Khloé Kardashian revealed this week that she could’ve been Mrs. Thompson, but turned down a marriage proposal from the father of her two children, Tristan Thompson.
On the most recent episode of The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian broke the news that her sister and the NBA star had almost gotten engaged. “The fact that he proposed and you never told us, and I asked him months later,” the Skims founder said in a conversation with Khloé. She then recalled Thompson saying, “‘Oh, I did it months ago. She didn’t tell you guys?’”
It seems he actually proposed around December 2020, but Khloé rejected the offer as she didn’t feel “proud” of their possible union. She explained in a confessional on the show, “I need to make sure this is a totally different relationship because I want to be proud to say I’m engaged to anyone. And that’s why I said I’m not comfortable accepting this right now because I’m not excited to tell my family.” The reality star continued, “As hurtful as that probably was for him to hear it was the truth. I’m not ever gonna accept something and give someone false hope.” But Kim joked that if she had found herself in the same position, she would “have to say yes” because she’d “just feel so bad.”
It seems that it was probably for the best as in January 2022 Thompson confirmed that he fathered a child with another woman named Maralee Nichols during their relationship, one month after he and Khloé had done an embryo transfer in order to have a second baby together via surrogate. That interpersonal drama played out on the season two premiere of the family’s reality show last week during which Khloé explained that Thompson had encouraged her to keep moving forward with their surrogacy plans despite knowing about his child with Nichols the entire time.
Following the episode, Khloé thanked fans for all their love and support throughout these difficult moments, writing on Twitter, “I love you! I’m so consumed with overwhelming emotions from reading your tweets and commentary about the premiere episode. I have to be honest I was scared to go online but friends and family kept telling me how loving and kind everybody was. I decided to take a look for myself…As hesitant as I was to look, I’m so grateful that I did! I’ve never seen so much love, kindness and empathy in a really long time on social media. Thank you all for being kind, supportive and loving. Thank you for being gentle and understanding. Thank you for your love and sweetness. I mean that with everything in me! Thank you for watching one of the hardest episodes I’ve ever shot. Thank you for taking your time to watch regardless of what your feelings are towards me. I value and appreciate you all.”