Khloé Kardashian’s heartbreaking reaction to Tristan Thompson cheating on her again was revealed as her family’s reality cameras rolled.
During Thursday’s season finale of The Kardashians, Khloé, 37, finally learned the truth about Tristan’s paternity scandal after her sister Kim Kardashian exposed his legal papers in the final episode.
The NBA player fathered a child with Maralee Nichols in December 2021. At the time of conceiving the child, he was still in a relationship with Khloé. (The couple have been in an on-and-off relationship since 2016 and welcomed daughter True in 2018.)
“I’m finding out what Tristan is doing to the rest of the world,” Khloé said in a confessional to the cameras. “A courtesy wouldn’t do it. But well, if you do, won’t you even be a damn heads-up in front of the rest of the world? It’s just an extra slap in the face. It’s humiliating, I’m embarrassed.”
“I repeat every event, every grand gesture, every trip, every date… all of it was a lie,” she continued. “I just don’t really feel like I’m in my own body, these things just happen and I go through the motions. But when things happen to you a few times, you kind of become immune to it, which is really sad.”
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In another confessional, Khloé revealed more about the state of her heartbreak. “Everything is an act of betrayal, everything is a lie. It’s manipulation, it’s cheating. Did Tristan have every chance to tell me? Yes. Would Tristan tell me if there wasn’t a baby involved? Absolutely not. And that tells a lot about his character. The whole thing is despicable.”
“There is nothing that can be said or done that will make me feel better,” she added. “All the work, the energy, the talks, all the stones we laid [for] this basis – all fair for it [have] A tornado goes through and everything is destroyed.”
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While Khloé spent some time alone processing the devastating news, her family gathered for a get-together where they shared their anger and disappointment at Tristan’s actions.
“Khloé is the strongest girl I know but sometimes the strongest girl you know isn’t always that strong and I don’t want her to go somewhere where she doesn’t have anyone to talk to because she feels like it she must be strong,” Kris Jenner said. “She always bounces back and forgives for her daughter’s sake.”
“It’s such a lack of respect. This is someone who has a pattern of bad behavior, someone who has been lying to her since June,” continued Kris, 66. “This is something that cannot be undone. If he’s in that pattern, why does she have to keep suffering? That breaks my heart.”
“The lack of honesty makes it for me. It’s a lot less hurtful telling the truth than finding out on the internet,” Kourtney Kardashian noted, adding in a confession that “we gave Tristan so many chances [and] I’m super disappointed.”
Kim, 41, was also upset, telling her family: “I’m tired of taking the high road…half of me just wants to sit [him] On explosion.”
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Later in the episode, Khloé felt ready to speak up about the situation and caught up with Kim. During their conversation, Khloé revealed how it’s “f—ed” that society often “blames” women when their partner is cheating.
“There is no compassion,” Khloé said. “There’s just no sense of humanity.”
Her comments enraged Kim, who responded by angrily denouncing all the “fucking trolls on the internet that make Khloé feel like the biggest piece of shit” in a confessional booth.
“I’ll find each and every one of you and I won’t threaten you on TV, but it’s wrong. It’s so wrong,” said the KKW Beauty founder. “Because you don’t understand that when you have a child, you do everything to make it work. And I’m so proud of who Khloé is that she wanted to give their relationship a second chance, even after that [Tristan] pursued them and embarrassed them.”
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Though still heartbroken, Khloé revealed to Kim at the end of the episode that she reached out to Tristan after the news but not much was accomplished as “it was more screaming at my end.”
“In my opinion, there isn’t much to talk about,” she said. “It is disgusting. We’re done. I didn’t buy tickets to this damn circus but somehow I see all these clowns performing in front of me. I want a refund, back to sender, I don’t want to be on this show.”
“Somehow these clowns keep coming back in this frigging clown car, and no matter what he says, nothing is going to give me the answers I’m looking for or closure,” she said.
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BACKGRID Khloé Kardashian and True
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Khloé also noted that she intends to keep things as normal as possible for her daughter.
“True FaceTimes him every night. I’m not talking, he’s talking to True,” she explained. “And True will never know anything about my book is wrong. I’ve done this before. I know, how it works.”
After Kim pointed out how Tristan vowed to “go to therapy” and “start fixing myself,” she remarked, “If that was me and I was really trying to redeem myself and trying to be a… To be a better person, I would definitely keep my D— in my pants.”
“You would think!” exclaimed Khloe. “Either you wear a condom, do a vasectomy, or you don’t fuck random people you meet in other states. It’s not rocket science.”
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In a confessional, Kim added of her sister: “She will miss her best friend. She will miss the thought and hope of them getting together and it will be an adjustment, especially if you have children. You have no choice but to take the highway, even if it kills you.”
Despite it all, Khloé said she was “grateful for the clarity.”
“I feel validated in a way because I kept saying, ‘Guys, there’s something wrong here,'” she recalled, adding in a confessional, “I’m going to push through anything and everything, just like I’m going to push through in the past.”
Season 1 of The Kardashians is now streaming on Hulu.