Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are expecting a second child through a surrogate mother. The news comes as a surprise to the family’s millions of fans, to say the least. Kardashian and Thompson have been separated for months and the basketball player is anything but loved by the followers of The Kardashians. Thompson has the greatest difficulty staying faithful to the reality star.
There are not one or two stories of Thompson’s affairs. The basketball player was caught cheating with dozens of women while he was in a relationship with Kardashian. The romance starts hopefully in 2016. Where it seems to blossom further when the couple confirms in December 2017 that they are expecting a first child together, things collapse before the birth of daughter True.
Kardashian is about seven months pregnant when the first stories about Thompson’s excesses start to circulate. US Weekly then writes about a flirtatious Thompson who has been a lot more intimate with two women than is appropriate for someone in a monogamous relationship. “Their body language and flirting really weren’t appropriate for someone who is in a serious relationship and expecting a baby,” a source said.
Things go really wrong the week that Kardashian is about to give birth to their daughter. The reality star will fly to Cleveland in early April to be with her partner when their child is born. In the same week, images appear of Thompson crossing the line with two women. TMZ has images from six months earlier, showing how the basketball player kisses one of the women and then places his face between her breasts on the other. That same woman grabs him by the genitals.
It doesn’t stop there: that same day, images also appear of Thompson taking a third woman to his hotel room. Those images are more recent: While Kardashian flies to Cleveland, Thompson sleeps in a hotel room with the woman, sources say. This has never been officially confirmed, but several witnesses say the two kissed in a nightclub.
Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson at the baby shower months before True’s birth.
Daughter True is born on April 12 and everything seems calm for a while. Thompson has apologized several times. There are now five women who have confessed to having kissed the basketball player during his relationship with Kardashian. In May, various sources confirm that the couple has decided to continue the relationship, although the reality star’s family would not be too happy about it.
The bliss doesn’t last long, because while the two are busy with couples therapy, Thompson is again caught flirting with another woman in September 2018. That does not stop at a pleasant conversation: he would also have touched the woman’s buttocks. It leads to Kim Kardashian unfollowing her younger sister’s partner on social media.
In the months that follow, a flashing light relationship develops: one moment everything seems to be going well, the next the relationship is over. In February 2019, the uncertainty comes to an end, when rumors arise about Thompson’s affair with Jordyn Woods. She is the best friend of Kylie Jenner, Kardashian’s sister. Kardashian and Thompson’s relationship seems to be coming to an end. Woods is also rejected by the family. “You are the reason my family is falling apart,” Kardashian said.
To be able to care for daughter True together, the former couple decides to continue to be friendly with each other. Thompson therefore moves to the neighborhood where Kardashian lives and they all celebrate the birthday of the then youngest Kardashian descendant. That again leads to a reconciliation.
In October 2020, the couple will try to become pregnant again, sources say. Four months later, there are rumors of an engagement. In June 2021, however, the relationship is already over. Two months later they try again, but they do not come to a relationship, because rumors of an affair resurface.
Thompson is revealed to have fathered a child with Maralee Nichols, a fitness model. He denies that at first, but the DNA test is clear: he is really Theo’s father. “Khloé, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I’ve caused. You deserve better than how I treated you,” Thompson wrote on Instagram when the test results were released.
All this will happen in December 2021. Exactly the same month Kardashian and Thompson’s surrogate mother becomes pregnant. “Khloé is incredibly grateful to the surrogate mother,” a Kardashian spokesperson said on Thursday. Whether the arrival of a second joint child will also add a new chapter to the on-again, off-again relationship remains to be seen.