A change of plans. Khloe Kardashian and ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson were considering their “long-term future” as they decided to have a second child – but plans changed when she found out about his paternity scandal.
“Khloé is doing her best to stay positive, but this is undoubtedly a bittersweet time for her,” a source exclusively revealed in the latest issue of Us Weekly. “She and Tristan embarked on this journey at a time when they were still a couple and planning a long-term future.”
Several sources confirmed this Us Earlier this month, the 38-year-old Good American co-founder is expecting her second child, a baby boy, with the 31-year-old Chicago Bulls player. The duo are also parents to 4-year-old daughter True, and Thompson shares sons Prince. 5, with Jordan Craig and Theo, 7 months, with Maralee Nichols.
“We can confirm that True will have a sibling who was conceived in November,” a Kardashian rep said in a statement July 13. “Khloé is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a beautiful blessing. We would like to ask for kindness and privacy so that Khloé can focus on her family.”
The couple’s surrogate was already pregnant before news broke in December 2021 that Nichols was suing Thompson for child support, claiming she got pregnant after meeting the athlete in March while he was still dating Kardashian. Us exclusively confirmed that Nichols gave birth to son Theo a month before Thompson confirmed he is the father in January.
“Now that paternity has been established I look forward to amicably raising our son,” the NBA player wrote on his Instagram Story at the time. “Khloé, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I’ve caused you. You don’t deserve the way I’ve treated you all these years. My actions certainly didn’t line up with the way I see you. I have the utmost respect and love for you. Regardless of what you may think. Again, I am so incredibly sorry.”
That Stark looks better naked Author revealed in a June episode of Hulu’s The Kardashians that she found out about Thompson’s infidelity “with the rest of the world.” She continued, telling the cameras: “A courtesy wouldn’t do it. But well, if you do, won’t you even give me a fucking heads-up in front of the rest of the world? It’s just an extra slap in the face. It’s humiliating. I’m embarrassed. I would rather be alone than with people.”
The Canadian native’s paternity drama has taken a toll on his relationship with Kardashian before they welcome baby #2.”[Tristan] went through the search for a replacement and all while cheating [Khloé] and that’s unforgivable to her,” a source said Us earlier this month. “There’s no place in her head that wants to take Tristan back, this time she’s really done with him.”
The insider continued, “Khloé and Tristan are co-parents but don’t speak to each other [outside] of co-parenting, that’s the only communication they have left. Tristan has realized that he is a parent figure to True and the new baby [and] that’s all he is to Khloé right now.”
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