A paternity test has confirmed that Tristan Thompson is the father of Maralee Nichols’ baby.
The NBA player had a one-night stand with the personal trainer from Texas, shortly after he reconciled with Khloe Kardashian.
Nichols hired an attorney alleging that Tristan requested her to go get an abortion when she told him she was pregnant. The court ordered a paternity test on the baby who was born on December 1.
Thompson took to social media to apologise to Khloe for the way he’s treated her over the years.
“Now that paternity has been established, I look forward to amicably raising our son. Khloé, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you. You don’t deserve the way I’ve treated you over the years,” he shared.
He continued, “My actions certainly have not lined up with the way I view you. I have the utmost respect and love for you. Regardless of what you may think. Again, I am so incredibly sorry.”
Tristan shares a daughter with Khloe and has a son from his previous relationship. Nichols’ baby is his third child.
Nichols is claiming expenses from Tristan she incurred during pregnancy. This includes medical expenses as well as other pregnancy-related costs. Her attorneys claim Tristan offered her $75,000 to drop the paternity claim.