Tristan Thompson has apologized to ex Khloe Kardashian after learning that he is the father of Maralee Nichols’ son.

“Today, paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols,” wrote the NBA star on his Instagram Story on Monday, Jan. 3.


He continued, “I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established, I look forward to amicably raising our son. I sincerely apologize to everyone I’ve hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal both publicly and privately.”

He went on to apologize to Khloe, with whom he shares daughter True Thompson. 

“Khloe, you don’t deserve this,” Thompson wrote. “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 certainly have not lined up with the way I view you.”

Adding, “I have the utmost respect and love for you. Regardless of what you may think. Again, I am so incredibly sorry.” Khloe and Tristan split in the summer.

Last month, Maralee Nichols 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. “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.”

Maralee Nichols Tristan Thompson baby
Credit: Maralee Nichols

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.”

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