Tristan Thompson has yet to make a news headline about sports. It’s always off court….recently a judge presiding over his messy paternity lawsuit has dismissed Tristan’s case filed in Texas, according to Us Weekly. And Maralee Nichols ( his baby mother) has had enough of her name being dragged through the mud on social media. So she’s speaking out and defending herself. “I am providing this statement because I feel I must defend my character,” she said in the statement.She claims she was never a fitness trainer; instead she is a fitness model. She claims everyone has had it ‘all wrong’ about her.
Tristan’s Lawsuit Was Dropped By The Judge
As if the situation couldn’t get any messier…on Wednesday, December 15, both Thompson and Nichols appeared before a judge after Tristan retaliated against Nichols in July; suing her for undisclosed property she allegedly owned. The nerve! right??
A close source stated “Regardless of whether any act of conception occurred in Texas that could have led to the conception of the child, they [allegedly] had a lengthy relationship spanning multiple states,” the source told Us about Wednesday’s hearing. “The child was born in California, the mother resides there and so does Tristan. It would make sense the judge would dismiss this given the facts and the California lawsuit filed prior to the Texas one.”
Maralee Nichols Finally Speaks Up For Herself
On December 1, Nichols gave birth to her and Tristan’s (alleged) son. But Tristan claims he wants nothing to do with the baby and has offered a flat fee of $75K to leave him alone. Her response was: “Instead of focusing on any negativity, I am choosing to embrace being a mother and doing the best I can for my son,” Nichols said in her statement. “I do not want any further media attention, nor do I want a romantic relationship with Tristan.”
Tristan Thompson claims their relationship was strictly sexual lasting for about four months. Additoinally, he says they never went on any dates, they would just meet up at various hotels for sex and that was it. However, in a statement to E! News on Friday, she disputes that claim saying she met the NBA star at his Houston home during a party in 2020. Aside, it was revealed that he used an alias name on Snapchat to have conversations with Nichols. Additionally, claiming that when she met the Sacramento Kings ball player he told Nichols he ‘was single and co-parenting’.
Adding, “I would never have gotten involved with Tristan if I thought he was in a relationship”. She goes on to say that he told her he wasn’t having sexual relations with anyone else. She said their relationship was more than casual sex, and they never had any “arrangements” as Tristan claimed. “Tristan and I communicated daily and talked on the phone. We would see each other several times a month”, she told Daily Mail.
During which time was around his birthday, whole time he was in a commited relationship with Khloe Kardashian. Notably, she praised her (then) man on social media, along with a picture of her, their daughter True, and Tristan; happily stating,
“The ones that are meant to be are the ones who go through everything that is designed to tear them apart and they come out even stronger than they were before.” Adding, “Thank you for showing me everything you said you would. 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. I hope you know today and everyday how loved you are by me and so many. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TT! Welcome to 30! I can’t wait for all of the memories. This is when life just starts getting good” Khloe said.
An inside source told US News, “This is a very sad time for Khloé,” the source explained in December 2021. “She really loves Tristan and still held a candle for him. She thought he might have changed his ways.”