Fans thought Khloe Kardashian had finally found ‘the one’ when she announced she was expecting her first child with then-boyfriend Tristan Thompson - but if only we knew then what we know now! The former couple began dating in 2017, and they made waves from the beginning since Tristan’s ex-girlfriend was pregnant with his child when he started dating Khloe. Many fans were curious about the timeline of their relationship, though reports have since said Tristan’s ex didn’t realize she was pregnant until after their break-up. By December 2017 Khloe announced she was also expecting Tristan’s child, and she gave birth to daughter True in April 2018.
However, fans were already questioning whether Khloe and Tristan would make things work because TMZ revealed the extent of Tristan’s indiscretions days before she went into labor. Reports said things were strained between the couple following True’s arrival, but they were slowly but surely trying to make things work. But this past February, fans were shook when the drama between Tristan and Kylie Jenner’s best friend Jordyn Woods was published. Since then, it’s become clear that Khloe and Tristan are definitely over, and who can blame her?
Keep reading to see what life looked like for Khloe when she was still with Tristan, and 10 photos that show she’s doing just fine on her own!
20 They're Only Communicating Through Their Assistants
Although Khloe has tried to put on a brave front for her daughter, it turns out the celebrity is having a more difficult time than fans thought. So much so, she’s currently refusing to speak to Tristan face-to-face or on the phone if she can avoid it. Reports say the two parents are currently only communicating through their employees or text messages.
“Things are so difficult that the two did not speak at True’s birthday and [the] only form of communication they have now is through assistants and via text,” a source told Hollywood Life. “In fact, more times than not, it’s the assistants facilitating the conversation. Tristan and Khloe will text when need be, but heavily rely on assistants to do the communicating.”
19 Khloe Still Wants More Kids With Tristan
Despite Khloe and Tristan being on such rocky terms at the moment, Khloe has said multiple times that she would like to have more children with Tristan, so at the very least her daughter will have a full sibling.
"Khloe definitely wants True to have a sibling and would love to have a big family if that's what's in the cards," an insider explained to E! News. "Things are up and down with Tristan Thompson, but she would like more kids with him. That's what she feels will make the most sense for True and their little family."
"Khloe is completely selfless when it comes to True. She loves being a mom and having her own family. She wants to have more kids while she's young enough and would like them to be close in age," they added.
18 Tristan Barely Sees Their Daughter
Although Khloe has said repeatedly she has no desire to interfere with True and Tristan’s relationship, it seems getting them to have a relationship might be another issue.
It was already disappointing to hear everything that Tristan has put Khloe through. But fans became even more upset with the NBA star when reports began saying that he’s made little effort to see his daughter since falling out with her mother.
“Khloe Kardashian is still extremely hurt by Tristan’s behavior as a whole. Between having no interest in seeing True and his lack of respect towards her, she has zero intentions of reaching out to him on his birthday,” a source told Hollywood Life.
17 Tristan Is Continuing To Play The Field
Although many fans hoped Tristan would be doing whatever possible to mend things with Khloe, the headlines say otherwise. A recent report says the athlete has been dating various models in the past few weeks and shows no signs of slowing down his serial dating, which definitely isn’t going to help his situation with Khloe.
"Tristan has been continuing to go out and has been partying with friends," one source told Us Weekly. "He’s been hooking up with other girls, and whenever he’s out, he’s had […] models […] around him." The source added, "That’s just the lifestyle he lives." Unfortunately, we doubt that’s going to go over well with Khloe.
16 But Reports Say He’s Also Missing Khloe
Even though Tristan is reportedly still dating around - and doing little to improve things between him and his baby mama - reports also say the athlete is starting to miss Khloe. Evidently, seeing her at True’s first birthday party has made him re-think his actions.
“Spending time with the family has Tristan missing Khloe, True and how things used to be when they were a happy family,” an insider told Hollywood Life. “After seeing the family together, he has major regrets about how he treated Khloe and he feels horrible about betraying the mother of his daughter. He is desperate to fix everything so he can have his family back together.”
15 Khloe Currently Has Full-Time Custody Of True
At the moment, it doesn’t sound like things are too dramatic regarding the custody arrangement of True, despite the tension between Khloe and Tristan.
However, since Tristan hasn’t been actively seeing his daughter, sources say it’s been a struggle for Khloe trying to figure out True’s schedule. At the moment, the one year old spends most of her time with mom.
"Khloe has True for the majority of the time," an insider explained to Entertainment Tonight. "Khloe’s able to bring True or be with her at work, where Tristan can’t. Also, True spends a lot of time with her big family and all the cousins are in L.A. so it makes the most sense for her to stay with Khloe."
