Read between the lines. Maralee Nichols has seemingly shaded both Tristan Thompson and Khloé Kardashian in the years following her paternity suit against the NBA star.
The fitness model originally made headlines when she sued Thompson for child support after claiming he got her Pregnant in March 2021 — while he was still in a relationship with the Hulu personality. Us Weekly broke the news in December 2021 that Nichols gave birth to son Theo, and Thompson confirmed his paternity via social media one month later after a DNA test.
“I take full responsibility for my actions,” the Canada native wrote via his Instagram Story in January 2022. “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.”
At the time, Thompson issued an apology to his on-and-off girlfriend, writing, “Khloé, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I have 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 and love for you. Regardless of what you may think. Again, I am so incredibly sorry.”
The professional basketball player first became a father when he and ex Jordan Craig welcomed their son, Prince, in 2016. Following their split, Thompson moved on with Kardashian that same year, and they expanded their family with daughter True in 2018.
The couple briefly rekindled their romance before news broke of Nichols’ lawsuit. Us confirmed in July 2022 that Thompson and the reality star were getting ready to welcome a second child, which they had originally planned ahead of his paternity scandal. Their son was born later that month via surrogate.
Before his fourth child’s arrival, a source revealed to Us that Thompson was not in Theo’s life. “He hasn’t met Theo nor has he initiated any meetings,” an insider shared in June 2022. “He doesn’t have any immediate plans to meet his son face to face.”
Nichols, for her part, has continued to document her life as a single mom. The Texas native has also raised eyebrows with her social media posts, which some fans have labeled as shady toward Thompson and Kardashian.
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