Tristan Thompson Admits to Fathering Child, Issues Apology

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The father of Khloe Kardashian’s daughter has issued an apology to the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star after admitting he fathered a child with another woman while the pair were still together.

The Sacramento Kings star issued an apology on his Instagram Stories, revealing a paternity test proved he did father a child with fitness model Maralee Nichols in December.

“I take full responsibility for my actions,” Thompson shared via his Instagram Stories. “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,” Thompson wrote.


The 30-year-old then went on to apologize to his on-again-off-again partner, Khloe, with whom he shares a three-year-old daughter, 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,” Thompson continued. “Again, I am so incredibly sorry.”



Reps for Khloe Kardashian refused to comment to CNN, however, a source close to the Good American designer told People she plans to focus on herself in 2022.

“She wants the new year to be different,” a source shared with People. “She wants to focus on her own happiness.”

“Khloe is such a strong person though,” the source added. “She has already moved on after finding out that Tristan was expecting another baby.”