Tristan Thompson pictured as he issues grovelling apology to Khloe Kardashian over secret child

Tristan Thompson has been spotted out in public after he issued an apology to Khloe Kardashian following a paternity test confirming he has fathered a child with another woman.

The basketball player, 30, was seen sporting a casual black tracksuit with pink detailing and a pair of lilac crocs as he walked down the street, keeping a low profile as he looked at his phone.

The sports star was hit with claims he had fathered a third child with personal trainer Maralee Nichols after the baby was born in December last year.

Following the results of a paternity test on Monday, Tristan spoke out to apologise to Khloe and publicly commit to co-parenting his son with Maralee.

Tristan is also dad to three year old daughter True, who he shares with Khloe, 37, and a son named Prince, who he shares with model ex Jordan Craig.

Writing in an Instagram story, Tristan said: "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."

He then added: "I sincerely apologize to everyone I've hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal both publicly and privately."

In another post, Tristan spoke directly to his ex-girlfriend Khloe as he wrote: "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. My actions certainly have not loved 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."

At the time of writing, Khloe has yet to publicly acknowledge Tristan’s statement.


Maralee is suing the Sacramento Kings player for child support and other pregnancy-related fees, with court documents alleging that Tristan conceived the baby on his birthday, 13 March, last year, according to The Independent.

On the same day, Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Khloe appeared to confirm she and Tristan were an item as she posted a picture of them together with True.

She penned in the caption: "Thank you for showing me everything you said you would. For the father you are. For the best friend I have in you."

The on-again-off-again couple are understood to have then split in the summer.

A source told People last month that Khloe is "moving on".

The insider added: "Tristan and Khloe have been broken up for a while, and things are okay between them."

While another insider added: "Khloe's goal is always to create the best situation for True.

"Regardless of what happens with Tristan, Khloe wants True to know that both of her parents love her tremendously."

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