On the season finale of The Kardashians, Khloe Kardashian found out about Tristan Thompson cheating and having a baby with Maralee Nichols, a fitness model. In the episode, Khloe FaceTimed her younger half-sister, Kendall Jenner, where she admits that finding out about Tristan’s behavior suggested to her that he’d been unfaithful to her with many other women.
At the beginning of the episode, Kim Kardashian is at her home gym when she found out about Tristan’s paternity scandal with the fitness model when she saw his deposition. Trying to get a hold of Khloe in the early morning hours, Kim told the rest of the family until Khloe called her back and gave her the news.
While on the phone with Kendall, Khloe said, “I don’t think he thinks that any of these declarations are going to be public because they were supposed to be court sealed. If you cheated and admitted that, I would respect you a little more,” she said. “You cheated, lied, and were hiding it for months thinking I would never know. Do you know what that tells me? There’s a dozen other [women] that just haven’t outed him.”
Speaking in a confessional, the Good American founder said, “I’m not sure that there is one thing that hurts more than the other in a situation like this. Everything is an act of betrayal, everything is a lie, everything is manipulation, it’s deceit. Did Tristan have every opportunity to tell me? Yes. Was Tristan going to tell me if there wasn’t a baby involved? Absolutely not, and that shows a lot about his character. The entire thing is despicable.”
Khloe’s stress of the scandal resulted in fainting, as she told her sister, “I’m so anxious, I’ve been really dehydrated, I fainted the other day. I’m fine, but sometimes I feel like literally I can’t breathe and I’m gasping for air.”
Toward the end of the episode, the thing that appeared to be the most offensive thing to Khloe was Tristan not practicing safe sex in his infidelity as she and Kim discussed how he had “f—ed up [his] life.” Kim called him out and said, “If that were me, and I were really trying to redeem myself and trying to be a better person, I’d definitely just keep my d— in my pants.”
“You would think,” Khloe replied. “You either wear a condom, get a vasectomy, or you don’t f— random people that you meet in other states — it’s not rocket science.”
“Everything has a lesson, and unfortunately this one cost him his family,” Kim concluded.
Though heartbroken, Khloe admitted that she’s “grateful for the clarity” that the scandal had triggered, having given Tristan several chances after he’d been unfaithful in the past for the sake of their 4-year-old daughter, True. “There’s no blurred lines, nothing’s gray,” she said in the episode, making it known that she and Tristan were over for good despite maintaining a civil relationship with him for their child. Khloe said to Kim, “True FaceTimes him every night, I don’t speak. He talks to True, and True will never know anything’s wrong in my book, ever.”
“I wanted to believe that Tristan could change,” she added. “I wanted to trust him and believe that True and I were worth him changing for.”