Tristan Thompson reportedly told Khloé the footage showing him cheating was a 'set up'
Khloé Kardashian has given birth to a baby girl, ending the cycle of pregnant Kardashians (for now, anyway). The father, Tristan Thompson, was present for the birth, which came as a surprise to many. A few days ago, footage emerged of the NBA star cheating on Khloé with multiple women. In response, the entire Kardashian family unfollowed him on social media. When Khloé found out, she was already in the hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, Tristan's hometown. Reportedly, she wanted to board a plane to LA to be with her family, but doctors would not let her leave, since the birth was imminent.
Instead, the Kardashians flew to Cleveland, and Khloé had a change of heart about seeing her philandering ex. "Khloé labored with [mom Kris Jenner] yesterday at the hospital. Tristan was there for the birth," a Keeping Up With The Kardashians source told People Magazine. "He has practice today, but will spend as much time at the hospital as possible. Everyone is focused on what’s best for their baby girl. Khloé is being the bigger person and letting Tristan bond with their baby."
That's great the family's together, but many people have wondered: How did Tristan try to explain the affairs? Last weekend, video leaked of him kissing a young woman at a nightclub in New York. Then photos revealed him taking her to the Four Seasons Hotel. (The woman has since been identified as Lani Blair, a bartender at a strip club, and Instagram personality with 300,000 followers.) An inside source told People that Tristan claimed this was all 'a set-up,' and Khloé tried to 'give him the benefit of the doubt.'
"The first reaction was that this was a set-up: that the girl in the club totally threw herself at him, made sure it was caught on tape, tipped off [photographers] to catch her going into the hotel, and then basically made sure they caught her leaving.
"Everyone wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt. Khloé and frankly everyone else wanted to believe that... the girl in the club totally threw herself at him, made sure it was caught on tape, tipped off [photographers] to catch her going into the hotel."
"It’s what Tristan has been telling her: ‘Babe, you know how groupies are, you know how they try to hang on me and follow me around and this isn’t what it looks like.'"
Of course, any notion that this was a sting operation fell apart fast. TMZ released a video of Tristan getting intimate with two women at a hookah lounge in Washington, D.C. In the clips, they cuddle, kiss, and he even motorboats one of them. So, it really doesn't look like 'a set-up.' What's more, the video was taken in October, when Khloé was three months pregnant, proving that he's been unfaithful for a while.
Surprisingly, the source tells People that Khloé will probably stay with Tristan:
"She’s a hopeless romantic and she’ll try to make this work. She tried forever to make it work with Lamar [Odom]. She’s having a child with Tristan, and she’s going to try to rebuild this."