The newborn’s existence brought a long public controversy surrounding the parents as Thompson vehemently denied his parental status until a DNA test proved him wrong.
The son of the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” alum spread holiday cheer in a customized cute onesie for St. Patrick’s Day.
Maralee Nichols Son Theo Melts Hearts On St. Patrick’s Day
On Thursday, March 17, Nichols heralded the honorary celebration of the foremost patron saint of Ireland with a sweet image of her son.
The fitness model took to her Instagram Story with a picture of the three-months-old old sporting a onesie that was green in line with the theme of the day.
At the back of the three-month-old’s outfit, “Happy St. Patrick’s” was written. Nichols kept her son’s privacy protected by hiding him away from the camera while he lay on a white blanket.
Despite Thompson’s unwillingness to be in his son’s life, Nichols continues to show her love for him on social media proudly. Such as last month when The Blast shared her touching baby name reveal.
The baby mama of the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association star made the announcement on Instagram with a touching message behind Theo’s name on Thursday, February 24.
Nichols posted a full-body photo where she rocked a matching white ensemble with Theo, whose face she hid from the camera.
The model sported a form-fitting white dress with her dark waist-length wavy hair while the adorable newborn wore a onesie and identical beanie.
In the captions of her post, Nichols praised her newborn for being her little angel baby and explained that she chose the moniker because it translates to “Gift from God.”
The mother-of-one revealed that an undisclosed person told her she might never conceive, but her baby proved the statement wrong. She continued:
“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.”
Now that Nichols has brought her miraculous offspring to life, she is entirely in love with him. She gushed about how blessed she is to have him in her life, writing:
“I love you more than you’ll ever know. You bring such joy and happiness into my life. My greatest blessing.”
According to the birth certificate retrieved by PEOPLE, the full name of Nichols’ baby is Theo Thompson. The infant was born in Santa Monica, California, on December 1, 2021.
Although the child bears his father’s surname, Thompson is not listed anywhere on the document as she filed it while he vehemently denied his paternity claims.
Tristan Thompson’s Third Baby Mama Accuses Him Of Being An Absent Father
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Nichols called out the NBA player for being an absent father after speculations began spreading that he was paying thousands of dollars to her and his other baby mamas, Khloe Kardashian and Jordan Craig.
The Blast revealed that the model addressed the claims and revealed the extent of his parental neglect in a candid statement to PEOPLE through her representative on Tuesday, February 15.
The message detailed how Thompson has been absent in every ramification of his son’s life since his birth. It read:
“Despite news reports stating otherwise, Tristan Thompson has done nothing to support their son. He has not made any attempt to meet their son, nor has he provided any financial assistance.”
The spokesperson noted that his client is displeased with the false narratives that present Thompson as a supportive father and asked reporters covering the situation to confirm the facts before publishing news about her.
Thompson’s reported net worth of about $45 million translates to a payment of $40,000 monthly to his first son, Prince, who he shares with Craig, and his daughter True, who belongs to Kardashian.
Lawyer Morghan Richardson spoke to Hollywood Life about the estimated amount the father-of-three should pay to Nichols every month to support his son. It is a little less than his payments to his other baby mamas.
Richardson explained, “Reports show that his income is about $10mil, so based on that number, and the report that he’s paying $40k per month for his son when I run the calculator, I get an estimate of $34k. Per month.”