AceShowbiz - Tristan Thompson and Maralee Nichols can play at the cryptic caption game. The NBA star has seemingly been clowned by his baby mama after he claimed that he has gotten "wiser."
Taking to her Instagram account, Maralee subtly threw shade at the basketball player with a workout mirror selfie. Along with a photo of her flaunting her toned physique, the fitness model wrote, "Less time on captions, more time on actions..never skip leg day."
In the picture, Maralee sported a long-sleeved gray fitted crop top and matching leggings in a workout room. The 32-year-old social media influencer let her long hair down while she held up her phone.
After Maralee shared the shady post, it didn't take long for her followers to point out that her message could be related to Tristan's message. "Love the shade," one follower wrote. Someone else commented, "Oh gosh mama throwing a little shade hell yeah he need to start paying up," while another encouraged her to "stay optimistic."
Maralee's post came just days after Tristan made a claim that he's a better person now amid his cheating scandal. The said post included a photo of him standing against a brick wall while wearing a button-down black top with a large yellow floral pattern, black pants and white sneakers. "I never switched sides, I switched lanes. I got wiser and realize we aren't all built the same #DontTryMe," he captioned it.
Maralee gave birth to her and Tristan's son Theo in December last year, shortly after slamming the 31-year-old athlete with a paternity lawsuit. She claimed to have gotten pregnant after hooking up with him in March that year, when he was still dating Khloe Kardashian. After taking a DNA test, it's confirmed that he is Theo's father.
One month before Maralee welcomed her baby son, who is now 8 months old, Tristan and Khloe underwent a surrogacy for their second child. Then on August 5, Tristan and Khloe welcomed their baby No. 2. "Khloe is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a beautiful blessing," a rep for the 38-year-old reality star said in a statement. "We'd like to ask for kindness and privacy so that Khloe can focus on her family."
Despite having another child together, it's reported that Khloe "is keeping very firm boundaries" with Tristan. "The Kardashians" star reportedly is "very clear that she wants Tristan there for the kids and that's it, end of story."
More recently, it's reported that Tristan and Khloe "have agreed that Khloe will have sole legal and physical custody of their baby full time." A source told HollywoodLife.com, "Even though Khloe will have full custody of the baby, she's more than happy for Tristan to be present in their child's life as much as he wants."