Khloé Kardashian spoke to The Kardashians this week about why she enforces certain “boundaries” in her relationship with the father of her two children, Tristan Thompson.
“No one chills around here unless there are kids around,” Kardashian told her mother Kris Jenner about her ex during the episode, later adding that she “won’t be getting back together with him,” despite recent speculation the two might be reuniting.
“It’s so important to set those boundaries with Tristan because we’ve done that song and that dance a few times before,” the Good American founder said in a confessional on the show this week.
“I got back together with him after a cheating scandal, so I don’t know if Tristan’s like, ‘Oh wow, okay, let’s just get through this and eventually she’ll get back with me,'” Kardashian says.
“I understand why he would think that, so it’s my job to set boundaries that show my actions differently,” she added. “I keep it very short and sweet and make sure he knows it’s always about the kids because it’s so easy to draw on. I can’t let these old habits creep into my life that easily. It’s just not what I want.”
The reality star and the NBA player began dating in August 2016 but split after reports surfaced that Thompson cheated on Kardashian while she was pregnant with their first child, True, who is now five years old.
Although the two later reconciled, their relationship was marred by several scandals involving different women. The last straw that broke the camel’s back seemed to come when a lawsuit revealed the Los Angeles Lakers star had fathered a child with someone else, which Thompson knew about but didn’t tell Kardashian.
Even with the knowledge of his other child, who was born in December 2021, Thompson encouraged Kardashian to advance surrogacy plans to enlarge her family, which led to the birth of her second child. The two gave birth to a son named Tatum in August 2022.
The NBA player also has another son, a 6-year-old named Prince, with his ex, Jordan Craig.
Kardashian recently responded to fans who thought she was getting back together with the basketball player, particularly after her sister Kim Kardashian was spotted supporting Thompson at a Lakers game.
“Stop pushing this narrative. “It’s exhausting,” she said wrote on Instagram Last month. “But I suppose you’ll continue whatever story you want regardless of what I say, so what’s the point? It’s exhausting, but I’ve learned that people only understand on the level of their own perception.”
“Some things are as simple as they seem,” Kardashian continued, before seemingly alluding to Thompson’s mother’s recent death. “A family member supporting another family member, ESPECIALLY at a difficult time in life.”