Tristan Thompson reveals paternity test shows he IS the father of Maralee Nichols' child 1

Tristan Thompson reveals paternity test shows he IS the father of Maralee Nichols’ child

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Tristan Thompson has admitted that he fathered a child with personal trainer Maralee Nichols while he was in a relationship with Khloe Kardashian after undergoing a paternity test.

DailyMail.com exclusively revealed details of the paternity battle last month after Nichols filed a lawsuit against the NBA player.

The serial cheater, 30, was pictured leaving the dance class of three-year-old daughter True, whom he shares with Khloe, in Los Angeles on Monday just hours before taking to his Instagram Story to confirm the news.

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‘Today paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols,’ he admitted in excerpt, and added a groveling apology to the 37-year-old reality star, writing: ‘You don’t deserve this.’

You ARE the father! Tristan Thompson, 30, pictured in Los Angeles Monday  hours before he confirmed via Instagram that paternity results show he fathered a child with Maralee Nichols

You ARE the father! Tristan Thompson, 30, pictured in Los Angeles Monday  hours before he confirmed via Instagram that paternity results show he fathered a child with Maralee Nichols

The admission posted to Instagram marked the first time the Sacramento Kings player has publicly acknowledged he’s now a father of three.

In addition to his newborn son and three-year-old daughter True with Khloe, he also shares a five-year-old son Prince with ex Jordan Craig.

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Tristan shared with his fans on Monday: ‘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. I sincerely apologize to everyone I’ve hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal both publicly and privately.’

The truth comes out: 'Today paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols,' Tristan wrote on Instagram

The truth comes out: ‘Today paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols,’ Tristan wrote on Instagram

Apologies: 'Khloe you don't deserve this. You don't deserve the heartache and humiliation' he said in a groveling apology

Apologies: ‘Khloe you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation’ he said in a groveling apology

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Tristan then spoke directly to the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star whom he first started dating in 2016.

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 have certainly not lined 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,’ his statement read. 

Dad: The admission posted to Instagram marked the first time the Sacramento Kings player has publicly acknowledged he's now a father of three. In addition to his newborn son and three-year-old daughter True with Khloe, he also shares son Prince, five, with ex Jordan Craig

Dad: The admission posted to Instagram marked the first time the Sacramento Kings player has publicly acknowledged he’s now a father of three. In addition to his newborn son and three-year-old daughter True with Khloe, he also shares son Prince, five, with ex Jordan Craig

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Latest addition: Maralee, a fitness model, gave birth to a son on December 1 and after the paternity test results came back, he stated: 'I look forward to amicably raising our son'

Latest addition: Maralee, a fitness model, gave birth to a son on December 1 and after the paternity test results came back, he stated: ‘I look forward to amicably raising our son’

Love child scandal: Tristan added a groveling apology to Khloe whhom he first started dating in 2016, saying she didn't deserve the 'heartbreak and humiliation' his cheating had caused

Love child scandal: Tristan added a groveling apology to Khloe whhom he first started dating in 2016, saying she didn’t deserve the ‘heartbreak and humiliation’ his cheating had caused

Maralee, 31, a fitness model, gave birth to a son on December 1 and claimed the child had been conceived while celebrating the NBA pro’s birthday in Houston in March 2021. 

At that time, Tristan and Khloe, who have had an on/off relationship plagued by allegations of his infidelity, were said to have been back together in March. 

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Court documents obtained in December first revealed that Nichols was suing Thompson for child support as well as for reimbursement of medical expenses and pregnancy-related costs. 

However, she subsequently told E! News:  ‘I did not file any request for child support before our child was born.’

Additionally Nichols filed to submit text messages exchanged between herself and Thompson as evidence for her paternity lawsuit.

It’s claimed the texts show the pro athlete had wanted her to terminate the pregnancy, stated he had no plans to be involved in the child’s life and had tried to offer her hush money.  

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‘You know how I feel. My feelings haven’t changed at all. Won’t be involved at all. Btw if you think having this baby is gonna make you some money. It’s completely wrong,’ a text message allegedly sent by Tristan read.

‘You are aware that I’m retiring after this season. So in terms of support it will be whatever is required monthly or someone who’s unemployed. It’s texas (sic) so it will be only a couple hundred dollars. So you better off taking this 75k I’m offering cause you won’t get nothing near that with having a kid with a father who’s unemployed.’  

