During his ongoing paternity lawsuit with Maralee Nichols, Tristan Thompson has apologized to ex Khloe Kardashian after a paternity test confirmed he is the father of a newborn son that was conceived while the two were still in a relationship.

While Thompson admitted to the relationship in court docs after Nichols filed suit, even saying that they had sex on his birthday in March 2021 while he was still with Kardashian, he still disputed his parenthood of the child until the test came back.

Nichols told E! News that Thompson assured her he was single, and that she “never would have gotten with Tristan if I thought he was in a relationship.” Thompson has downplayed their relationship, saying in a statement they only saw each other “sporadically between December 2020 and March 13, 2021.”

Thompson addressed the results via Instagram Story on Jan 3. Now that paternity is confirmed, Thompson wrote, “I look forward to amicably raising our son. I sincerely apologize to everyone I’ve hurt in this ordeal both publicly and privately.”

He also wrote an apology directly to Kardashian, which began with, “Khloe, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you … My actions certainly have not lined up with the way I view you.”

This is Thompson’s third child with three different mothers. Thompson and Kardashian have a 3-year-old daughter, True, and he has a 5-year-old, Prince, with his ex Jordan Craig.

Nichols also said that she does not want a romantic relationship with Thompson, and her only priority is to “raise our son in a safe, healthy, loving and private environment.”

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