‘Kardashians’ Fans Call Tristan Thompson a ‘Master Manipulator’
Tristan Thompson embarked on his apology tour to the Kardashian family during this week’s episode of The Kardashians. Throughout the show, Kris Jenner, Corey Gamble, Kim Kardashian, Malika Haqq, and Scott Disick have all put their two cents in support of Khloe Kardashian getting back together with Tristan. As we previously reported, the pro basketball player moved in with Khloe after his home was flooded with his disabled brother. Khloe and her family have been there for Tristan after the sudden passing of his mother as well.
Tristan’s Cheating History
Despite the two being able to co-parent their children, Thompson, 32, has been cheating on Khloe, 39, for years. The two began dating in 2016, and just days before Khloe gave birth to their first child in 2018, she first found out about him cheating. After forgiving him for that, Tristan cheated again, but this time with Kylie Jenner’s friend, Jordyn Woods. Once again, Khloe forgave him, but in 2021, she was devastated when she learned “with the rest of the world” that Tristan had secretly fathered a son with Maralee Nichols. He also was secretly battling a related court case over his paternity and child support issues.
Khloe later revealed on the reality show that Tristan simultaneously convinced her to go through with surrogacy plans for their second child. Their embryo was implanted in the surrogate just days before his paternity scandal was exposed. At the time, Khloe’s family admitted that it seemed as though Tristan was racing against the clock to “trap” her before he was found out. Khloe and Tristan’s son was born in July 2022, just months after his son with Maralee was born, whom she has claimed he is yet to meet.
Tristan’s ‘Redemption Arc’
Fans of the reality show noticed how much Tristan has been featured in the latest season. Many have taken to social media to criticize how it feels like an attempt at a “redemption arc” for Thompson. In the latest episode, he spoke to Kylie and Kourtney, leading fans to believe the Cleveland Cavaliers player is a “master manipulator” for calculating his speeches to fit what he knew each sister “wanted to hear.”
New episodes of The Kardashians drop every Thursday on Hulu.