July 15, 2022 | 3:41pm
Maralee Nichols is allegedly not “surprised” that Tristan Thompson is expecting another child with his ex Khloé Kardashian, according to a new report.
“She’s truly focused on raising Theo,” a source told Us Weekly Friday, adding that the 31-year-old fitness trainer is “navigating motherhood as a single mom.”
Thompson, 31, slept with Nichols over his 30th birthday weekend in March 2021 while he was still romantically involved with Kardashian, 38.
He admitted in January to fathering Nichols’ son, Theo, after a bitter paternity suit.
While the NBA player claimed at the time that he would “amicably raise” his child with Nichols, the model said in February that he had yet to meet Theo or provide “any financial assistance.”
The pair only met once but regularly communicated over Snapchat. And yet, their tryst was apparently enough to make Thompson tell Nichols that he “wanted five to six children,” the source told Us Weekly.
Now, the athlete’s alleged wish is closer to coming true.
News broke Wednesday that he and the “Kardashians” star are expecting their second child together, a baby boy, via surrogate.
“Khloé has always wanted a little brother for True and decided to go ahead with having the baby with the support of her family,” a rep for Kardashian told Page Six. “We can confirm True will have a sibling who was conceived in November.”
The former couple had decided to expand their family just one month before the paternity scandal broke. Kardashian called it quits with Thompson after she found out he had been cheating on her during their surrogacy process.
Even though the pair share 4-year-old daughter True, they have not had any contact outside of co-parenting since December 2021.
The soon-to-be father of four also has a 5-year-old son, Prince, whom he shares with ex Jordan Craig.
We’re told the baby has not been born yet but is due any day.