Tristan Thompson and Khloé Kardashian are not a couple anymore, and their breakup has been one of the most well-known celebrity breakups.
There are many words Khloé Kardashian’s fans would probably use to describe Thompson, and few of them would be very complimentary, but something that people cannot take away from him is the fact that he’s a great dad, at least in the words of Kardashian herself. Kardashian has praised Thompson for his abilities as a father, calling him a “great dad” and expressing how wonderful he was throughout her pregnancy with True. She has voiced her opinion on how it was the perfect time for them to start a family, and how they didn’t just want to stop at one child — because Tristan wanted a big brood (almost enough for him to form his own basketball team).
Thompson has also shared his thoughts on fatherhood, and how his whole world changed when he became a father to True, and the photos of him with his daughter are undeniably heartwarming. Below are several photos of Thompson and True (that may be enough to win Khloé back) and others that show how Kardashian is a super mom!
20. WHEN TRISTAN HAD TRUE, HIS IDEA OF PARENTING CHANGED, AND HE BECAME SO EMOTIONAL
Tristan Thompson is a father to a son, and also to a daughter (he shares the latter with Khloé Kardashian), and for him, becoming a father to a girl was a completely new experience. He also found that he felt different when True was born and explained these feelings in an interview on the Road Trippin podcast (via Complex).
“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 alright man. Stop crying,'” he said of the difference between having True, and his first child, Prince, who he shares with model Jordan Craig. “But, 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.”
19. HE WANTED TO HAVE FIVE OR SIX KIDS WITH KHLOÉ (SO THEY NEED TO GET BACK AT IT)
There was a time when Tristan Thompson and Khloé Kardashian looked as though they may be together forever, and both of them were seriously committed to the relationship. They also wanted to start a family, and apparently, they had no intention of stopping after one child.
In a teaser for her family’s reality TV show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Khloé spoke about how she and Tristan had had the conversation about kids. “Tristan and I definitely talk about starting a family,” she said. “He wants to have about five or six kids with me and that’s lovely. We could start at one and we could grow from there.”
18. KHLOÉ HAS PRAISED TRISTAN FOR BEING A ‘GREAT DAD’
There are many words Khloé Kardashian’s fans would probably use to describe Tristan Thompson, and few of them would be very complimentary. But something that people cannot take away from him is the fact that he’s a great dad, at least, in the words of Khloé herself.
During her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she spoke about her then-boyfriend and praised him for his skills as a father. “[He’s] such a good dad,” she said, adding, “He’s so great just during pregnancy and he makes me more excited too. I’m excited.” It sounds like they really made a great team.
17. WHEN DADDY DANCES WITH HIS DAUGHTER, IT MELTS EVERYONE’S HEARTS
Given all of the stories about Tristan Thompson in the media at the moment, it can be hard to remember him as the man who is a doting father, and a person who enjoys spending time at home, doing simple things like dancing in his living room with his daughter.
There is no denying that Thompson cares for his children, and this photo (albeit blurry) of him with True is heartwarming. He shared a video on social media of himself and his daughter spending some time together, as he danced with her around the room, and told her to “Do a little dance, baby.”
16. HE HELPED KHLOÉ OVERCOME HER ANXIETY ABOUT HAVING A CHILD
Khloé Kardashian became a mom for the first time when she gave birth to True, and because she was a first-time mama, she had a lot of anxiety. This is something she spoke about on her website (via People), writing, “Of course, it’s such a blessing and such an exciting thing — but I do believe your initial reaction is always nerves.” She continued, “I’m so blessed that Tristan has been beyond supportive! He’s helped me overcome any … anxiety that I have! He’s always so reassuring and confident about everything when it comes to our baby.”
15. TRISTAN WAS EXCITED FROM THE FIRST MOMENT HE FOUND OUT HE WAS GOING TO BE A DAD (AGAIN)
Not everyone is aware that Tristan Thompson was already a dad when True was born, because she shares a son, Prince Oliver, with his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig. But that doesn’t mean that Thompson was any less enthusiastic about becoming a father for a second time (and he was the one who suspected that Khloé was pregnant).
Khloé told fans how she first learned she was pregnant on an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (via People), saying, “Tristan was the one who kept telling me, ‘I think you’re pregnant!’ He was leaving town to go back to Toronto and I went to get a pregnancy test. I actually had to FaceTime him to tell him. I was nervous and he was so excited!”
