Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson's relationship timeline

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  • Khloé Kardashian
    Khloé Kardashian
    American television personality
  • Tristan Thompson
    Tristan Thompson
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From meeting in September 2016 to cheating scandals and welcoming daughter True in April 2018, here's Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson's relationship timeline. As you're probably well aware, this is a long and complicated one, so we hope you've got a drink and some snacks handy...

September 2, 2016: TMZ is first to report Khloe is dating Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player Tristan, with the pair apparently "spending some serious quality time together recently".

September 16, 2016: Khloe and Tristan are spotted living it up in Miami, including an evening out at LIV nightclub. Finally ready to tell the world about their romance, Khloe posts pictures of them kissing to her Snapchat.

Around the same time, Tristan also gets Kris Jenner's seal of approval. "They are really cute. She's having a good time," she tells Us Weekly. "He seems like a really nice guy. I think just with any relationship, just in life, I think it's about chemistry and about values."

November 3, 2016: During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, Khloe reveals she enjoys spending time in Cleveland where Tristan is based. "I actually really like it," she tells the host. "I like having my routine and being a little more under the radar."

December 12, 2016: Tristan's ex Jordan Craig gives birth to their son.

December 26, 2016: Tristan shares a photo with Khloe on his Instagram grid as they spend their first Christmas together.

January 12, 2017: Khloe says she's in love with Tristan and hopes he's 'the one' during a chat with Extra. "I hope [he’s the one]! I mean, I think that’s why we are in relationships - to find the one. And, I mean, I am in love with him. I think he’s, like, the best. And yeah, so I hope so. Only time will tell."

March 2017: The new season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians airs and Khloe can be seen introducing Tristan to her family.

March 14, 2017: Khloe throws Tristan a party to celebrate his birthday.

To the happiest of birthdays my love! To the first of many more together! May God continue to bless you in all of your days! And may we forever look at one another like this 💋.

April 17, 2017: The KUWTK star opens up about their relationship to ES Magazine. She says she has "never been in this type of love" and that "yes, [she] would" marry Tristan if he asked. "I would love to have a family," she says. "We’ve talked about it... I know for a fact that he would be an impeccable father." Khloe adds, "I definitely want to be a mum. But I don’t put the pressure on it. It’s not like, 'The clock is ticking,' I feel in my soul it will happen."

June 27, 2017: Tristan throws Khloe a surprise party and shares this message on social media: "Happy bday my love, this picture right here sums up how wild, crazy and how much we love each other. Let's continue to build more memories and cherish them with each other. God bless you, I love you."

"I’m so lucky and blessed! Thank you so much baby!!!" Khloe responded on Twitter. "You treat me like a queen!"

September 26, 2017: It's reported Khloe is pregnant with her first child with Tristan.

December 20, 2017: Four months later, Khloe officially confirms her pregnancy in a message shared to Instagram. "My greatest dream realised! We are having a baby," she writes, while the accompanying photo shows her showing off her bump as Tristan cuddles her.

January 2, 2018: Khloe's "❥ Mom and Dad ❥" grid picture gets 4.3 million likes.

February 16, 2018: "When a woman is loved correctly, she becomes ten times the woman she was before. Thank you my love ❤️," Khloe captions a picture of them posing in front of balloons that spell out 'I love u'.

March 3, 2018: On an episode of KUWTK, Khloe reveals her unborn baby's gender.

She said she was fully expecting a boy, adding: "When you have your mind made up as to what you’re having - like, everyone told me you’re going to feel what you’re having and you’ll just kind of know. And then when you find out it’s the complete opposite, it’s just a shock. I just was convinced that I was having a boy, so to be having a girl, it’s just like, ‘Okay, that wasn’t what I thought was going on.'"

April 9, 2018: Khloe says she's waiting for the baby's arrival a few weeks after People reports she'll have True in Cleveland rather than Los Angeles. "Khloe is in Cleveland and plans to stay there until the baby is born. She is too far along to fly back and forth," a source says.

