Tristan Thompson publicly apologized to Khloe Kardashian after paternity test results showed that he is the father of Maralee Nichols’ son.
Basketball player Tristan, 30, was struck by claims that he had a third child with personal trainer Maralee in December, about which he remained silent.
He is also the father of daughter True, who he shares with Khloe, 37, and son Prince, who he shares with his ex model Jordan Craig.
But now, after receiving the paternity test results for her alleged child with Maralee, she has spoken.
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Writing in an Instagram story, Tristan said, “Today, the paternity test results reveal that I have fathered a child with Maralee Nichols.
“I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established, I am looking forward to raising our son amicably.”
He then added: “I sincerely apologize to all those I have hurt or disappointed during this ordeal both publicly and privately.”
In another post, Tristan spoke directly to his ex-girlfriend Khloe as she wrote, “Khloe, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the pain and humiliation I’ve caused you.
“You don’t deserve the way I’ve treated you over the years. My actions certainly haven’t lived up to the way I see you.
“I have the utmost respect and love for you. Regardless of what you might think. Again, I’m so incredibly sorry.”
Meanwhile, Khloe has yet to acknowledge Tristan’s statement.
Tristan conceived the baby with Tristan while she was visiting town to celebrate her 30th birthday in March – during the time she was together with Khloe again.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Khloe confirmed they were an item as she posted on March 13 of the couple along with their three-year-old daughter True.
He wrote in the caption: “Thank you for showing me everything you said you would do. For the father you are. For the best friend I have in you.”
But the on-off-still pair is said to have split in the summer.
A source told People last month that Khloe is “moving on”.
The insider added: “Tristan and Khloe broke up for a while and things are going well between them.”
While another insider added, “Khloe’s goal is always to create the best situation for True
“Regardless of what happens with Tristan, Khloe wants True to know that both of her parents love her tremendously.”
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