set limits? Khloe Kardashian‘s family members have seemingly drawn a line in the sand as she is expecting her second child Tristan Thompson in the midst of his paternity drama Maralee Nichols.
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Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and KylieJenner “We’re totally supportive of each other and there for Khloé,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly. “They will of course be there to support her and the baby.”
The insider added, “As for Tristan, most of them have distanced themselves from him, especially after learning he’s expecting a baby with Maralee.”
The 38-year-old author of The Strong Looks Better Naked has been dating Thompson, 31, since 2016. The couple welcomed daughter True, now 4, in April 2018, shortly after it was revealed the Canadian athlete had cheated on then-pregnant Khloé with multiple women. They rekindled their relationship during the coronavirus quarantine in 2020 after ending it a year earlier, but the couple broke up again in June 2021.
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Nichols, 31, is suing Thompson for child support after she claims she became pregnant after dating the NBA player in March 2021 – when he was still dating the Good American co-founder. Us exclusively confirmed in December 2021 that Nichols gave birth to the couple’s son, Theo, and Thompson confirmed his paternity a month later. (The power forward is also father to son Prince, 5, with Jordan Craig.)
During the first season of Hulu’s The Kardashians, Khloé confessed to finding out about her ex’s infidelity “to the rest of the world,” and told the camera she felt “embarrassed” because the scandal was playing out in public. “A courtesy wouldn’t do it. But well, if you do, won’t you even demonize me in front of the rest of the world? It’s just an extra slap in my face,” she said in a June episode. “It’s humiliating.”
When her siblings learned of Thompson’s transgression, they made it clear whose side they were on. “Is Tristan the worst person on the planet?” Kylie, 24, asked Kim, 41, over the phone. “I tremble for her. My soul dies for her.”
Before their split in 2021, Khloé was open about wanting to give True a sibling with Thompson’s help. We were confirmed earlier this month that the couple are expecting baby #2 via surrogate. “Khloé is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a beautiful blessing,” the reality star’s rep told Us on July 13, noting that the baby was conceived in November 2021. “We would like to ask for kindness and privacy for Khloé to focus on her family.”
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The former Cleveland Cavaliers player’s ongoing controversies have strained his relationship with the California native. “[Tristan] went through the search for a replacement and all while cheating [Khloé] and she’s unforgivable for that,” a source exclusively revealed earlier this month. “There’s no place in her head that wants to take Tristan back, this time she’s really done with him.”
Throughout her ups and downs with Thompson, Khloé has been open about the challenges of co-parenting, previously calling it “one of the hardest things” she’s done. “Because you have your own personal feelings, but if you can put those aside and just put your child first — it sounds great when you’re all in love and everything, [but] When you’re going through something, it’s such a challenge,” she explained during an October 2020 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “But I know how good I feel. You put your children first. It’s tough sometimes, but it pays off.”
With reporting by Diana Cooper