April 10, 2018: TMZ reports cheating allegations, claiming the basketball player took a woman he was allegedly kissing at a club back to his hotel in New York.

April 12, 2018: "Kris has gathered the family” in support of Khloe and are trying to keep the expectant mum away from "any of the news right now," according to ET.

April 11, 2018: Khloe gives birth to a baby girl at a hospital near Cleveland. TMZ says Tristan was there for the birth.

May 4, 2018: Despite the cheating reports, Khloe and Tristan are "fully back together", according to Us Weekly.

June 7, 2018: Khloe moves back to LA for the summer. "Tristan will be in LA as well. Khloe's family is still very unhappy with Tristan," a source tells People magazine. "It will be interesting to see how they will treat him. Although Khloe defends him and her reasons to stay with him, her family feels she deserves much better," the source added.

June 19, 2019: Entertainment Tonight reports the family has forgiven Tristan. A source says that "everyone is back on board - friends, family, and Khloe have all forgiven him and are giving him this second chance - and so far it’s been working for them."

November 22, 2019: Khloe spends Thanksgiving in Cleveland with Tristan and friends. When fans asked why she wasn't spending it with her sisters, she replied: "I’ve spent the past three years in Cleveland for Thanksgiving. Not sure why people are trying to create drama between my family and I. My sisters and I are perfectly fine, thank you!”

December 9, 2019: A source tells Entertainment Tonight they're in a good place. "Her relationship with Tristan is so good," they said. "They made it through some really dark times, but she’s happy that she gave him a second chance because he’s stepped up and is not only an amazing father to True, but he’s been such a rock for Khloe. They’re really just so in love."

February 13, 2019: After lots of cryptic quotes about relationships being a struggle and at least a month of the pair not being pictured together, a source tells People that "Khloe and True are happy in Los Angeles." They added that "they spend very little time in Cleveland, where Tristan is. She very much acts like a single mum."

February 14, 2019: The pair don't spend Valentine's Day together but Tristan sends Khloe flowers. Meanwhile, Khloe posts more sad quotes to her Instagram Stories.

February 16, 2019: Tristan is spotted partying in Los Angeles but Khloe isn't there. She posts a quote that reads: "Be careful with how much you tolerate. You are teaching them how to treat you."

February 19, 2019: TMZ breaks the story that Khloe and Tristan have split after he and Kylie's best friend Jordyn Woods were "all over each other" at a house party. They added that Khloe found out a few days later and broke up with him immediately.

Khloe's BFF Malika then all but confirms the rumour with a comment on an Instagram post from Hollywood Unlocked which claimed Tristan was "all over" and "touchy feely" with Jordyn. She wrote, "STRONG FACTS".

"The whole [Kardashian] family is writing Jordyn off," a source said.

February 26, 2019: After the Kardashians start to unfollow Tristan on social media, Khloe publicly addresses the drama for the first time.

March 1, 2019: Jordyn appears on Red Table Talk to discuss what happened at the party. "On the way out, he did kiss me. It’s just no passion, no nothing, on the way out, he just kissed me. It was like a kiss on the lips. No tongue kiss, no making out, nothing," she reveals.

After catching wind of the comments, Khloe responds on Twitter: "Why are you lying @jordynwoods?? If you’re going to try and save yourself by going public, INSTEAD OF CALLING ME PRIVATELY TO APOLOGISE FIRST, at least be HONEST about your story. BTW, You ARE the reason my family broke up!

"Tristan is equally to blame but Tristan is the father of my child. Regardless of what he does to me I won’t do that to my daughter. He has been addressing this situation PRIVATELY. If Tristan were to lie publicly about what conspired, then yes I would address him publicly as well."

March 2, 2019: Khloe appears to go back on what she said the day before.

