Despite having personal details about his relationship publicly broadcast for the world to scrutinize, Tristan Thompson was reportedly “relieved that it had come out,” a source told Us Weekly.
The family insider said Tristan was “absolutely devastated” that he was responsible for hurting Khloé Kardashian, who was nine months pregnant when news first broke.
“Khloé has completely forgiven Tristan for cheating on her, and it really wasn’t hard for her to do because he literally broke down crying in her hospital room after she had given birth to True,” the source told Us Weekly. “Tristan was absolutely devastated that he had hurt and betrayed Khloé. Adding to the grief, was of course the timing of when it all came out, the days before she gave birth.”
After video of the Cleveland Cavaliers power forward kissing a woman in a NYC nightclub came out, other women were identified as alleged side pieces. By the end of the news cycle, the 27-year-old was rumored to have cheated with at least five different women while Kardashian was pregnant.
“Khloé has always said that everything happens for a reason, but absolutely loves Tristan. He actually told Khloé he was relieved that it had come out, and that he thinks subconsciously he wanted to get caught,” the source told Us. “[Tristan] knew there were paparazzi taking pics of him in New York City, but that didn’t stop him from taking a woman back to his hotel.”
“Tristan explained to Khloé that there were women constantly throwing themselves at him, and he felt pressure to not refuse them because it’s the unspoken rule in the NBA that players hook-up with groupies on the road,” the source added.
True is Thompson’s second child. He has a 17-month-old son named Prince, whom he had with his ex, Jordan Craig. The source tells Us that the NBA star thought “having a child with another woman” was “overwhelming” and he was “just immature.”
“He has promised Khloé to never cheat on her again,” the source adds. “She has chosen to believe him.”
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