Tristan ThompsonCurrently paying child support Maralee NicholsTheir son, Theo, in the midst of their ongoing legal battle Us WeeklyThis is a valid confirmation.
31-year-old attorney for the NBA player told Use on Thursday, August 18, that Thompson “is paying, and has paid, child support to Ms. Nichols retroactive to the date she delivered the child.”
The 31-year old fitness model welcomed the baby boy in December 2021, months after Thompson filed a paternity case against him. Earlier this year, a rep for Nichols claimed that the Canada native had not been contributing financially or otherwise to Theo’s life.
“Despite news reports stating otherwise, Tristan Thompson has done nothing to support their son,” the spokesperson told UsIn a statement dated February. “He has not made any attempt to meet their son nor has he provided any financial assistance.”
Four months later, an insider said Us that the basketball star still hadn’t met Theo. “Tristan is very absent from Theo’s life. He hasn’t met Theo nor has he initiated any meetings,” the source claimed, adding that Thompson hadn’t yet provided any child support. “He doesn’t have any immediate plans to meet his son face to face.”
Nichols seemingly shaded the former Boston Celtics center earlier this month when she posted an Instagram selfie with the caption, “Less time on captions, more time on actions 🏋🏻♀️ never skip leg day.” The message appeared to be a reference to Thompson’s habit of sharing cryptic posts via social media.
In June 2021 the model sued the former Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player for child support, claiming that their baby was conceived in March of this year. Thompson was still dating Thompson at the time. Khloé Kardashian.
In January, the athlete revealed his paternity via an Instagram Story. He also apologized to the Good American founder, who is 38. “Today, paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols. I take full responsibility for my actions,” he wrote at the time. “Now that paternity has been established I look forward to amicably raising our son.”
In a second slide, he added: “Khloé, 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 not been in line with how I view you. I have the deepest respect and love for your family. I don’t care what you think. Again, I am so incredibly sorry.”
The Hulu star was revealed later during the June season finale The KardashiansIt was then that she discovered about Nichols’ and Theo’s lives. The reality star shared the news that she and her ex were planning to have a second child via surrogate a month later. True, a daughter of the couple, is also their child. (Thompson shares Prince, 5, with Jordan Craig.)
“We can confirm True will have a sibling who was conceived in November,” a rep for Kardashian told UsJuly. “Khloé is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a beautiful blessing. We’d like to ask for kindness and privacy so that Khloé can focus on her family.”
August 5, UsThe surrogate gave birth, it was confirmed, to a baby boy. “Both baby and mother are very happy and healthy,” an insider said at the time. “Khloé is so thrilled to expand her family.”