Almost a month after they let the world know they were expecting baby number 2, American reality TV star Khloe Kardashian and American-Canadian basketball player Tristan Thompson have welcomed their second child via surrogacy. They are no longer a couple.
A representative for the 38-year-old Good American cofounder told PEOPLE that Kardashian and the 31-year-old NBA player had become parents to a baby boy. A source revealed to the publication that Kardashian has not yet decided on a name for her son.
“We can confirm True will have a sibling who was conceived in November,” a representative had previously told PEOPLE. “Khloe is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a beautiful blessing. We’d like to ask for kindness and privacy so that Khloe can focus on her family.”
In the first episode of the final season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the show that put the Kardashian family on the map, she had opened up about her struggles with conceiving and shared that the doctors informed her that she would have a “high-risk” pregnancy if she chose to carry her own second child. Therefore, surrogacy has seemed like the best option for the third Kardashian sister.
“I’m not gonna get into specifics on-camera,” she said in the episode, “but they said it’s like an 80-something per cent chance that I will miscarry. I almost miscarried with True at the beginning. But I didn’t know that was like a lingering thing.”
Kardashian and Thompson started a relationship in 2016 and welcomed their first daughter, True, in April 2018. However, in 2019, Thompson was rumoured to have had an affair with Kardashian’s younger sister Kylie Jenner’s former best friend, Jordyn Woods. The couple then split in June 2021 after a report that Thompson was seen entering a bedroom with three women at a party at an LA mansion.
During the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the co-parents quarantined together and had an open conversation about wanting to give their daughter, True, a sibling. They officially got back together later that year.
However, in December 2021, Thompson faced a paternity lawsuit from Maralee Nichols, who stated that they had an affair in March 2021. Thompson confirmed his paternity status via social media in January, along with a public apology to Khloe.
Along with True and his newborn son with Kardashian, the NBA player is dad to son Prince, five, with ex Jordan Craig and son Theo, eight months, with Nichols.