Tristan Thompson pays Maralee Nichols child support for son Theo but still hasn’t met him

Tristan Thompson pays Maralee Nichols child support for son Theo but still hasn’t met him

Tristan Thompson has reportedly paid Maralee Nichols child support for their son Theo amid their family court battle.

The 31-year-old basketball player “is paying and has paid child support to Ms. Nichols backdated to the date she gave birth,” an attorney for Thompson told Page Six.

Though the NBA star, who recently gave birth to a son with Khloe Kardashian via surrogate, has risen financially, he still hasn’t met his baby boy.

Paying: Tristan Thompson has reportedly paid Maralee Nichols child support for her son Theo amid their family court battle;  Pictured 2018

Paying: Tristan Thompson has reportedly paid Maralee Nichols child support for her son Theo amid their family court battle; Pictured 2018

“Tristan has still not made an attempt to meet his 8-month-old son Theo. Tristan only recently started paying child support,” an insider told the publication.

Earlier this year, a representative for Nichols — who gave birth to Theo on December 1, 2021 — said in a statement that Thompson had “done nothing” and provided no “financial assistance.”

But apparently the Canadian star has since repaid the money owed.

The latest: The 31-year-old basketball player

The latest: The 31-year-old basketball player “is paying and has paid child support to Ms. Nichols backdated to the date she gave birth,” an attorney for Thompson told Page Six

Last year, DailyMail.com exclusively announced that the love rat would be a father for the third time after Nichols decided to sue the athlete for child support, as well as medical and pregnancy-related expenses.

According to bombshell documents, the baby was conceived in Houston, Texas, during Thompson’s 30th birthday celebrations in March while he was still dating Khloe, 38, with whom he shares daughter True, four, and now a son whose name will be yet betray.

He is also father to 5-year-old son Prince with ex Jordan Craig. The couple welcomed their son into their lives in 2016.

Yet to meet him: Though the NBA star - who recently gave birth to a son with Khloe Kardashian, 38, via surrogate - has risen financially, he still hasn't met his baby boy

Yet to meet him: Though the NBA star – who recently gave birth to a son with Khloe Kardashian, 38, via surrogate – has risen financially, he still hasn’t met his baby boy

No attempt:

No attempt: “Tristan has still made no attempt to meet his 8-month-old son Theo. Tristan only recently started paying child support,” an insider told the publication

Thompson denied being the father until the results of a DNA test proved otherwise, after which he took to Instagram with a statement apologizing to Khloe.

“Today the paternity test results show that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols. I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established, I look forward to amicably raising our son.’

“Khloe, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I’ve caused you. You don’t deserve the way I’ve treated you all these years,” he wrote.

Cloud nine: Meanwhile, Khloe, who split again with Tristan in January, is said to be on

Cloud nine: Meanwhile, Khloe, who split again with Tristan in January, is said to be on “cloud nine” weeks after the birth of the couple’s second child – a son whose name is yet to be released; Pictured with her daughter True, four, in 2021

Meanwhile, Khloe – who split again with Tristan in January – is said to be on cloud nine weeks after the birth of the couple’s second child.

“Khloé is on cloud nine. Getting a sibling for True was such a journey,” a source close to the situation revealed to People. “She is very excited to be a mother again. She really wanted a little boy.’

News broke that the on-and-off couple were expecting another child together on July 13, about seven months after their last split.

Family matters: News broke that the hit and miss couple was expecting another child together on July 13, around seven months after their last split

Family matters: News broke that the hit and miss couple was expecting another child together on July 13, around seven months after their last split

The exes have had a rollercoaster relationship since they first started dating in 2016.

In September 2017, rumors circulated that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was pregnant with her first child.

Just before Kardashian gave birth to True in April 2018, it was revealed that Thompson had cheated on her on multiple occasions, but somehow they managed to stay together.

End: The couple split again in June 2021 before reuniting, but their five-year on-off relationship ended yet again after DailyMail.com exclusively revealed in December 2021 that he had fathered a child with Nichols while he was still with Khloe was together

End: The couple split again in June 2021 before reuniting, but their five-year on-off relationship ended yet again after DailyMail.com exclusively revealed in December 2021 that he had fathered a child with Nichols while he was still with Khloe was together

They eventually split in February 2019 when it was revealed he cheated with Kylie Jenner’s former best friend, Jordyn Woods.

Still, they found each other again the following year, in part due to spending a lot of time together during the COVID-19 quarantine.

They split again in June 2021 before reuniting, but their five-year on-off relationship ended again after DailyMail.com exclusively revealed in December 2021 that he fathered a child with Nichols while he was still dating Khloe .

Father of four: He is also father to 5-year-old son Prince with ex Jordan Craig.  The couple welcomed their son into their life in 2016;  Thompson is pictured with his eldest in June 2021

Father of four: He is also father to 5-year-old son Prince with ex Jordan Craig. The couple welcomed their son into their life in 2016; Thompson is pictured with his eldest in June 2021