It’s been several weeks since Tristan Thompson was caught cheating on then-pregnant Khloé Kardashian — and, with the exception of the birth of daughter True, it’s probably been a miserable experience for Khloé. Now, one by her one, her family is beginning to speak out about the NBA star and how Khloé is handling the aftermath of his affair(s).
On Friday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, momager extraordinaire Kris Jenner finally broke her silence about Khloé and gave fans a much-needed update on the new mom. “Khloé is amazing! I’m so proud of that kid. I get choked up because she’s such a good mom and honestly I get so emotional,” she told the talk show host between tears. “She’s just concentrating on that, being a mom, her baby and that’s what her sisters are doing as well.”
She also explained how the 33-year-old is struggling with breastfeeding. “She’s so excited about motherhood and trying to get the nursing thing down, which is a little tricky,” Kris, 62, added. “She’s trying, she’s really trying. She’s figuring it out one day at a time, she’s just the best mom already. That baby is so cute, little True.”
And Tristan better watch out. “There’s a lot of us and we all get together and we do things together and we’re a force to be reckoned with,” Kris said, sending a very clear message to the Cleveland Cavs star.
Kim Kardashian definitely has her little sister’s back, and she was the first of the family to snub her Khlo’s cheating baby daddy in a very public way by unfollowing him on Instagram. According to E! News, Kim clicked the unfollow button on Tristan’s account just hours before broke her silence about the scandal during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last week. “Like I don’t even know how to describe it besides, it’s just so f–ked up,” the 37-year-old told Ellen.
“We really were rooting for Khloé, and we still are, you know,” Kim added. “She’s so strong and she’s doing the best that she can — it’s a really sad situation all over. I kind of made this rule with [Rob Kardashian], 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 so negative because, one day, True is going to see this and you know, it’s so messed up.”
Kim first alluded to the drama on April 16 in an Instagram post of herself, Kourtney, and friend Kristen Noel Crawley in Turks and Caicos. The caption? “We’re on our way, sis…” But it’s not just Kim who has been supporting Koko through this painful time. Friends of the Kardashians and even one of their foes have been sending their love — here’s what they’re doing, saying, and thinking about Tristan’s affair…
Khloé was always worried Tristan would cheat again, as a Kardashian source exclusively told In Touch. “He started dating Khloé soon after his ex-girlfriend got pregnant,” the confidant said. “So she can’t help but think that maybe a leopard doesn’t change its spots.”
“Khloé is pissed,” another source told Life & Style prior to the reality star’s childbirth. “Khloé’s done. She’s so f–king done. Her stomach hurts so bad and it’s not from the pregnancy — she could kill Tristan right now.”
Apparently, Tristan has been begging Khloé for forgiveness. “[Tristan]’s been in Khloé’s ears apologizing, telling her that these videos aren’t what they look like,” a source told In Touch exclusively. “He’s telling her that the girl he was with at the hotel is [a friend of a friend] and that the video of him kissing that chick last year was a stupid bet he made with one of his teammates.”
“Tristan is sorry for everything and never meant for any of this to happen,” another source told In Touch. “He’s offered to spend his off days with Khloé and the baby, and she said no. He’s offered to pay for two nannies and another assistant to help Khloé with the baby while he’s in the playoffs, but she’s declined. He’s really trying to be as active and present as he can, but Khloé tells him she’s got all the help she needs from her family.”
Now that things aren’t going so well in his personal life, Tristan is trying to focus on his career and he recently broke his social media silence with a post on Instagram after he helped his team the Cleveland Cavaliers win a game, but fans roasted him in the comments.
Lamar, Khloé’s infamous ex, is “shooting his best shot and trying to crawl back into Khloé’s life now that she’s in a vulnerable spot,” a source exclusively told In Touch.
“Lamar knows Khloé’s going through hell and would like to be there for her just like she was for him when he was knocking on death’s door,” the source added. “He has the utmost respect, love, and admiration for Khloé and is tremendously happy she’s had her first child. Truth be told — Lamar wishes he were the father.”
Kanye, Kim’s husband, hasn’t directly addressed the cheating scandal his sister-in-law is suffering through, but he did reminisce about a bonding experience with Lamar, and fans think that’s his way of shading Tristan.
“My favorite moment of walking into MSG to play ‘Saint Pablo,'” he tweeted. “I used to go to the hospital and play Lamar the album when he was learning to walk and talk again. Then we walked into the arena together.”
Kourt’s social media activity speaks volumes. She posted about “GIRL POWER”and liked a picture posted by her friend Khadijah Haqq, an Instagram equivalent of a sub-tweet almost certainly directed at Khloé’s philandering baby daddy. And that brings us to…
Khadijah & Malika Haqq
That shady Instagram pic Khadijah posted? It shows text reading, “The best thing a father can do for children is love their mother.” The Insta comments show fans are certain Khadijah was referring to Tristan. Meanwhile, sister Malika Haqq, another of Koko’s friends, unfollowed Tristan on Instagram.
Meanwhile, Scott, Kourtney’s ex, is reportedly supporting Tristan. “If anyone knows how tough it is to be part of that family it’s Scott and he’s got lots of sympathy for Tristan,” an insider told Radar. “Scott’s telling Tristan he understands what he’s going through and that he’s there for him if ever he needs a friend. Scott’s been censured, too, in the past for his wild ways. His experience has taught him the Kardashians can be a prickly group.”
Amid all her sultry selfies and her booming business, Kylie has only spoken out about her half-sister’s newborn and not the scandal, but fans are interpreting her choice of song — Cardi B’s “Best Life” — as a jab toward Tristan.
Behind the scenes, though, she might be questioning her own relationship with Travis Scott. “Kylie’s really furious that Tristan cheated on Khloé, and she’s nervous and scared Travis might do the same thing to her,” a source told In Touch exclusively.
A source told In Touch that Chyna, Rob Kardashian’s baby mama and a frequent enemy of the reality family, is living for the Tristan drama. “Chy thinks Khloé had this coming,” this insider said. “She had to be stupid or delusional to think Tristan wouldn’t do the same. When you play with dogs, sooner or later you’re going to get bit.” (Plus, Chyna also followed Lani Blair, one of Tristan’s reported side pieces, on Instagram.)
Amber reached out to her occasional nemesis in an Instagram story following the scandal — or so we presume, considering she didn’t mention Khloé by name. In any case, Amber wrote, “I know we’ve had our differences in the past but my heart is broken for you, sis. SMH. No one deserves to feel that pain, especially during such a sensitive time. God bless you and your baby.”
Fans are not happy with Tristan. When the athlete took to the court in his first NBA game since the pics emerged, basketball fans booed the Cleveland Cavaliers star. Some even held up signs reading “We ❤️ Khloé.” And if you want more proof of the anti-Thompson sentiment, just check out these tweets:
It’s appropriate that Tristan Thompson’s kids name is True, bc that man could use some honesty in his life. #TrueThompson
— oneli🌺 (@OnieXOX) April 16, 2018
Khloe Kardashian stood there listening to Tristan Thompson say “it’s not true” so many times that the name caught on. #TrueThompson
— Tyrion Lannister Stan (@gennicas469) April 16, 2018
Put Tristan Thompson in the game, We need all the cheaters we got😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Hotboy Chuckie (@___envied) April 15, 2018
I blame Tristan Thompson for everything, including my menstrual cramps. #CavsPacers
— Stephanie Sidley (@StephanieSidley) April 15, 2018
Seems like people have really turned against Tristan. But honestly, can you blame them?