I have a lot of thoughts on Tristan Thompson talking about his latest wave of cheating on Khloé Kardashian via Instagram Story, but every time I try to put it into words it’s hard to get past how dare you. At the start of last December, news broke that Thompson would have had another child with trainer Maralee Nichols while still with Kardashian in early 2021 (specifically, his March birthday, which Kardashian warmly celebrated on Instagram). The news broke because Nichols had to take legal action against Thompson asking for paternity support as he continued to deny the child was his – and that’s a very important context for the creepy Instagram stories. that Thompson released since the fatherhood results appear to have confirmed that he and Nichols share a son. As he claims to take “full responsibility” for his actions and apologize for the “humiliation” he has caused Khloé Kardashian (again), Thompson is clearly only thinking of himself again- even – and in the process, further humiliating Kardashian and Nichols by getting rid of those details on social media.
Before I explain why this is all so infuriating and unreasonable, here’s what Thompson had to say: “Today, the results of the paternity test reveal that I have fathered a child with Maralee Nichols. I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established, I look forward to raising our son amicably. I sincerely apologize to everyone I have hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal, both in public and in private.
To give the NBA player a much undeserved benefit of the doubt, there’s a possible logistical reason he’s posting his sorry apology on Instagram, and that’s if Khloé Kardashian blocked his number, as I hope she does. did it. Regardless, posting the story on Instagram ensures that her latest betrayal will be written in the media and reported to Kardashian throughout the 24-hour news cycle, which I’m sure the mother of her child could have done without. . And speaking of the mother of her child, I’m sure Maralee Nichols is overjoyed to hear that Thompson is ready to raise their son together, now that he’s finished accusing her of lying that he was the father and to impose legal restrictions on trying to prevent him from talking about their child.
Thompson continued his Instagram story by only addressing Kardashian, apparently having done enough lip service to the woman who had to sue him for paternity support in order to get him to recognize the child they share. As a reminder, her response to her lawsuit filed last month stated: “The petitioner claims that she is pregnant with my child and that she is due on December 3, 2021. However, the petitioner does not know when the conception is due. took place and concedes that conception may have taken place in March or April 2021… I am not sure if his claims that I am the father of this child are supported by facts.
“Khloé, you don’t deserve this,” Thompson wrote on Instagram Jan. 3, 2021. “You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I’ve 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 utmost respect and love for you. No matter what you may think. Again, I’m incredibly sorry.
Nothing says “I love you and I respect you” like broadcasting your most recent case to your 3.5 million Instagram followers, and nothing says “excited about a friendly co-parenting relationship” like an Instagram story two-part apology for trying to refuse the child in question was yours. Even though, for some reason, Thompson’s affair with Nichols wasn’t enough to get Kardashian off that train for good, let’s hope that that apology is enough for her to shut that door forever. Khloé: He doesn’t care about humiliating you, and if he did, he definitely wouldn’t post an Instagram story about it. He can’t stand not having your attention. After Jordyn Woods, Sydney Chase, Maralee Nichols and many more, can we finally end this?
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