An legal professional for the NBA participant, 31, instructed Us on Thursday, August 18, that Thompson “is paying, and has paid, child support to Ms. Nichols retroactive to the date she delivered the child.”
The health mannequin, additionally 31, welcomed the infant, now 8 months, in December 2021, a number of months after submitting a paternity lawsuit in opposition to Thompson. Earlier this 12 months, a rep for Nichols claimed that the Canada native had not been contributing financially or in any other case to Theo’s life.
“Despite news reports stating otherwise, Tristan Thompson has done nothing to support their son,” the spokesperson instructed Us in an announcement in February. “He has not made any attempt to meet their son nor has he provided any financial assistance.”
Four months later, an insider instructed Us that the basketball star nonetheless hadn’t met Theo. “Tristan is very absent from Theo’s life. He hasn’t met Theo nor has he initiated any meetings,” the supply claimed, including that Thompson hadn’t but offered any baby assist. “He doesn’t have any immediate plans to meet his son face to face.”
Nichols seemingly shaded the former Boston Celtics center earlier this month when she posted an Instagram selfie with the caption, “Less time on captions, more time on actions 🏋🏻♀️ never skip leg day.” The message gave the impression to be a reference to Thompson’s habit of sharing cryptic posts through social media.
The mannequin sued the former Cleveland Cavaliers player for child support in June 2021, alleging that their child had been conceived in March of that 12 months. At the time, Thompson was nonetheless courting Khloé Kardashian.
In January, the athlete confirmed his paternity in an Instagram Story and apologized to the Good American founder, 38. “Today, paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols. I take full responsibility for my actions,” he wrote on the time. “Now that paternity has been established I look forward to amicably raising our son.”
In a second slide, he added: “Khloé, 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 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.”
The Hulu star later revealed throughout the June season finale of The Kardashians that she found out about Nichols and Theo together with the remainder of the world. One month later, the fact star introduced that she and her ex were expecting a second child collectively through surrogate. The duo are additionally mother and father to daughter True, 4. (Thompson shares son Prince, 5, with Jordan Craig.)
“We can confirm True will have a sibling who was conceived in November,” a rep for Kardashian instructed Us in July. “Khloé is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a beautiful blessing. We’d like to ask for kindness and privacy so that Khloé can focus on her family.”
On August 5, Us confirmed that the surrogate gave birth to a baby boy. “Both baby and mother are very happy and healthy,” an insider stated on the time. “Khloé is so thrilled to expand her family.”