Tristan Thompson is now the father of a baby boy with Maralee Nichols.
The NBA champion stated on his Instagram stories: “Paternity tests confirmed today that I am the father of Maralee Nichols’ child. I am fully accountable for my conduct. I’m looking forward to parenting our youngster together now that paternity has been proven. I apologise profusely to everyone I’ve offended or disappointed over this journey, both publicly and privately .”
Tristan was sued for child support, medical bills, and pregnancy-related charges by the former Texas personal trainer after she claimed he told her she should get an abortion when she became pregnant with his child.
During Thompson’s 30th birthday celebrations in March, the fitness instructor allegedly conceived their putative kid together in Houston, Texas.
According to texts acquired by Page Six, Tristan allegedly wanted her to terminate the pregnancy and gave her $75k in exchange for her silence.
Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian’s Relationship Timeline
Tristan Thompson and Khloe, his most high-profile girlfriend to date, have had their fair share of public ups and downs during their on-again, off-again romance, primarily due to a number of cheating scandals involving the NBA player.
After being seen exiting L.A.’s Bootsy Bellows nightclub within minutes of each other in August 2016, the Revenge Body actor and the NBA player ignited romance speculations.
During their sweltering Mexico vacation in September 2016, Kardashian and Thompson hit the beach – and the surf.
On New Year’s Eve, the E! celebrity and the NBA champion danced in each other’s arms. “Welcome to the New Year!!! May you always be surrounded by the love you deserve,” Kardashian wrote beside a touching photo of herself smiling in Thompson’s arms while he kissed her ear. “May God continue to shower his blessings on us all!”
Kardashian released a snapshot of the couple kissing. She penned, “My Love.” It’s thought that the shot was taken while they were pregnant with their first kid.
Kardashian uploaded a lovely selfie of herself kissing Thompson, the same day she announced she’s “officially 6 months” pregnant. “Mom and Dad,” she captioned the photo.
Following the NBA star’s cheating scandal on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the couple spent Thanksgiving 2018 in Cleveland together. “I’m soo blessed,” Thompson captioned a photo of himself embracing Kardashian and their daughter, True, on Instagram. “From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving #GiveThanks #blessed”
According to Us Weekly, the couple called it quits in February 2019, ten months after the NBA star was busted cheating. Their split came only days after the Keeping Up With the Kardashians actress spent Valentine’s Day alone as Thompson was apparently flirting with ladies in a Los Angeles bar. An eyewitness told Life & Style, “Tristan was being flirty, hitting up girls.”
A source told Us exclusively on the one-year anniversary of Thompson and Woods’ cheating scandal that the athlete and Kardashian were “happy cooperating” True and had “no plans to get back together.”
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In a Keeping Up With the Kardashians tape, the co-creator of Good American told Thompson that she was “ready” to conceive kid No. 2 with frozen embryos. The athlete responded, “That’s what I like to hear,” adding that he was “all for” giving True a brother.
Thompson is the father of Maralee Nichols’ baby, who was born on December 2. Thompson, who confessed he had sex with the trainer in March via legal paperwork, has requested a paternity test since Nichols is fighting for child support.
Thompson claimed he and Kardashian were engaged in Snapchat chats that he reportedly sent to Nichols during his paternity suit turmoil. The NBA player allegedly stated in April 2021, according to court records acquired by Us, that he was planning to retire “I’m still engaged, but I’m getting married shortly. Why would you want to have a child with someone who is already married? You’d like to save a blunder.”
The texts, according to Thompson, are false. Nichols is not commenting on, confirming, or denying anything in the paternity file, including pleadings and documents.
While neither he nor the creator of Good American have admitted a relationship, documents show that he spent $2 million for an engagement ring.