Tristan Thompson says he was ‘relieved’ when his cheating on Khloe Kardashian was exposed

During the course of the interview, he also spoke about the difference between having a baby girl and a baby boy, and how perspectives change accordingly

                            Tristan Thompson says he was ‘relieved’ when his cheating on Khloe Kardashian was exposed
(L-R) Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian (Source: Getty Images)

Tristan Thompson has become a changed man since his daughter came into this world, or so he claims. The Cleveland Cavaliers player, who was recently caught in a cheating scandal while his girlfriend Khloe Kardashian was nine-months pregnant, has finally broken his silence over his newborn daughter, True Thompson, in a rare interview.

The 27-year-old discussed his daughter at the Road Trippin podcast with Richard Jefferson and Allie Clifton on Tuesday, after nearly a month of her being born. The father of two revealed in the interview that True, who he welcomed with the Revenge Body star, is a healthy baby girl and is “doing good.”

“So you got a new addition to the family,” host Richard Jefferson said, to which Thompson replied, “New addition to the family, yup.” He then went on to talk about his son Prince, who he shares with his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craigs.

"Yeah, of course, Prince is getting big, jumping on a little trampoline,” Thompon said. “And baby True is eating, sleeping and, uh, s**ttin'. That's all they do. That's all they do.”

He also spoke about how she's doing, what she looks like, and the proud daddy went on to describe his little daughter for the benefit of his hosts. “She has a full head of hair. She has green eyes,” Thompson revealed, later adding how True was born 21-inches long. “This is the first girl Thompson, female Thompson, so it’s huge.”

During the course of the interview, he also spoke about the difference between having a baby girl and a baby boy, and how perspectives change for both the kids from the parent's point of view.

“I think with a girl, you’re just so much more emotionally like… with a boy, it’s just like, ‘Hey man, you’ll be all right man. Stop crying,'” he explained. “But [with True], it’s like, ‘True, it’s gonna be okay. You know, we’re right here. Daddy’s here to feed you. It’s me! Look, yeah!’ It’s way different, but it’s fun, though. It changes you.”

When asked if he wanted any more children for himself, the NBA player said he still wants to have more kids, and this is not really the point in life where he wants to stop thinking about having another baby. He said, “Naw, I'm gonna keep going. I've got a couple more. I got a couple more left.”

Although he did not dish out any details about his cheating allegations against his girlfriend, he stuck to talking about his baby girl and how that has brought in a lot of difference in his life, making him believe he's a changed man.

According to a source by Us Weekly, Thompson was “absolutely devastated” that he hurt a pregnant Khloé, but he was also “relieved that it had come out.”

“Khloé has completely forgiven Tristan for cheating on her, and it really wasn’t hard for her to do because he literally broke down crying in her hospital room after she had given birth to True,” the insider told the publication. “Tristan was absolutely devastated that he had hurt and betrayed Khloé. Adding to the grief, was, of course, the timing of when it all came out, the days before she gave birth.” 

“Khloé has always said that everything happens for a reason, but absolutely loves Tristan. He actually told Khloé he was relieved that it had come out and that he thinks subconsciously he wanted to get caught,” the source explained, also adding that Thompson “knew there were paparazzi taking pics of him in New York City, but that didn’t stop him from taking a woman back to his hotel.”

Although the unabashed revelation from the professional athlete is too much, according to the insider, he tried to explain to Khloe the reasons behind all his actions. “Tristan explained to Khloé that there were women constantly throwing themselves at him, and he felt pressure to not refuse them because it’s the unspoken rule in the NBA that players hook-up with groupies on the road.” 
“He has promised Khloé to never cheat on her again,” the source added. “She has chosen to believe him.”

Khloe also seems to want to make it work with her baby daddy, even if she has to go against her family's wishes in order to do so. According to a Page Six source, “Khloe has stuck with Tristan, because she loves him ... she has stuck with him over the objections of her mum and her sisters, who begged her to bring the baby back to LA and live with the family. They are worried about Khloe — but she insists she’s putting their baby first, and she wants to stay a family.”