Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson's Relationship Timeline: From First Kiss to Second Baby

These two have been through a lot.

It's been a bumpy road for Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson. The exes share two children -- 5-year-old daughter True Thompson and 1-year-old son Tatum Thompson -- and are still a big part of one another's lives, but their journey has been filled with lots of highs and lows. 

Though Khloé maintains that they are not together romantically, the reality star hasn't rejected the notion entirely. On season 4 of The Kardashians, viewers saw Tristan living in Khloé's home following the death of his mother and later trying to make amends with several members of Khloé's famous family after numerous cheating scandals. He also traveled with Khloé and her family to Palm Springs and spent lots of time with Kim Kardashian's kids. 

The exes have certainly been through a lot over the course of their relationship and failed romance. 

From sparking romance rumors during a fun, jet ski-filled vacation in Cabo in September 2016 to getting pregnant a year later to multiple infidelity scandals and paternity drama, it's safe to say Khloé and Tristan have faced their obstacles. 

During their relationship, they've also talked about the possibility of marriage, expressed their desire to start a family -- which they did in April 2018, when Khloé gave birth to their daughter, True -- and had love and praise for one another in interviews and super sweet social media posts.

ET looks back at the couple's whirlwind romance, heartache, the sweetest things they've said about one another, and what went wrong since the start (and end) of their PDA-packed romance.


August -- Sparking Rumors

Khloé and Tristan first sparked romance rumors after they were photographed leaving the Los Angeles nightclub Bootsy Bellows within minutes of one another.

Sept. 3 -- Vacation in Paradise

Khloé and Tristan seemingly confirmed the dating rumors when they were spotted enjoying the sunshine and crystal-clear waters in Cabo. The pair was photographed hitting the ocean on jet skis and having fun with friends in the idyllic vacation destination.

Sept. 16-18 -- Miami Make-Out


The pair got more public than ever before when they made out at a party in Miami. They locked lips as they were filmed by one of their pals, who posted the make-out session to Snapchat.

Earlier in the evening, Khloé and Tristan were joined by Kourtney Kardashian and family friend Jonathan Cheban for dinner before heading to watch Kanye West perform at the American Airlines Arena as part of his Saint Pablo Tour.

Two days later, ET caught up with Kris Jenner, who gave Tristan her stamp of approval, sharing, "He's a wonderful guy. I have met him and he's great."

Later that night, the couple semi-officially confirmed their relationship when they smiled for photographers at the LIV at Fontainebleau nightclub in Miami.

Oct. 26 -- Championship Couple

Khloé traveled to Cleveland to support the Cavaliers star as he accepted his NBA championship ring. The reality star -- who rocked a green coat with a fur stole and thigh-high leopard-print boots -- shared photos of the special occasion to social media.

Nov.  3 -- Candid With Kimmel

Khloé sat down with Jimmy Kimmel and opened up about her romance with the NBA pro and how she's been spending more and more time with him in Ohio.

"I live here, but I’m there very often," she told Kimmel of splitting her time between L.A. and Cleveland. "I actually really do [like spending time in Cleveland]. I actually really like it. I like just having my routine and being a little more under the radar."

Dec. 19 -- Tristan's First Baby 

Amid Tristan's burgeoning romance with the KUWTK star, he also became a first-time father when his ex-girlfriend, Jordan Craig, gave birth to their son, Prince Oliver. The couple split up shortly before he struck up a relationship with Khloé, while Craig was pregnant.

Dec. 25 -- A Very Merry Xmas

The happy couple spent their first Christmas together, with Tristan taking to Instagram to celebrate the happy holiday. He shared a photo of himself and his lady love in luxurious fur coats, writing, "Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from me and mines, to you and yours."


March 13 -- Birthday Bash

Khloé showed just how much she adored Tristan when she threw a glamorous house party to celebrate her boyfriend's 26th birthday. The house was filled with sparkly gold balloons as well as giant letter balloons that spelled out "Happy Birthday," and the table was set with a stunning floral arrangement that served as a table runner. The decadent spread also included donuts with glitter sprinkles, golden Kit Kats, and cookies with the couple's picture on them.

She later took to Instagram to send her beau a sweet message, writing, "To the happiest of birthdays my love! To the first of many more together! May God continue to bless you in all of your days! And may we forever look at one another like this ?."