14 But It Might Turn Into A Big Court Battle
Even though both Khloe and Tristan seem content with their lack of a custody arrangement at the moment, reports have suggested the exes could be headed for a dramatic custody battle in the near future. It would be especially complicated since Khloe is based in LA, while Tristan is in Cleveland.
“This case could be a jurisdictional fight, where the home state could be a ‘question of fact’ and we have to determine where the child has lived for the last six months because there’s an act called the UCCJEA (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act),” Ohio family attorney Andrew A. Zashin told Hollywood Life.
13 Khloe Relied On Her Mom Through The Breakup
After Tristan’s most recent indiscretions came to light, reports said that Khloe turned to her family for support during the difficult time. After all, why else would you have four sisters? But it turns out that the mom-of-one relied on her own mother the most.
"First of all, I pray about it. I really do. I find that, you know, just the spiritual side of me has to kick in because otherwise, I feel like I wouldn’t survive," Kris said on On Air With Ryan Seacrest about how she supported Khloe following the drama.
"I think that my kids make really good decisions," she continued. "As challenging as some of these situations are, I think that because they have one another and they try to make really good decisions, that they’re gonna come out the other side with a lot of clarity and a lot of honesty, and do what they feel like is the right thing. And I really trust all of my kids to make those good decisions."
12 Tristan Is Upset Over Khloe’s Social Media Posts
Since their most recent drama, Khloe has been posting deeper and often melancholy quotes on social media, which fans can’t help but read into. For instance, on April 17th, she posted a quote that read: “Dear men. Close your eyes. Imagine you have a daughter. Imagine she is dating a guy just like you. Did you smile? No. Then change.”
It appears the reality star is offering her perspective on the situation in a rather abstract way, and it’s not sitting well with her ex. “Tristan is really upset with Khloe right now. He’s taking a lot of her messages on [social media] personally and his feelings are getting hurt,” a friend of the athlete told Hollywood Life.
11 Khloe’s Ex-Husband Can’t Stand Tristan
It was only a few years ago that Khloe was nursing her broken heart after her falling out with then-husband Lamar Odom, who made various indiscretions similar to her current love interest.
However, not only do reports say Lamar regrets how he treated his ex-wife during their time together, but now he can’t stand how Tristan is continuing to treat her.
“Lamar has always cared about Khloe, he still has love for her and he [dislikes] that she’s been hurt again,” an insider dished to People. “He has a lot of regret over how he acted in their marriage. And he feels [bad] that she is going through more pain. He wants to reach out to her and give her his love and support.”
10 And Her Family Never Wants To Speak To Him Again
Although the Kardashians are going to have to put up with Tristan for the sake of True, it sounds like they really wish they didn’t have to. Since the drama the day before True’s birth, there have been dozens of reports that the Kardashian-Jenner clan can’t stand Tristan (for good reason).
Most recently, reports are saying Khloe’s brother-in-law, Kanye West, never wants to speak to Tristan again. "Kanye thinks of himself as the godfather in this family," an insider told People. "And he has the mindset that if anyone [upsets] one of them, they [upset] them all. So right now, Tristan and Jordyn are on his list […] If he never talks to them again, it’s fine by him. He wasn’t close to them in the first place."
9 They Barely Spoke At True’s 1st Birthday Party
In mid-April, Khloe hosted a lavish party to celebrate True’s first birthday. Since she made it clear that Tristan was invited and welcome, many fans wondered if this could be a sign they were mending things. It looked even more hopeful after footage of the parents interacting with their baby girl made it to social media.
However, sources have since confirmed the exes had very little interaction at the party. “Khloe and Tristan posed for some pictures together with True, but otherwise had very little interaction,” a source told People. “Khloe let Tristan spend some alone time with True.” They added, “Everything went smoothly. Khloe had asked her family to behave and leave Tristan alone.”
8 She’s Stopped Pressuring Him To Get His Act Together
When things first got rocky between the exes ahead of True’s birth, Khloe remained adamant that she wanted to work things out with Tristan. Even after the drama with Jordyn, sources have said Khloe has reached out and asked her ex to spend more time with their daughter. However, it appears that she might be taking a step back now.
A source told Hollywood Life that Khloe has vowed to stop pressuring Tristan to become a better dad - it’s something he can only do on his own. “Khloe has backed off from putting any pressure on Tristan to be more involved in True’s life,” the insider explained. “She has accepted the frustrating fact that he’s not going to make them a priority […] she’s leaving the issue alone for now.”
