Khloé Kardashian has given birth to a baby girl with her Canadian basketball-playing boyfriend Tristan Thompson. The duo welcomed their bundle of joy on Apr. 12 in a Cleveland hospital, according to TMZ, who also reports that the baby's father was present during labour in addition to mom Kris Jenner, sisters Kim and Kourtney Kardashian and best friend Malika Haqq. The news comes in the midst of a cheating scandal involving Tristan and an Instagram model in New York City this week. Devastated Khloe had wanted to leave Ohio after the report came to light but was unable to, a source revealed to E! News, “She begged to come back to L.A. and tried to find any way to make it work but her doctor wouldn't let her. She just wants to be with her family and leave as soon as possible.”
“Her world is shattered," the source continued. "She is in complete disbelief that this is happening. The family absolutely believes it's in Khloe's best interest to end the relationship but will support her either way."
On Tuesday (Apr. 10), photos of the athlete with instagram model Lani Blair and footage of Tristan allegedly cheating on Khloe back in October surfaced on TMZ, causing fans to lash out against the Cleveland Cavaliers player. The following day, Tristan was booed in his hometown while playing in his first basketball game since the cheating allegations surfaced. One attendee was spotted holding a “We [heart] Khloe” sign. Khloe has stayed mum on the situation as has her famous family, who have shown their support by being close by her side during the experience.
My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient. I still at times can't believe that our love created life! Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!! You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you've been to me during this time! Thank you for making me so happy my love! Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes! I know we've been keeping this quiet but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately. To enjoy our first precious moments just us ❤️ Thank you all for understanding. I am so thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed and scared all in one! But it's the best bundle of feelings I've ever felt in my life! ❤️❤️❤️
Fans are eager to know if Khloe will stay with her baby's father, even after all of this commotion. “This is supposed to be the most joyous time in her life and it’s been ruined and that’s probably what hurts most of all,” a family source told People. And despite Tristan being labeled a “serial cheater,” their source revealed that it’s very likely that Khloe will take him back. “She’s a hopeless romantic and she’ll try to make this work. She tried forever to make it work with Lamar [Odom]. She’s having a child with Tristan, and she’s going to try to rebuild this.”
This is the 33-year-old's first child, though the newborn will have a half-brother in Prince Oliver, Tristan's 15-month-old son from a previous relationship with Jordan Craig. Khloe shared the gender of her first child on a touching episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. In the clip, her half sister Kylie Jenner called the Good American designer to reveal the exciting news. Now, Khloe's baby girl joins a gaggle of adorable cousins often featured on the family's reality show – Kylie's newborn Stormi, Kim's kids North, 4, Saint, 2, and 3-month-old Chicago, as well as Kourtney's three little ones Mason, 8, Penelope, 5 and three-year-old Reign.