When the NBA star’s cheating scandal broke in December, the surrogate for Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson was already carrying their child, a source tells PEOPLE.
“We can say with certainty that True will have a sister who was born in November. Khloé is immensely appreciative of the exceptional surrogate for this wonderful blessing. Kindness and discretion are requested so that Khloé can concentrate on her family “Kardashian, 38, told PEOPLE on Wednesday through a spokesman.
Despite expecting a sibling for their 4-year-old daughter True, the insider tells PEOPLE that “Khloé and Tristan are not back together and have not communicated since December outside of co-parenting matters.”
Thompson, 31, revealed in January that he had fathered a child with Maralee Nichols. He stated as much in an Instagram Story “I accept full accountability for my choices. Now that paternity has been confirmed, I’m looking forward to raising our son amicably.”
Since 2016, he and Kardashian have been in an on-again, off-again relationship. True was born in 2018. Prince, Thompson’s 5-year-old son with ex Jordan Craig, is also his child.
At the time, the Chicago Bulls player wrote to the Kardashian family star to express his regret “You don’t deserve this, Khloé. You don’t deserve the suffering and embarrassment I’ve put you through. The way I’ve treated you throughout the years is not something you deserve. Clearly, my behaviour hasn’t matched how I feel about you. I love and respect you more than anything. Despite what you might believe. Again, I apologise profusely.”
On the first season of Hulu’s The Kardashians, viewers witnessed the unfolding of Thompson’s paternity issue.
Khloé was composed when she learned of Tristan’s infidelity while filming, which is somewhat more understandable given that she was aware of her pregnancy and impending delivery, a source tells PEOPLE.
The insider furthers: “Khloé learned the surrogate was pregnant when she heard that Tristan was having a kid in December. At this point, the surrogate was only 3 to 4 weeks pregnant.”
In The Kardashians season finale, Kardashian stated that “marriage is the end objective but there’s work to be done with him and I” and discussed how people should be given “many chances in life” before the cheating scandal was made public.
“This was undoubtedly a difficult episode, but seeing how close my family is to one another is just beautiful. We will always support and sincerely care for one another “After the finale aired, Kardashian posted something on Twitter and included a heart emoji.