Tristan Thompson near settling with Maralee Nichols over baby assist for nine-month-old Theo
Tristan Thompson and Maralee Nichols are close to a settlement in their bitter battle over child support for their nine-month old ‘love child,’ Theo.
In court papers obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com Thompson, 31, and Nichols, 32, have requested that a hearing that was scheduled for October 7 be rescheduled for December 7.
‘The parties are attending a second day of mediation on October 7, one of the only available dates on everyone’s calendars.
‘The hope is that the parties will settle but we need a second day to finalize disputed issues,’ according to the docs.
As of August it was learned Thompson was paying Nichols child support for their son Theo amid their family court battle.
‘The basketball player, 31, ‘is paying, and has paid, child support to Ms. Nichols retroactive to the date she delivered the child,’ an attorney for Thompson told Page Six.
Though the NBA star – who recently welcomed a son with Khloé Kardashian via surrogate – has stepped up financially, he has still not met his baby boy.
‘Tristan has still made no attempt to meet his [9-month-old] son, Theo. It was not until recently that Tristan started paying child support,’ an insider told the publication.
Earlier this year, a rep for Nichols – who gave birth to Theo on December 1, 2021 – said in a statement that Thompson had ‘done nothing’ and provided zero ‘financial assistance.’
But apparently the Canadian star has since repaid the money owed.
Tristan Thompson and Maralee Nichols are close to a settlement in their bitter battle over child support for their nine-month old ‘love child,’ Theo. In court papers obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com Thompson and Nichols have requested that a hearing that was scheduled for October 7 be rescheduled for December 7
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Last year DailyMail.com exclusively revealed that love rat Tristan was set to become a father for the third time after Nichols decided to sue the athlete for child support as well as for reimbursement of medical expenses and pregnancy-related costs.
Thompson insisted his personal trainer lover get an abortion and offered her $75,000 in hush money after she became pregnant with his child while he was still dating Khloé, court filings claim.
According to bombshell documents, the baby was conceived in Houston, Texas, during Thompson’s 30th birthday celebrations in March, 2021 when he was dating Khloé, with whom he shares a four-year-old daughter and now a son by surrogate.
Nichols, a Houston native, moved to Los Angeles and sued the athlete for child support as well as for reimbursement of medical expenses and pregnancy-related costs.
Nichols, a Houston native, moved to Los Angeles and sued the athlete for child support as well as for reimbursement of medical expenses and pregnancy-related costs
Seen at the time in exclusive DailyMail.com photos, the heavily pregnant then 31-year-old Nichols – described as a former friend of Thompson’s – was due to give birth to her baby boy on December 3
In a copy of a shocking text message obtained by Radar, Thompson allegedly offered Nichols $75,000 to keep quiet and warned that he is retiring after this NBA season and would therefore be unemployed.
He made it clear that he had no plans to be involved in the child’s life.
Seen at the time in exclusive DailyMail.com photos, the heavily pregnant then 31-year-old – described as a former friend of Thompson’s – was due to give birth to her baby boy on December 3.
In a declaration included in paternity suit, Thompson acknowledges having sex with Nichols several times at a hotel after the pair attended a party together.
He described in the documents how Nichols drove him to the event in his Maserati sportscar before returning to his hotel where she had ‘a special birthday surprise’ for him – which he admitted he knew would be sex.
Thompson claims that night was the only time he was intimate with Nichols – a version of events that was hotly disputed by her lawyers, who say the affair began at least ‘five months’ before his 30th birthday celebrations, involved Nichols traveling to California on multiple occasions, and continued after she got pregnant.
He said: ‘When we got to my hotel room, we immediately had sexual intercourse. petitioner [Nichols] initiated our sexual contact and never objected to our having sexual intercourse. She was very awake and conscious and did not exhibit any signs that she was other than a willing participant in our sexual activities.
‘We didn’t drink at my hotel room and Petitioner wasn’t drunk. After we had sexual intercourse, Petitioner specifically asked me if she could spend the night because it was my ‘special birthday’ as she called it.
‘I told her I had to get up early in the morning but she said it would not be an issue for her. After we had sexual intercourse, we went to bed.
‘We were both naked sleeping with one another. Before I left the hotel, we had sexual intercourse again in the morning.’
No attempt: ‘Tristan has still made no attempt to meet his 8-month-old son, Theo. It wasn’t until recently that Tristan started paying child support,’ an insider said
Thompson denied being the father until the results of a DNA test proved otherwise, after which he took to Instagram with a statement apologizing to Khloé.
‘Today, paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols. I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established I look forward to amicably raising our son.’
‘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.
Meanwhile Khloé, who split from Tristan again in January, is said to be on ‘cloud nine’ weeks after the birth of the couple’s second child.
‘Khloé is on cloud nine. Getting a sibling for True has been such a journey,’ a source close to the situation revealed to People. ‘She is very excited to be a mom again. She really wanted a baby boy.’
The news broke that the on-again, off-again couple were expecting another child together on July 13, about seven months after their last breakup.
The exes have had a rollercoaster relationship since they first started dating back in 2016.
In September 2017, rumors began circulating that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was pregnant with her first child.
Right before Kardashian gave birth to True in April 2018, it was revealed that Thompson had cheated on her on numerous occasions, but somehow they managed to stay together.
The couple split again in June 2021 before reuniting, but their five-year on-off relationship ended once again after DailyMail.com exclusively revealed in December 2021 that he fathered a child with Nichols while he was still involved with Khloé
They eventually split in February 2019 when word got out that he had cheated with Kylie Jenner’s former best friend, Jordyn Woods.
Yet they found their way back to each other the following year, due in part to spending plenty of time together during COVID-19 quarantine.
They split again in June 2021 before reuniting, but their five-year on-off relationship ended once again after DailyMail.com exclusively revealed in December 2021 that he fathered a child with Nichols while he was still involved with Khloé.