Costly: Court documents obtained in December revealed that Nichols was suing Thompson for child support as well as for reimbursement of medical expenses and pregnancy-related costs

Costly: Court documents obtained in December revealed that Nichols was suing Thompson for child support as well as for reimbursement of medical expenses and pregnancy-related costs 

Happened in Texas: Both Tristan and Maralee have said that the model's baby could only have been conceived while celebrating the NBA pro's birthday in Houston in March 2021

Happened in Texas: Both Tristan and Maralee have said that the model’s baby could only have been conceived while celebrating the NBA pro’s birthday in Houston in March 2021

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Baby mama: DailyMail.com exclusively revealed Thompson impregnated Nichols (pictured November 20) back in March while he and Khloe were said to be still together

Baby mama: DailyMail.com exclusively revealed Thompson impregnated Nichols (pictured November 20) back in March while he and Khloe were said to be still together

Tried to keep it hush hush: Nichols filed to submit text messages between she and Thompson as evidence for her paternity lawsuit which show how he wanted her to terminate the pregnancy, had no plans to be involved in the child's life and had tried to offer her hush money

Tried to keep it hush hush: Nichols filed to submit text messages between she and Thompson as evidence for her paternity lawsuit which show how he wanted her to terminate the pregnancy, had no plans to be involved in the child’s life and had tried to offer her hush money

In a copy of a shocking text message obtained by Radar, Thompson allegedly offers Nichols $75,000 to keep quiet and warns that he is retiring after this NBA season and would therefore be unemployed.

He had filed a gag order request back in December saying Nichols’ ‘intention all along [was] to try to achieve some sort of notoriety and gain for herself in this lawsuit’ by accusing him of fathering a third child.

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Nichols broke her silence on her relationship with Thompson just two weeks ago, in conversation with E! News where she spoke about not knowing he was in a relationship with Khloe, not wanting a romantic relationship with him and discussed the paternity lawsuit.

She claimed they first met back in 2020 and ‘He told me he was single and co-parenting.

‘I would never have gotten involved with Tristan if I thought he was in a relationship,’ she maintained.

‘I am choosing to embrace being a mother and doing the best I can for my son. I do not want any further media attention, nor do I want a romantic relationship with Tristan. My goal is to raise our son in a safe, healthy, loving and private environment.’ 

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Done for good? After news of Nichols pregnancy Khloe was reportedly 'upset to find out that he cheated again,' and 'can't believe that he is going to be a dad again,' per PEOPLE

Done for good? After news of Nichols pregnancy Khloe was reportedly ‘upset to find out that he cheated again,’ and ‘can’t believe that he is going to be a dad again,’ per PEOPLE

Independent woman: 'I do not want any further media attention, nor do I want a romantic relationship with Tristan. My goal is to raise our son in a safe, healthy, loving and private environment,' Nichols has said

Independent woman: ‘I do not want any further media attention, nor do I want a romantic relationship with Tristan. My goal is to raise our son in a safe, healthy, loving and private environment,’ Nichols has said

Maralee filed her paternity claim in Los Angeles.

Subsequently Thompson filed a case against her in Texas, arguing that the child could only have been conceived in that state and that courts there should have jurisdiction in the matter. His Texas case was dismissed on December 15. 

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While Maralee claims she had spent ‘many nights with Tristan, the basketball player continued to insist that the pair ‘did not have a serious ongoing relationship.’ 

It was disputed by her lawyers who claim the affair began ‘five months’ before his birthday celebration and continued after she got pregnant.

When news of the pregnancy broke, Khloe was reportedly ‘upset to find out that he cheated again,’ and ‘can’t believe that he is going to be a dad again,’ per PEOPLE. 

She has not yet made any public comment following Tristan’s public apology.

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However, on New Year’s Eve last Friday, Khloe posted a video to Instagram in which she’s seen with daughter True by her side.

The reality TV star wore festive multicolor 2022 glasses and declared: ‘We are starting early over here. We are saying sayonara to 2021 as early as possible.’

Looking forward: On New Year's Eve last Friday, Khloe posted a video to Instagram in which she's seen with daughter True by her side. She wore festive multicolor 2022 glasses and declared: 'We are starting early over here. We are saying sayonara to 2021 as early as possible'

Looking forward: On New Year’s Eve last Friday, Khloe posted a video to Instagram in which she’s seen with daughter True by her side. She wore festive multicolor 2022 glasses and declared: ‘We are starting early over here. We are saying sayonara to 2021 as early as possible’ 

 

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