He was caught cheating on Khloe Kardashian days before the reality star gave birth to their daughter True last month.
And now it’s claimed Tristan Thompson is both ‘absolutely devastated’ and ‘relieved’ at the same time that his infidelity was exposed.
A source tells UsWeekly that the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player ‘broke down crying in (Khloe’s) hospital room after she had given birth’ and was ‘absolutely devastated that he had hurt and betrayed Khloé.’
DailyMail.com was first to report the pro athlete, who has a one-year-old son Prince with ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig, was spotted going back to his hotel with a woman who was not the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star.
It was subsequently reported he had cheated on Khloe with at least five women during her pregnancy.
UsWeekly’s source claims Tristan ‘knew there were paparazzi taking pics of him in New York City, but that didn’t stop him from taking a woman back to his hotel.’
‘He actually told Khloé he was relieved that it had come out, and that he thinks subconsciously he wanted to get caught,’ the source said.
The story is that he felt ‘pressured’ to not turn down women who were ‘constantly throwing themselves at him’ because ‘it’s the unspoken rule in the NBA that players hook-up with groupies on the road.’
Khloe, 33, gave birth to their daughter in Cleveland and has recently allowed Tristan, 27, to move back in to the house they share in the Ohio city.
On Friday May 4, the couple were spotted in public for the first time together since their daughter’s birth as they had lunch with some friends.
Khloe was also courtside for the Cavs game against the Toronto Raptors the next day and on Wednesday the two enjoyed a night out at the movies together.
‘He has promised Khloé to never cheat on her again,’ the insider tells UsWeekly. ‘She has chosen to believe him.’
‘So you got a new addition to the family,’ host Richard Jefferson said, to which Thompson replied, ‘New addition to the family, yup.’
Co-host Allie Clifton then asked how baby True is doing.
‘She’s doing good’, he replied as Clifton added, ‘Let’s not forget about Prince!’
‘Yeah, of course, Prince is getting big, jumping on a little trampoline,’ Thompson said. ‘And baby True is eating, sleeping and, uh, s****in’. That’s all they do. That’s all they do.’
Thompson was then asked if he’d noticed any difference between having a boy and a girl.
‘Yeah, I think with a girl, you’re just so much more emotionally like… With a boy, it’s just like, “Hey, man. You’ll be alright, man. Stop crying.” But [with True], it’s like, “True, it’s gonna be OK. You know, we’re right here. Daddy’s here to feed you. It’s me! Look, yeah!” It’s way different, but it’s fun, though. It changes you.’
Jefferson then asked whether Thompson was ‘done with having kids’.
‘Naw, I’m gonna keep going,’ Thompson replied. ‘I’ve got a couple more. I got a couple more left.’
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