New Mom Khloé Kardashian’s Heartbreak: Everything We Know About Tristan Thompson's Cheating Scandal
TRISTAN IS CAUGHT GETTING TOO CLOSE TO A WOMAN
In early April, as Khloé Kardashian prepared to welcome her first child with Tristan Thompson, the athlete was videotaped getting close to an unidentified woman in a New York City lounge, days before the birth of the couple’s April 12 birth.
TMZ also posted footage recorded in October 2017 allegedly depicting Thompson kissing one woman while a different woman groped him at the Darna hookah lounge outside of Washington D.C.
TRISTAN'S EX ADDRESSES THE DRAMA ON INSTAGRAM
Craig shares 16-month-old son Prince Oliver with the athlete. Thompson and Kardashian began dating in September 2016 when Craig was still pregnant with Thompson’s first child. Neither has confirmed if he met Kardashian while still in a relationship with Craig.
“If you respect yourself and you respect others, you would never make light of the misfortune of anyone, nor would you feel indemnified when it comes at the expense of others,” Craig shared on her Instagram Story less than an hour after video of Thompson appearing to get close to a woman that wasn’t Kardashian surfaced. “Wishing peace for everyone.”
TRISTAN 'IS A SERIAL CHEATER'
“Tristan has been consistently cheating on Khloé,” a source alleged to PEOPLE. “He’s a serial cheater. And there will be more women to come out of the woodwork.”
“First [ex-husband Lamar Odom] cheated on her and now Tristan,” the insider said. “She’s been through so much.”
KHLOÉ & HER FAMILY ARE DEVASTATED
The Kardashian-Jenner clan are crushed for the new mom, the source told PEOPLE: “They are heartbroken for Khloé. They didn’t realize how deceptive Tristan could really be.”
The friend of the family said the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star “was beyond head over heels” with Thompson.
“He was her everything. They had a life together. She honestly thought he treated her like gold, like a queen,” the source said. “[He] gave her everything, doted on her, told her how beautiful she was. To her, life was perfect. And it all just came crashing down.”
LAMAR ODOM 'FEELS TERRIBLE FOR KHLOÉ'
This is not the first time the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star has faced similar rumors. Before she was romantically linked to NBA boyfriend Thompson in September 2016, Kardashian dealt with allegations of extramarital affairs during her nearly eight-year relationship with ex-husband Lamar Odom.
A source close to Odom told PEOPLE Now, “Lamar feels terrible for Khloe. He wasn’t sure if he should reach out and see how she’s doing. He feels for her.”
KRIS & KIM FLY OUT TO CLEVELAND TO BE WITH KHLOÉ
Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian West flew from Los Angeles to Cleveland, Ohio, to be by Kardashian's side for the birth of her baby girl, a source confirmed to PEOPLE.
“Kris is in Cleveland now giving Khloé as much support as possible and Kim is also heading there as well,” one insider said. “They’re trying to keep her emotionally stable. The whole family is beyond pissed at Tristan. The goal is to get Khloé out of there as fast as they can without jeopardizing the safety of the baby after she’s arrived. Khloé just wants to be home.”
KHLOÉ WILL MOST LIKELY STAY WITH TRISTAN
Despite the allegations of infidelity — a source previously told PEOPLE that Thompson is “a serial cheater” — the insider says the mom is likely to stay with Thompson.
“She’s a hopeless romantic and she’ll try to make this work. She tried forever to make it work with Lamar [Odom]. She’s having a child with Tristan, and she’s going to try to rebuild this,” the source said.
Added the source: “Khloé could probably convince herself to get over the fact that he maybe, kind of, sort of, hooked up with some groupie while out on the road. But being so indiscreet about it and letting it get splashed all over the place and having it humiliate her? That’s actually even worse.”
BFF KHADIJAH SUPPORTS KHLOÉ
One of Khloé Kardashiann’s closest friends, Khadijah Haqq McCray, is coming to her defense in the wake of Thompson‘s cheating scandal.
Haqq McCray, whose twin sister Malika Haqq is also best friends with Kardashian, took to Instagram on April 10 to share a supportive quote seemingly targeted at Thompson.
“The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother –John Wooden,” read the post, which she captioned with a fist pump.