This has been an awful week & I know everyone is sick of hearing about it all (as am I). I’m a roller coaster of emotions & have said things I shouldn’t have. Honestly, Tristan cheating on me & humiliating me wasn’t such a shock as the first time.... What’s been harder & more painful is being hurt by someone so close to me. Someone whom I love & treat like a little sister. But Jordyn is not to be blamed for the breakup of my family. This was Tristan’s fault....I have to move on with my life & count my blessings, my family, my health, & my beautiful baby True.

April 16, 2019: Khloe throws a birthday party for True, which Tristan attends but judging by the videos shared on social media it was all kinds of awkward.

June 2, 2019: Khloe opens up about their relationship on an episode of KUWTK. Chatting to Malika, she says: "He counts - 'it’s been seven months.' I’m like, 'So it’s been seven months.' I’m allowed to do things when I want to do it. But he also needs to know: 'Your one stupid weekend or whatever you did, look what it did to three years of a relationship. It just demolished it. So was that worth it for you?'"

September 27, 2019: Tristan leaves a flirty comment on Khloe's IG post, and her fans are really not here for it.

October 4, 2019: People magazine reports Tristan is working overtime to try and get Khloe back. A source told the magazine: "It seems Khloe has moments when she is toying with the idea of getting back with Tristan." But a different source says that's not true, and despite Tristan's best efforts, she's simply not ready to forgive him right now.

April 13, 2020: Despite still being separated romantically, Tristan and Khloe make the decision to stick together in quarantine and they celebrate True's birthday as a family.

April 17, 2020: During an episode of KUWTK, the pair are discussing whether to get rid of some of their daughter's old toys and they start talking about having another baby together. When Khloe explains what she wants to give away, Tristan responds, "[but what] if we have another girl and… have to buy it all over again?'

May 14, 2020: Khloe hits back at trolls over rumours she's expecting her second child with Tristan.

"I don’t go on social platforms much these days AND this is one of the main reasons as to why I stay away. The sick and hurtful things people say. I am disgusted by so many things I am seeing. SMH people swear they know everything about me. Including my uterus. Sick."

July 1, 2020: Khloe celebrates her 36th birthday and fans notice she's wearing a huge ring on that finger, sparking engagement rumours. Tristan also publicly pays tribute to Khloe on social media and says, "True and I love you mama. Happy Birthday @khloekardashian ❤️."

July 2, 2020: After months of quarantining together, People reports that the two are "giving their relationship another try."

According to a source: "Tristan is working hard to prove himself and has been a great dad to True."

July 3, 2020: Khloe appears to respond to the latest rumours in a series of tweets.

Photo credit: Twitter
Photo credit: Twitter

Does this mean they're definitely not back together? Or are they?

July 12, 2020: Khloe opened up about her relationship with Tristan, revealing the pair are in a "really good space" right now as they continue to co-parent daughter True. During an interview with Andy Cohen, she shared: "You know what, Tristan and I are in a really good space."

While not addressing whether or not they're dating again following weeks of speculation, she went on: "It's like I have to be an adult. Why make it difficult for myself for the rest of my life? I have to deal with him."

She added: "He's her dad and he's a great dad to her. So I'm not gonna drag my feet, I'll make it as good as I can. Because that would just be harder on me."

August 28, 2020: While Khloe and Tristan have kept quiet about the persistent reconciliation rumours, Scott Disick has pretty much gone and confirmed what we all knew - that they're definitely back on (cheers Scott!). Khloe posted an absolute fire bikini photo to Instagram promoting her Good Swim line and it was soon flooded with adoring comments, but Scott's particularly stood out.

"@realtristan13 is a lucky man!" Scott commented, and Khloe's fans promptly went into overdrive.

His comment comes just a few weeks after Us magazine reported that the pair were back together again. "Khloe is hopeful that Tristan has changed for good and will continue to grow and be the great and loyal partner that he has been throughout their time together during the quarantine," a source said.

According to the publication, isolating with Khloe and daughter True has helped bring out 'a different side' of Tristan.

