"My Goal Is To Raise Our Son In A Safe, Healthy, Loving And Private Environment"

Tristan Thompson’s alleged baby mama, Maralee Nichols, wants to raise her son in peace. The new mom recently spoke with E! News exclusively about her relationship with the NBA player and her birthing experience.


“Over the past couple of weeks, many inaccurate and false stories have been circulated about me,” Maralee shared with the media source. “I have not at any point released—nor have I directed anyone else to release—any information regarding Tristan Thompson or any litigation involving him,” Nichols revealed. “I have never spoken to any media outlet, nor have I leaked any information to anyone at any time. I am providing this statement because I feel I must defend my character.”

Rumors indicating Tristan Thompson as the father of Maralee Nichols’ baby began to spread last week. Tristan admitted to having intimate relations with Maralee. The star athlete, however, was sure to stress that the relationship was nothing more than sexual intercourse between consenting adults.

“We did not have a serious ongoing relationship,” Tristan said in a statement. “We saw each other sporadically between December 2020 and March 13, 2021,” Thompson continued. “[Maralee] told me that she had been involved with other athletes and understood the limitations of our relationship; to wit, that we might see each other on a sporadic basis for consensual sex only.”

Maralee agreed with Tristan’s timeline. “I saw Tristan in March 2021 around his birthday,” Nichols told E! News. “He told me he had wanted to see me,” she continued. “I agreed to meet him in Houston at a private party on March 12. I never drove a Maserati to meet Tristan, as he claimed. He has never even been in my vehicle. I used an Uber or was driven by friends that weekend. Houston was one of many nights we spent together. Soon after his birthday weekend in Houston, Tristan invited me to visit him in Boston.”

Maralee went on to share a few details about her labor and delivery experience. “I was induced on November 29, 2021 because I had a placenta abnormality,” Nichols said. “There is no other medical reason why I needed to be induced,” Maralee explained.

“I gave birth on December 1, 2021. Instead of focusing on any negativity, I am choosing to embrace being a mother and doing the best I can for my son. I do not want any further media attention, nor do I want a romantic relationship with Tristan. My goal is to raise our son in a safe, healthy, loving and private environment.”

Maralee Nichols filed a paternity suit in Texas earlier this month. Tristan also filed a suit in Los Angeles that was dismissed by a judge last week.

As of now, Tristan Thompson has a son, Prince, with Jordan Craig. He also has a daughter named True with Khloe Kardashian.

Photo: Tristan Thompson/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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