As Khloe Kardashiangears up to welcome her first baby, a less family-friendly story is swirling around her baby’s father, Tristan Thompson. On Tuesday (Apr. 10), footage of the NBA player allegedly cheating on Khloe surfaced on TMZ, causing fans to lash out against the Canadian basketball player. Khloe has stayed mum on the situation, and her supporters are eager to know whether she will stay with him once the baby is born.
The recent controversy saw Tristan reportedly getting close to Instagram model Lani Blair in a New York club and the two later going in and out of his hotel as published on The Shade Room. Footage from October has also been released by TMZ, showing the NBA star with two women, all of this while Khloe prepares to give birth to their first child together.
“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, 27, 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.”
Tristan already has a 15-month-old son with former girlfriend Jordan Craig, from whom he separated before she gave birth to pursue the 33-year-old reality star. “With Tristan, she believed his back story that he was never even that committed to her or in love with Jordan, and that he’d never meant to be with Jordan long-term,” the source revealed.
In the past, Khloe has always tried to make things work with partners who have done her wrong. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star tried valiantly for eight years to make things work with her ex-husband LamarOdom, who struggled with drug addiction and adultery. “Khloe spent so much time with Lamar just excusing away the obvious, turning a blind eye to what was so clearly happening, that it would be impossible for her not to feel like a fool if she made the same sort of mistakes again and just ignored that NYC footage [of Tristan],” the source said. “The thing about Khloe, though, is she’s a big believer in knowing someone’s back story and understanding how it motivates them.”
Though the Good American designer has kept quiet about the situation, the Kardashian clan, as always, fiercely has her back. Another source shared with People that the family is making their way one by one to Cleveland to be by Khloe’s side. “Kris is in Cleveland now giving Khloe has much support as possible and Kim is also heading there as well. They’re trying to keep her emotionally stable… Khloe just wants to be home.”