Off-screen drama. Tristan Thompsonpersonal life got a lot more complicated in 2021 when a woman called Maralee Nichols claimed to be the father of his son.
In December 2021, news broke that the personal trainer filed a paternity lawsuit against the NBA star earlier this year. The baby was reportedly conceived in Houston, Texas in March as Thompson was in town to celebrate his 30th birthday.
At the time, the Canadian athlete was still in a relationship with Khloé Kardashian, with whom he shares his daughter True, born in April 2018. Thompson and the Keeping up with the Kardashians alum began dating in September 2016, but the duo split in February 2019 after the Sacramento Kings player kissed Jordyn Woods. After reconciling in August 2020, the couple decided to leave a second time in June 2021.
“They remain friendly to each other and will continue to be co-parents,” a source said We at the time, adding that “there was no drama” between the two prior to their breakup. “Things didn’t work out.”
After their split, Good American founder and former Cleveland Cavaliers team member remained friendly, but an insider said We that Nichols’ cause caused a huge setback in their relationship.
“This is a very sad time for Khloé,” the source explained in December 2021. “She really loves Tristan and still holds a candle for him. She thought she might change her ways.”
Prior to their separation, the two were thinking of having a second child together. (Thompson is also father-to-son Prince, born in December 2016, with his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig.) During season 20’s KUWTK, the Forte looks best naked the author revealed that she and her then-boyfriend were considering surrogacy.
“[My doctor] said I would be a high-risk carrier for pregnancy, “Kardashian said in an episode that aired in March 2021.” I won’t go into detail in front of the camera, but they said it’s an 80 percent chance that I’ll have an abortion. . I almost miscarried with True in the beginning. But I didn’t know it was persistent. … She said she would feel terrible putting on [an embryo] without warning me that most likely I would not be able to carry. “
Seven months later, the reality star said again that she still hadn’t ruled out having another baby. “I want him to have a brother”, the first body revenge the host tweeted in October 2021. “If it’s God’s plan.”
Thompson confirmed he was the father via an Instagram Story posted on January 3.
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This story was originally released on December 6, 2021 and last updated on January 3, 2021.