The NBA kicks off tonight with a lot of similar faces in different places. Karl-Anthony Towns, who is still on the Minnesota Timberwolves, had an interview with Taraji P. Henson on her Facebook show ‘Peace of Mind‘ to talk about how his girlfriend Jordyn Woods helped him through that challenging time in his life.
“It’s crazy because we were best friends,” the NBA player, 25, said on Facebook Watch’s “Peace of Mind with Taraji” on Monday, reflecting on how his relationship with Woods, 24, blossomed.
“I feel, like, in a way, when my mom passed, she said, ‘I’m not going to leave you alone. I’m a make sure you know who you’re supposed to be with.”
Towns said he and Woods both connected because Jordyn herself had lost her dad, who died of cancer in January of 2017.
“I leaned on her because she’s one of the only people who actually know how I was feeling and what I was going through because she was super close with her father just like I was super close with my mother,” Towns told host Taraji P. Henson.
The twos connection got closer right around the time his mother had passed after according to Woods, they were only friends until Towns’ tragic moment.
“If we’re being fully transparent, he and I have been friends for a few years now, and we were just really close friends,” Wood told Page Six. “We would talk all the time about life, about everything, and then after his mother passed, it brought us a lot closer because I had gone through the loss of a parent as well, and so being that crutch for each other, I guess, led to something more, and it’s like being with your best friend.”
Woods and Towns made their relationship Instagram official on September 2020. It seems like this may be a couple that lasts based on a truly tragic connection between the two.
Flip the page to watch the full interview and lovely photos of Jordyn.