April -- Marriage on Her Mind

In an interview with ES Magazine, Khloé said she would "love to have a family," and admitted that she and Tristan had already discussed the possibility

"We’ve talked about it. He [already] is a father, and I know for a fact that he would be an impeccable father," she said.  "I definitely want to be a mom. But I don’t put the pressure on it. It’s not like, 'the clock is ticking.' I feel in my soul it will happen."

She also said she would say yes if Tristan popped the question, adding, "[I've] never been in this type of love."

June 25 -- Birthday Bash (Redux)

Three months after Khloé threw Tristan a special b-day party, her boyfriend returned the favor with a surprise celebration with tons of her friends and family at the Blind Dragon restaurant in Los Angeles. Tristan went all out for the big night, covering the club in decorations and golden treats, and they even had a photo booth.

August -- 'Best Relationship Ever'

Khloé opened about her romance with the Canadian basketballer in an interview with the Mail on Sunday's YOU magazine, once again talking about the possibility of getting married again and starting a family. "I’m in the best relationship I’ve ever been in and it doesn’t take a ring for me to feel that way,” she said. “I believe in marriage and I want to be married again one day but I don’t have a time frame. Why do people think that marriage equates to happiness? There are a lot of people in unhealthy marriages.”

Khloé also noted that their relationship works well and stays strong because they share the same "belief system and morals," which makes dating and communicating easier.  She went on to say that Tristan is "very protective" of her, adding, "Feeling loved and validated and secure is a huge thing. Tristan is protective of my entire family, which is beautiful. And I love that everything we do is as a union. When he speaks, it’s ‘us’ and ‘we,’ and that’s important because it shows that you’re sharing life."

September -- Pregnancy Rumors

Reports first surfaced that Khloé and Tristan were expecting their first child together just days after it was revealed that her younger sister, Kylie Jenner, was pregnant. A source told ET at the time, "Khloé is pregnant and due early next year. It's going to be a very busy time for the Kardashian-Jenner family… It's no secret that Khloé was eager to become a mother. This is something she has wanted for a long time and finally the timing is right."

Dec. 20 -- Baby Bump Debut

Khloé finally confirmed the pregnancy rumors when she took to Instagram to share the news alongside a photo of her bare baby bump, cradled by her and Tristan's hands. "My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient. I still at times can't believe that our love created life!" Khloé wrote. "Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes! I know we've been keeping this quiet but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately."


Jan. 2 -- Coming Soon

Just a couple of weeks after Khloe officially revealed her pregnancy, she shared an update that she was officially six months along.

“For six months [pregnant], you a fine six months, baby. I’ll tell you that," Tristan flirted in a sweet Snapchat video from the couple's New Year's Eve night out in Ohio.

March 4 -- Gender Reveal

As part of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians season 14 finale, Khloé first revealed that she was expecting a little girl while talking with her sisters. She also took to Twitter to address the news, and sweetly gave a shout-out to Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian West's newborn daughters, Stormi and Chicago.

"I am now so excited my daughter will have forever best friends with Chicago and Stormi!! God is great!!! Thank you Lord for our princess," Khloé shared.

March 11 -- Baby Shower

Khloé and Tristan went all out for their baby shower, a stunning pink-filled soiree held at Hotel Bel-Air and hosted by Amazon Baby Registry. In the pics, there are hundreds of rose-colored balloons on the ground with pink flowers dangling from the ceiling, pink table settings and lighting. There was also a neon sign that says, "Baby Thompson."

In a Snapchat video, Khloé shared, "I'm so excited it's my baby shower," while Kendall Jenner cuddles up to her and rubs her baby bump.

April -- Countdown in Cleveland

In the days leading up to her due date, Khloé spent her time keeping a low profile, relaxing at the couple's home in Cleveland and taking to Instagram and Snapchat to document the final days of her pregnancy journey.

The 33-year-old reality star, who has never shied away from baring her glowing pregnancy bod, posted numerous artistic photos of her baby bump in romantic snapshots with Tristan. On April 9, Khloé posted a touching photo of her and her shirtless boyfriend sharing a sweet kiss, which she captioned, "We are ready whenever you are little mama."

