Khloe Kardashian might be willing to make a family with Tristan Thompson, but sources say she thinks he does not understand the consequences of cheating.
Khloe gave birth to her daughter with Thompson on April 12 of this year. Just a few days before she went into labor, videos and photographs leaked of Thompson in clubs with several different women. Another video showed him taking a girl to his hotel in Cleveland, from which she left the next morning. Khloe did not immediately react to the news, choosing to focus on her baby.
She did continue to live with him in Cleveland, and he moved with her to California. She also recently took to Twitter to defend her continuing to stay with him, and the couple have recently taken to showcasing their relationship on social media again. However, sources say Khloe has not fully recovered from the effects of Tristan cheating on her, especially considering how her marriage with ex-husband Lamar Odom ended.
She also thinks that he does not fully understand the lasting effects of his actions. A source told People, “As a guy, he’s naturally not as understanding as he can be in this particular situation. It’s so much easier for him to, not completely, but brush things under the rug. She can’t do that.”
The source added, “Khloé carried his child and is much more in the limelight than he is, and she doesn’t think he understands the consequences of his decisions. She thinks the cheating scandal is a way bigger deal than he does and he doesn’t fully understand the repercussions of his actions affecting not only him and Khloé but the entire family as a whole.”
The source also explained that Khloe feels Tristan does not understand how the scandal affects her more in light of her previous relationships, saying, “He also doesn’t fully ‘get’ that she’s been through this before [with ex-husband Lamar Odom], except that this time there’s a child involved.”
Tristan did not fully understand the magnitude of the family he was entering into and did not expect this level of investigation into his personal life or this much of a reaction. The source explained, “When he got with Khloé, he tried to adapt to the best of his ability, but he struggled with being part of such a high-profile family and crossed lines he shouldn’t have. He wasn’t expecting such major backlash from the public and it’s been a lot for him to handle.”
Both Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner spoke out against the cheating scandal after it happened, but since then the family has been amicable with Tristan for Khloe and True’s sake. The source said, “The whole family is there to support both him and Khloé through everything, but they also need his commitment in order for the relationship to succeed. All of them are really hoping for a positive out for Khloé’s sake.”
The new season of Khloe’s reality TV show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, returns for season 15 on August 5.