Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson rocky relationship as new baby on the way07/14/2022
Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have revealed the shocking news that they're expecting a second child together via surrogate.
The pair had a dramatic split in December after Khloé found out that Tristan had fathered a child with another woman.
A rep for Khloé told E! News: "We can confirm True will have a sibling who was conceived in November,
"Khloé 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."
The latest development in their on-again-off-again relationship has left Kardashian fans reeling and wondering whether the pair planned to have the child before of after they split following Tristan's affair.
As they expect to welcome their second child imminently, here's everything you need to know about their rocky relationship.
Did Khloé and Tristan plan to have a baby after their split?
Khloé and Tristan's surrogate pregnancy was planned before the pair split and Khloé found out that Tristan was expecting a child with another women just weeks after their surrogate became pregnant.
A source close to the situation confirmed to E! News: "The baby was conceived via surrogate before it was revealed to Khloe and the public that Tristan was having a baby with someone else."
Tristan had a fling with fitness model Maralee Nichols in March 2021 and in December 2021 she gave birth to their son Theo.
Meanwhile, Khloé and Tristan's surrogate was inseminated in November – before she knew that he had been cheating on her.
Khloé and Tristan's relationship timeline
Their latest announcement is just one of the many shocking turns in Khloé and Tristan's tumultuous relationship.
The pair have been together on and off since 2016, but there's been some huge ups and downs in that time.
Khloé and Tristan's relationship first went public in September 2016 following rumours that they had been dating since August.
At the time that their relationship made headlines, Tristan was expecting his first child with Jordan Craig.
This sparked rumours that the athlete had cheated on his ex with Khloe while she was pregnant, but the reality star has always denied this.
A month later the pair's relationship looked more serious as they went Instagram official.
Khloé shared an image of the two of them dressed as Marvel superheroes Storm and Black Panther for Halloween.
At the same time, a source told PEOPLE: "Khloé has been spending a lot of time in Cleveland with Tristan," a source told PEOPLE. "She's very supportive of him, and they are getting serious.
"They really dig each other a lot, and she's planning to spend more and more time out there with him."
Four months into their relationship, Khloé confirmed that the pair were in love.
In January 2017 she told James Corden: "I am [in love], I'm very happy. It's going good. We use the L word!"
In April 2017 Khloé revealed that her and Tristan had already discussed starting a family together.
She told Evening Standard Magazine: "We've talked about it. He [already] is a father and I know for a fact that he would be an impeccable father,"
"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."
In September 2017 news broke that Khloé and Tristan were expecting their first baby together.
A source told PEOPLE: "Yes, Khloé and Tristan are expecting and they are absolutely thrilled,
"This is something Khloé has wanted for years and years and yet it's more than that: she didn't want it unless she was in the right relationship for it."
Khloé waiting until December to confirm the pregnancy herself, saying that she didn't want to upstage her younger sister Kylie, who was also pregnant with her first child.
Just days before she gave birth to their first child, the first rumours of Tristan Thompson's infidelity's were sparked.
TMZ released footage from October that appeared to show Tristan kissing two women at a hookah lounge outside Washington, DC.
The Daily Mail also reported that Thompson had been seen kissing another woman in New York.
At the time a source told People: "Tristan has been consistently cheating on Khloe. He's a serial cheater. And there will be more women to come out of the woodwork."
Despite the cheating allegations, Tristan was with Khloé for the birth of their first child, True Thompson, on April 12.
Despite his infidelity's, the pair stayed together and focused on rebuilding their relationship over the summer.
Responding to a fan who was disappointed that she'd stayed with Tristan on Twitter, Khloé said: "You have no knowledge of what goes on in our household or the enormous rebuilding this takes to even coexist.
"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."
Their rebuilt relationship didn't last long when a new cheating scandal broke in February 2019.
This time TMZ reported that Tristan had cheated on Khloé with Kylie jenner's best friend Jordyn Woods.
After Woods spoke out about the kiss on Jada Pinkett Smith's "Red Table Talk" Khloé lashed out at her on Twitter.
She said: "Why are you lying @jordynwoods?? If you’re going to try and save yourself by going public, INSTEAD OF CALLING ME PRIVATELY TO APOLOGIZE FIRST, at least be HONEST about your story.
"BTW, You ARE the reason my family broke up!"
Throughout 2019 Thompson got friendly with the Kardashian clan again.
He attended his daughter True's first birthday party and focused on co-parenting with Khloé.
But for her 35th birthday he surprised her with a diamond necklace and promise ring.
At the end of the year, Tristan attended the Kardashian's annual Christmas eve party.
In July 2020 a source confirmed to People that Khloé and Tristan were "giving their relationship another try".
They said: "Tristan is working hard to prove himself and has been a great dad to True".
The rekindling of their romance came after the reality stars 36th Birthday party, which Tristan attended and they were reported to have been acting like a couple.
In May 2021 Khloé opened up about her struggles with fertility on Keeping Up With The Kardashian's an revealed that the couple were considering using a surrogate to have a second child.
She said: "A few months ago, Tristan and I made embryos, and during that time I was also told that I would not be smart if I carried my second pregnancy, I would be high risk and to explore surrogacy options,
"So Tristan and I have decided that's what we're going to do. I have a surrogate agent who is, you know, sort of filtering through who they think might be the best fit for me and my family".
But in June 2021 the couple split yet again after Tristan was allegedly spotted entering a bedroom with three women at a party in Los Angeles.
In October 2021 Khloé revealed that they had gotten back together again.
Just before Travis and Kourtney's engagement she told Hulu's cameras that she and Tristan had "just got back together".
She went on to explain: "We're good. We're actually in a really good place,"
"We just got back together. He's been going to therapy a lot. There's just been a lot of effort on his part."
In December 2021 news broke that Tristan was expecting a baby with another woman, Maralee Nichols.
Tristan initially denied being the father of the baby but Nichols sued him for paternity.
The following month, Tristan confirmed that a paternity test showed he was the farther of Nichols' child.
In a statement he said: "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".
He went on to issue an apology to Khloé, saying: "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".
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