April 10 -- Allegations Arise

Tristan made headlines after The Daily Mail obtained video of what appeared to be Thompson making out with an unknown woman at the New York City club PH-D Lounge on April 7. 

In the wake of the reports, TMZ also published a video of what appeared to be Thompson kissing and getting cozy with two women at a hookah lounge outside Washington, D.C., in October 2017. The NBA star didn't comment on the reports.

April 11 -- Khloe's Family Comes to Comfort Her

A source told ET that Khloé's family was standing behind her to lend emotional support as she approached her due date, amid reports that Tristan had been unfaithful. "Kris has gathered the family and made sure they would all be there for her," the source said at the time. "They are so excited for Khloé. Her sisters are being super supportive of her… her family is rallying around her."

The source said that despite photos and videos published by multiple outlets that allegedly show Thompson being intimate with unknown women, the family was trying to make sure Khloé focuses on the thing that matters right now, which was the birth of her daughter. Meanwhile, another source said that Khloé was "completely devastated," explaining, "Tristan is a man Khloé built a life with and saw as her forever. Khloé’s mother, Kris, flew to Cleveland to be with her and support her in whatever she needs."

April 12 -- Khloe Gives Birth

Amid the cheating drama, the couple welcome their first daughter together, a baby girl, around 4 a.m. ET in a hospital outside of Cleveland, Ohio. "Baby and mom are healthy,” a source close to the Kardashians told ET, adding that the little one is "beautiful."

April 16 -- The Couple's Baby's Name is Revealed

Khloé announces the name of their newborn baby girl, True Thompson, which -- according to an ET source -- was chosen before the couple’s cheating drama.

"Our little girl, True Thompson, has completely stolen our hearts and we are overwhelmed with LOVE. Such a blessing to welcome this angel into the family! Mommy and Daddy loooooove you True!" the new mom wrote on Instagram.

April 27 -- Khloé's Sister, Kim Kardashian West, Breaks Her Silence

As the days go by, sources continued to tell ET that Khloé was "furious" with Thompson and not in "denial" over the situation, noting that the couple's relationship was "not in a good place."

Then, two weeks after True's birth, Kim Kardashian West described the infidelity scandal as "so f**ked up" during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "Like, I don't even know how to describe it. It's just so f**ked up," she shared. "We really were rooting for Khloe, and we still are," the mother of three continued. "She's so strong and she's doing the best that she can. It's a really sad situation all over."

May 4 -- Khloe and Tristan Step Out

The reality star and basketball player were spotted enjoying a meal together with a few friends at TownHall restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio. Photos and video obtained by TMZ show the Good American designer looking relaxed as she smiled at the table sitting next to Tristan.



May 7 -- Kris Says Khloé Is Doing 'Really Good' 

Khloé's sisters and mother, Kris Jenner, hit the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City, and ET spoke with the momager about how her daughter was doing following Tristan's cheating scandal and the birth of her first child. 

"The best. Yeah, she's doing great," Kris said. "Really, really good."

May 9 -- Tristan Opens Up About His and Khloé's Baby Girl

Tristan stayed mum about the status of his relationship with Khloé in an interview on UNINTERRUPTED's Road Trippin' Podcast but had no problem sharing details about his daughter. "She's doing good," he said of the newborn. "Baby True is eating, sleeping and, uh, sh**tin'."

As for whether he sees himself having more kids in the future, the father of two confessed, "I'm gonna keep going. ...I've got a couple more left."

May 13 -- Khloé's First Mother's Day

The new mom was basking in the joy of her first child after she turned one month old a day prior to Mother's Day. Khloé gave fans a first glimpse of True on her milestone one-month birthday, with fans quickly cooing over the newborn and trying to figure out if True looked more like her mom or dad. "Tristan and True are twins lol it’s crazy," Khloé told one fan.

June 7 -- Khloé Supports Tristan Courtside 

Actions spoke louder than words for Khloé, who stepped out to support Tristan at game three of the NBA Finals in June, sporting a  Cleveland Cavaliers T-shirt. The reality star was all smiles at the game, where an eyewitness told ET she was blowing kisses and posing for photos with fans. 

June 17 -- Khloé and Tristan Head Back to L.A. 

