Khloé Kardashian says she felt 'bamboozled' after Tristan Thompson pushed her to conceive their 2nd child only days before she found out about his paternity scandal

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Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson were first romantically linked in 2016.Jerritt Clark/Getty Images
  • Khloé Kardashian said Tristan Thompson "encouraged" her to conceive their son by a "certain date."

  • Kardashian said they did an embryo transfer just days before news of his paternity scandal broke.

  • Kardashian said Thompson was aware he had potentially fathered another child when they conceived.

Khloé Kardashian said that she felt "bamboozled" after Tristan Thompson pushed her to conceive a second child with him via surrogate within a specific timeframe before his paternity scandal erupted in December 2021.

In the season two premiere of Hulu's "The Kardashians," Kardashian opened up about the circumstances surrounding the conception of her and Thompson's second child, a baby boy who was born at the end of July via surrogate, according to the episode. The child was conceived in November 2021, just days before news of Thompson's paternity scandal broke, Kardashian said on the episode.

"I was definitely very angry, and I think feeling bamboozled," Kardashian said in a confessional during the episode. "All I know is I was being encouraged to do it by a certain date. In hindsight, he always knew when the other baby was being born, especially getting the paperwork that we saw, he found out July 2, so he did know."

Kardashian said at the beginning of the episode that she and Thompson had done an embryo transfer "a couple days" before the news broke that fitness instructor Maralee Nichols had sued Thompson for child support.

 

As shown in the season premiere, the timing was close enough that she hadn't even yet told her sister, Kim Kardashian, that they had done the embryo transfer. A clip from that conversation showed Kim looking shocked to learn that her sister and Tristan had just done an embryo transfer.

Thompson initially denied that he was the father of Nichols' child, but admitted in December 2021 to cheating on Kardashian and having a sexual relationship with Nichols. However, in January he announced that a paternity test had revealed that he was the father of Nichols' child and apologized publicly to Kardashian.

"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," he wrote on his Instagram story at the time.

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