Boyfriend Tristan Thompson eventually became one of her favorite people to lunge and lift with—and for the first time since she gave birth to their daughter True Thompson, Khloe let it be known Thursday that they’re back to their old toning tricks in the gym.
Khloe didn’t make a big fuss over Tristan’s presence, focusing as usual on taskmaster and trainer Don and offering up some honesty on her app. “True is down for her nap so it’s time to get a workout in,” she said. “I always know that I feel great after my workouts but sometimes getting the energy to just go in that gym…I just want to go back to sleep too and take a nap with True.”
We feel you, KoKo.
Then on Snapchat you can see Tristan doing some medicine ball crunches while Khloe hits the bosu ball, then he joins her for squats and rows. “I look ridiculous lol but my endurance is getting betteand [sic] after baby!! Wooooo progress!” she wrote.
“We all hopped on a plane and flew to Cleveland, because that’s what we know to do,” Kris Jenner recalled on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in May. “I’m there to support my kids no matter what happens. I just do the best I can, just like anybody else would for their family. There’s a lot of us and we all get together and we do things together and we’re a force to be reckoned with.”
“Like I don’t even know how to describe it besides it’s just so f–ked up,” Kim told Ellen DeGeneresa couple weeks later. “We really were rooting for Khloe, and we still are…you know, she’s so strong and she’s doing the best that she can. It’s a really sad situation all over.”
Ultimately, though, the decision was only up to Khloe whether to forgive Tristan or not.
And once her darling daughter was born, it soon became obvious that she was putting family first—her own, brand-new family of three.
Everything was considered a clue as to Khloe’s state of mind, including the reveal of her daughter’s name—True(!!!)—four days after she was born, and a blog post from April 21 in which she wrote, “Life is short, and at times, we put so many others before us, but one of our priorities should be our own happiness.”
All signs were pointing…every which way.
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But as actual sports experts pointed out, he hadn’t been having a great season anyway, hence the second-tier supporting role he was destined to play this year. Thompson did go on to have some good games, and some not so great ones, such as during Game 1 of the NBA Finals when he was ejected during overtime and fined $25,000 for “failing to leave the court in a timely manner.”
By the time the loooong NBA postseason had reached that point, however, the writing was on the wall—and it was promising. Khloe showed up for Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland earlier this month, smiling and rocking a Cavs T-shirt.
When May rolled around, Kim was once again rooting for them to make it. “I’m always rooting for [Khloe],” she said on Live With Kelly and Ryan. “I’m always rooting for love. I’m always rooting for families.”
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“They can’t just sweep all of this under the rug and move on,” a source told us as Mother’s Day approached, and most everyone planned to be in L.A. with Kris. “It’s going to take a long time.” At least Khloe was said to be happy in Cleveland, “doing what she’s doing.”
Another source said a couple weeks later, “She focuses on True and being a mom…She loves her sisters and hopes one day everything will work itself out. But for now, she’s not [discussing Tristan] and what’s going on with them.”
“It’s all about who you look for in a crowded room. That’s where your heart belongs,” read one that she posted in May. Then it was, “Communicate. Even when it’s uncomfortable or uneasy. One of the best ways to heal is simply getting everything out.”
“Khloe and Tristan are trying to repair their relationship one day at a time,” an insider told E! News toward the end of last month.
“I truly dislike when people report I’ve lost a tremendous amount of weight in a short amount of time or when people claim I’m doing these ridiculous diets,” the Revenge Body host tweeted Monday. It’s really setting the wrong tone. I believe in making lifestyle changes when it comes to my food.” She continued, “Dieting is great but dieting doesn’t typically create long lasting results. I also believe that working out is so incredibly healthy and should be done to each individuals own rhythm of life. There’s no one size fits all when health and fitness.Thompson was still playing ball up until two weeks ago, however, the Cavs having made it to the NBA Finals to play the Golden State Warriors for the fourth straight year.
It’s impossible to predict the future, but lately it’s almost as if nothing ever happened.
And now, with the off-season finally upon them, Khloe and Tristan are back in Los Angeles, where they affectionately kissed while watching Dave Chappelle do stand-up at the Peppermint Club on Monday. Moreover, they were on a double date with Kendall Jenner and Philadelphia 76er Ben Simmons, so at least one sister so far was ready for actual face time with Thompson.
Khloe also wished him a happy Father’s Day on Snapchat, while Tristan broke his new-baby silence on Instagram, posting a photo of two gold and diamond necklaces, one spelling out “Prince,” his son from a previous relationship, and the other spelling “True.”
Khloe plans on being in L.A. for the summer and after that…she hasn’t decided yet.
Feelings about Tristan are still a little up in the air with her family, but “Tristan is True’s dad and Khloe feels it’s very important for True that everyone accept” him, a source told E! News this week.
Having that rock-solid foundation never hurts when it’s time to rebuild.