Keeping Up With the Khloé Kardashian & Tristan Thompson Scandal: A Complete Guide
The third and final Kardashian baby has finally arrived! Khloé Kardashian—reality star, denim designer and renowned sister expert—gave birth to a baby girl at 4:00am Thursday morning. Kourtney, Kim, Kris and Khloé’s BFF Malika Haqq were by her side in the delivery room outside Cleveland, Ohio — as was the baby daddy, Tristan Thompson.
The celebratory news came just two days after reports (and video footage) that accused Tristan, a 27-year-old Canadian pro-basketball player, of cheating on his mega famous girlfriend numerous times throughout her pregnancy. It’s been an emotional whirlwind of a week — and the entirety of the drama has reportedly been filmed for season 15 of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. *The devil works hard, but Kris Jenner is working harder.*
Next season on KUWTK: a lot of tears, motorboats and behind-the-scenes baby pushing. In an attempt to unpack this never-ending international scandal, we’ve gone back to the very beginning of Tristan and Khloé’s romance. Grab a snack, because there’s a lot to dive into.
April 10, 2018: Tristan’s ex, Jordan Craig, comments
The NBA star’s first baby mama, Jordan Craig, shared her thoughts in an Instagram story:“If you respect yourself and you respect others, you would never make light of the misfortune of anyone, nor would you feel indemnified when it comes at the expense of others,” the 26-year-old lifestyle blogger wrote. “Wishing peace for everyone.”
April 11, 2018: Khloé reportedly goes “absolutely ballistic”
Per Page Six, a source close to the Kardashian family said the very-pregnant Khloé “was devastated when she saw the pictures of Tristan with that girl, she went absolutely ballistic at him. She is not only hurt, she is humiliated and worried for their child. How could he do this, and so publicly, when their baby daughter could arrive within a week?”
April 11, 2018: Tristan is booed during basketball game
During the Cavelier’s hometown game Wednesday night, the NBA star was hit with plenty of boos from the audience. Tristan took the court during a timeout (meaning the PA announcer didn’t say his name), but sources via TMZ say the crowd booed whenever he was shown on screen.
April 11, 2018: Tristan will be allowed in the delivery room
Per TMZ: “Sources familiar with the situation tell us Khloé’s devastated by the recent revelations, but understands the importance of the birth in the lives of everyone involved.”
It’s very possible that the baby’s birth was the first time Khloé saw her BF post-scandal, as according to E!, “Khloé doesn’t want to speak with Tristan. And the family is keeping them apart until she goes into labor.”
April 11, 2018: Kris, Kim and Kourtney fly to Cleveland
“Kris is in Cleveland now giving Khloé as much support as possible and Kim is also heading there as well,” one insider told People. “They’re trying to keep her emotionally stable.” The whole Kardashian klan is reportedly (and understandably) furious at Tristan. The goal is now to get Khloé out of Cleavland and back to Calabasas as fast as possible, without jeopardizing the safety of the baby.
April 12, 2018: The baby is born
Congratulation baby mama, and cheers to the health and happiness of your new little girl.
April 13, 2018: Khloé forgives Tristan
Water under the bridge! According to People, Khloé is over this whole infidelity drama, and is ready to put the scandal behind her. “Khloé is feeling nothing but happiness right now. She is head over heels in love with her little girl—she is just consumed with love. Absolutely nothing else matters,” the Kardashian family source says.
Wait…so everything is cool in this fairytale love story? “Basically.”
“She’s basically already forgiven him,” the source says. “She is in a bubble of love and peace and happiness right now, and everything that happened with Tristan is less about ‘cheating’ and more like, it was just a random drunken hookup that meant nothing and was kissing at most and didn’t lead to anything else and was the fault of stupid groupies trying to trap him, and everybody just needs to move on.”
May 2, 2018: Basketball Fans Continue to Diss Tristan at Games
So Khloé has forgiven him, but that doesn’t mean the public has. While in Toronto for a basketball game against the Raptors, Tristan was taunted during a free throw. As he tried to focus on shooting, the audience erupted into repeated chants of “Khloé!” Tristan managed to keep his cool, however, making the shot and also bringing home a victory with the Cavaliers. He posted an Instagram from the winning game, captioning it, “Feels good to be back in the 6!”
May 5, 2018: Khloe and Tristan Seen Together for First Time Since Allegations
Seriously, how much more proof do we need? TMZ obtained photos of Khloe supporting Tristan in Cleveland at a Cavaliers game and then the pair having lunch together. It appears as though the love birds are finally providing use doubters with tactical proof that all is forgiven? Maybe this signals the end of this saga?
May 8, 2018: Insider Reveals
Never mind, we’re back. So while the pair still appear to be going strong, we finally have some insight behind why they named their daughter True. People (myself included) found it a little odd that Khloe would name her daughter True right after the cheating scandal broke out. Seems a little shady, no? An insider told Us Weekly that Khloe had had the name picked out for awhile. “She went into labour not even knowing the full scope of the cheating so the option of changing her name wasn’t even brought up. It’s too much for one person to deal with during the crazy time,” said the insider.
May 11, 2018: Tristan Blocks Sister Kim on Social Media
It’s always a family matter when it comes to the Kardashians! Kim Kardashian West revealed (well, suggested) that Tristan Thompson was not happy about her input on the situation. “OK, last time I went on TV and I answered some questions about her I got blocked on social media—and not from Khloe,” said Kim in an interview on Live with Kelly and Ryan that aired this morning. Kim is referring her recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres, in which she referred to the situation as “so f*cked up.” Oh, Tristan… don’t you know that one does not shade at a Kardashian on social media? They will always get the last laugh. I’d be careful if I were you, Kris Jenner works in mysterious ways.