Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson’s relationship hasn’t been smooth sailing. Thompson has been involved in multiple cheating scandals, according to Page Six. The basketball player dated Kylie Jenner’s best friend Jordyn Woods in 2019 and Sydney Chase in 2021, both affairs leading to a split between Kardashian and Thompson. The latest split was more meaningful than the first two because Thompson admitted impregnating the other woman, trainer Maralee Nichols.
“Today, the paternity test results show that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols,” Thompson explained on his Instagram Story in January (via BuzzFeed News). “I take full responsibility for my actions … I sincerely apologize to anyone I have hurt or disappointed during this ordeal, both publicly and privately.” The basketball player then apologized directly to Kardashian, saying, “Khloé, you deserve this don’t…you don’t deserve the way I’ve treated you over the years.”
According to the Daily Mail, Thompson was in a relationship with Kardashian when he had an affair with Nichols during his 30th birthday party. The basketball player admitted to being intimate with the fitness model. While many think this must be the final straw in Kardashian and Thompson’s relationship, an insider says otherwise.
Khloé Kardashian reveals she still cares about Tristan Thompson
Khloé Kardashian has consistently shown her resilience amid the numerous Tristan Thompson cheating scandals. That latest scandal prompted the Kardashian-Jenner family to “distance” the basketball player, according to Us Weekly, especially since it involved a pregnancy. However, Khloé Kardashian is still trying to work things out.
“I’ve been told Khloé still loves Tristan, she’s determined to redeem him and nothing would shock me if they got back together,” an insider told Page Six This on July 25. “That’s really why the family isn’t avoiding Tristan. You stand by Khloé, of course. The Kardashians always stick together.”
Shortly after, Kardashian posted a “be thankful” message to her Instagram Stories (via People), saying, “Be thankful for every new challenge because it will build your strength and character.” Be thankful for your mistakes, they will teach you valuable lessons. Be thankful when you’re tired and drained because it means you’ve made a difference.” We hope these two can find peace in their relationship, even if another romantic reconciliation isn’t possible.