Let's hope so...

September 4, 2020: A source confirms what Scott Disick let slip last month, that Khloé and Tristan are back together after rumours of reconciliation have been swirling for ages. But the source also adds that while Khloé is willing to give things with Tristan another go, she's not ready to forget the past.

"It is always a worry that Tristan can go back to his old ways," the source told Us Weekly. "Especially once he’s on the road and working again, but they have spent so much time trying to heal from past wrongdoings, so this isn’t her main focus at this point.

"She wants to move on and eliminate that chapter from their lives, but not forget about it at the same time," the source explained.

This comes just after the pair were seen viewing properties together in LA last month, reportedly on the hunt for somewhere they could live as a family with their daughter True. A source told People, "Despite Khloé trying to keep their relationship more private, she is very much with Tristan. And she is incredibly happy."

September 23, 2020: It looks like Kim Kardashian has just confirmed that Khloé and Tristan are back together in a post on her Instagram stories. In the first picture Kim posted to her story she showed herself, Khloé and Tristan in workout trainers, alongside the caption "Early Bird Special."

She then followed up with another post of hers, Khloé's and Tristan's shoes with the caption "Am I 3rd wheeling hard?? #TeamNoDaysOffCrew," with both Khloé and Tristan tagged in the post.

This possible proof that Khloé and Tristan are back on comes just weeks after Scott fuelled rumours that the pair were back together when he commented "@realtristan13 is a lucky man!" on a picture Khloé posted to Instagram to promote a swimwear line.

While neither Khloé or Tristan have officially addressed the reconciliation rumours themselves it looks like their family aren't exactly going out of their way to keep tight-lipped about the possible reunion.

Photo credit: Kim Kardashian - Instagram
Photo credit: Kim Kardashian - Instagram

October 4th, 2020: It looks like things are going from strength to strength for Khloe and Tristan after the pair rekindled their romance earlier in the year. In an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Khloe admitted she was worried Tristan might go back to his 'old ways', but apparently the basketball star has been stepping things up.

"Khloe is the happiest. Tristan still lives with Khloe and True in Los Angeles. Everything is great with Khloe and Tristan," a source told People. "Their focus is True and they keep doing fun family activities together. Khloe really believes that things will continue to be great even after Tristan has to return to work. She is very impressed with how he has stepped up."

The source added, "They are definitely planning their future together and can't wait to have another baby. True will be a great big sister."

November 11, 2020: If you're struggling to keep up with Khloe and Tristan's current relationship status, you're not alone. The latest? Khloe has revealed she feels under pressure to get back with Tristan. In a new KUWTK clip, Khloe is chatting to best friend Malika Haqq about their current situation. "He's still in love with you," Malika tells her, to which Khloe replies, "I know that."

Malik continues, "I think you're just not open to being loved because of all of this s**t that's happened."

Agreeing, the reality star says, "I 100% have a block up. I mean, who wouldn't? Like, every relationship that I go into they're always disappointing and f**ked up... So, I have every reason to be guarded."

While speaking to camera, Khloe elaborates on where the pair stand now they've been spending so much time together. "I do feel pressure from Tristan but not because he's told me - like, I've never had an ultimatum from Tristan. I just feel like it's been over a year since we broke up and now that we're hanging more I can tell he's getting antsy."

However, the fact they were recently pictured kissing makes us think they're definitely back together at this point. Told you it's a complicated one...

November 22, 2020: Kim Kardashian has made it clear she's welcomed Tristan Thompson back into the family with open arms. The NBA star signed a $19 million deal with Boston Celtics after spending nine years at the Cleveland Cavaliers.

While Khloe didn't address the news publicly, Kim wrote on her Instagram Story, "Congrats @realtristan13 Boston here we come!!!!"

"LET’S GO @realtristan13," Rob Kardashian added.