14. FAMILY CAMPING TRIPS ARE IMPORTANT TO THEM
In this photo, we see the ever-adorable baby True Thompson on a family camping trip with her parents, which was shared on Khloé Kardashian’s social media (but shows her daddy, Tristan Thompson, in the background). Khloé captioned the photo with “Let’s go camping Baby True.” And although she chose not to go into more detail about their trip, the fact that the family took sweet trips like this at all is confirmation that they did do things together with their daughter, and they were also happy to do it.
Khloé may be moving on with her life now and leaving Tristan Thompson in her past, but photos like this serve as a reminder of how serious their relationship once was.
13 Photos of Khloe + True…
13. HER GREATEST WISH IS TO BE A FANTASTIC MOTHER (LIKE HER OWN MAMA, KRIS JENNER)
Kris Jenner has raised six children, so she definitely knows a thing or two about being a mom. She also has a fantastic relationship with her offspring and has shown over the years that she puts her children first (although she is also their momager at times). Khloé Kardashian chose to share her appreciation for her own mother, in a post on social media which honored Kris on her birthday. She wrote, “My greatest wish is to grow up and be as fantastic as a mother as you have been to us!”
Her comments suggest that Kris will inspire the way that Khloé now parents her own daughter.
12. KHLOÉ THINKS OF TRUE AS HER BEST FRIEND FOR ALL ETERNITY
Khloé Kardashian really loves being a mom, and a glance at her social media pages, or a little research into the comments she’s made since her journey into motherhood, will back up that statement. She is also happy to have had a girl because she feels that not only will she be a mother to True, but she will also be her best friend — and considering the relationship she has with her own mom, Kris Jenner, that does seem like a possibility.
On social media, Khloé shared a photo of True and wrote this: “You don’t know this yet but you’re my best friend for all eternity!”
11. SHE’S WANTED TO HAVE A BABY FOR SO LONG AND FELT IT WAS THE ‘PERFECT TIMING’
Khloé Kardashian appears to be a dedicated and doting mother, and she has made no secret of the fact that she wanted to become a mom for the longest time. Although she was married to Lamar Odom before her relationship with Tristan Thompson, she never felt that it was the right time to have a child.
On an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians (via People), she said, “I knew it wasn’t the right situation to bring a child into, and I think I’ve done a lot of covering up for him [Odom].” But when she announced she was expecting a child with Tristan Thompson, she felt completely different.
Speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she said, “I’ve wanted to have a baby for so long it’s just the perfect timing…”
10. THE BOND THEY SHARE IS JUST SO ADORABLE!
The bond that Khloé Kardashian shares with True is adorable, and she really feels that her daughter is her whole world. She is also not even sure if she’s ready to become a mom for a second time at this point because her life is consumed by True (in the best way). She responded to a fan’s question about whether she would consider a second child, by saying, “Goodness I don’t know! I love [True] so much and I’m so complete because of her!
But sometimes actions also speaker louder than words, and Khloé’s bond with True is not all about what she says, but also what she does, as this photo shows, she is so happy to be a mom.
9. IF KHLOÉ COULD FREEZE TIME TO SPEND EVERY SECOND WITH HER DAUGHTER, SHE WOULD
Children grow up so fast, so enjoy them while they are young; this is a saying so many new moms have been told at some point. But the saying is also relatable because it does seem as though children grow up way too quickly, and sometimes, Khloé wishes she could freeze time so she could spend more of it with True.
She made these feelings clear in a social media post, sharing a photo of True and her cousin, Penelope Disick (who is the daughter of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick). She captioned the photo with the following message: “My soul is complete because of you. Please, Father Time, can you slow down just a little. I love being an Auntie and a Mommy.”
8. KHLOÉ SAYS HAVING TRUE REALLY COMPLETES HER
Earlier, we mentioned that Khloé Kardashian was unsure whether she wanted to become a mom or not for a second time because she was enjoying every minute with her daughter, and she mentioned she was complete because of her. But she also told that fan how she could “only imagine another one would make me feel even more complete, but I just don’t know.”
It’s unclear whether Khloé will become a mom for a second time, and it seems unlikely she will be having a second child with Tristan Thompson at this stage (although we could be proved wrong) but her comments do indicate that she feels content.
7. KHLOÉ HAS EXPRESSED JUST HOW MUCH SHE LOVES THEIR ROUTINE TOGETHER (INCLUDING THEIR OUTINGS)
Khloé Kardashian has chosen to live her life in the public eye, and for the most part, she is an open book when it comes to sharing information about her life. But out of everything she shares, it seems the topic of motherhood is one of her favorites because it means so much to her. Khloé loves the routine she has with True, so much so that when she had to first go back to work she was anxious about leaving her daughter.
