Tristan Thompson, 31, settled his paternity case with Maralee Nichols after their son Theo turned 1. The NBA star agreed to pay Maralee $9,500 monthly in little one assist, in line with TMZ. The outlet additionally reported that Tristan — who acquired Maralee pregnant whereas he was in a dedicated relationship with Khloe Kardashian, 38 — additionally lined a few of Maralee’s lawyer charges. Maralee will reportedly have sole custody of Theo.
This paternity case has been enjoying out since Maralee gave beginning to Tristan’s son on Dec. 3, 2021. A spokesperson beforehand informed Us Weekly that Tristan wasn’t paying little one assist to Maralee, however in August an attorney for the skilled athlete insisted that wasn’t true. Tristan “is paying, and has paid, little one assist to Ms. Nichols retroactive to the date she delivered the kid,” the lawyer mentioned to Us Weekly.
The information of Maralee’s being pregnant broke final winter because of court docket docs that exposed Maralee gave beginning. Tristan waited a month till he admitted that the kid was certainly his after taking a paternity take a look at. On the time, the skilled athlete took to Instagram Tales to announce the information. “I take full accountability for my actions. Now that paternity has been established, I sit up for amicably elevating our son. I sincerely apologize to everybody I’ve damage or upset all through this ordeal each publicly and privately,” he wrote. Tristan additionally apologized to Khloe in his message, writing, “Khloé, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I’ve prompted you. You don’t deserve the way in which I’ve handled you through the years.”
Theo is Tristan’s third little one. He shares 6-year-old son Prince with ex Jordan Craig and 4-year-old daughter True with Khloe. In July 2022, Tristan and Khloe welcomed their second child collectively, a son, by way of surrogate. Their child boy was conceived earlier than information of Tristan’s paternity scandal broke. “We are able to affirm True can have a sibling who was conceived in November,” Khloe’s rep informed HollywoodLife in a press release. “Khloe is extremely grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a gorgeous blessing. We’d wish to ask for kindness and privateness in order that Khloe can deal with her household.”