Tristan Thompson may be a professional basketball player, but his recent moves off the court have caused quite the stir.
In case you’ve been living under a Kardashian-free rock, Thompson, Khloé Kardashian’s boyfriend and father of her newborn daughter True, has apparently been cheating on her. Now, big sis Kim has her own beef with the athlete.
During an appearance on , Kim carefully spilled some tea about her feelings towards Thompson, and why she no longer follows the NBA player on social media. When host Ryan Seacrest asked Kim if she is rooting for Khloé and Thompson to stay together, the reality star paused, prompting laughter from the audience.
“Last time I went on TV and answered some questions about her, I got blocked on social media,” she said. “And not from Khloé.”
The “last time” Kim is referring to is her interview on The Ellen Degeneres Show on April 30, the same day that news outlets reported that the KKW creator and the Cleveland Cavaliers player . During her appearance on , Kardashian said some not-so-nice things about Thompson’s treatment of her little sis.
“It’s so messed up,” she told host Degeneres, “Like, I don’t even know how to describe it other than it’s just so f-cked up.”
Kim went on to say: “We really were rooting for Khloé. And we still are. She’s so strong and she’s doing the best she can. It’s a really sad situation all over. I kind of made this rule with my brother: if there’s a baby involved…I’m going to keep it cute and keep it classy and not talk too bad…I’m going to try not to say anything too negative because one day, True is going to see this.”
Kim’s appearance on Ellen was the first time a close member of the fam spoke out about the scandal. Just a week before Kim’s statement, that Khloé was living in Thompson’s Cleveland pad with True—but that Thompson was staying elsewhere.
According to the outlet, even though Thompson was not living with his new family, he came by to visit True. A source even told People that Khloé “has very little to do with” Thompson and that she couldn’t wait until she is cleared to fly again so she can move back home to Los Angeles. Since then, however, Khloé and Thompson have been spotted out together prompting rumours that they may have rekindled their romance.
When Kim was asked about her sister’s relationship on Live with Kelly and Ryan, she ultimately said that she hopes they can work things out. “I’m always rooting for her, for love,” said Kim. “I’m always rooting for families.”
Speaking of families, this family drama all started after on April 10 of Thompson making out with a woman and “motorboating” another at a Washington, D.C. hookah lounge back in October, causing the Kardashian crew to .
But the TMZ makeout vid isn’t the only proof that Thompson hasn’t been faithful to Khloé. On April 9, the Cleveland Cavaliers player was spotted heading into a hotel in New York with a woman () around 5 a.m. , the woman was apparently seen, “hanging all over Tristan at an NYC nightclub earlier in the evening.” Thompson was in town for a basketball game, while a very pregnant Khloé was apparently back at his place in Ohio.
Tristan Thompson was brazenly cheating on a pregnant Khloe Kardashian with not one but two women.
— TMZ (@TMZ)
Then, actor Gabrielle Union somehow got caught up in the cheating scandal. The 45-year-old Being Mary Jane star found herself in the middle of the mess when The Shade Room posted footage of the woman Thompson allegedly cheated with at the hotel, and pointed out that Union was in the background of the pic. Pretty soon after the post went up on April 12, Union responded to the outlet to clear her name.
The We’re Going to Need More Wine author responded to The Shade Room‘s post directly by commenting on its IG account: “Don’t know her. Didn’t see her. I was enjoying my night with my mama and aunt. We ain’t involved in this.” Can’t a girl go out with her family without getting entangled in a cheating drama anymore?!
Apart from all the social media shiz—and Kim’s comments on Ellen—the Kardashian sisters themselves have been pretty silent about the cheating sitch. Kim and Kourtney even continued posting pics of themselves when the scandal broke, causing people to speculate that the fam was trying to downplay the drama. As for Khloé? On April 9, shortly before her baby arrived, on IG with the caption: “We are ready whenever you are little mama.”
While the Kardashians were initially mum on Thompson, after the news about his alleged cheating broke, Khloé’s BFF Khadijah Haqq McCray posted a pointed John Wooden quote on Instagram that reads: “the best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” *OH SNAP*
And the celeb’s friends and fam aren’t the only one throwing shade at Thompson. When the NBA player hit the court for the first time after TMZ released the video, the crowd . Some fans in the crowd even held up signs stating their support for Kardashian.
in case you didn’t see this during the game!!
— Emma Ours (@OursEmma)
Kardashian announced she was expecting in December on Instagram, more than a year after she and Thompson first started dating. Whatever’s going on between the two, we are sending positive vibes to the new mama and her baby girl.
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