Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have broken up. Fans have speculated for weeks that Kardashian is open to reconciling or has already gotten back together with her ex-boyfriend after she rushed to his side when his mother died in January and then posted a sweet tribute for him on his 32nd birthday this week in which she called him the “best father.”
According to an anonymous source, the reality star and Thompson are simply friends and haven’t restarted their relationship. “Tristan will always be in Khloe’s life, but she isn’t in love with him,” the insider said. “She chooses to be supportive, both publicly and privately, for the sake of their children.”
Kardashian and the NBA star have two children: True, 4, and an 8-month-old son whose name is yet to be revealed. They started dating in 2016 but broke up in 2019 when he was found kissing Kylie Jenner’s former best friend, Jordyn Woods.
Kardashian reunited with Thompson after the pandemic in 2020, but she ended their relationship forever in December 2021 after it was revealed that he fathered a child with another woman while dating the Good American co-founder. More than a year after his paternity scandal, the “Revenge Body” star “can finally talk about what he has put her through without being emotional,” the source said.
“Khloe has the biggest heart and sometimes that is her downfall,” the source added. “She is forgiving, loves with everything she has, and is so loyal, but she is focused on co-parenting and taking care of herself right now.” A similar point of view was shared by an insider who talked with Us Weekly. But, the source claimed that Thompson is trying to win over Kardashian.
“Tristan is always trying to get Khloé back, he still loves her and wants to make it work between them,” the unnamed insider said. “They’re friends and great co-parents, but he wants more.” Kardashian rushed to Instagram on Monday to wish her “baby daddy” a happy birthday.
“Happy birthday @realtristan13. You are truly the best father, brother & uncle,” Kardashian wrote alongside photos of the basketball player with his kids. “Your love, attention, silly dances, hugs, carpool rides, bedtime rituals [and] the way [you] show up for them. All of the above means more than you’ll ever know to your family of littles.”
She added, “My birthday wish for [you] is that [you] continue to crave change, healing, and transformation. Be strong, be kind, be patient [and] be free. Continue to make your soul and your mommy proud. Happy birthday, baby daddy.”
Apart from his two children with Kardashian, Thompson is also the father to son Prince, 6, with ex Jordan Craig, and son Theo, 1, with Maralee Nichols. Kardashian’s birthday greeting sparked outrage online, with many people criticizing her for dubbing Thompson the “best father” despite allegedly denying his child with Nichols.
“Not Khloe Kardashian calling Tristan Thompson the ‘best father’ when he literally abandoned his other son that he has with Maralee Nichols,” one person tweeted. “Tristan Thompson does his bare minimum duty as a father and Khloe Kardashian is like ‘world’s best dad.’ Girl, after all the s–t he put you through? Shut up,” a second person opined.