The couple -- along with their daughter, True -- headed back to Los Angeles for the first time since True's birth in mid-June, just in time for Father's Day. The family was welcomed home with open arms by Khloé's family, who set up a balloon and cookie display for them after their journey from Cleveland. 

“[Tristan] has a home in L.A. too, but the plan is to live together as a family at Khloe’s home as they continue to work on their relationship,” a source told ET at the time. “Everyone is back on board -- friends, family and Khloe have all forgiven him and are giving him this second chance -- and so far it’s been working for them.”

“[Khloé's] family was obviously very concerned when the scandal broke and they wanted her to come home, [but] she decided to stay and is so happy she did,” the source continued. "She loved her time in Cleveland and believes it was essential to their relationship to be together as a family unit during that time. Those are important months as a parent and she is grateful they experienced that as a team.”

June 25 -- 'Enormous Rebuilding' Takes Place

Khloé wasn't having it when a fan expressed their disappointment over Twitter that the star was staying with "wasteman" Tristan after his cheating scandal.

"You have no knowledge of what goes on in our household or the enormous rebuilding this takes to even coexist,” Khloé clapped back. “I’m proud of my strength. I appreciate your opinion and I hope you hold that same opinion to everyone else who has stayed in situations.”

July 16 -- Couples Therapy 

Lisa Stanley, a friend of Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner, revealed to KIIS FM's Celeb HQ in July that Khloé and Tristan were dedicated to rebuilding their bond.

"One thousand percent they are working through couples therapy," Stanley explained, adding that the pair were "working hard," but noted that they "can't just earn trust back in two months."

According to Stanley, Khloé "doesn't want to look a fool. She was a fool once with Lamar [Odom], and she didn’t want to do it again."

Aug. 2 -- Kim Explains Why Khloé Has Family's Support

While calling in to On Air With Ryan Seacrest on Aug. 2, Kim opened up about her family welcoming back Tristan after all that went down. "It was definitely new territory for us when you have a new baby coming into the world," Kim noted, saying she and her family had "conversations" about how to handle the scandal. "I think ultimately we always want her to be happy, but it gets all clouded when there’s a baby, you know?"

Aug. 11 -- Gifts and PDA 

The couple was all about PDA in early August, sharing several smooches during a night out -- just a couple days after Tristan showered Khloé in gifts and balloons in honor of her latest Good American launch. 

"I just got home and look, these are all from Tristan," Khloé gushed on Instagram at the time. "Good American balloons and my cute cake. Thank you, thank you, thank you."

Aug. 13 -- A Mexican Vacay

The PDA continued as the couple headed to Mexico with Kendall Jenner and her boyfriend, Ben Simmons, proving that there was definitely still passion in Khloé and Tristan's relationship. 

"At the end of the day, Khloé is a strong woman who thinks everything through," a source told ET soon after. "Once she decided to stay with Tristan, there was no turning back."

Sept. 20 -- Cleveland Bound

By September, a source told ET that Khloé was ready to return to Cleveland with Tristan. "They’ve spent the summer with family but also reconnecting as a couple," the source said. "The two made sure to treat one another with dates and vacations together. True has brought Khloé and Tristan closer together and created an even stronger bond for them.”

“Khloé will be going back to Cleveland with Tristan and True like she’s always done," the source added. "Khloé spends the summer in Los Angeles to be closer to her family while Tristan is off from his basketball season. Khloé will head to Cleveland in a couple weeks but still travel back to L.A. for work and to see her family.”

Oct. 23 -- Khloé Gets Cryptic

Tristan's cheating scandal played out on Keeping Up With the Kardashians in the fall, leading to several very cryptic posts from Khloé. In an October 23 note on her Instagram post, the blonde beauty warned against staying in toxic relationships. 

"Free yourself from negative people. Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and likeminded," she wrote. "Relationships should help you, not hurt you."

"Surround yourself with people who reflect the person you want to be," she continued. "Choose friends who you are proud to know, people you admire, who love and respect you -- people who make your day a little brighter simply by being in it."

"Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you," she wrote. "When you free yourself from negative people, you free yourself to be YOU -- and being YOU is the only way to live." 


