Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have welcomed their second child and first baby boy together via surrogate.
The former couple, whose on-off relationship was repeatedly scarred by claims of his infidelities, are already the proud parents of a daughter called True, four.
A representative for Khloe told Page Six this Friday that she ‘is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a beautiful blessing.’
The representative continued in a statement: ‘We’d like to ask for kindness and privacy so that Khloe can focus on her family.’
Khloe and Tristan have not rekindled their romance in the wake of their new baby’s arrival, a source revealed to Page Six.
Their five-year on-off relationship imploded in December 2021 when DailyMail.com exclusively revealed the NBA star had fathered a child with personal trainer Maralee Nichols while he was still involved with Khloe.
By the time Maralee and Tristan’s son Theo was born in December, Khloe and Tristan’s surrogate was already pregnant with their new baby.
A source recently told Us Weekly that Tristan has ‘tried countless times to win back’ Khloe, but she is ‘done with him for good romantically.’
The exes dated on and off between 2016 and 2021, despite the relationship being buffeted by the sportsman’s serial infidelity.
Less than 48 hours before True was born, DailyMail.com exclusively broke news of Tristan’s alleged fling with New York City strip club bartender Lani Blair.
They remained together then, but broke up in February 2019 after Tristan shared a kiss at a party with Khloe’s sister Kylie Jenner’s then best friend Jordyn Woods.
When the coronavirus lockdowns struck, Tristan and Khloe moved in together so they could both be with True – and wound up rekindling their romance as well.
Reports of their latest split began circulating in June 2021 as Tristan found himself denying a swirl of cheating rumors.
Last year, it emerged that he had fathered a child with another woman while he was still romantically involved with Khloe.
DailyMail.com exclusively obtained court documents in late 2021 claiming Tristan was having a baby by a woman named Maralee Nichols.
Maralee gave birth on December 1 and released a statement a couple of weeks later along with the first public pictures of her son.
Tristan fired up his Instagram early in January and confessed for the first time that he was the father of Maralee’s baby, having established the fact via a paternity test.
Khloe unleashed a furious tirade against her ex in the finale of The Kardashians, which aired this June, after learning that he had not only cheated on her again – but that he had fathered a secret child with another woman.
She made the shock discovery about Tristan when her sister Kim Kardashian, 41, read a story on DailyMail.com, which exclusively revealed the news that the former NBA player had admitted to fathering a child in court papers.
In the latest episode of the reality show, an emotional Khloe was seen breaking down in tears as she slammed Tristan for ‘humiliating’ her with another public scandal.
‘I called him and was just like, what have you got to say? It was more yelling on my end, but him talking, trying to plead his case. There’s not much to talk about in my opinion,’ Khloe said later in the episode.
‘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.’
Khloe first became involved with Tristan when his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig was still pregnant with his eldest son Prince, five.
Although Jordan claimed she was still with Tristan when he took up with Khloe, the reality star has insisted she thought he was single at the time.