Khloe Kardashian talks finding out about Tristan Thompson paternity scandal
Khloe Kardashian has admitted that it was ‘hard’ to find out about Tristan Thompson’s paternity scandal while filming the family’s new show The Kardashians.
‘That was hard,’ Khloe, 37, told USATodayand quipped that it felt like ‘déjà vu’ to find out the serial cheater had betrayed her yet again.
But this time she reveals that it was her sister Kim Kardashian that broke the news to her.
Ouch: Khloe Kardashian says it was ‘hard’ to find out about serial cheater Tristan Thompson’s paternity scandal while filming new show… and reveals it was Kim that broke the news
‘I think the first time it was either Kendall or Kylie that called me. Now it’s good old Kim,’ Khloe explained.
The troubles first began in 2018 when Tristan, 31, was caught cheating on Khloe just days before she welcomed their first child together, and most recently a paternity test revealed that he had fathered a child with fitness model Maralee Nichols.
Khloe added in the interview that the pain ‘doesn’t get easier’ – but ‘you do become more numb’ to it.
Betrayal: Tristan was caught cheating on Khloe in 2018 just days before she welcomed their first child together, and a paternity test revealed that he had fathered a child last year
‘When you’re hurt so many times – your reactions, your responses to the same thing happening over and over again – there is a numbing sensation to it,’ she says.
Kourtney added: ‘It almost becomes normal, when it should absolutely never become normal.’
Meanwhile, during Thursday’s debut episode of The Kardashians, Khloe addressed the status of her relationship with Tristan, who she has dated on and off since 2016.
Speaking in a confessional, Khloe insisted there was “no tension” between the pair but that they “get along really well” and see each other a few times a week as they co-parent daughter True, four.
She said: ‘If Tristan had his way he would completely be together, I just need a bit of breathing room and time to think…
Messenger: It was left to Kim Kardashian to break the news to her sister Khloe that she had been betrayed again
‘Tristan is very determined on us getting back together, he goes to therapy quite often, a couple times a week and we now even do couples therapy together.’
Turning to her on/off boyfriend she said: ‘You need to stay on your personal health and wellbeing, whether it be mind body or soul.’
Calling their romance a ‘grey area’, Khloe then discussed the moment she discovered he was cheating on her when she was pregnant, saying: ‘If I wasn’t pregnant, I would have f***”d you up so… I just didn’t wanna break my nails before delivery.’
She added in the confessional: ‘Every day he tries to show me and prove to me that he’s a different person and I should have faith and trust him, but we’ve been through so much together that I have a lot of reservations.
Tristan then lays his cards out on the table as he said to her: ‘You know I want to get us back together and build our family and hopefully be able to expand our family, God willing.’
‘It’s a lot of strain on a relationship. Trust takes time,’ Khloe responded.
Confession: During Thursday’s debut episode of The Kardashians, Khloe, 37, addressed the status of her relationship with Tristan, 31, who she has dated on and off since 2016
The scenes aired as it was revealed that Khloe’s elder sister Kim who first revealed that her Tristan had been hit with a paternity suit.
The difficult disclosure was even more uncomfortable, as she shared that Kim broke the news while she was on camera for their new reality series The Kardashians.
speaking to USAToday she admitted that ‘it was hard’ to learn the news of Tristan’s latest infidelity while cameras were capturing her every move.
DailyMail.com exclusively revealed details of the paternity battle in December after Maralee Nichols filed a lawsuit against the NBA player.
She also filed to submit text messages exchanged between herself and Tristan as evidence for her paternity lawsuit.
Baby mama: DailyMail.com exclusively revealed details of the paternity battle in December after Maralee Nichols filed a lawsuit against the NBA player
It’s claimed the texts show the pro athlete had wanted her to terminate the pregnancy, stated he had no plans to be involved in the child’s life and had tried to offer her hush money.
tristan had filed a gag order request, saying Maralee’s ‘intention all along [was] to try to achieve some sort of notoriety and gain for herself in this lawsuit’ by accusing him of fathering a third child.
Yet the following month, paternity test results revealed that Tristan was the child’s biological father and in an Instagram statement on January 3, I have penned: ‘Today paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols. I take full responsibility for my actions.
For all to see: Khloé said Kim informed her of the paternity lawsuit against Tristan while she was being filmed for their upcoming Hulu reality series The Kardashians (seen in 2018)
‘Now that paternity has been established, I look forward to amicably raising our son. I sincerely apologize to everyone I’ve hurt or disappointed throughout this order both publicly and privately.’
Tristan then spoke directly to the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star whom he first started dating in 2016.
He wrote: ‘Khloe, 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.
‘My actions have certainly 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, ‘his statement he read.
Owning up: The NBA player admitted that it was his child in a January Insta Stories post. He apologized to ‘everyone I’ve hurt or disappointed’ but added a second apology for Khloé alone
Although looking back on that difficult day still makes Khloé emotional, she admitted that she’s fuzzy on the presence of the cameras because they’re so often around her and her family.
“I don’t really remember being filmed, I’m so immune to it,” she told USA Today.
But it was particularly ‘hard’ to remember when she found out about the cheating incident that appears to have ended her relationship with her former partner for good.
‘I think that was hard for me too,’ Kim added in the interview.
‘Déjà vu,’ Khloé said of learning of another cheating incident. ‘I think the first time it was either Kendall or Kylie that called me. Now it’s good old Kim.’
The Revenge Body star added that the pain from betrayal ‘doesn’t get easier,’ though she said ‘you do become more numb’ over time.
‘When you’re hurt so many times — your reactions, your responses to the same thing happening over and over again — there is a numbing sensation to it,’ she said, adding, ‘It almost becomes normal, when it should absolutely never become normal.’
Her mother Kris Jenner, who also sat in on the interview, added that the whole family was shaken by the betrayal.
She said that revelations like that ‘are a bit shocking, but you’re not really focused on the filming of it at all until you watch it back.’
Close to home: In 2018, just days before Khloé gave birth to her and Tristan’s daughter True, DailyMail.com published video and photos of Tristan kissing a strip club worker
In 2018, just days before Khloé gave birth to her and Tristan’s daughter True, DailyMail.com published video and photos of Tristan kissing a strip club worker and also taking her up to his hotel room in New York City.
The couple managed to weather the storm, but they split in 2019 after Tristan kissed Kylie Jenner’s then-BFF Jordyn Woods.
The couple patched up their issues to reunite in the summer of 2020 while spending time together in the early days of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but they split again in June of last year.
The Kardashians drops on Thursday on Hulu in the US and Disney+ in Europe
Pucker up: The couple managed to weather the storm, but they split in 2019 after Tristan kissed Kylie Jenner’s then-BFF Jordyn Woods