Them Babies Add Up! Tristan Thompson Allegedly Owes Over $200K In Child Support For One Of His Four Children

NBA star Tristan Thompson is a famous father of four, and in the case of one of his children he is being accused of not paying his child support. The current Cleveland Cavaliers player has a 6-year-old son named Prince with his ex-Jordan Briani Craig, and she is claiming that he owes her $224,000 in back child support.

Craig is the mother of his first child. The 32-year-old was reportedly paying $40,000 a month to Craig since April 2019 after reaching a child support settlement that year. According to The Daily Mail, Craig reportedly filed a declaration in Los Angeles court last month stating that since November 2022, Thompson had made “either partial payments or missing child support payments altogether.”

Daddy Tristan

In 2016, Thompson welcomed Prince Oliver into the world with Craig. After the couple broke up, he had another child named True with Khloe Kardashian in 2018. Then, in December 2021, Thompson and fitness model Maralee Nichols welcomed their son Theo, and after requesting a paternity test, which turned out positive, he claimed the child the following month. Thompson reportedly pays $10,000 a month in child support to Nichols.

Lastly, in July 2022, Thompson and Kardashian welcomed their second child, son Tatum, which made four children for Thompson. During that time, Thompson has been on six teams for usually no more than one season: Boston Celtics, the Sacramento Kings, the Indiana Pacers, the Chicago Bulls, the Los Angeles Lakers, and back with the Cleveland Cavaliers, where his career started in 2011.

His child support expenses have risen exponentially as he reportedly pays $10,000 monthly in additional child support to Nichols.

Cavaliers Money

In her filing, Craig included a list of payments that Thompson made over ten months, showing that he allegedly has a pattern of sporadic payments. Per her declaration, Thompson allegedly sent her $20,000 in November, paid $40,000 in December, but then sent no payment in January. Then, from February to July, Thompson allegedly made six payments of $14,500; in August, he sent her $29,000.

“It is my belief that Tristan signed a ‘veteran’s minimum’ contract with the Cavaliers that pays him $2.7 million per year,” Craig reported in the filing about Thompson’s contract with the Cavs.

Craig asks the court to withhold $80,000 of Thompson’s monthly income with the Cavaliers, with the payments “to stay in effect until the arrears are satisfied.”

Fatherhood is lovely, and Tristan Thompson is experiencing all the wonderment he can handle.

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