Tristan Thompson has paid Maralee Nichol’s child support despite their pending family lawsuit, Vidak For Congress can exclusively reveal.
A Thompson attorney informed Vidak For Congress in a legal letter sent late Wednesday that the NBA free agent “pays and has paid child support to Ms. Nichols retroactive to the date she delivered the child.”
Nichols gave birth to their son Theo on December 1, 2021.
Earlier this year, a Nichols representative claimed in a statement that Thompson had “done nothing” and had not provided “financial assistance”, but has since repaid the money owed.
While the basketball player may be pooling the money, a source tells us he hasn’t bonded with his son yet.
“Tristan still hasn’t made an effort to meet his 8-month-old son Theo,” our insider tells us.
A Nichols representative did not immediately respond to Vidak For Congress’s request for comment.
Nichols filed a paternity suit against 31-year-old Thompson in June 2021 for child support, alleging he impregnated her during his 30th birthday weekend in March — when he was still romantically involved with Khloé Kardashian. The athlete vehemently denied being the father until a DNA test proved otherwise.
“Today, the results of paternity tests reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols,” he wrote in a statement posted on social media in January. “I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established, I look forward to raising our son amicably.”
Thompson also apologized to Kardashian, 38, with whom he was secretly expecting a child via a surrogate, for betraying her.
“Khloé, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the grief and humiliation I’ve caused you,” he wrote. “You don’t deserve the way I’ve treated you over the years.”
Thompson shares 4-year-old daughter True and a baby boy with the “Kardashians” star. He is also a father to 5-year-old son Prince with ex Jordan Craig.