Oct. 30 -- Back to 'Working on Things'

After defending letting their scandal play out on TV, Khloé headed back to Cleveland to be with her man. Their status as a couple, however, appeared to fluctuate. 

"Khloé and Tristan are still working on things, but know whatever they decide to do moving forward, it will be whatever is best for their daughter, True," a source told ET in late October. "Khloe isn’t certain how long she will be in Cleveland and may fly back for her mom, Kris [Jenner's], birthday next week, but isn’t sure. A lot is dependent on how things go with her and Tristan.”

Oct. 31 -- Coming Together for Baby True 

Khloé and Tristan spent True's first Halloween together in October, with the Good American designer sharing all the cute pics to social media. 

Nov. 18 -- Khloé's Delivery Plays Out on KUWTK

Tristan's scandal was revisited on the Nov. 18 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, showing exactly how Khloé reacted to the news in the delivery room. 

"I don't have the energy for [this] right now," Khloé said to her family while looking at her phone in the hospital bed. "Like, everyone leave me alone."

"Everyone has their own s**t that I know nothing about. And mine is thrown on the public of everything and it's just, it's a lot harder to filter through stuff when it's this public and when I gave birth the following day. It's just too much," she added. 

Nov. 22 -- First Thanksgiving as a Family 

Khloé wasn't present with the rest of her family at their huge Thanksgiving bash in November, choosing to host a party of her own in Cleveland with Tristan. 

"Khloé put together an incredible Thanksgiving dinner in Cleveland with Tristan. This Thanksgiving is special to the couple as it’s True’s first one," a source told ET. "They had a bunch of friends join them and celebrated what they are most thankful for this year: True."

Dec. 7 -- Khloé Thinks About Having Another Baby

The Thanksgiving holiday really brought Khloé and Tristan together, as a source told ET in early December that she was thinking about having another baby with him. 

"Now that she's a mom, Khloé's never been happier," the source said, adding that Khloé's also in "such a good place now" with True's dad, Tristan Thompson. "She has wanted this baby more than anything and motherhood has proven to be even more incredible than she imagined."

"Her relationship with Tristan is so good," the source continued. "They made it through some really dark times, but she's happy that she gave him a second chance because he's stepped up and is not only an amazing father to True, but he's been such a rock for Khloé. They're really just so in love."

"It was a difficult journey [for Khloé] to get pregnant the first time, so she's aware it may take some time again," the source shared. "She doesn't want to delay trying. That being said, she's not putting any pressure on herself or overthinking it. It will happen when it happens. [She's] not not trying."


Feb. 19 -- The Breakup

A source told ET on Feb. 19 that Khloé and Tristan have officially broken up after more than two years of dating. 

“There were trust issues again and she has been down that road before," the source said. "She has to be strong for herself and True. Everyone is extremely disappointed.”

Tristan, meanwhile, tweeted "FAKE NEWS," before deleting it shortly after. Fans quickly guessed he was reacting to rumors that he cheated on Khloé with Kylie's best friend, Jordyn Woods. 

Khloé then reacted to an Instagram video laying out the rumors between Tristan and Jordyn. She commented on the post with shouting emojis, while her best friend, Malika Haqq, also commented, writing, "STRONG FACTS." 

Kardashian family friend Larsa Pippen later chimed in after Malika, writing, "Amen!!!"

Khloé then posted a cryptic message to her Instagram Story, writing, "If your friendship has lasted longer than seven years, you are no longer friends. You are family."


Aug. 5 -- Back Together

A source told ET on Aug. 5 that Khloé and Tristan had rekindled their romance. They "are back together and things have been going really well," the source said.

According to the source, Khloé did what she felt is right for her and their daughter, True, and was aware that the decision would likely be met with criticism from her fans and others in her life following the highly publicized scandal with Woods. 

"Khloé has never listened to outside voices, she’s always stayed true to her heart," the source said. "Things with Khloé and Tristan have been great and the couple is taking this time in quarantine to really reconnect and enjoy one another."

December -- A Proposal

On the Sept. 29, 2022 episode of The KardashiansKhloé revealed that Tristan popped the question to her in December 2020, but she turned him down at the time. 

