AceShowbiz - Khloe Kardashian talked about Tristan Thompson's son Theo, whom he shares with another woman, for the first time in a new episode of "The Kardashians". The Thursday, November 16 episode saw Khloe and Tristan reflecting on the NBA star's cheating scandals.
"It's all about growing. Everyone has their time for growing up. That's what therapy helped me realize is you can't live life with regrets," he told Khloe. "I am at a place where I can really see and own [up] to the mistakes I made. I don't think years ago I knew the damage that I probably caused."
In response, Khloe told Tristan that his numerous affair scandals affected a lot of people. "In this family if you do something to one of us, it affects everyone. And they are entitled to their feelings. It's not some small thing that happened. But time has gone by and it's done," she said. Referring to their son Tatum and Tristan and Maralee Nichols' son Theo, she continued, "My son is here and your other son is here."
The Cleveland Cavaliers player seemingly tried to avoid commenting on Theo as he replied, "I have a lot of respect for your whole family. So I feel like it's important for me to, you know, go down the line and speak to everyone, and whether they want to hear it or not, I would feel better expressing my truth to them."
Meanwhile, Khloe applauded Tristan for having the courage to deal with his personal issues instead of running and hiding from the situation like most people do. "Tristan has been doing a lot of therapy work and he has been working on himself a lot. He wants to prove that he is a different person," the Good American founder said in confessional.
The reality TV star, however, made it clear that she's "not involved in these things." She stressed, "This is between him and each individual family member."
Tristan made headlines when it was revealed in December 2021 that he filed a paternity lawsuit against Maralee, who claimed that he fathered her child. In his lawsuit declaration, Tristan admitted to sleeping with Maralee on his 30th birthday in March 2021, which was just days after Khloe had thrown him a birthday party.
Tristan later issued a public apology after it was eventually confirmed that he's the father of Maralee's child. "Today, paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols," he began his statement. "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."
"Khloe, you don't deserve this," he continued. "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. I have the utmost respect and love for you. Regardless of what you may think. Again, I am so incredibly sorry."