Think once more. Tristan Thompson might have seen a romantic future with Khloé Kardashian, however his ex isn’t able to forgive him for his dalliance with Maralee Nichols.
“Tristan wants to make everything right with Khloé,” an insider completely tells Us Weekly of the NBA star, 30, and the fact star, 37. “He wants to win her back, but she will never take him back romantically after learning about his cheating. This was the final straw.”
One month after Us confirmed that Nichols welcomed a son she claimed was Thompson’s, the athlete admitted that he fathered the kid.
“Today, paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols. I take full responsibility for my actions,” he wrote through Instagram Stories on Monday, January 3. “Now that paternity has been established I look forward to amicably raising our son.”
In a separate Instagram Story that very same day, the Sacramento Kings participant publicly apologized to Kardashian. The pair, who share 3-year-old daughter True, had been nonetheless relationship when Thompson attached with Nichols in March 2021.
“Khloé, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you. You don’t deserve the way I have treated you over the years,” the Canada native wrote. “My actions certainly have not lined up with the way I view you. I have the utmost respect and love for you. Regardless of what you may think. Again, I am so incredibly sorry.”
Though the previous Revenge Body host hasn’t publicly addressed Thompson’s apology, the insider tells Us that she’s “staying strong” for her daughter. “Her family and best friends are really her biggest support system,” the supply provides.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum and the previous Boston Celtics participant weathered their share of drama throughout their romance, which started in 2016. Before True’s arrival in April 2018, Thompson was caught dishonest with a number of girls.
The duo stayed collectively on the time, however they cut up 10 months later after the basketball star kissed Jordyn Woods, Kylie Jenner‘s then-BFF.
A 12 months and a half later, the couple rekindled their romance whereas isolating collectively throughout the coronavirus pandemic. “Khloé is hopeful that Tristan has changed for good and will continue to grow and be the great and loyal partner that he has been throughout their time together during the quarantine,” an insider informed Us in August 2020.
Less than one 12 months later, nonetheless, the pair cut up once more. “There was no drama,” a supply informed Us of the on-off duo in June 2021. “Things just didn’t work out.”
With reporting by Diana Cooper
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