Khloé Kardashian welcomed a baby boy with her ex, NBA star Tristan Thompson, according to People. The couple’s new bundle of joy arrives just weeks after E! News confirmed they were expecting a second child together via surrogate. “Khloé is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a beautiful blessing,” a source told the outlet. “We would like to ask for kindness and privacy so that Khloé can focus on her family.” Kardashian and Thompson welcomed their first child, daughter True, in April 2018.
Per Us Weekly, the couple split in June 2021, but have remained warm and friendly for the sake of their daughter. However, things took a turn for the worse when a woman named Maralee Nichols revealed that Thompson was the father of her newborn baby. Judging by the timeline of their relationship, this automatically suggested that Thompson had cheated on the reality star while they were still together. And though the betrayal took a heavy toll on her, a source told Page Six in July that Kardashian still loves him. “I’ve been told Khloé still loves Tristan, she’s determined to redeem him and nothing would shock me if they got back together,” a source told the outlet.
However, with the baby’s arrival, Kardashian seemingly refutes those claims and makes one thing very clear.
Khloé Kardashian appears to be distancing herself from Tristan Thompson
Khloé Kardashian is letting us know in the most subtle way that she’s keeping her distance from Tristan Thompson despite having a new baby. In announcing the birth to Us Weekly, a rep for the reality star apparently avoided any mention of Thompson and his reaction to the new baby. “Both baby and mother are very happy and healthy. Khloé is so excited to be expanding her family,” the source told the outlet. However, Kardashian’s decision to keep Thompson’s name out of her mouth shouldn’t come as a surprise.
In July, a source close to the reality star confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that Kardashian had not spoken to the NBA star outside of their shared parenting duties since it was revealed he was fathering Maralee Nichols’ son. While a name has yet to be announced, ET has since confirmed that the reality star will “have the baby full-time” but will be raising it with Thompson.
The baby’s arrival comes amid rumors that she is dating a private equity banker whom she met through her older sister Kim, according to Page Six. A new man and a new baby? Kardashian apparently has everything she needs to move forward from all of the drama that accompanies Thompson.