Surprise: Khloé Kardashian and her on-off ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson are having a second child together via surrogate, a rep for Kardashian confirmed to E! and People tonight. The couple share four-year-old daughter True, while Thompson is also the father of five-year-old son Prince and six-month-old son Theo.
The rep said, “We can confirm True will have a sibling who was conceived in November. Khloé is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a beautiful blessing. We’d like to ask for kindness and privacy so that Khloe can focus on her family.” The second baby’s gender and exact due date were not specified, although a November conception means the baby will likely arrive in the next couple weeks. Kardashian has not yet made a statement about the news.
Kardashian and Thompson are not currently dating; Thompson’s paternity scandal in the winter marked the end of their romantic relationship for now, while the NBA player’s multiple cheating scandals have also led to previous breaks.
Kardashian was reported in late June to be quietly dating a private equity investor. A source told People at the time that Kardashian’s relationship with him is “still in its early stages, but [Khloé] is feeling really good with her new mystery man.”
A source told US Weekly in early July that Thompson hadn’t given up hope on getting back together with Kardashian despite her new romance.
“Khloé has moved on and is happy in her new relationship, which is still in its early stages,” the source said. “Tristan would want nothing more than to be back with Khloé, so of course, there’s jealousy there.”
While Thompson has “tried countless times to win [her] back, she’s done with him for good romantically,” the source added.
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