The Sacramento Kings participant, who additionally shares son Prince with ex Jordan Craig in addition to daughter True with ex Khloé Kardashian, is adapting to a brand new coparenting relationship after paternity outcomes confirmed he’s certainly the dad of Nichols’ child boy.
“There was by no means any doubt that Tristan Thompson was the daddy of Maralee Nichols’ child,” Nichols’ public relations guide, Harvey Englander, advised In Contact on her behalf on January 4.
Nichols filed a paternity lawsuit in early 2021, alleging their son was conceived in March of final yr, at which era the facility ahead was nonetheless in a romantic relationship with Kardashian. The brand new mother claimed she and Thompson beforehand met in 2020 at a celebration at his dwelling in Encino, California, and later reunited.
When check outcomes confirmed the health mannequin’s allegations about his paternity, Thompson took to Instagram with a public assertion to take accountability and apologize for his previous actions.
“Right this moment, paternity check outcomes revealed that I fathered a baby with Maralee Nichols. I take full accountability for my actions. Now that paternity has been established, I stay up for amicably elevating our son,” he wrote on January 3, earlier than expressing his regret for inflicting any harm to Kardashian. “My actions actually haven’t lined up with the way in which I view you,” Thompson continued. “I’ve the [utmost] respect and love for you. No matter what it’s possible you’ll assume. Once more, I’m so extremely sorry.”
Nichols had beforehand given her personal facet of the story in an announcement to Us Weekly, saying she would have by no means “gotten concerned with Tristan if I assumed he was in a relationship.”
“Tristan has not helped me financially with my being pregnant or with our child,” she doubled down. “I’ve paid 100% for my son’s bills. I didn’t ask Tristan for any cash, nor did I settle for any cash that was supplied to me.”
Together with new photographs of her son, Nichols has shared some maternity photographs on social media documenting her being pregnant journey.
Scroll by way of the gallery under to see Tristan and Maralee’s son’s child album.