Tristan Thompson is seen leaving Madeo restaurant after having dinner with friends in Beverly Hills. 17 Apr 2019 Pictured: Tristan Thompson. Photo credit: MEGA +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA401426_009.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]

Khloé Kardashian's Ex, Tristan Thompson, Gifts Daughter Huge Bouquet Amid Paternity Issues

Home / News / Khloé Kardashian's Ex, Tristan Thompson, Gifts Daughter Huge Bouquet Amid Paternity Issues

By Favour Adegoke on January 9, 2022 at 8:00 AM EST

NBA star, Tristan Thompson was spotted in new footage delivering thousands of roses to his daughter, True. This was an hour before he begged ex Khloé Kardashian to forgive him.

Article continues below advertisement
Article continues below advertisement

According to TMZ, the athlete was spotted outside his daughter's gymnastics class. While Tristan Thompson sat in an SUV, reportedly waiting to pick up his daughter, someone inside the class brought out nearly 100 roses. The athlete then stepped out of the vehicle and put on a facemask as handed over to him by his driver. After wearing his facemask, he directed his attention to his phone and strode off the parking lot.

It'd appear that that was Thompson's idea of ironing things out before he told the world of his cheating scandal.

Article continues below advertisement


Thompson and Khloé initially became romantically linked in 2016, announcing in 2018 that they were expecting their first baby, True. Before True arrived, the news made rounds that the athlete had cheated on the reality star with multiple women.

A year after, news broke out again that Thompson was unfaithful and, this time, cheated on Khloé with her best friend at the time, Jordyn Woods.

The duo broke up and made up in 2020 amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. When they eventually split in 2021, an insider explained to Us Weekly that "there was no drama" between them. 

"They broke up a few weeks ago. They remain amicable toward each other and will continue to co-parent. Things just didn't work out." 

Article continues below advertisement
Article continues below advertisement

While many suspected that their split had to do with his alleged fling with model Sydney Chase, it'll appear now that the truth is out in the open; Maralee Nichols was the reason.

The NBA played owned up to cheating on Khloé with Nichols and impregnating her while at it. However, he spent months caught in a messy legal battle where he tried to deny Nichols' allegations. He also claimed that their relationship was a one-night stand, but as written in the legal documents, he met up with her on his 30th birthday and other times for sex.

His 30th birthday, however, was the day Khloé posted a tribute confirming their reconciliation. But instead of spending it with Khloé, he spent it at Nichols' and ended up impregnating her despite Khloé's attempts at conceiving a second child with Thompson.

The Apology

An hour after the shower of affection on his daughter, the Canadian took to his Instagram to write that the paternity test, which was meant to reveal the paternity of Nichol's baby, was out, and it had established that Nichol's baby was his son.

"Today, paternity test results revealed that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols. Now that paternity has been established, I look forward to amicably raising our son," the athlete wrote on Monday. "I sincerely apologize to everyone I've hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal, both publicly and privately."

However, the player didn't stop there. Following the surprising confession, Thompson quickly pivoted to damage control. He apologized to his ex in another of his Instagram stories.

Article continues below advertisement

"Khloé, 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," the power forward wrote. "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."

Earlier 'Rosey' Displays

This is not the first time the NBA star will give his loved ones flowers as an apology. In April, Khloé took to her Instagram stories to show off a bouquet of pink roses. At the end of the story, she tagged Thompson's name below it.

Article continues below advertisement

His flower delivery came after the reality star's unedited bikini photos were leaked.

Later in the month, Khloé showed off another pot of flowers along with a note which read "Good Mama." This bouquet was after model Chase claimed that she hooked up with Thompson in the early months of 2021.

Article continues below advertisement

Thompson Is Now A Father Of Three

The confession marked the athlete's first announcement that he was a father of three. In addition to his baby boy and daughter True, he also shares a five-year-old with ex Jordan Craig.

As reported by The Sun, Khloé feels surprised by the latest cheating scandal from Thompson as he's been publicly and previously accused of infidelity several times. She was also allegedly "upset to find out that he cheated again" and "can't believe that he will be a dad again," per People.

She's not made any other public comment following Nichol's delivery. However, on the eve of New Year's, she posted a video on Instagram which featured True by her side.

'We are starting early over here. We are saying sayonara to 2021 as early as possible," she said in the video.

Article continues below advertisement