The Chicago Bulls’ Tristan Thompson is in the news again for cheating. But this time it seems his on-again/off-again girlfriend, and mother to his daughter True, reality star Khloe Kardashian, finally has had enough. On the season finale of “The Kardashians,” Khloe makes it clear there will be no attempt at reconciliation with Thompson, and his actions are not that of someone who wants to change his life.
“I know it is sad … like, wow you really just f***ed up your life,” Khloe said.
This all stems from Thompson’s confession that he had fathered a child with Houston-based personal trainer Maralee Nichols, whom he had sex with on multiple occasions between December 2020 and March 13, 2021, while he was still in a relationship with Khloe.
Thompson and Kardashian started dating in 2016, and their breakups and reconciliations have always revolved around Thompson’s cheating. It appeared as though he convinced Khloe this last time that he was going to change and there was even talk about expanding their family. But that has all ended now.
“It’s a joke, it’s gross, it’s a joke, it’s embarrassing, it’s disgusting, we’re all over it. I’m like, I didn’t buy tickets to this f***ing circus but somehow I’m watching all these clowns act out in front of me,” Khloe added. “I want a refund, return to sender, I don’t want to be at this show. Somehow the clowns keep coming back in this f***ing clown car and no matter what he says nothing’s going to give me the answers that I’m looking for, the closure.”
Nobody deserves to be hurt or lied to by the person they love or by a person they believe loves them.
Now as far as being at the “circus” and the “clowns”, well that’s reality television.
When you decide to put your life on front street for the world to see you are literally creating the circus environment.
Fame and celebrity are among the more ridiculous things going in society and the profit made off turning your life into entertainment fodder is a gross transaction.
So while Khloe and her family certainly go through real situations, have difficulties and challenges, it’s hard to feel any real empathy, and sympathy is minimal at best.
As for Thompson, the Bulls signed him to the rest of the season at $1 million in February. The Bulls lost in round one of the playoffs to the Milwaukee Bucks. It is unlikely he returns to the Bulls next season.
The 31-year-old center has made approximately $116 million over his 11-year NBA career. It’s very doubtful he has another big NBA payday in his future.
Hopefully he’s done a good job investing and saving those earnings. He’s already providing support for three children and given his proclivity to procreate, things could start getting very expensive.
Those monthly support checks and every time he calls on his legal team both represent a deduction from his account. So strictly speaking from a business and financial perspective, he’s being a poor steward of his funds.