The Sacramento Kings basketball player Tristan Thompson is sorry for his actions which “have not lined up with the way” he views Khloe Kardashian. On Monday, he posted a note on his Instagram stories stating that a paternity test has proven he fathered a child in December with fitness model Maralee Nichols, who has sued him for child support and other pregnancy-related fees.
“I take full responsibility for my actions,” he wrote. “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.”
In a second Instagram Story slide, Thompson addressed Khloe directly writing, “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 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.”
While Khloe Kardashian has not yet commented on Tristan Thompson’s third child, Maralee Nichols has finally opened up about Thompson’s public statement where he admitted to having had fathered her newborn child.
According to PEOPLE, Nichols’ representatives shared her thoughts about Thompson’s statement.
“There was never any doubt that Tristan Thompson was the father of Maralee Nichol’s baby,” Nichols’ representatives said, via PEOPLE. They also reacted to the “defamatory statements and declarations” that Thompson allegedly made over the past few months against Maralee. “Tristan made numerous false and defamatory statements and declarations about Maralee over the past few months, and she is taking his contrite statement today in the context of all of those statements,” Nichols’ reps said, via PEOPLE.
Maralee Nichol’s confirmed her pregnancy was the result of a March 2021 meeting. At that time Tristan was still in a relationship with Khloe following their August 2020 reconciliation.
Thompson is dad to 3-year-old daughter True with Kardashian, 37, as well as 5-year-old son Prince with ex Jordan Craig.
While fans await Khole Kardashian’s response to Tristan Thompson’s public apology, she received a sweet gift from Kourtney Kardashian and her fiancé, Travis Barker, amid Tristan Thompson‘s paternity test drama.
“My cuties @travisbarker @kourtneykardash I love you 💕,” the Good American cofounder, 37, wrote on Wednesday, January 5, alongside an Instagram Story snap of pink roses seemingly sent by the Poosh creator, 42, and the drummer, 46.
Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian have been through plenty of ups and downs, including Thompson’s infidelity during Khloe’s pregnancy. They initially stayed together, but broke up in February 2019 after he cheated again. The two reunited the following year. However, Thompson’s most recent scandal is the reality star’s “final straw,” according to a source.