Heartbreak on Hulu.
The second season of The Kardashians premiered Thursday on the streaming platform, giving viewers an intimate look at the pain Khloé Kardashian is experiencing after finding out that her ex and father of her 4-year-old daughter Tristan Thompson died fathered another child. Just before that, Kardashian and Thompson transferred an embryo to a surrogate around Thanksgiving, Kardashian said. USA TODAY confirmed the arrival of the former couple’s second child in August.
“I was definitely very angry and felt betrayed,” Kardashian, 38, said in the premiere. “It was just a great thing that I thought of expanding our family because I thought it would be that real, healthy, loving, protective kind of family.”
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In December, it was revealed that 31-year-old Thompson may have fathered a child with Maralee Nichols when outlets became aware of Nichols’ paternity lawsuit. In January, Thompson confirmed he was the father of Nichols’ son, who was born in December.
Cameras filmed the famous family learning about Thompson’s infidelity on the first season of The Kardashians. In Thursday’s episode, Kardashian revealed that she wasn’t ready to announce the new pregnancy at this point.
“I don’t even want to cry,” said an emotional Kardashian. “Tristan and I are — I don’t even know if I want to say Tristan and I. I’m having another baby and obviously it’s just very private and I just don’t want that to come out now because I want to protect my mental wellbeing as a surrogate and all that. It’s just been a lot going through it all at the same time.
“It’s supposed to be a really exciting, amazing time and it’s just a different experience,” Kardashian continued. “But time is ticking and I keep burying my head in the sand, but that’s no use. So here we are.”
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Kardashian said she felt pressured by Thompson to make things happen for her second child. “All I know is that up until a certain date I was encouraged to do it. In hindsight, he always knew when the other baby was born.”
Kardashian’s younger sister, Kylie Jenner, later expressed her frustration with Thompson.
“I’m just really disappointed in Tristan,” said the makeup mogul. “I think it’s really (confused) that he knew he had another baby on the way with someone else, which makes me uncomfortable putting someone in that position, especially when a child is involved. That was just really unforgivable in my books. “
Not only was Khloé Kardashian over with the whole ordeal, but she also felt stressed over the news that her second child was going public. “I can’t hear for months about what an idiot I am, what a stupid (strongman) I am, all those things from everyone else,” she said. “That’s the part that’s like, I think, the fear — I can’t even begin to think about it.”
Kardashian previously weathered public embarrassment when the basketball player’s cheating was reported while Kardashian was pregnant with their daughter, True Thompson.
“When I had True, I found out 48 hours before she was born that Tristan was cheating on me, and then I went into labor weeks early because I was so stressed,” she said. “We had a few bumps in the road and then I found myself and Tristan really good. And here we are.”
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But with the arrival of Kardashian’s son, whose name was not released, Kardashian’s mood visibly changed. Premiere footage showed the mother beaming again as she held her son in the hospital and FaceTimed True to her little brother.
“Since December, I’ve had this dark cloud hanging over me,” Kardashian said. “Every day I feel depressed and sad and now that my son is here I can go ahead and enjoy it. It’s almost like I’m closing this chapter and I’m done with this trauma and putting it behind me.”
Although Kardashian wasn’t sure if she would invite Thompson to the hospital for the baby’s birth, she finally decided that he “wants to be here, so I figured why not let him come?” I will never get that moment back.”
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