KHLOE Kardashian’s family has “never seen her so upset” after it emerged her baby daddy Tristan Thompson had fathered another child, a source has exclusively told The Sun.
The Good American founder, 37, shares three-year-old daughter True with the NBA star, who also has son Prince, four, with ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig.
It was revealed last week by the Mail Online he has secretly fathered another son with LA-based fitness instructor Maralee Nichols, who reportedly gave birth on December 5.
The 31-year-old beauty is suing him for child support, according to court documents filed in LA, and claims the star begged her to drop the paternity suit in exchange for $75K, which he denies.
A family source exclusively told The Sun his on/off girlfriend, Khloe, has been left stunned once again – despite numerous previous cheating scandals, as she believed he’d finally changed.
“Her loved ones have never seen her so upset and everyone around her is doing their best to support her,” an insider spilled.
“Her family are of course disappointed because they hoped they’d seen the last of stories like this, they feel let down and hurt because they do love Tristan.
“A big part of the hurt comes from the fact that Khloe has always worried that Tristan prefers girls with a different look and this has kind of made those insecurities worse.
“She’s strong but it’s hard for her not to wonder why this keeps happening and why her relationships don’t go as smoothly as she’d like them to.
“Tristan has spoken to some of the family to offer his side and they get the feeling that he is sorry but the whole thing is embarrassing.”
The Sun has reached out to Khloe’s rep who declined to comment.
But another source close to the star said: “Khloe and Tristan broke up early this year and have been focused on co parenting together,” adding that the reality star is not embarrassed or upset and she simply wants to work with Tristan to raise True.
Tristan’s third baby mama sued the 30-year-old for paternal child support after she claimed they had conceived a baby on the night of his March 13th birthday.
In his response to Maralee’s child support filing, the Sacramento Kings player admitted to having sex with her “several times” at a Houston hotel after they attended his birthday party together.
The fitness guru allegedly “drove him to the event in her Maserati sports car” before they headed back to his hotel where she “had a special birthday surprise” for the athlete.
Tristan claimed he knew the encounter would lead to sex, though he asserted that was the only time they were “intimate.”
However, Maralee’s lawyers claimed that their affair began “five months” before March.
The lawyers added that the Texas native “traveled to California on multiple occasions” and continued to see the then father-of-two “after she got pregnant.”
The fitness instructor requested child support as well as reimbursement for “medical expenses and pregnancy-related costs such as Lamaze classes, a doula, and prenatal vitamins.”
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In the court documents, Maralee has also asked that Tristan pay for costly items needed after the baby’s birth, including “clothing, formula, and diapers.”
Tristan has not denied that he is the baby boy’s father but has requested that a paternity test be completed.
In court documents seen by The Sun, Tristan Thompson was accused of offering his new baby mama $75K to keep quiet about her pregnancy.
In an alleged direct message sent to Maralee by the sportsman, he wrote: “You know how I feel. My feelings haven’t changed at all. Wont be involved at all.
“Btw if you think having this baby is gonna make you some money. It’s completely wrong.
“You are aware that I’m retiring after this season. So in terms of support it will be whatever is required monthly for someone who’s unemployed.
“It’s Texas 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.”
The note concludes: “All you will have is a baby with a father who has zero involvement with the child and a few hundred dollars of child support a month.”
According to one filing, Tristan denied sending the messages but also claims his ‘contact information is present’ in them.
The Sacramento Kings player allegedly wanted Maralee to get an abortion when she found out she was pregnant, according to Page Six.
He demanded she take a paternity test, and said he would pay child support if the child is his, but it is not yet known if the test has been completed since the child was born in early December.