Khloé Kardashian Likes Post on Tristan Thompson’s Move to LA Lakers Amid Reports He Wants to Win Her Back

Khloé Kardashian’s ex Tristan Thompson made a big career move, seemingly to be closer to his on-off girlfriend and mother of two of his four children. Thompson has signed with the LA Lakers, meaning the NBA player will now be playing for Kardashian’s home team. Kardashian showed her support, liking the Instagram that the Lakers’ account shared to announce the news:

khloé's like on the la lakers' tristan thompson announcement post


The move comes days after sources told multiple outlets that Thompson is actively trying to win Kardashian back after his multiple cheating scandals and big paternity scandal. Thompson fathered a child, born December 2021, with personal trainer Maralee Nichols while he was dating (and secretly engaged to) Kardashian in March 2021. He publicly apologized to Kardashian in January 2022, saying, “Khloé, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you. You don’t deserve the way I have treated you over the years. My actions certainly have not lined up with the way I view you. I have the utmost respect and love for you. Regardless of what you may think. Again, I am so incredibly sorry.”

Thompson is also father to 6-year-old son Prince with his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig, whom he dated before he was with Kardashian. He and Kardashian share four-year-old True and a baby boy, whose name they haven’t yet shared publicly, born this past summer via surrogate.

On April 6, a source told Entertainment Tonight that Thompson was actively trying to win Kardashian back. “Tristan still loves Khloe and would love to be with her again,” the source said. “He’s doing whatever he can to try to prove himself to Khloe and her family.” The former couple are “not together” currently but are “co-parenting well,” according to that report.

A source told Us Weekly on April 5 that Thompson moved next door to Kardashian to be closer to her and their two children, partly because he does want her back. “Khloé and Tristan live 0.2 miles away from each other in Hidden Hills,” the source said. “Tristan is thrilled about having his own place so close to Khloé so he can visit her and the kids as often as possible.”

The source told Us that Kardashian “made it clear” that she doesn’t see a romantic future with Thompson, but he “hasn’t completely given up hope.”

“He knows they’re always going to be in each other’s lives because of their children. But that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been trying,” the source said. “At this point, he feels like all he can do is be the best father to their kids that he can and show Khloé over time that he’s there for their family. He is so happy he was able to find a home right around the corner from them because they’re his priority. He just wants to be there for his kids.”

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Alyssa Bailey is the senior news and strategy editor at, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.


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