 206K followers on Twitter.

She's definitely gotten a leg up from the famous family, with Khloe featuring her as a member of the Good Squad modeling for her Good American denim line.

In her profile on the brand's website, Stassie said that she wants to strike out on her own in the fashion and beauty industry in the future.

"In 5 years I'd like to see myself more prominent in the fashion and beauty world. I would love to do a lot more modeling and many more different campaigns," she said.

She also has her own swimsuit collab with the brand TJ Swim. The line, called Stassie x TJ Swim, features classic bikinis and debuted earlier this month.

3. Who is Tyler Cameron?

Fans of the Bachelor Nation emember Tyler from season 15, when Hannah B's was one giving out roses on "The Bachelorette."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

PCA’s ready

A post shared by Tyler Cameron (@tylerjcameron3) on Nov 10, 2019 at 6:50pm PST

Tyler C., as he was known at the time, made it all the way to the final rose ceremony, but Hannah passed him over in favor of Jed.

Later, Hannah broke it off with Jed in a ;dramatic finale when she found out Jed had dumped his prior girlfriend to go on the reality dating show. She then surprised everyone by asking Tyler out while the cameras were still rolling. But even though Tyler said yes, things with the two ultimately didn't work.

The football player-turned model-turned contractor-turned reality star had been mostly single since he finished the show.

He had a brief romance with model Gigi Hadid before the two ended things back in October.

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For her part, Stassie broke up with ex-boyfriend Sam Wilkinson in 2017 and was rumored but never confirmed to be dating YouTuber Zane Hujazi this past spring.

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4. Tyler and Stassie first hit things off a Clippers game

Both Tyler and Stassie were out an L.A. Clippers game with separate groups of friends last week when they found themselves hitting it off.

A source told E! News that they had met before but this time, it was different.

"They had met in passing before at a few events in L.A., but this was the first time they truly hung out and vibed with one another," the insider said.

Unwilling to cut the night short after the game ended, they moved the party along to L.A. nightclub Hyde. They met back up at the club and got a table together where sources say they were enjoying tequila and champagne.

The bubbles must have made them feel like dancing because they were said to hit the dance floor, indulging in some PDA as they danced.

"He was holding her," the source said. "They were whispering in each other's ears and talking the entire night. It was very apparent they were into each other. Tyler leaned in and kissed her neck at one point, and also definitely kissed her cheek in public."

5. Tyler and Stassie hit off again at this weeks Los Angeles Rams game

The two were joined in the VIP section by a large group of friends that included Kendall Jenner and Peter Weber, soon to appear as the next "Bachelor."

After the game, they headed out again, meeting up with Kylie and spending time as West Hollywood nightclubs the Nice Guy and Poppy.

"Stassie and Tyler were definitely showing PDA," a source shared. "They stuck by each other's sides the entire night. Tyler was holding Stassie at one point and they were dancing. They were chatting the entire night, whispering in each other's ears and Tyler grabbed Stassie's face at one point for a kiss."

6. While Tyler and Stassie are clearly interested in each other, neither has made it Instagram official

A quick look at their social media shows that neither Stassie nor Tyler have started posting about each other online yet, although they did begin following each other on Instagram.

They may be a couple in the making, Stassie may be a rebound for Tyler, or they may both be looking for something casual at the moment.

Only time will tell.

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Rebekah Kuschmider has been writing about celebrities, pop culture, entertainment, and politics since 2010. Her work has been seen at Ravishly, Babble, Scary Mommy, The Mid, Redbook online, and The Broad Side. She is the creator of the blog Stay at Home Pundit and she is a cohost of the weekly podcast The More Perfect Union.