Tristan Trevor James Thompson (born March 13, 1991) is a professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association’s Chicago Bulls (NBA). He played collegiate basketball for the Texas Longhorns for one season before being selected fourth overall in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.  He has also represented Canada at the international level. In 2016, Thompson and the Cavaliers won the NBA title.
The relationship between Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson has been particularly rocky. It’s not easy navigating romance as a celebrity, but Kardashian’s reality TV star status meant that all of the couple’s ups and downs were broadcast on television and on the internet. Unfortunately, many of the “downs” were caused by Thompson’s alleged (and some verified) adultery. On several occasions, the couple has gone from seemingly blissfully happy to breaking up in a matter of hours, and it appears that Tristan’s reported wandering eye is frequently the cause.
While the couple is now separated (perhaps due to infidelity), you never know where they might wind up. They’ve always found their way back to each other, even in the face of Thompson’s misdeeds and the public’s scrutiny. They were sighted at a birthday celebration for LeBron James’ wife, Savannah Brinson, on Aug. 28 just a few weeks after their June 2021 breakup.
Despite Thompson’s less-than-stellar lover record, his record as a father is far more impressive. Despite all of Kardashian’s drama, he’s maintained a steady presence in True’s life over the years. Whatever happens in the future, Tristan Thompson‘s cheating problems are difficult to swallow.
August 2016: Thompson Dates Khloé While His Ex, Jordan Craig, Is Pregnant
When Thompson began dating Kardashian in the summer of 2016, there were speculations that the two were dating because of Thompson’s previous relationship with Craig, whom he dated from 2014 to 2016. Fans suspected Craig was two-timing Jordan Craig with Kardashian because he was pregnant with Thompson’s first kid when Thompson and Kardashian first met in August. Craig and Thompson’s baby, the Prince, was born in December 2016, when Thompson and Kardashian had already been dating for four months. Thompson, on the other hand, claimed he never cheated on his pregnant girlfriend and was completely unmarried when he met Kardashian.
In July 2019, Thompson resorted to Twitter to dispel claims that had been circulating for years. In a July 31, 2019, tweet, he told his Twitter followers, “When I met Khloe, I was SINGLE.” “The incessant barrage of unpleasant remarks directed at her is unwarranted. She does not deserve all of this blowback as a result of my transgressions. “Both Khloè and Jordan have been fantastic mothers to my children.”
Kardashian, too, spoke out about the situation, and her statement echoed Thompson’s. “To tell you the truth, I met Tristan because HE CHOSE to go on a blind date with me. We were introduced through a common friend. “After a few dates, Tristan informed me that he had a pregnant ex,” Kardashian said in a long Instagram story post. She continued, “Obviously, I was hesitant about us continuing to date or starting a relationship.” “Even before we met, he pleaded with me that the relationship was finished. He insisted that I speak with his closest associates. To establish his case, he provided me with actual proof (correspondence between the two) and had me on phone calls with his lawyers. He and his ex were broken up before we met, according to his best friends, business associates, and even his mother.”
October 2017: The Hookah Lounge Incident
TMZ uncovered an outdated security film of Thompson allegedly motorboating and kissing two women at a hookah lounge in Washington, D.C. in 2018. Kardashian was pregnant with True at the time the video was released (and when it was shot in 2017), so it wasn’t the best appearance. In April 2018, the incident was made public about the same time as another cheating story involving Instagram beauty Lani Blaire went viral. Thompson never directly addressed the Hookah Lounge clip. Kardashian and Thompson’s representatives were contacted by Elite Daily for comment on the hookah lounge issue.
Craig, on the other hand, believed Thompson’s new connection came at a bad time. “Every day, several articles were published around the world mocking my new unfortunate reality, and my pregnancy would now become one of the most popular gossip headlines due to the woman Tristan was now publicly dating during my pregnancy,” she claimed in court documents obtained by RadarOnline in June 2019, claiming she had pregnancy complications as a result of Thompson’s cheating. “Tristan insisted on changing for our family and tried to reconcile on several occasions,” she continued.
April 2021:Tristan Thompson’s Cheating Scandals
When Instagram model Sydney Chase said she hooked up with Thompson earlier this year during an April 22 episode on the No Jumper podcast, Thompson was once again accused in a cheating controversy in 2021. She claimed Thompson informed her he was single, despite the fact that he was not. She explained, “He told me he wasn’t in a relationship anymore, so I said OK.” “We talked, we hung out a lot, we went out together, we did everything together.”
Thompson, on the other hand, angrily refuted Chase’s charges and pursued legal action against her. The NBA player claimed the comments Chase made were “false and defamatory statements” in a cease-and-desist letter obtained by Page Six. Nonetheless, rumors suggest that the couple’s most recent breakup was caused by “betrayal,” making it difficult to say how much of a role the Chase controversy played or didn’t play in the breakup. It’s also possible that the breakup was precipitated by a separate occurrence. Following claims that Thompson was seen entering a bedroom with three ladies at a party in Los Angeles on June 17, they decided to call it quits.
Thompson and Kardashian appear to be still split in August 2021, and it appears like they will remain so (although the pair are seen out together regularly).