Tristan Thompson made a humiliated public apology to Khloe Kardashian after a DNA test confirmed he was the father of a third child.
Tristan Thompson confirmed in his Instagram story that he had a boy from Maralie Nichols, and he also made a humiliated apology to his ex Chloe Kardashian.
“Today, the paternity test results show that I gave birth to a child with Maralie Nichols,” wrote the 30-year-old NBA star. “I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established, I look forward to raising our son together. “
He continued, “I sincerely apologize to everyone I have offended or disappointed during this ordeal, both privately and publicly.”
V New york post reports that on the second slide, Thompson acknowledged how his relationship with 31-year-old Nichols hurt the 37-year-old Kardashian, whom he was still dating when his newborn was conceived.
“Chloe, you don’t deserve this. You do not deserve the mental pain and humiliation that I have caused you, ”he wrote. “You don’t deserve the way I’ve treated you over the years.”
The athlete went on to say that his actions “definitely did not match” with his personal view of Keeping up with the Kardashians alum.
“I have great respect and love for you. Whatever you think, ”he added. “Again, I’m sorry.”
Thompson’s confession came after a high-profile legal battle with Nichols.
Nichols claimed in a paternity suit that she and Thompson had sex during his 30th birthday in March, leading to her pregnancy. Thompson admitted to having had sexual intercourse with Nichols, but denied being the father of her baby, whom she greeted on December 1.
Thompson repeatedly demanded that Nichols’ child undergo a DNA test to prove his paternity.
The NBA basketball player has filed his own lawsuit against Nichols in Texas in response to her paternity suit against him in California, although it was dismissed last month.
The fitness model talked about her date with Thompson in December when she shared her baby’s first photo with People…
“Rather than focusing on any negativity, I prefer to become a mother and do my best for my son,” the Los Angeles resident said in a statement. “I don’t want further media attention and I don’t want a romantic relationship with Tristan.”
She continued, “My goal is to raise our son in a safe, healthy, loving and private environment.”
Although Nichols claimed that she and Thompson had a five-month romance, Thompson claimed in legal documents that they only had intercourse once.
Court documents also revealed last month that Thompson used secret Snapchat username “blkjesus00” to have sex with Nichols on the social network.
“I only remember that [Nichols] and I had sexual relations in March 2021 and never in 2021, ”he said in court documents.
“[Nichols] constantly used the term “sex” to describe our relationship, which was reality. I am sure that if the child is my child, then the only date of conception was March 13, 2021, because it was my birthday. “
V New york post In June, it was exclusively revealed that Kardashian had parted ways with Thompson for good over accusations that he slept with model Sidney Chase. (His relationship with Nichols was not publicized at the time.)
Thompson previously cheated on the Kardashians in 2018 when she was pregnant with their three-year-old daughter, Tru, and again in 2019 with then-best friend of Kylie Jenner, Jordin Woods.
In addition to his children by Nichols and the Kardashians, the Sacramento Kings player is the father of Prince’s 5-year-old son, whom he shares with former Jordan Craig.
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