Kim Applauds Her “Dear Friend” Tristan, Khloé’s Ex, for Stepping In When She Faced Parenting Challenges
In the world of celebrity relationships, Khloé Kardashian’s rollercoaster romance with NBA star Tristan Thompson has garnered significant media attention. Despite the recent breakup in 2021, what continues to puzzle many is Kim Kardashian’s lasting friendship with Tristan. In a recent episode of “The Kardashians,” Kim provides insight into their unique bond.
Tristan Thompson dated Kim’s sister Khloé Kardashian in the past.
Khloé and Tristan’s love story has been anything but smooth. Their relationship, which began in 2016, was marked by on-again, off-again phases. Despite the challenges, they welcomed their daughter, True, into the world in 2018. Tristan’s infidelity, particularly his involvement with Jordyn Woods, a close family friend, drew considerable backlash. Khloé, however, chose to forgive Tristan and give their relationship another chance.
Tristan’s actions took a darker turn in 2021 when it was revealed that he had secretly fathered another child outside of his relationship with Khloé. The news came to light when Maralee Nichols, the mother of his child, sued him for pregnancy and child-related expenses in December 2021. Khloé learned about the court case through leaked legal documents, leaving her devastated and betrayed.
For Kim, Tristan is a really good friend and dad despite all.
Despite the turmoil and heartbreak that Tristan’s actions brought upon Khloé, Kim Kardashian has maintained a close friendship with the NBA star. This unexpected relationship sparked intrigue and raised eyebrows among fans and the media.
In a recent episode of “The Kardashians,” Kim addresses the confusion surrounding her friendship with Tristan. She acknowledges the public’s potential backlash and expresses her understanding that many people may have negative feelings towards Tristan due to his past actions. However, Kim goes on to explain why she considers Tristan a “good friend.”
Kim describes Tristan as a good dad and praises his qualities as a friend. She acknowledges his past mistakes, particularly his infidelity, but emphasizes that he has also shown himself to be a decent person. Kim and Tristan have had discussions and arguments about his past behavior, but she believes in recognizing the positive aspects of his character.
Kim reveals that Tristan “stepped up” during a challenging period in her life. After her divorce from Kanye West in 2022, Tristan provided support by helping with her children, particularly her son, Saint. Kim explains that Tristan was there for her when she needed assistance, and he defended her in moments of conflict with her ex-husband.
“When he saw me struggling with my kids, he stepped up. He started showing up to the games, he picks Saint up, takes him to dinner,” Kim said of Tristan.
Kim Kardashian’s friendship with Tristan Thompson serves as a reminder that people are complex, and relationships can evolve. Despite his past mistakes, Kim has chosen to maintain her bond with Tristan, valuing the positive aspects of his character and the support he has provided during difficult times.