Why Kim Kardashian Cropped Jennifer Lopez Out of Her Selfie With Oprah
Kim Kardashian did what anyone else would do when seated next to Jennifer Lopez, and Oprah at beauty brand Anastasia’s 25th anniversary dinner: Get them to take a group selfie. And while both she and Lopez both posted the selfie on their social media, Kardashian made an interesting choice when sharing it on her Instagram Stories: She cropped Lopez out.
This wasn’t to slight Lopez at all though. It’s simply because of the more restrictive vertical Instagram Story crop, and the fact Kardashian intended the post to be a birthday tribute to Oprah. Oprah turned 69 yesterday. “Happy birthday, Oprah,” Kardashian wrote. “Sharon Stone said it best last night toasting to you that you mean the world to the world. Happy birthday!”
In further proof that Lopez and Kardashian have no drama, Kardashian commented on the Instagram that Lopez shared of the three. Lopez posted the selfie with Kardashian, Oprah, and herself, writing, “Lovely dinner last night celebrating Anastasia’s 25th anniversary 🤍”
Kardashian wrote, “🤍🤍🤍,” on Lopez’s post.
Kardashian also shared the full selfie on her Instagram grid on Monday morning. She wrote in post, “Celebrating@anastasiasoare’s 25 year anniversary of her brand @anastasiabeverlyhills. The women who have been on this journey with you coming together to celebrate you was magical! You are the epitome of the American Dream and I couldn’t be more proud of you. I look up to you, you give the best advice and hearing everyone’s kind words about you just reminded me what I already knew. ✨”
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Alyssa Bailey is the senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.