"I said, 'I need to make sure this is a totally different relationship because I want to be proud to say I'm engaged to anyone,'" Khloe told Kim in the episode. "And that's why I said, 'I'm not comfortable accepting this right now because I'm not excited to tell my family.' And as hurtful as that probably was for him to hear, it was the truth. I'm not ever going to accept something and give someone false hope. And I said that to him." 


February -- They Definitely Want More Kids

Khloé openly talked about wanting another child with Tristan, which Tristan was all for. Tristan is also a father to his 4-year-old son, Prince, from a previous relationship.

"In my head, when I was going to have kids, I never, ever imagined having an only child," she told him. "Especially being on quarantine with her, I felt bad. [True] had no friends. She had nobody. They were isolated even from each other [True's cousins] for so long. I don't know. True's getting older and I just feel like it's now time to have another kid."

"I think I'm ready to do the whole pregnancy thing again," she also said. "This process might take time. I have no idea. So I think [we] start the process, at least be prepared."

Meanwhile, a source told ET that having more kids had definitely "been a conversation for the couple."

"Khloé has been very vocal and adamant about wanting a big family," the source said. "She of course sees herself marrying Tristan one day, but he has a lot to prove in order for their relationship to elevate to that level."

February -- An Engagement

A source confirmed to ET that Khloé secretly accepted Tristan's second proposal in February after turning down his first. The former pair never went public with their engagement. 

March -- Tristan's 30th Birthday

As would later be revealed in court documents, Tristan slept with Maralee Nichols the same night that Khloe threw him his 30th birthday party. That night, they conceived their child, who would be born in December, unleashing untold drama. But at the time, Khloé was unaware, posting to Instagram about her then-boyfriend. 

"Thank you for showing me everything you said you would," she wrote at the time. "For the father you are. For the best friend I have in you. I'm thankful that I can do absolutely nothing with you and it feels like everything." 

June -- Khloé and Tristan Break Up Again

Multiple sources told ET that the two have once again decided to go their separate ways following more cheating allegations against Tristan, which he vehemently denied.

"Khloé and Tristan broke up recently. Tristan was at a birthday party in Bel Air on Friday night and was acting very single throughout the evening," one source said. "The Kardashians were invited to the party but did not attend. Tristan and Khloé will continue to co-parent True together in a healthy, loving way."

According to a second source, Khloé and Tristan "ended their relationship a few weeks ago."

"Khloé gave Tristan several chances and after new allegations decided it was time to break things off," the source said. "The two are on good terms and at the end of the day, Khloé just wants True to have a good relationship with her father."

News of this breakup came amid reports that Khloé threatened to take legal action against a woman who is claiming that Tristan fathered a child with her. Khloé is reportedly suing the woman, Kimberly Alexander, for defamation, claiming that she fabricated direct messages to make it look like she and the reality star had a conversation over Instagram.

Khloé's attorney, Lynda B. Goldman of Lavely & Singer Professional Corporation, claimed in court documents obtained by ET that "a DNA test from one of the nation's top labs confirmed that Mr. Thompson is not the father of [Kimberly's] child."

Additionally, Instagram model Sydney Chase claimed during an April interview that she hooked up with Tristan back in the fall. Tristan has vehemently denied her claims.

During the Keeping Up With the Kardashians: The Final Curtain reunion special -- which was taped in April -- Khloé opened up to host Andy Cohen about her on-again, off-again relationship with Tristan. Khloé said that she and Tristan weren't together when they filmed the 20th and final season of KUWTK and that they had only recently rekindled their romance after co-parenting together throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

"And then, I don't know, we just really, really became genuine great friends with one another," she said. "It just was this natural progression. I'm not saying that's what I would encourage other people to do, it's just what naturally happened with him and I."

When Andy bluntly asked Khloé if she trusted Tristan now, she responded, "I mean, I definitely trust him as a friend and all those things."

"What I need to find out, everything comes my way," she added. "I just need to trust and focus on today and go day by day. I can't worry too much about everything else."

July -- Tristan Discovers He's Fathered Another Child

According to court documents, Tristan was informed that he had conceived a child with Maralee on July 2. He kept this information a secret from Khloé all while attempting to work on their relationship and encouraging her to have a second child with him. 

October -- Together... Again

Khloé confirmed that the pair "just got back together" ahead of sister Kourtney Kardashians's engagement to Travis Barker. 

