The NBA Star Tristan Thompson Allegedly Got Another Woman Pregnant, While Reconciling with Khloe Kardashian3 min read
Khloe Kardashian is dealing with the news that her ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson. Thompson is expecting a third child with personal trainer Maralee Nichols. Maralee Nichols is suing the NBA star for child support.
Tristan already has a 4-year-old son named Prince from his relationship with Jordan Craig and a 3-year-old daughter named True from his relationship with Khloe.
Thompson was already under fire before Kardashian’s reported reaction to the scandal. The lawsuit claims that Maralee Nichols, a Texas-based personal trainer, is pregnant with Thompson’s child and seeks paternity support, and the specifics don’t bode well for on-again, off-again girlfriend and co-parent Khloé Kardashian. Tristan has not officially acknowledged whether the child is his but according to court records acquired by DailyMail.com, Nichols alleges she was in a months-long relationship with Thompson that resulted in her becoming pregnant in March, and she’s now suing the NBA player for support with the baby due on Dec. 3. While Thompson rejects the specifics of Nichols’ allegations, any interpretation of this timing can’t be good for Kardashian.
“Khloé is kind of gloomy about the news of Tristan’s new [alleged] baby, especially going into the holidays,” a source told Entertainment Tonight. “Khloé is always so positive, but this brought her down a little. She has always been into giving Tristan tons of chances and deep down held out hope that they would maybe get back together one day. There is no hope and it’s really done for now, but she thinks it’s for the best.”
Thompson and Kardashian still text, talk, and spend time together on occasion, “but it is really only about True,” the source said.
“They would never trash Tristan in front of True, but they think Khloé needs to put him in his place and not act so nice constantly. He hasn’t been great to her,” the source said. “The family is not at all surprised by the news and have Khloé’s back and just want her to be fine with it and not sad. They don’t think Tristan would ever be faithful and are glad their romantic relationship is done.”
Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson’s public relationship has had spectacular highs and heartbreaking lows. The couple, who have a three-year-old daughter named True Thompson, has been through a number of public breakups and attempted reconciliations, all while co-parenting their daughter. However, with reports of Thompson’s purported third child and a cheating scandal involving personal trainer Maralee Nichols, Kardashian may be ready to call time on their amorous connection.
Kardashian and Thompson have had an on-again, off-again relationship since 2016. Thompson and Kardashian welcomed their daughter True in April 2018, another time when accusations abounded that he had been unfaithful to Kardashian. After reports that Thompson cheated on Kardashian with Jordyn Woods, a Kardashian family friend, and Kylie Jenner’s former BFF, by hooking up at a party in February 2019, Kardashian and Thompson had a very public separation.
Thompson and Kardashian appeared to be reconciled during the COVID-19 pandemic, only for further split rumors to surface around the summer of 2021. Given everything Kardashian has been through in this relationship, it’s understandable that she claimed reaction is to rule out any possibility of the two getting back together and it may be the best decision for the time being.