In a video (via People) she spoke about this, saying, “I don’t know how I’m going to leave her all day tomorrow. That’s freaking me out. But I got to go back to work at some point. So I’ll be okay, right mama? I don’t know what to do because I love our routine together.”
6. SHE DOESN’T TAKE A SECOND WITH HER DAUGHTER FOR GRANTED
Khloé Kardashian is a mom who would love for time to slow down so that she can spend as much time with True as possible. She appears to love motherhood and doesn’t want to miss a second of her daughter’s life (although that’s not always possible and she does have to balance work and motherhood). Khloé doesn’t take a second with her daughter for granted, which is why she was both happy and sad when True was almost a month old — and every milestone is important for her.
“I can’t believe my baby will be a month old tomorrow. Why does this make me happy and sad all at the same time,” she tweeted in May of 2018.
5. SHE FEELS BEING A MOM IS ‘COMPLETE BLISS’ NO MATTER HOW CHALLENGING
Being a parent is no easy task, and every mom will experience challenges, no matter how much they love the little person they are raising. But despite the challenges and the sheer exhaustion that Khloé Kardashian has experienced since becoming a mom, she also thinks of the experience as blissful, and her daughter has the ability to affect her mood in the most wonderful way.
“My favorite part about being a mom, I mean it’s so corny, but it’s just like, no matter how tired you are, it’s complete bliss, no matter what,” she confessed to Entertainment Tonight. She went on to say that no matter what happened, she could get through it because seeing her baby happy made it worth it.
4. SHE HAS SO MUCH LOVE IN HER HEART FOR HER DAUGHTER SHE EVEN CALLS HER ‘LITTLE LOVE’
Most moms will tell you that they have so much love for their children, and Khloé Kardashian is exactly the same. It’s so sweet that she cannot stop gushing about her love for True, and how her life has changed for the better since becoming a mom. She even embraces the challenges with open arms because she knows at the end of the day, it’s all worth it. But, speaking of the love she has for her daughter (who she has affectionately referred to as her “little love”), she expressed this in a particularly memorable social media post.
“Our little girl, True Thompson, has completely stolen our hearts and we are [filled with] with LOVE,” she wrote, adding, “Such a blessing to welcome this angel into the family!”
3. SHE HAS DESCRIBED HER DAUGHTER AS THE MOST PRECIOUS BABY EVER
Khloé Kardashian admitted to feeling anxious when she was pregnant, but Tristan Thompson helped to calm her and eased her concerns. Then, after she gave birth, she found that she had an instant connection with her daughter and she experienced a new type of love, an unconditional love. But she also found energy and patience that she didn’t know she had.
When speaking about motherhood, and what she found the most unexpected, she explained on her website (via Cosmopolitan) that it was how “no matter how tired you are, you find this energy and patience for your child … You know that babies are so helpless and they rely on you for everything. So something just takes over and you find the energy to care for this helpless precious baby.”
2. SHE’S THANKFUL EVERY DAY THAT HER DAUGHTER ‘PICKED’ HER TO BE HER MOTHER
Khloé Kardashian feels that True Thompson “picked” her to be her mother, and she has commented on social media about how thankful she is that she did. It’s a simple statement, yet it says a lot about the sort of parent that Kardashian is because it serves as an indication of how “thankful” she is to be a mother, a role that she has embraced.
She has spoken about how she wanted to have a baby for so long, and when it finally happened, Kardashian definitely rose to the challenge. Her social media is filled with touching tributes to her daughter, and she’s made it clear that there is no competition for the title of the most important person in her life.
1. KHLOÉ WANTS TO MAKE EVERY HOLIDAY SPECIAL FOR HER BABY GIRL
Halloween is an opportunity to wear cute costumes and eat more candy than usual, but it’s also a holiday that allows parents to spend time with their children; whether that’s taking them from door to door to trick or treat, or spending hours creating their costumes. Although Khloé Kardashian’s daughter was too young to eat candy on Oct. 31 in 2018, the proud mom decided it was the perfect time for them to both dress up.
She shared this photo on social media, and in the caption, she wrote, “Happy Halloween!!!! It’s our first Halloween together!!!! She’s too cute to spook!!” If this is how Kardashian wanted to celebrate the first of many Halloweens with her daughter, then we are guessing she wants to make every holiday memorable for her (even though she is too young to remember this one).