Jennette McCurdy dishes on 1-week relationship with Andre Drummond
Actress/singer Jennette McCurdy opened up about her short-lived relationship with Andre Drummond during a recent appearance on a podcast.
McCurdy is one of the stars of Nickelodeon show “iCarly,” and you may recall that she and Drummond got together after Drummond’s social media flirting paid off. Last year, Drummond listed McCurdy as his “woman crush Wednesday” on Instagram a few weeks in a row. Thanks to his #WCW persistence and some pressure from his followers, he received a response from her, and the two ended up getting together. He was giving hope to desperate men everywhere!
But in an appearances on Pete Holmes’ “You Made it Weird” podcast, McCurdy explained how the week-long relationship unfolded and ultimately came to an end.
According to McCurdy, she began following Drummond after the #WCW stuff. Drummond wasted no time making a move and direct messaged her saying they should get to know each other. He sent her his phone number, which she thought was a little weird at first, but she texted him anyway. They began texting to get to know each other, but McCurdy says she could tell pretty quickly that the chemistry was lacking. Still, she said she was just kind of going with it because she was in Las Vegas at the time and feeling good.
Texting led to phone calls which led to Facetiming, and before long Drummond made plans to come to LA for some business but mostly to spend time with her.
McCurdy said her friends couldn’t believe it because Drummond was not the type of guy she usually would go for, but that didn’t stop her. When he came to LA, they saw each other all but two of the days he was in town. They did things like play laser tag, visit Disneyland, and hang out at The Grove — a beautiful shopping center — where he dropped down on a knee, gave her a necklace, and asked her to be his girlfriend. But we’ll get to that story.
McCurdy says she actually initiated the first kiss between the two after their first date, saying she wanted to just get it out of the way. Much like the texting, she says the chemistry wasn’t there, but she figured they had already made so many plans for the week that she couldn’t back out just because of the bad kisses. The whole conversation with her describing the kissing begins around the 1:09 mark of the podcast and is really funny.
McCurdy seemed to be having fun with Drummond, but she says the kiss killed it. They still went out the rest of the week, and she felt like Drummond felt pressured to make a move because he was going home. While they were at The Grove, he disappeared and said he had to buy something. He came back with a necklace that he gave to her on one knee while asking her to be his girlfriend.
McCurdy said she felt awkward about it, but that she couldn’t turn him down, so she said yes. However, she says she “wiggled out” of the relationship a few days later by saying she had to deal with some family stuff, which she says was actually true.
Though McCurdy turned Drummond down and things didn’t work out, she says they still talk occasionally and that Drummond was “very kind” about the breakup.
Though Andre is getting some crap from people about this whole thing, I’m not at all mad at him, nor do I think he should feel at all embarrassed. The kid is 20 years old, playing in the NBA and aimed high with a girl he dreamed about. He took a shot and actually got a lot closer to his fantasy girl than most other people.
So what if things didn’t work out between them? I’m sure they still had a lot of fun during those few weeks before she ended things, and for one week, Drummond was living a dream.