7 Tristan Didn’t Think Khloe Would Be This Upset
Given how many times Tristan has stepped out on Khloe, it’s hard to imagine that he wouldn’t think she would be upset if he did it again. But sources have said that the athlete thought he’d have a warmer welcome when he came to town for True’s birthday.
“Tristan came into town expecting them to be able to have some positive interactions and maybe even get some of their issues resolved,” a source told Hollywood Life. “But Khloe has been so shut down towards him, although she is cordial and is all for him seeing his daughter.”
They continued, “She’s never stayed mad at him for this long before. Tristan is not taking [it] well. He’s stopped saying he wants to get back together with her, that’s no longer where his head is at anymore.”
6 Khloe Is Starting To Feel Bitter Towards Tristan
Up until now, it seems like Khloe was still head-over-heels in love with Tristan. She stayed with him following his indiscretions leading up to True’s birth, and painted Jordyn as the villain on social media rather than Tristan. However, it sounds like the reality star is changing her tune.
Amidst reports that Tristan isn’t trying hard to fix things, sources are now saying Khloe is feeling resentful towards her ex, which likely means a reconciliation looks bleak. "Khloe seems bitter about the fact that he isn't trying harder," an insider told People. "Just in general, he isn’t spending much time with his daughter. It’s very upsetting to Khloe."
5 In Fact, She Feels Abandoned By Him
Given all that they’ve gone through, it’s not surprising to hear that Khloe feels abandoned by Tristan. And, given what sources have been saying about how the mom-of-one feels, we’d have a hard time believing it if these two ever got back together.
“It is hard for Khloe not to feel just a little bit abandoned by Tristan. She had big plans for her and Tristan, including a huge family, lots of kids, [and] married life,” one source recently explained, Celebrity Insider reports.
“She really believed they could have it all and was hoping for a happy ending with Tristan […] growing old together and everything. But now, after the Jordyn [Woods] situation, she is disappointed things have turned out this way,” the insider added.
4 The Recent Drama Brought Khloe Closer To Kylie
Even though it was Kylie’s best friend who hurt Khloe, the makeup mogul was quick to take her sister’s side. She even put Jordyn’s lip kit on sale temporarily when the news broke.
Although we can imagine being at odds with her bestie Jordyn must be tough, sources say the whole situation has actually brought Khloe and Kylie closer.
“Kylie has Khloe have formed an incredibly tight bond since Jordyn and Tristan [hurt] them both, they have only grown closer since losing important people in their lives,” an insider told Hollywood Life.
It's so true: family will always come first!
3 Khloe Doesn’t Want Fans Going After Jordyn
Although many feel Jordyn Woods is the big issue in Khloe and Tristan’s relationship for obvious reasons, Khloe has actually come to her defence on social media (albeit, not before unleashing some of her own harsh words for the young socialite).
"I’m a rollercoaster of emotions & have said things I shouldn’t have," Khloe posted on social media following the drama. "Honestly, Tristan [stepping out] wasn’t such a [surprise] as the first time. What’s been harder & more painful is being hurt by someone so close to me. Someone whom I love & treat like a little sister."
"But Jordyn is not to be blamed […] This was Tristan’s fault," Khloe finished. "I have to move on with my life & count my blessings, my family, my health, & my beautiful baby True."
2 Khloe Is Already Moving On
Fans can’t imagine how heartbreaking this whole situation must be for Khloe. But we’re happy to say that reports confirm the reality star is beginning to take steps to move on from the situation and Tristan.
"Khloe is getting better with every day that passes," a source told Entertainment Tonight. "Khloe and Tristan are still communicating and always will. Khloe is very big about having the father of her child staying in her life no matter how bad things get."
"It’s been hard for her to realize that, but she knows it’s for the best," the insider continued. "Khloe is strong, but she’s really leaning on her family and friends during this time. She’s been spending a lot of time with her sisters and they’ve done a great job [of] keeping her mind off things."
1 She’s Even Talking About Dating Again
Although Khloe hasn’t been linked to anyone new since her drama with Tristan, fans can expect the celebrity to get back into the dating game soon. Not only do recent reports say that the reality star is moving on from her ex, but she’s even starting to talk about dating.
“Khloe isn’t dating, but at least she’s able to talk and joke about dating. She realizes with True around now, she just needs to be super picky,” a source told People. “True will always be Khloe’s life and number one. Khloe is obsessed with her little girl. She really is the most wonderful mom.”
They added, “Although she really wanted Tristan to come around, grow up and be a man, she seems to have realized that she’s much better off now. Everyone is happy to see her happier.”
Sources: Hollywood Life, E! News, Entertainment Tonight, Us Weekly, People