On her friend Natalie Manuel Lee‘s YouTube series, Now With Natalie, the two discussed the cheating scandal — and the aftermath — that saw her friendship with Kylie Jenner destroyed and her relationship with the reality TV family strained.
“I remember just sitting in a very dark place and I didn’t really… You know, I had my family to talk to, I had you to talk to but I felt like I had no one,” Woods said. “You take everything you think you know for a whole decade, the people you think you know, the life you think you know, everything that you’ve grown up doing and you take it all away from someone. I didn’t even know how to feel.”
“I deleted everything off of my phone. I wouldn’t respond to anyone… I pushed people away that probably shouldn’t have been pushed away but I just couldn’t trust anyone,” she told Lee. “Everything in my life changed.”
The model did take ownership of her role in the cheating scandal, saying: “It’s easy to beat yourself up over things you could’ve done differently, but you can’t hold on to what you could’ve or should’ve done. You just have to accept what actually happened and then you can let it go,” she said. “I think that letting go of shame is learning how to accept what’s happened.”
Woods revealed that she regrets what happened and that she is sorry that “people were hurt” because of her actions. “It was a lot for everyone, my family, other families, friends, and not in a million years have I had a negative intention to do something bad to anyone I love,” she told her friend.
“I wouldn’t say I’m happy something like that happened, but I’m happy I was able to become who I am today.”
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