"We're good. We're actually in a really good place," she said on The Kardashians. "We just got back together. He's been going to therapy a lot. There's just been a lot of effort on his part." On the show, she said she was building her dream home with True and hoped Tristan would live with them.  

November -- Embryo Transfer

As Khloe later outlines in the season 2 premiere of The Kardashians, she and Tristan did an embryo transfer "days before Thanksgiving" in the hopes of welcoming a second child. Khloe said she was "encouraged" to do the transfer by a certain date, later realizing that it was because Tristan knew the details of his paternity scandal would be coming out shortly. 

December -- Tristan's Paternity Drama

Published court documents revealed that Tristan had fathered another woman's child, with Khloé learning the news alongside the rest of the world from an article online the first week in December. The news broke just days after the former couple's embryo transfer. Tristan ultimately admitted to having sex with a woman on the night of his 30th birthday in March 2021, and subsequently for several months after. 

"Today, paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols. I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established, I look forward to amicably raising our son," Tristan wrote in a statement. "I sincerely apologize to everyone I've hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal, both publicly and privately."

"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 have treated you over the years," he added. "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."


June -- Khloé Moves On

Khloé said she had no regrets about trying to make things work with the father of her daughter in a conversation with sister Kendall Jenner, filmed for The Kardashians

"Sometimes you do stupid things for your kids, but also you can’t be stupid for your kids for so long," Khloé said. "I will say I’m really proud for how I tried for True and the rest is the rest.” 

Just ahead of her 38th birthday, Khloé began quietly dating a private equity investor after being introduced by sister Kim during a dinner party. 

"Khloé is in a good head space and things are going well for her," a source told ET, though the current status of the reality star's relationship with the mystery man is unclear.


July -- Baby No. 2 News

The decision to procreate together again came before Khloé learned that Tristan had fathered another child with Nichols, a rep for the Good American founder confirmed to ET.

"We can confirm True will have a sibling who was conceived in November," the rep said. "Khloé is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a beautiful blessing. We’d like to ask for kindness and privacy so that Khloé can focus on her family."

Meanwhile, a source told ET that Khloé and Tristan "have long said they wanted True to have a sibling, and Khloé even told her family she’d do it without Tristian if she needed to."

Khloé eventually decided against doing it sans Tristan, as she and the pro athlete "were on good terms and they decided to move forward with surrogacy near the end of last year," the source said, adding that it was only after that decision was made that "Tristian was caught cheating."

A source also told ET: "Khloé and Tristan are not back together and have not spoken since December outside of co-parenting matters."


July 28 -- A Brand New Baby Boy

In the season 2 premiere of The Kardashians, Khloé revealed that her baby boy was born several weeks early on July 28. She and Kim were in the hospital with the surrogate when the baby arrived, and Kim filmed the whole thing on her phone. Khloé also invited Tristan to be there, despite their ongoing drama. 

"I've been on the fence about having Tristan come to the hospital or not," Khloé admitted on The Kardashians. "But Tristan wants to be here so I just figured why not let him come. I'll never get this moment back."

Aug. 5 -- Telling the World

Khloé confirmed her baby's birth in early August. A source told ET that Khloé and Tristan welcomed their baby boy, and a rep for The Kardashians star also confirmed the news to Page Six

Another source subsequently told ET, "Khloé is so grateful to have been able to expand her family and is adjusting to being a mom of two." The source added that Khloe "has been with the baby for a little while now."

"Tristan really wanted a baby boy and is so happy to have welcomed a son," the source said, adding that their 4-year-old daughter is "so thrilled to have a baby brother. She is loving every moment about being a big sister and wants to be a 'mini mommy' to the baby."


Jan. 6 -- A Major Loss

Tristan's mother, Andrea Thompson, died unexpectedly, turning the basketball star's world into chaos. Overnight, he became the primary guardian of his disabled younger brother, Amari Thompson. Khloé and Kim flew to Canada with Tristan to help clean out his mother's home and get her affairs in order while he was grieving. 

Shortly after, Tristan's home began flooding, and he and Amari moved in with Khloé in an effort to have a stable place for Amari to get his treatment and care. They lived there for several months, with Khloé insisting they had not rekindled their romantic relationship. 