November 24, 2020: While the rest of the Kardashians were quick to publicly congratulate Tristan on his $19m move to the Boston Celtics basketball team, Khloe Kardashian has stayed noticeably quiet. Meanwhile, some fans have been questioning whether Khloe might be making the move to Boston with Tristan after Kim wrote on her Instagram Story, "Congrats @realtristan13 Boston here we come!!!!"

But TMZ has shut down any speculation, claiming Khloe's got no plans to move with the NBA star but will make "extended visits" to Boston when her schedule allows for it.

They explained that their daughter True has a solid routine in LA and they wouldn't want to move her away from her cousins. They added "and both Khloe and Tristan don't want to take that away from her. Instead, they're set on making long-distance work."

E! News also reported Khloe also plans to stay put in Los Angeles and suggested that the move has left a question mark over the relationship.

"Khloe is supportive of Tristan and his career," a source said. "She is very much settled with True in LA and doesn’t intend to uproot her and their life... They don’t know what’s going to happen. They are still figuring things out.”

9 February, 2021: Despite Khloe and Tristan discussing the prospect of a second baby together in the latest Keeping Up With The Kardashians trailer, a new report claims he is still having to prove himself following previous cheating allegations.

"Tristan is essentially going above and beyond to prove himself to Khloe with regards to any trust issues," HollywoodLife's source said. "He is super obsessive when it comes to communicating with her and True. He sends flowers, balloons, incessant text messages, and FaceTimes and calls."

The insider added, "It seems to be working. They’re doing great as a family right now."

9th March, 2021: In a new trailer for the final season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Khloe and Tristan can be seen talking about baby plans, while Scott Disick questions why they're still yet to confirm they're officially back together.

In one scene, Khloe tells on-off boyfriend Tristan: "You're trusting the surrogate with your unborn child and it's just scary."

While the pair have made no secret of the fact they're hoping to expand their family, they haven't yet publicly commented on their current relationship status.

"You're talking about having another child together but, you don't want to say you're official?" Scott asks.

Tristan responds by telling Scott he isn't a "secret".

Whether they'll reveal that they're finally back together when KUWTK airs later this month, we'll just have to wait and see.

15th March, 2021: Khloe took to Instagram to celebrate Tristan Thompson’s 30th birthday and seemingly confirmed that this on-again-off-again couple are officially on again.

Alongside a fire photo of herself, Tristan, and adorable daughter True, Khloe said: "The ones that are meant to be are the ones who go through everything that is designed to tear them apart and they come out even stronger than before."

The caption continued, "Thank you for showing me everything you said you would. For the father you are. For the best friend I have in you. I’m thankful that I can do absolutely nothing with you and it feels like everything."

She ended the post by saying the NBA star is "so loved by so many" and added, "Welcome to 30! I can’t wait for all of the memories. This is when life starts getting good!”

Kim also wished Tristan happy birthday on Instagram and acknowledged their ups and downs.

"Honestly I’m so proud to call you my brother! I know we’ve been through it but we came out stronger and closer and I’m just grateful that Khloe has a bestie in you! You’re a great dad, friend and dancer! Live it up!"

25th March, 2021: Despite Khloe and Tristan recently confirming they're a couple again, the scenes currently playing out on Keeping Up With The Kardashians show the reality star still struggling with the idea of getting back together with Tristan.

Back in August, Scott Disick seemingly confirmed Khloe and Tristan were back on when he left a comment on one of her Instagram photos saying Tristan is a "lucky man".

Fast forward to March and those moments are now being shown in the final season of KUWTK. "Scott, I got a whole lot of action this weekend and Friday from your little comment you made on the 'gram," Khloe tells Kourtney's ex. "The amount of action I received?"

To camera, Khloe reveals she ended up getting flooded with messages and even her publicist asked if they were back together. "Honestly, me and Tristan are figuring things out," she says, "but I'm still trying to navigate my way through my feelings and that's how I want to keep it."

