Kim Kardashian West is supporting her sister, Khloé Kardashian, through Tristan Thompson’s paternity scandal. After Thompson announced he is the father of personal trainer Maralee Nichols’ child, Kardashian West showed love for her little sister on social media. Here’s what the SKIMS founder posted and how fans are reacting.
Tristan Thompson publicly apologized to Khloé Kardashian and revealed he is the father of Maralee Nichols’ son
On Monday, Jan. 3, Thompson released a statement on his Instagram Stories revealing that he is the father of Maralee Nichols’ child.
“Today, paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols,” he wrote. “I take full responsibility for my actions.”
Thompson included an apology to Khloé Kardashian, his on-and-off partner since 2016, in the statement. “Khloé, you don’t deserve this,” Thompson wrote. “You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you.”
The basketball player previously denied fathering Maralee Nichols’ child. He demanded a DNA test to prove paternity and filed his own lawsuit against Nichols.
Thompson cheated on the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star while she was pregnant with their daughter True in 2018 and again in 2019 with Kylie Jenner’s best friend, Jordyn Woods.
The athlete has a third child, a five-year-old son he shares with ex Jordan Craig.
Kim Kardashian West supported sister Khloé Kardashian on social media after Tristan Thompson’s paternity scandal
Khloé Kardashian’s sister, Kim Kardashian West, is showing support for her in the aftermath of Thompson’s statement.
On Jan. 4, the day after Thompson revealed he had fathered another woman’s child while dating Khloe, Kim posted a photo on her Instagram. It’s a black and white picture of Kim with her daughter Chicago and son Saint, standing by Khloe, who holds her daughter True.
They are all flashing peace signs at the camera except for True, who clings tightly to her mother with both hands.
Kardashian West simply captioned the photo with an emoji of the infinity symbol.
It’s worth noting that Thompson clearly admires his partner’s older sister since a birthday tribute to Kardashian West is one of his most recent Instagram posts. His last photo of Khloe is from June 27, 2021.
Fans are loving Kim Kardashian West’s show of support
Kardashian fans are loving Kim’s show of support for her sister. They are leaving words of love and encouragement in the comments section of the Instagram post.
“We love a supportive sister!!” one fan wrote, while another said, “Got her sister back 👏🏾 I know dats right.”
Some social media users slammed Thompson in their comments. One person wrote, “Who needs tristan at this point,” while another referenced the peace signs everyone is making in the photo by writing, “✌🏼out Tristan.”
Several fans mentioned Khloé Kardashian with comments like, “Sending love to Khloe❤️,” and “Team Khloe!!”
And one fan encouraged the sisters to stick together by writing, “STAY STRONG FAM❤️