Tristan Thompson has just confirmed reports that he fathered a third child during a relationship with Maralee Nichols that seemingly took place while he and Khloé Kardashian were still dating.
“Today, paternity test rest results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols,” Tristan wrote in a statement posted to his Instagram Stories. “I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established I look forward to amicably raising our son. I sincerely apologize to everyone I’ve hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal both publicly and privately.”
Tristan continued with a direct apology to Khloé, saying “Khloé, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the headache and humiliation I caused you. You don’t deserve the way I have treated you over the years. My actions certainly have not lined up with the way I view you. I have the utmost respect for you. Regardless of what you may think. Again, I am so incredibly sorry.”
A source previously told Us Weekly that “This is a very sad time for Khloé. She really loves Tristan and still held a candle for him. She thought he might have changed his ways. Khloé now knows that Tristan was unfaithful to her when they were back together. Khloé’s family has all rallied around her and have been very supportive to her. Even though Khloé is hurt, she’s staying strong and trying to move forward. Khloé did know about the baby before the news broke—it was very hard for her to hear.”
Khloé hadn’t responded to Tristan’s statement at time of publication.
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