Tristan Thompson has come forward about having an affair with his former personal trainer Maralee Nichols while he was dating Khloé Kardashian.
Earlier this month, Nicholas alleged that Thompson is the father of her child — who was born in early December. Currently, Nichols is suing Thompson for child support and pregnancy-related expenses
Thompson allegedly admitted to having sex with Nichols on his 30th birthday this March according to legal filings. This was the same month that he and Khloé went public with their relationship, again.
Thompson also reportedly disputed Nichols’ claim that their affair lasted for months and instead maintained they only had sex on the night of his birthday and the next morning.
But in new court filings published on Dec. 15, Thompson has walked back those previous statements and admitted that he and Nichols had actually been seeing each other “sporadically” for months, in a relationship he repeatedly claimed was “based on sex only.”
Thompson, who recalled meeting Nichols in “late November/early December 2020”, refuted Nichols’ claim that the child was conceived in April, urging that the “only” possible date of conception is his birthday: March 13, 2021.
“We did not have a serious ongoing relationship. We saw each other sporadically between December 2020 and March 13, 2021,” he wrote. “[Nichols] told me that she had been involved with other athletes and understood the limitations of our relationship; to wit, that we might see each other on a sporadic basis for consensual sex only.”
Thompson however did come clean about communicating with Nichols under a secret Snapchat username.
“We did not have any dates in the traditional sense at any time; there were no dining at restaurants, going to movies, traveling or any other indicia of a normalized relationship,” he said. “There was only Snapchats of ‘where’ and ‘what time’ we would hook up and what hotels would be used.
“We never had any telephone calls, emails, nor did we exchange text messages. We only communicated via the Snapchat application. My username on Snapchat has always been ‘blkjesus00.’”
Thompson continued to explain how he and Nichols used Snapchat as a means of communication in order to “protect” their privacy, as Snapchat messages are automatically deleted after they’ve been opened by the recipient unless saved.
Thompson also denied the legitimacy of the several alleged Snapchat messages between himself and Nichols that were made public in court documents earlier this month. The messages allegedly showed Thompson saying he’d be unable to pay Nichols suitable child support and would have “zero involvement” in raising the baby.
“I was never notified that [Nichols] saved a message from me,” he claimed. “[Nichols] has attached to her paper many Snapchat messages which she claims are ‘real’ and represent ‘real’ communications between us.”
“However, I strongly contend that these messages have been fabricated by [Nichols],” Thompson went on. “It is not difficult for an individual to manufacture such messages by using two other cell phones, one that has been designated ‘TT’ which was not my username and the second phone which is hers.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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