The couple started dating in 2016, but the relationship has always been marred by infidelity. tristan was accused of cheating on Khloé just days before she gave birth to their first child, True, in 2018. They gave it another chance, but Tristan was caught cheat again a few months later with Kylie Jenner’s former best friend, Jordyn Woods.
Since then, they have been quite intermittent. But after rekindling their romance during the COVID-19 lockdown, they decided to have another child together — this time via a surrogate due to Khloé’s increased risk of miscarriage.
But what we didn’t know at the time was that Khloé and Tristan’s surrogacy journey had progressed so far that they were also expecting a baby together.
News that Khloé and Tristan were expecting baby number two broke up in July this year, with the couple welcoming a boy later that same month.
But now season 2 of The Kardashians came back to our screens, we learned all the surrogacy trip details and paternity scandal — including that Tristan was actively pressuring Khloé to go ahead with her baby plans despite knowing full well that Maralee was pregnant.
During the episode, Khloé revealed that Tristan found out Maralee was pregnant on July 2, 2021 — quite a four months before their surrogate undergoes an embryo transfer around Thanksgiving on Nov. 25.
But just days after the embryo transfer, Khloé learned on Dec. 3 that Tristan was expecting another child.
And Khloé went on to admit that Tristan had actually “encouraged” her to go ahead with their plans for surrogacy and embryo transfer “on a certain date” – likely because he knew when her another baby was to be born.
“All I know is that I was encouraged to do it on a certain date,” Khloé explained during a confessional. “Looking back, he always knew when the other baby was born – especially getting the paperwork that we saw he found out on July 2, so he knew.”
And in another revealing scene from the show, Kris, Kendall, Kim and Kylie come together to discuss the situation, with Kris and Kendall agreeing that Tristan had deliberately convinced Khloé to have a second baby in order to “trap” sound.
During the reunion, Kylie said, “I just don’t like the fact that Tristan knew this was happening.” Kendall replied, “That’s what’s wild. Like, you were encouraging Khloé to go ahead when you knew it was happening too? It’s almost like he wants to trap her.”
Kris Jenner agreed, “Well, he wanted to hang on to her for sure, and thought maybe if they did, she’d marry him.”
To make matters worse, despite much speculation that Tristan and Khloé had split for good in the summer of 2021, she made it clear in the episode that they were in fact still very much together — and that she intended to raise their family with “mom and dad” in the “same house”.
“I thought it was a real, healthy, loving and protective relationship,” Khloé said in tears during her confessional.
Khloé went on to explain that she was terrified that the news of their second baby would go public, because of the vitriol she faced online – including being called an “idiot” and a “bitch”. stupid” – every time Tristan is caught off guard.
She was also keen to point out that she had no idea Maralee was pregnant when she decided to do the embryo transfer.
“We did an embryo transfer a few days before Thanksgiving,” she said. “I found out about Tristan’s situation the first week of December, and it’s so close that I wouldn’t want anyone to think I did this as an afterthought.”
“Why would I have a baby with someone who has a baby with someone else? she added. “I’m not that much of a sociopath. I’m crazy but not, like, so deranged.
Khloé and Tristan welcomed their unnamed son on July 28. And although Khloé decided not to have Tristan at birth, she allowed him to come to the hospital to meet the baby afterwards.