Khloe later deleted Scott's comment, but the damage had already been done. Then I had to remove my tagged photos," Khloe shares. "Everyone is putting clown stuff all over me."

But Kim tells Khloe to ignore the critics and just do what's right for her. "I'm so over you bowing down to what the public thinks," Kim tells her, while Scott adds, "Yeah! Like, f**k them!"

10th May, 2021: Tristan publicly tells Khloe "I love you"

Tristan takes to social media to tell Khloe "I love you", while celebrating Mother's Day in the US.

The 30-year-old shared a picture of his mum, before posting a pic of Khloe and their daughter True Thompson. "Happy Mother's Day @khloekardashian," he wrote. "I love you." He added two heart emojis and a heart-eye emoji.

Photo credit: Instagram Stories/Tristan Thompson
Photo credit: Instagram Stories/Tristan Thompson


14th May, 2021: Khloe reveals she and Tristan are trying for another baby via surrogate

Khloe shared that she and Tristan are going to try for a second baby via surrogate during a May episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

She explained that the pair are hoping to have a younger sibling for their daughter True but, due to complications, Khloe says it would be a "high risk" for her to get pregnant again, and so the pair are looking into having a surrogate.

"A few months ago, Tristan and I made embryos, and during that time I was also told that I would not be smart if I carried my second pregnancy," Khloe explained in the confessional.

"I would be high risk and to explore surrogacy options, so Tristan and I have decided that's what we're going to do. I have a surrogate agent who is, you know, sort of filtering through who they think might be the best fit for me and my family."

Tristan added, "It is a big commitment and you want to find the right fit, but we got this new chapter, we've got this together, we're a team. I'm there as moral support, and, you know, whatever she needs for me, I'm two feet in."

20th June, 2021: Khloe says she's taking things "day by day" with Tristan

During the final instalment of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians reunion, Khloe gave an update on her relationship with Tristan.

Speaking about where things stand between the pair, Khloe told host Andy Cohen: "I just have to trust… I just need to focus on today and go day by day. I can’t worry too much about everything else."

Despite numerous cheating rumours over the years, Khloe revealed on the reunion episode that she's proud of the "growth and all the work" Tristan has put in since the allegations.

"I know all the help that he’s got and the constant efforts that he makes every single day and how hard he fought to get back with me,” Khloe said. "I mean you can ask everyone, it really wasn’t an easy thing for him, but I don’t know why someone would go through all of that if they weren’t really serious."

Speaking of their decision to get back together, Khloe admitted it was a "natural progression." "I don't know, we just really became genuine [and] great friends with one another," she said, "I’m not saying that’s what I would encourage other people to do, it’s just what naturally happened for him and I."

22nd June, 2021: It's reported that Khloe and Tristan have split

Reports claim that Tristan and Khloe have split, following unverified cheating allegations which broke earlier in June. Lawyers for Thompson denied the claims as false and defamatory.

Following the allegations, reports claimed that Khloe and Tristan had split and were no longer romantically involved.

Page Six claim the pair split shortly after prior unverified cheating allegations which broke in April, when Sydney Chase alleged she had a ‘sexual encounter’ with Tristan in January. This claim is unverified and understood to be denied by Thompson.

An insider told the publication, “They’re getting along. There is no drama. Everything is amicable, and they are on the same page with co-parenting.”

12th July, 2021: Tristan calls out Khloe's ex Lamar Odom over Instagram comments

In a fairly unexpected exchange, Tristan was seen responding to Khloe's ex-husband Lamar Odom in the comments of her Instagram bikini pic.

"💦💦," Khloe wrote with the shower pic to her 163 million followers.

Lamar commented, "hottie🔥🔥😍😍" with a red heart and smiley face emoji, before Tristan later added two red heart emojis and a dribbling face of his own.

However, Tristan didn't stop there: he later replied to Lamar's thirsty comment with "God brought you back the first time. Play if you want, different results."

Wow @ this level of shade.

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