“I Can’t Be Around Him”: 2 Years After Cheating on Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson Faces Harsh Treatment From Kourtney

Published 11/02/2023, 11:37 AM EDT

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward, Tristan Thompson and Khloé Kardashian have been on and off, owing to Tristan’s long history of being involved in cheating scandals. They first met in 2016 and have been through a fair share of ups and downs in their relationship. During their time together, they share two children – a four-year-old daughter named True Thompson, and a boy named Tatum, born via surrogacy in the summer of 2022. The couple, once relationship goals for many, quickly found themselves navigating rocky terrain as Tristan’s unfaithful behavior repeatedly came to the surface. Despite numerous chances, Tristan’s inability to mend his ways proved to be their relationship’s undoing.

The rift left not only Khloé but also the entire Kardashian clan, with a bitter aftertaste. In a recent episode of the captivating American reality television series “The Kardashians,” Kourtney Kardashian voiced her deep-seated discontent with Tristan’s treatment of her sister, Khloe.

Kourtney reveals her true feelings for Tristan Thompson


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The episode aired on November 2nd of “The Kardashians” certainly didn’t disappoint when it came to delivering the anticipated dose of drama. In the episode, Kourtney expressed how being in the presence of Tristan Thompson had an undeniable trigger effect on her emotions.

Kourtney has also experienced multiple instances of indiscretions by her former partner, Scott Disick. Therefore, it is understandable how being around Tristan could evoke bad memories.

While waiting for Khloé and Tristan to come over to her Palm Springs house, the Poosh founder said, “Tristan has made horrible decisions and choices with my sister. There’s times when I am so triggered by him that I cannot be around him. Then there’s times where I just let it go because we just want harmony. He’s the father of my niece and nephew”.

Despite the pain of being near someone who has caused so much distress to her sister, Kourtney recognizes the importance of family. Consequently, she puts her fears aside to prioritize family harmony.

Tristan and Khloe’s rocky relationship


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Tristan and Khloé’s relationship started to crumble after news broke out that the 30YO was unfaithful while Khloe was pregnant with their daughter. Everything imploded once again when Tristan kissed Kylie Jenner’s friend, Jordyn Woods, on a night out.

Although the couple briefly reconciled, the final nail in the coffin came in 2021, when it was revealed that he was expecting his third child with Maralee Nichols. All this while, he was starting the surrogacy process with Khloé.


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In December 2021, Maralee Nichols sued Tristan for child support. One month later, Tristan acknowledged that he was the father of the fitness model’s son, Theo, after previously requesting genetic testing. Currently, the couple is no longer in a romantic relationship but intends to co-parent their two children.

Watch this story: A timeline of Khloe Kardashians’ relationship with Tristan Thompson


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Darshita Daga


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Darshita Daga is an NBA Writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing Bachelor’s in English, she’s a fervent sports enthusiast with a keen interest in sports journalism, specifically covering the NBA. She feels that words have the potential to capture the spirit of a game, evaluate moves, and portray the emotions that occur both on and off the court.
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