May 17 -- Khloé Speaks Out

After Kim and her daughter, North, showed their support for Tristan at the L.A. Lakers game, many fans started speculating that Tristan and Khloé were back together. She took to the comments section to set the record straight. 

"Stop pushing this narrative. It's tiring. But I suppose you guys will continue the narrative you want regardless of what I say so what's the point," she wrote.

Calling the continued speculation "exhausting," Khloé added, "Some things are just as simple as they seem. A family member supporting another family member ESPECIALLY during a difficult time in life."


June 7 -- Khloé Sets Boundaries

During a June episode of The Kardashians, Khloé talked about what Tristan must be thinking about their status of their relationship amid their split and welcoming a second child together.

"For my kids, I'll put anything to the side. What's done is done, so what would I still be holding onto something for? I don't need to punish him because I'm not getting back with him," she explained at the time. 

Sharing the importance of her boundaries with Tristan, Khloé added, "These boundaries are so important to put in place with Tristan because we've done this song and dance a handful of times already. I've gotten back with him after a cheating scandal. So I don't know if Tristan is under the impression of, 'Oh wow, OK, let's just ride this out and eventually she'll get back with me.' I get why he would think that. So it's my job to set boundaries that my actions show otherwise." 

July 28 -- A Meaningful Birthday Message

Tristan honored the first birthday of his and Khloé son with a telling message. 

"Tatum!! Happy birthday my son! You are a reminder of what life represents to me. You have taught me every loss comes a lesson and you are my gift. You are my reminder of all of God’s messages. You are the reason that I began my story. The mistakes along the way are lessons not failures. There is no expiration date to reinventing yourself. Tatum your sweet soul reminds me of God’s grace. You are a future king my son and I am so blessed to be your DaDa!," he wrote at the time.

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The exes posed in the same photo together at the first birthday party of their son, Tatum, in a rare moment. They stood on opposite ends of Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian while wearing matching all-white looks. The party was later featured on The Kardashians. 

Oct. 11 -- Khloé Seems to Leave the Door Open

Despite insisting that she and Tristan are not together and that she has no desire to reconcile with her ex, Khloé seemed to leave the door open to the possibility of a reconciliation with her ex in an October episode of The Kardashians. 

"I don't know what five or 10 years will bring. If he's my person then he's meant to be my person, but right now I'm not going to make my life any harder than it has to be, so I'm going to have as much of a seamless, fantastic co-parenting relationship as I can," she shared at the time. 

She later claimed to not be attracted to Tristan emotionally after all he had put her through. 

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Nov. 15 -- Tristan Comes Clean

After avoiding the topic on camera, Tristan finally owned up to years of his mistakes while speaking with Kourtney and Kylie on The Kardashians. He apologized to Kylie for his part in damaging her friendship with Jordyn. 

"The fact that I came with my poor decisions and being a f**king idiot and just being young and stupid, I just want to say I'm sorry again for that," Tristan told the makeup mogul. "Life is so short and it sucks because even though we made our mistakes, sometimes it's hard to come back from situations like that."

He also spoke with Kourtney about his behavior and the mother of four grilled the athlete about why he chose to repeatedly cheat on her sister. 

"I was just cheating for an action, just cheating for a feeling, but also it really came down to not knowing how to love, because that's the way I grew up," Tristan shared. "What I saw from my dad, how he would treat my mom, as a kid when you see that, the trauma you have, because you can't protect your mom because you're so young and 'cause your mom tells you it's going to be OK, you basically numb your emotions of being scared or feeling sad. It's my form of a defense mechanism." 

Tristan, who said he'd been in therapy for two years, noted that he never had an example of a faithful relationship, had never seen a man treat a woman well, and had never seen a good husband. He said that his late mother, Andrea, always acted like everything was fine, even amid his father's alleged affairs, so he never realized how much of an impact the cheating could have. 


Nov. 30 -- Khloé Reflects on Co-Parenting With Tristan

In the season 4 finale of The Kardashians, Khloé shared that she's "really proud" of where she and Tristan are in their co-parenting relationship. 

"It's hard, but I'll do anything for my kids," she said at the time. 

For more with Khloé and Tristan, check out the links below.