Khloé Kardashian “upset” by the cheating of Tristan Thompson, 3rd child: “They were always together”
“Khloé was upset to learn that he had cheated again. And she just can’t believe he’s going to be a dad again,” a source told PEOPLE.
A source told PEOPLE that Khloé Kardashian “knows about the baby” Tristan Thompson allegedly fathered with Texas personal trainer Maralee Nichols.
According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Nichols is suing Thompson for child support and other pregnancy-related costs after he said they conceived a child together in March. The Sacramento Kings player has admitted to having sex with the personal trainer on at least one occasion, according to the documents.
“Khloé was upset to learn that he had cheated again,” the source said. “She just can’t believe he’s going to be a dad again.”
The insider confirms that Kardashian, 37, and Thompson, 30, were together in March when Nichols claimed she was involved with the NBA star. “It’s just a sad situation for her,” they add.
The source told PEOPLE that Kardashian had friends who encouraged her “over and over again” not to take Thompson back, but that they ultimately stood by her “because she always believed he would change” and wanted to keep the family intact for True.
“She’s just a really great person and wants to see the positive in people,” they say.
The insider added that the couple “were fine” when quarantined together during the COVID-19 lockdown, but that Kardashian “knew things were going to change” upon returning to the NBA. “She just hoped he would stay loyal and loyal to her,” the source said.
“Khloe’s family have always tried to support her,” they add. “They always treated Tristan well even after he broke Khloe’s heart on several occasions.”
Thompson and Kardashian have been active for several years and recently separated in June. At one point, the former couple were exploring the idea of having another child together, but their plans for a surrogate failed last summer. A source previously told PEOPLE that the exes continue to “keep things friendly” for True’s sake.
In October, the Sacramento Kings player shared rare photos of his two children hanging out in an arcade together. The first shot shows the siblings standing side by side with big smiles while another shows True looking affectionately at her big brother.
“Let me love you a little more, before you’re so little #MyEverything,” the sweet Instagram post Thompson captioned the post.
Kardashian commented on the photo, writing: “They are so beautiful and adorable !!!! So blessed !!! What angels!”
The NBA player usually shares snaps while spending time with his children individually. Thompson previously gave fans a glimpse of her children together in 2018 after True’s birth, posting a family portrait on Instagram for the first time.