Tristan Thompson Publicly Apologises To Khloe Kardashian After Paternity Test Confirms He’s Fathered A Third Child

4 January 2022, 11:20

Tristan Thompson has fathered a third child
Tristan Thompson has fathered a third child. Picture: Getty / Khloe Kardashian/Instagram
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Tristan Thompson has been confirmed as the father of fitness model Maralee Nichols’ baby, apologising to long-term girlfriend Khloe Kardashian after the news was revealed.

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In a statement on Instagram Stories, Tristan Thompson confirmed a paternity test revealed he is in fact the father of Maralee Nichols’ baby, after weeks of rumours surrounding their relationship.

Tristan publicly apologised to long-term girlfriend and mother of his daughter True, Khloe Kardashian, in the statement, saying ‘you don’t deserve the heartache’.

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Khloe and Tristan’s relationship has been on-off since 2019, when he was found to have been unfaithful days before she went into labour with their first child, a scandal which featured on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Tristan Thompson spends time with daughter True on her birthday

Tristan Thompson publicly apologised to Khloe Kardashian
Tristan Thompson publicly apologised to Khloe Kardashian. Picture: Tristan Thompson/Instagram
Tristan Thompson said Khloe 'doesn't deserve the heartache'
Tristan Thompson said Khloe 'doesn't deserve the heartache'. Picture: Tristan Thompson/Instagram

He wrote in his social media statement: “Today, paternity test results revealed that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols.

“I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established I look forward to amicably raising our son.

“I sincerely apologise to everyone I’ve hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal both publicly and privately.”

He went on: “Khloe, you don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation my actions have caused you.

Tristan Thompson is now a father of three
Tristan Thompson is now a father of three. Picture: Tristan Thompson/Instagram

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“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 and love for you. Regardless of what you may think. Again, I am so incredibly sorry."

Maralee spoke out about her relationship with Tristan in December, after his paternity test was dismissed in Texas.

Tristan is now a father of three, having welcomed his first child, son Prince, with ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig in 2016.

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