KHLOÉ LET TRISTAN INSIDE THE DELIVERY ROOM
“Khloé labored with [mom Kris Jenner] yesterday at the hospital. Tristan was there for the birth,” a Keeping Up with the Kardashians source told PEOPLE on April 12. “He has practice today, but will spend as much time at the hospital as possible.”
“Everyone is focused on what’s best for their baby girl,” the insider added. “Khloé is being the bigger person and letting Tristan bond with their baby.”
KHLOÉ & HER FAMILY WANTED TO GIVE TRISTAN THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT
According to a source, “everyone wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt: that he was set up, that the girl never even went into his room, that you can’t tell what’s really happening behind that hoodie in the club footage, that the girl leaned in to whisper something but knew her pal was filming and so she made it seem as much as possible like a kiss.”
And when the photos and videos first leaked, the insider said Thompson stuck to that storyline, telling Kardashian, that he was set up.
“Basically, I think it’s what Tristan has been telling her: ‘Babe, you know how groupies are, you know how they try to hang on me and follow me around and this isn’t what it looks like,’ ” said the family insider.
KHLOÉ WILL SOON HEAD TO L.A.
Kardashian had always intended to raise her little one in Cleveland, the city that Thompson has made his home as he plays for the Cavaliers. But news of his alleged infidelities during her pregnancy have changed that plan, a source told PEOPLE.
The source said that Kardashian’s team is in Ohio and already preparing to fly the reality star and her newborn daughter via private plane back to Los Angeles, where her famous family lives.
“The goal is to get Khloé out of there as fast as they can without jeopardizing the safety of the baby after she’s arrived,” a source told PEOPLE. “Khloé just wants to be home.”
KHLOÉ HAS 'BASICALLY ALREADY FORGIVEN' TRISTAN
Kardashian has already put Thompson’s alleged infidelity behind her, an insider told PEOPLE.
“She’s so incredibly happy that her baby is here, that she is big and strong and healthy and beautiful, and so right now Khloé truly has no other cares in the world. She isn’t even mad at Tristan right now,” the source continued.
“She’s basically already forgiven him,” the source added. “She is in a bubble of love and peace and happiness right now, and everything that happened with Tristan is less about ‘cheating’ and more like, it was just a random drunken hookup that meant nothing and was kissing at most and didn’t lead to anything else and was the fault of stupid groupies trying to trap him, and everybody just needs to move on.”
A FIFTH WOMAN IS LINKED TO TRISTAN
On April 12, The Daily Mail published pictures of the NBA player hanging out with a woman named Tania hanging out in New York City on multiple occasions throughout the past few months, dining and partying together — though there are no images of them getting physical.
She is the fifth woman identified in the cheating scandal, which broke when videos surfaced of the Cleveland Cavaliers power forward allegedly getting close to an unidentified woman at the PH-D Lounge in New York City over the previous weekend — while Kardashian was nine months pregnant.
KHLOÉ & TRISTAN ARE TAKING THINGS 'DAY BY DAY'
“Khloé still hasn’t made a decision about her relationship with him. They’re not broken up yet,” a source told PEOPLE. "It’s such a tough call for her to make right now, and she’s just taking it day by day.”
ROB IS 'FURIOUS' WITH TRISTAN
Though he has yet to publicly address the news, according to a source, Rob Kardashian is "furious" at Thompson for allegedly cheating on his sister throughout her pregnancy. "Khloé has always been there for Rob and he hates that she was hurt — he knows what it feels like to be screwed over by someone you trusted,” a source told PEOPLE of Rob, who has an infamously rocky history with his ex, Blac Chyna.
Added the source: “Rob won’t forgive Tristan for this.”
KHLOÉ IS 'VERY TORN' ABOUT FORGIVING TRISTAN
Almost two weeks after allegations surfaced that Thompson cheated on Kardashian throughout her pregnancy, a source told PEOPLE the reality star is “doing okay” and focusing on the couple’s 11-day-old daughter, True Thompson.
Though the new mom is in the clear to travel, she’s chosen to remain in Cleveland, where the Cavaliers player is based, the source says.
“Medically, she could leave Cleveland now — it’s her choice to stay,” the source said. “She isn’t ready to give up on her relationship with Tristan. She’s still very torn. She doesn’t want to make a decision right now.”