The answer to the question "are Khloe and Tristan still together?" is a forever-changing one, and the latest development in the on-again, off-again couple's relationship has further complicated matters.
"We can confirm True [Thompson] will have a sibling who was conceived in November," a rep for Khloé Kardashian told E! News on Wednesday, July 13. "Khloe is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a beautiful blessing. We'd like to ask for kindness and privacy so that Khloe can focus on her family."
So, who is the father? You guessed it: Tristan Thompson, the Chicago Bulls player with whom Kardashian has been engaged in a tumultuous, infidelity-plagued relationship with since 2016. The former couple had split previously due to affairs on Thompson's part, most notably with Kylie Jenner's ex-BFF Jordan Woods and most recently with Maralee Nichols, who birthed his child, Theo, in December 2021. The paternity news rocked the finale of The Kardashians on Hulu, ensuring a very drama-filled The Kardashians season 2 to come.
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However, the baby news does not mean that the Good American founder and the athlete have rekindled their romance. (In fact, there are rumors that Khloé Kardashian has a new man entirely.) According to E! News, "the baby was conceived via surrogate before it was revealed to Khloe and the public that Tristan was having a baby with someone else in December."
Kardashian has not been shy about wanting a sibling for four-year-old daughter True, who she and Thompson co-parent. Prior to the paternity scandal, the pair had discussed expanding their family during the filming of the reality show's second season. During a 2020 episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kardashian jokingly says to Thompson: "I might get some embryos and get a sibling. I might need to borrow some sperm or get some from you, but we'll figure that out later."
When can we expect the latest Kardashian family member to arrive? Per TMZ: "We're told the birth is imminent, within days. Another source says the baby may already have been born in the last day or so.
Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life.
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