NBA Player Tristan Thompson has finally admitted he is the father of Maralee Nichols’ child. The 30-Year-Old also publicly apologized to GF Khloe Kardashian. It will be recalled that Maralee had given birth to a son on December 1st and claimed the child had been conceived while celebrating Tristan’s birthday in Houston in March 2021.
Thompson admitted to having a sexual affair with Nichols but disputed her claim that he was the father.
But given the DNA results, Thompson recently took the unexpected step of announcing the news on Instagram.
In addition to his newborn son and three-year-old daughter True with Khloe, Tristan also shares a 5year-old son Prince with ex-Jordan Craig. His recent admission shared to Instagram marked the first time the Sacramento Kings player has publicly acknowledged he’s now a father of three children.
He posted a groveling apology to Kardashian, the reality star and mother of his 3-year-old daughter, True.
In addition to his newborn & daughter True with Khloe, Tristan also shares a son Prince with ex-Jordan Craig.
Just hours before taking to his Instagram story to share the paternity news, he had been seen leaving the dance class of True in Los Angeles. “Today’s paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols. I take full responsibility for my actions,” Tristan admitted and added a groveling apology to 37-Year-Old Khloe, writing: “You don’t deserve this.”
During the time Tristan and Kardashian were together, Nichols got pregnant.
Since December 2021, Tristan had been in a paternity suit with Nichols over the fathering of her son.
He continued: “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, publicly and privately. Tristen then spoke to Khloe, whom he first started dating he 2016.
Khloe stuck to Thompson as they both agreed to raise their daughter, True, despite the ups and downs.
He stated: “Khloe, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you. You don’t deserve the way I treated you over the years. My actions have certainly 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.”
In December, court documents obtained had revealed that Nichols sued Tristan for child support and reimbursement of medical expenses and pregnancy-related costs. In addition, Nichols filed to submit text messages exchanged between herself and Tristan as evidence for her paternity lawsuit. It’s claimed the texts show the pro athlete had wanted her to terminate the pregnancy.
Tristan’s text exchange with Nichols had shown he had no plans to be involved in the child’s life.