Tristan Thompson confirmed that he fathered a child boy with Maralee Nichols through his Instagram Story Monday night time, alongside a honest apology to his ex — and different child mama — Khloé Kardashian.
“Right now, paternity take a look at outcomes reveal that I fathered a baby with Maralee Nichols,” the NBA star, 30, wrote. “I take full accountability for my actions. Now that paternity has been established I stay up for amicably elevating our son.”
He continued, “I sincerely apologize to everybody I’ve harm or disenchanted all through this ordeal each privately and publicly.”
In a second slide, Thompson acknowledged how his relationship with Nichols, 31, harm Kardashian, 37, whom he was nonetheless courting when his new child was conceived.
“Khloé, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I’ve induced you,” he wrote. “You don’t deserve the way in which I’ve handled you through the years.”
The athlete went on to say that his actions “definitely haven’t lined up” along with his private view of the “Holding Up With the Kardashians” alum.
“I’ve the utmost respect and love for you. No matter what chances are you’ll assume,” he added. “Once more, I’m so extremely sorry.”
Thompson’s admission comes after a headline-making authorized battle with Nichols.
As Web page Six beforehand reported, Nichols claimed in a paternity lawsuit that she and Thompson had intercourse over his thirtieth birthday weekend in March, which resulted in her being pregnant. Thompson admitted to having sexual activity with Nichols however denied being the daddy of her toddler, whom she welcomed on Dec. 1.
Thompson had repeatedly demanded Nichols’ child endure a DNA take a look at to show his fatherhood.
The NBA baller had filed his personal lawsuit in opposition to Nichols in Texas in response to her paternity go well with in opposition to him in California, although it was dismissed last month.
The health mannequin opened up about her tryst with Thompson in December when sharing the first photo of her baby with Folks.
“As a substitute of specializing in any negativity, I’m selecting to embrace being a mom and doing one of the best I can for my son,” the Los Angeles resident stated in a press release. “I are not looking for any additional media consideration, nor do I desire a romantic relationship with Tristan.”
She continued, “My objective is to lift our son in a protected, wholesome, loving and personal setting.”
Although Nichols has claimed that she and Thompson had a five-month affair, Thompson has maintained in authorized filings that the 2 solely had intercourse as soon as.
Court docket docs additionally revealed final month that Thompson used the secret Snapchat username “blkjesus00″ to rearrange intercourse with Nichols on the social media platform.
“I solely recall that [Nichols] and I had sexual relations in March of 2021 and at no different time in 2021,” he acknowledged in court docket docs.
“[Nichols] consistently used the time period ‘hook up’ to explain our relationship which was the truth. I’m sure that if the kid is deemed to be my baby that the one date of conception was March 13, 2021, as a result of it was my birthday.”
Web page Six solely revealed in June that Kardashian known as it quits with Thompson for good over allegations he had slept with model Sydney Chase. (His dalliance with Nichols had, at that time, not been made public.)
Thompson beforehand cheated on Kardashian in 2018 while she was pregnant with their now-3-year-old daughter, True, and once more in 2019 with Kylie Jenner’s then-BFF, Jordyn Woods.
Along with his youngsters with Nichols and Kardashian, the Sacramento Kings participant can also be dad to son Prince, 5, whom he shares with ex Jordan Craig.
Source: Web page Six