Tristan Thompson And Maralee Nichols’ Baby’s Name Revealed

NBA Star Not Listed on Birth Certificate!

One month after Tristan Thompson confirmed he fathered a child with Maralee Nichols, their son’s name has been revealed to be Theo Thompson. 

“Theo, my little angel baby. I named you Theo because it means, ‘Gift from God,’” Nichlos wrote on Instagram. “I had never been pregnant and had been told I might not be able to have children. I couldn’t believe I was pregnant, when I saw you on the ultrasound and heard your little heartbeat I knew I would always protect you and keep you safe. I love you more than you’ll ever know. You bring such joy and happiness into my life. My greatest blessing.”

Tristan Thompson and Maree Nichols’ son name was first revealed in the birth certificate for the 2-month-old, obtained by PEOPLE.

As confirmed by the new mom to PEOPLE, the athlete was not named on the birth certificate “because he was not present at Theo’s birth.” The NBA player, 30, initially denied the paternity of little Theo.

The Texas native gave birth to her little one on December 1, 2021, and that same month, news broke that the fitness model was suing the 30-year-old athlete for child support.

“Despite the challenges that I know I would have as a single mother and Tristan’s reaction to my pregnancy, I told Tristan I would be having the baby,” Nichols said at the time. “Tristan has not helped me financially with my pregnancy or with our baby. I have paid 100 percent for my son’s expenses. I did not ask Tristan for any money, nor did I accept any money that was offered to me. … Instead of focusing on any negativity, I am choosing to embrace being a mother and doing the best I can for my son.”

After initially denying paternity, Tristan confirmed he fathered the child las month, writing on his Instagram Story, “I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established I look forward to amicably raising our son,” he continued. “I sincerely apologize to everyone I’ve hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal both publicly and privately.”

In his message, Thompson also addressed ex Khloé Kardashian — whom he was dating when Nichols said the child was conceived.

Khloé, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you,” he wrote. Kardashian and the basketball player have a 3-year-old daughter, True Thompson.

While the NBA star “still hasn’t met” his son, Maralee gave her fans a glimpse at her son’s face in a video.

In the clip posted to her Instagram Story on Wednesday, Theo rested on a swinging chair as Maralee slowly moved the camera up to reveal his chin and mouth. He looked adorable in a white onesie with plaid detailing on the chest and arms.

Alongside the video, the proud mom wrote: “He is soo cute.” The caption concluded with a crying emoji and red heart emoji.

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