Taking a stroll down memory lane, we recall the romantic history between Kylie Jenner and musician Tyga. Their relationship spanned over two years, with some ups and downs, before finally coming to an end in April 2017.
Kylie Jenner and Tyga had a tumultuous relationship that was consistently in the media spotlight. Despite criticism due to their seven-year age difference, Jenner and the rapper went public with their romance after she turned 18 in August 2015. They split up multiple times during their two-year relationship before finally calling it quits in April 2017. After their breakup, Jenner started dating Travis Scott, with whom she shares two children. Tyga moved on with Instagram model Camaryn Swanson, but their relationship ended after she accused him of physical and emotional abuse. He has since been linked to singer Avril Lavigne. Although they are no longer together, Jenner and Tyga have said there is no bad blood between them and still keep in touch occasionally. It all started when they met at Kendall Jenner’s 16th birthday party back in November 2011.
Initially meeting at Kendall Jenner’s Sweet 16 party, Tyga and Kylie Jenner’s relationship began when she was just 14 years old. At the time, Tyga was in an on-and-off relationship with model Blac Chyna and even had a child with her the following year. However, in July 2014, Kylie posted a photo of herself hanging out with Tyga and other friends on Instagram, and a month later, Tyga hosted her star-studded 17th birthday party at his house. Despite rumors that they were dating, Kris Jenner denied it, saying that Tyga was just part of a group of kids who had been around forever. Nevertheless, on March 14, 2015, Tyga posted a photo of Kylie on Instagram, sparking speculation about their relationship.
In March of 2015, Tyga caused a stir on social media when he shared a now-deleted photo of Kylie Jenner on his Instagram with a caption that read, “Certain things catch your eye, but only few capture the heart.” This post fueled speculation about the nature of their relationship. A few months later, in April, Tyga was spotted with a new tattoo on his inner right elbow featuring the name “Kylie” in bold black letters. The design was briefly shown off on his Instagram account before being deleted. By June, the couple was seen together again, this time jetting off to France for what appeared to be a romantic getaway.
In Cannes, France, Kylie Jenner and Tyga were accompanied by her pregnant sister Kim Kardashian and their mother Kris for a delightful dinner party. Despite the negative comments regarding their age difference, Khloé Kardashian stood up for her sister in an interview with Complex. She mentioned that Kylie is not like other 17-year-olds as she is more focused on business and has bought her own house. Khloé also stated that their relationship is a unique case and should be treated as such. To celebrate Kylie’s 18th birthday, Tyga gifted her with a Ferrari.
In August 2015, Tyga gave Kylie Jenner a lavish surprise gift for her 18th birthday, a $320,000 Ferrari at her Bootsy Bellows party in West Hollywood. The couple later went on a romantic vacation to Punta Mita, Mexico, where they were seen holding hands, ziplining and jet skiing together. Tyga then joined Jenner’s family on a trip to St. Barths, which was the first time their relationship was addressed on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Jenner was nervous about bringing Tyga on the trip, but she was excited to spend time with him and go on adventures together. To top it off, Jenner starred in Tyga’s NSFW music video at the end of August 2015.
In Tyga’s music video for his explicit single “Stimulated”, which features suggestive lyrics that appear to be about Kylie Jenner, the couple gets intimate with each other. The music video shows them kissing and cuddling up to each other. A few months later, they appeared together in another music video for Tyga’s song “Dope’d Up,” which had a horror-movie-inspired haunted house theme. However, their relationship hit a rough patch in November 2015 when they briefly split due to Tyga’s infidelity. Despite this, they reconciled shortly after, attending the American Music Awards together. Tyga even stated in an interview in January 2016 that he would marry Kylie if given the chance.
On an episode of Kocktails with Khloé, Tyga participated in a game of “f—, marry, kill” and stated that he would choose to marry Kylie Jenner. When asked if he truly wanted to marry her, he confirmed his answer. The couple attended the Met Gala together in 2016, but did not walk the red carpet as a pair. They were spotted arriving at an afterparty wearing matching Balmain outfits. However, just ten days later, on May 12, 2016, Jenner and Tyga announced their split once again.
In May 2016, Kylie Jenner and Tyga ended their nearly two-year relationship. The news of their split came after Tyga’s ex Blac Chyna announced that she was expecting a child with Rob Kardashian, Kylie’s older brother. Both Kylie and Tyga quickly moved on with new partners, with Kylie sparking romance rumors with rapper PartyNextDoor and Tyga being seen multiple times with lingerie model Demi Rose Mawby in Cannes. On June 17, 2016, Tyga spoke about the split in an interview with Big Boy TV, stating that their high-profile relationship had overshadowed his career and that he wasn’t ruling out the possibility of getting back together with Kylie in the future. He explained that the decision to separate was mutual and said, “Maybe later on in life, maybe we might come back. She’s young.” The couple was then spotted together again on June 24, 2016, suggesting that they had reconciled.
A few weeks after their breakup, sources suggest that Tyga is trying to reconcile with Kylie Jenner. She even shared a sultry photo on Instagram, tagging him in it. Tyga reciprocated by posting a picture of Jenner in the same outfit on his bed with a suggestive caption. Although they have been communicating and hanging out, their relationship status has not been officially confirmed. In September 2016, Jenner was seen wearing a “promise ring” from Tyga.
Kylie Jenner caused a stir on social media after she was spotted wearing a massive sparkler on her ring finger, but she later clarified that she and Tyga were not engaged. She joked that if the ring was a promise ring, she couldn’t wait to see her engagement ring. Later, in December 2016, the couple appeared in a steamy short film directed by photographer Sasha Samsonova, which featured Jenner showering naked and sharing a kiss with Tyga. However, their relationship came to an end for good in April 2017.
In April 2017, Kylie Jenner and Tyga called it quits for good after a brief reconciliation. Although rumors circulated that they were just on a break, Jenner moved on to a relationship with Travis Scott shortly after. In a July 2017 interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, Tyga revealed that he no longer loved Jenner but maintained that there was no animosity between them. He even expressed neutrality towards Scott and claimed that he had no personal connection to him. However, in August 2017, Jenner stated that she and Tyga would always have a bond.
In the wake of their breakup, Kylie Jenner had nothing but positive things to say about her ex-boyfriend, Tyga. Despite going their separate ways, Jenner made it clear that they still shared a bond and parted on good terms. Similarly, Tyga confirmed in an interview that there was no bad blood between them and that they each had their own new lives. However, in August 2019, the former couple ran into each other in Las Vegas and reportedly mingled amongst their respective groups before partying together in the Karaoke Room. Despite rumors of a rekindled romance when Jenner split from her then-boyfriend Scott, sources claimed that they were simply friends and that there was no reason to believe anything more was going on between them.