Tristan Thompson explains why he cheated on Khloe Kardashian multiple times

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Tristan Thompson recently came clean about his notorious infidelity during his turbulent relationship with Khloé Kardashian.

In a candid revelation on the latest episode of The Kardashians, Thompson - the 32-year-old center for the Cleveland Cavaliers - engaged in "long overdue" conversations with Khloé’s family, addressing the reasons behind his repeated unfaithfulness throughout their six-year, on-again, off-again relationship.

In a heart-to-heart with Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé's older sister, Thompson delved into his personal struggles and past experiences that influenced his actions.

Check out what Thompson said in the episode:

When asked about his feelings post-cheating, Thompson admitted, “When I cheat, I feel disgusted the next day with guilt.” He attributed his actions to lacking a role model for a faithful relationship and a good husband, explaining, “It’s my form of a defense mechanism.”

Thompson, who has been in therapy for the past two years, faced Kourtney's blunt observation, “I don’t think you deserve Khloé,” highlighting the gravity of his actions.

His conversation with Kylie Jenner, the youngest Kardashian-Jenner sibling, further revealed the impact of his 2019 scandal involving Jordyn Woods, Jenner’s former best friend. Acknowledging his faults, Thompson described himself as a “f***ing idiot” and expressed his determination to regain the family's respect.

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Tristan Thompson recently came clean about his notorious infidelity during his turbulent relationship with Khloé Kardashian. Credit: Michael Loccisano / Getty

Jenner's response to Thompson's request to apologize to Woods on his behalf was understanding, acknowledging their need for individual growth. The NBA player's remorse extended to other family members, including Kris Jenner and siblings Rob and Kim Kardashian, as he embarked on an apology tour.

The relationship between Thompson and Khloé Kardashian, which began with a trip to Mexico in 2016, has been a rollercoaster of highs and lows. They share two children: five-year-old daughter True and son Tatum, born via surrogate in July 2022.

Thompson, also a father to sons Prince and Theo from previous relationships, moved in with Khloé and their kids in Los Angeles after his mother's death in January, though they clarified that this did not imply a reconciliation.

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Thompson's openness about his infidelity and its ramifications marks a significant moment in the ongoing narrative of the Kardashian-Jenner family.

His journey from betrayal to seeking forgiveness and understanding is a testament to the complexities of relationships in the public eye. As Thompson strives to rebuild trust and amend his relationships, his story unfolds, underlining the challenges of navigating personal growth while in the spotlight.

Featured image credit: George Pimentel / Getty

Tristan Thompson explains why he cheated on Khloe Kardashian multiple times

vt-author-image

By VT

Article saved!Article saved!

Tristan Thompson recently came clean about his notorious infidelity during his turbulent relationship with Khloé Kardashian.

In a candid revelation on the latest episode of The Kardashians, Thompson - the 32-year-old center for the Cleveland Cavaliers - engaged in "long overdue" conversations with Khloé’s family, addressing the reasons behind his repeated unfaithfulness throughout their six-year, on-again, off-again relationship.

In a heart-to-heart with Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé's older sister, Thompson delved into his personal struggles and past experiences that influenced his actions.

Check out what Thompson said in the episode:

When asked about his feelings post-cheating, Thompson admitted, “When I cheat, I feel disgusted the next day with guilt.” He attributed his actions to lacking a role model for a faithful relationship and a good husband, explaining, “It’s my form of a defense mechanism.”

Thompson, who has been in therapy for the past two years, faced Kourtney's blunt observation, “I don’t think you deserve Khloé,” highlighting the gravity of his actions.

His conversation with Kylie Jenner, the youngest Kardashian-Jenner sibling, further revealed the impact of his 2019 scandal involving Jordyn Woods, Jenner’s former best friend. Acknowledging his faults, Thompson described himself as a “f***ing idiot” and expressed his determination to regain the family's respect.

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Tristan Thompson recently came clean about his notorious infidelity during his turbulent relationship with Khloé Kardashian. Credit: Michael Loccisano / Getty

Jenner's response to Thompson's request to apologize to Woods on his behalf was understanding, acknowledging their need for individual growth. The NBA player's remorse extended to other family members, including Kris Jenner and siblings Rob and Kim Kardashian, as he embarked on an apology tour.

The relationship between Thompson and Khloé Kardashian, which began with a trip to Mexico in 2016, has been a rollercoaster of highs and lows. They share two children: five-year-old daughter True and son Tatum, born via surrogate in July 2022.

Thompson, also a father to sons Prince and Theo from previous relationships, moved in with Khloé and their kids in Los Angeles after his mother's death in January, though they clarified that this did not imply a reconciliation.

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Credit: Gotham/Getty

Thompson's openness about his infidelity and its ramifications marks a significant moment in the ongoing narrative of the Kardashian-Jenner family.

His journey from betrayal to seeking forgiveness and understanding is a testament to the complexities of relationships in the public eye. As Thompson strives to rebuild trust and amend his relationships, his story unfolds, underlining the challenges of navigating personal growth while in the spotlight.

Featured image credit: George Pimentel / Getty