While Khloé Kardashian is expecting her second child with Tristan Thompson amid his paternity controversy with Maralee Nichols, Khloé Kardashian’s family members have seemingly drawn a line in the sand.
According to a source speaking exclusively to Us Weekly, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner “is completely supportive of each other and are there for Khloé.” “They will of course be there to support her and the baby.”
The insider adds, “As for Tristan, most of them have distanced themselves from him, especially after learning about him expecting a baby with Maralee.”
The Strong Looks Better Naked author, 38, has dated Thompson, 31, on and off since 2016. In April 2018, the couple had a daughter True, who is now 4 years old, shortly after it was revealed that the Canadian athlete had cheated on Khloé with other women. After calling it quits the previous year, they resumed their romance during the coronavirus quarantine in 2020, however, the couple split up once more in June 2021.
The NBA player was still dating the co-founder of Good American when Nichols, 31, claimed she became pregnant after meeting up with him in March 2021. She then filed a child support lawsuit against Thompson. The birth of the couple’s kid, Theo, was verified by Us in December 2021, and Thompson’s paternity was established one month later. (The power forward is also the father of son Prince, 5, with Jordan Craig.)
During season 1 of Hulu’s The Kardashians, Khloé confessed that she learned about her ex’s infidelity “with the rest of the world,” telling the camera that she felt “embarrassed” by the scandal playing out in the public eye. “A courtesy would be not doing it. But fine, if you do it, you are not even going to give me an f–king heads-up before the rest of the world? It is just an additional slap in my face,” she said in a June episode. “It is humiliating.”
As per Us magazine, when her siblings learned of Thompson’s transgression, they were very clear about which side they supported. “Is Tristan like the worst person on the planet?” Kylie, 24, asked Kim, 41, over the phone. “I am shaking for her. My soul dies for her.”
Khloé was open about wanting to give True a sibling with Thompson’s assistance before their 2021 separation. We reported the couple’s surrogate pregnancy for their second child earlier this month.
The reality star’s rep told Us on July 13, “Khloé is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a beautiful blessing,” noting that the baby was conceived in November 2021. “We’d like to ask for kindness and privacy so that Khloé can focus on her family.”
The relationship between the former Cleveland Cavaliers player and the California native is strained as a result of his ongoing controversy.
“[Tristan] went through finding a surrogate and all that while he was cheating on [Khloé] and that’s unforgivable to her,” a source exclusively revealed earlier this month. “There’s no place in her mind that wants to take Tristan back, she is really done with him romantically this time.”
Khloé has been open about the difficulties of co-parenting throughout her highs and lows with Thompson, recently calling it “one of the hardest things” she’s done. “Because you have your own personal feelings, but when you can put those aside and you just put your child first — it sounds great when you’re all in love and everything, [but]when you go through something, it’s such a challenge,” she explained during an October 2020 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “But to do it, I know how good I feel about myself. You put your kids first. It’s hard sometimes, but it pays off.”