Maralee Nichols Says Her, Tristan Thompson’s Son Is ‘Walking’ 

Maralee Nichols and Tristan Thompson.
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On the transfer! Maralee Nichols is in awe of son Theo’s newest developmental milestones.

“My child is strolling in all places now 🥺,” Nichols, 31, wrote by way of Instagram Story on Thursday, February 2, sharing footage of her son, 13 months, toddling round a child-friendly fitness center.

The health influencer gave beginning to Theo — whom she shares with Tristan Thompson — in December 2021 amid a messy court docket battle concerning the now-toddler’s paternity. Us Weekly confirmed earlier that month that Nichols was suing the Chicago Bulls athlete, 31, for little one assist after claiming that he fathered her then-unborn little one.

Maralee Nichols Reveals Her and Tristan Thompson's Son Theo, 13 Months, Is ‘Walking Everywhere Now’

Tristan Thompson and Maralee Nichols son, Theo.
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Thompson — who was courting ex Khloé Kardashian on the time he first met Nichols — initially denied her claims that Theo was his son. The Canada native finally confirmed the infant’s paternity in January 2022.

“Right now, paternity take a look at outcomes reveal that I fathered a toddler with Maralee Nichols. I take full duty for my actions,” Thompson — who additionally shares son Prince, 5, with ex Jordan Craig and two kids with Kardashian, 38 — wrote by way of Instagram Story on the time. “Now that paternity has been established I stay up for amicably elevating our son. I sincerely apologize to everybody I’ve harm or disenchanted all through this ordeal each publicly and privately.”

The skilled basketball participant added an apology message to the Good American cofounder, with whom he shares daughter True, 4, and a son, born in July 2022. “Khloé, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I’ve induced you. You don’t deserve the best way I’ve handled you over time,” Thompson concluded his social media notice. “My actions actually haven’t lined up with the best way I view you. I’ve the utmost respect and love for you. No matter what chances are you’ll suppose. Once more, I’m so extremely sorry.”

The previous Cleveland Cavaliers athlete — who discovered in November 2022 {that a} surrogate was carrying his and Kardashian’s second little one — and Nichols finally reached a paternity settlement final December. 

A supply beforehand instructed Us in June 2022 that Thompson is “very absent” from Theo’s life, noting that the pair haven’t met in particular person.

The NBA star’s legal professional, nevertheless, did verify to Us that August that Thompson is at present paying month-to-month little one assist funds to Nichols.

The health mannequin, for her half, has since prioritized elevating her child boy.

“I really like caring for my son each day and tending to his wants,” Nichols solely instructed Us in February 2022. “It’s so rewarding. I by no means knew I might love somebody a lot. He brings such pleasure into my life and is my best blessing.”

She added on the time: “I’ll do all the pieces in my energy to verify he’s offered for. I would be the greatest mommy I could be. I really like enjoying with him and making him chortle. He has the cutest smile and is at all times so pleased. I additionally love studying to him and rocking him to sleep. He’s so cuddly.”