Tristan Thompson has been paying Maralee Nichols child support for their son Theo, eight months, but has made ‘no attempt’ to meet him

Tristan Thompson has been paying Maralee Nichols child support for their son Theo, eight months, but has made ‘no attempt’ to meet him

Tristan Thompson has reportedly been paying Maralee Nichols child support for their son Theo amid their family court battle.

The basketball player, 31, ‘is paying, and has paid, child support to Ms. Nichols retroactive to the date she delivered the child,’ an attorney for Thompson told Page Six.

Though the NBA star – who recently welcomed a son with Khloe Kardashian via surrogate – has stepped up financially, he has still not met his baby boy.

Paying: Tristan Thompson has reportedly been paying Maralee Nichols child support for their son Theo amid their family court battle; Pictured 2018

Paying: Tristan Thompson has reportedly been paying Maralee Nichols child support for their son Theo amid their family court battle; Pictured 2018

‘Tristan has still made no attempt to meet his 8-month-old son, Theo. It was not until recently that Tristan started paying child support,’ an insider told the publication.

Earlier this year, a rep for Nichols – who gave birth to Theo on December 1, 2021 – said in a statement that Thompson had ‘done nothing’ and provided zero ‘financial assistance.’

 

But apparently the Canadian star has since repaid the money owed. The latest: The basketball player, 31, ‘is paying, and has paid, child support to Ms. Nichols retroactive to the date she delivered the child,’ an attorney for Thompson told Page Six

Maralee Nichols seen after Tristan Thompson welcomes new child


Last year DailyMail.com exclusively revealed that the love rat was set to become a father for the third time after Nichols decided to sue the athlete for child support as well as for reimbursement of medical expenses and pregnancy-related costs.

According to bombshell documents, the baby was conceived in Houston, Texas, during Thompson’s 30th birthday celebrations in March, when he was still dating Khloe, 38, with whom he shares four-year-old daughter True, and now a son, whose name is yet to be revealed.

He is also a dad to 5-year-old son Prince with ex Jordan Craig. The pair welcomed their son into their lives in 2016.

Yet to meet him: Though the NBA star – who recently welcomed a son with Khloe Kardashian, 38, via surrogate – has stepped up financially, he has still not met his baby boy

No attempt: ‘Tristan has still made no attempt to meet his 8-month-old son, Theo. It was not until recently that Tristan started paying child support,’ an insider told the publication

Tristan Thompson seen after birth of son with Khloe Kardashian
Thompson denied being the father until the results of a DNA test proved otherwise, after which he took to Instagram with a statement apologizing to Khloe.

‘Today, paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols. I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established I look forward to amicably raising our son.’

‘Khloe, you don’t deserve this. 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,’ he wrote.

Cloud nine: Meanwhile Khloe, who split from Tristan again in January, is said to be on ‘cloud nine’ weeks after the birth of the couple’s second child – a son whose name is yet to be released; Pictured with their daughter True, four, in 2021

Meanwhile Khloe, who split from Tristan again in January, is said to be on ‘cloud nine’ weeks after the birth of the couple’s second child.

‘Khloé is on cloud nine. Getting a sibling for True has been such a journey,’ a source close to the situation revealed to People. ‘She is very excited to be a mom again. She really wanted a baby boy.’

The news broke that the on-again, off-again couple were expecting another child together on July 13, about seven months after their last breakup.

Family matters: The news broke that the on-again, off-again couple were expecting another child together on July 13, about seven months after their last breakup

Tristan with True while Khloe attends Kourtney’s wedding
The exes have had a rollercoaster relationship since they first started dating back in 2016.

In September 2017, rumors began circulating that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was pregnant with her first child.

Right before Kardashian gave birth to True in April 2018, it was revealed that Thompson had cheated on her on numerous occasions, but somehow they managed to stay together.

Over: They couple split again in June 2021 before reuniting, but their five-year on-off relationship ended once again after DailyMail.com exclusively revealed in December 2021 that he fathered a child with Nichols while he was still involved with Khloe

Tristan tells Khloe ‘you’re never leaving me’ on The Kardashians
They eventually split in February 2019 when word got out that he had cheated with Kylie Jenner’s former best friend, Jordyn Woods.

Yet they found their way back to each other the following year, due in part to spending plenty of time together during COVID-19 quarantine.

They split again in June 2021 before reuniting, but their five-year on-off relationship ended once again after DailyMail.com exclusively revealed in December 2021 that he fathered a child with Nichols while he was still involved with Khloe.

Papa of four: He is also a dad to 5-year-old son Prince with ex Jordan Craig. The pair welcomed their son into their lives in 2016; Thompson is pictured with his eldest in June 2021


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