Tristan Thompson honored his late mother, Andrea Thompson, in an emotional tribute — reflecting on his errors and the person he hopes to grow to be.
“Dearest mommy in heaven, It has been one month because you’ve been gone. I’m in disbelief. I’m within the deepest a part of sorrow & grief,” the NBA star, 31, started within the heart-wrenching publish, which he shared through Instagram on Sunday, February 5. “My soul is empty as I come to phrases that my greatest supporter/superhero is gone. I can not thanks sufficient for at all times being a lady of religion, being one in every of God’s warriors, preventing again with regardless of the world threw our approach. You always protected us by way of prayer. My hero you fought all of the battles you wanted to and it was time so that you can go house.”
Tristan, who was the oldest of 4 — Andrea was additionally the mom of sons Dishawn, Daniel and Amari — thanked his late mother for “choosing me as [her] son,” recalling how she “devoted [her] life to [her] boys & the church.” He referred to as her his “function mannequin, finest good friend & the strongest girl I do know.”
In his prolonged letter, the previous Chicago Bulls participant additionally apologized to Andrea for the errors he made in his life. (Although Tristan didn’t specify, he has incessantly made headlines for his repeated infidelity, together with fathering son Theo, 14 months, with Maralee Nichols when he was nonetheless in a relationship with Khloé Kardashian, with whom he shares daughter True, 4, and a child boy, 7 months. He’s additionally dad of son Prince, 6, with ex Jordan Craig.)
“All I can say is, I’m sorry mommy for the unsuitable selections I’ve made in my life. I’m sorry for the embarrassment & ache. You raised me higher than what I used to be in a position to present you,” the Canada native penned. “However I’ve additionally discovered sorry is just not sufficient. Actions converse louder than worlds. So I gained’t simply ask for forgiveness. Keep tuned to the methods I’ll present the world what an incredible son you raised. I’ll present you that even once we fall & make errors, we get again up. You might be my motivation. Stand beside me as I grow to be the person I do know you at all times believed in. I’m going to make you proud, I promise!”
Tristan additionally promised Andrea that his youngest brother, who has epilepsy, “goes to be taken care of.”
Talking of 16-year-old Amari, the basketball star wrote, “I’ll shield him, love him & do something on the planet to ensure he’s okay.”
Tristan’s feedback about his youngest sibling echo Khloé’s, who paid tribute to Andrea earlier this month after attending her funeral with sister Kim Kardashian.
“I do know you by no means wished to depart your boys,” the Good American cofounder, 38, wrote through Instagram on the time. “They’re your complete world. They’ll study to stay with the opening of their hearts as a result of they’re warriors similar to their warrior mommy. Simply know, I promise you, Amari might be completely okay. We are going to all take care of him, assist him and shield him. Your boys might be okay as a result of they’ve their guardian Angel by their aspect.”
Per TMZ, Andrea was at her Toronto house on January 5 when she suffered a coronary heart assault.