Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson’s relationship has been messy to say the least. Earlier this year, the NFL star revealed he was the father of Maralee Nichols’ baby. The announcement has sent shockwaves through the Kardashian fandom, with many people wanting to know if he has managed to reconcile with the Good American founder and the mother of his three-year-old daughter True. Kardashian addressed the scandal in an ABC TV special on Wednesday, April 6, and revealed that while she thinks he’s an “awesome guy,” they just aren’t meant to be.
“With Tristan, I felt incredibly safe at first and felt really good for a while,” Kardashian told host Robin Roberts. “I remember when he cheated on me right before I gave birth and I was able to have him still in the delivery room.” The 37-year-old mother said that while it may have “seemed strange to the outside world”, she had home videos her daughter could watch from that time which are “as pure and perfect as she could Do them”. .”
As a reminder, news broke in April 2018 that the athlete had cheated on Khloé with multiple women while she was pregnant. Photos have also surfaced of Thompson kissing someone outside a club in New York. That same day, TMZ posted footage from a hookah bar in Washington, D.C. that showed Thompson being affectionate with two other women. Several years and many infidelity scandals later, Khloé told Roberts, “I still think he’s a great guy and he’s a great father, but he’s just not the guy I I need.”
Their relationship has obviously been rocky from the start, but the latest infidelity scandal began late last year when Nichols gave birth to a son on Dec. 2 and sued Thompson for child support. In legal documents, the 31-year-old basketball player confirmed he had sex with Nichols in March while he and Kardashian were still together, but still requested a paternity test.
On January 4, Thompson confirmed the shocking news on Instagram. “I take full responsibility for my actions,” he wrote at the time. “Now that paternity has been established, I look forward to amicably raising our son.” He also issued a public apology to Kardashian, whom he has allegedly cheated on numerous times before.
“Khloé you don’t deserve this,” the athlete wrote. “You don’t deserve the grief and humiliation I caused you. You don’t deserve the way I’ve treated you over the years. My actions certainly don’t match the way I see you. I have the greatest respect and love for you. It doesn’t matter what you think. Again, I’m incredibly sorry.
So far, the 37-year-old reality star has not addressed the scandal publicly. However, fans can expect him to be tackled in the famous family’s upcoming Hulu series, The Kardashians. “I wish I never had to talk about it because it’s not a fun thing to talk about,” she said. Variety last month. “But it’s part of my journey in life, so we’ll see that on the show.”
Kardashian also told the magazine that she and her sisters prefer to “protect the privacy” of their partners as much as possible. “They really didn’t sign for it; we did it,” she said. “But if something is really public like it was, it would be weird if Tristan was on the show and then all of a sudden he disappears and we never talk about it.”
“Everything happens for a reason,” she continued. “I always try to be as respectful as possible, but that’s the reality.” She also said that the situation will not last longer than necessary. “I think people are probably a little fed up with it,” she said. “There is so much more to love in life than those little moments that happen to us.”
The Kardashians premieres on Hulu on April 14 with new episodes every Thursday.