The tumultuous romance between Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson might not be over. That is, if a cadre of Reddit users is to be believed. Some gossip aficionados are convinced the reality TV star and the Chicago Bulls player are patching things up yet again. Does that theory hold up to scrutiny, or is this another case of baseless social media-fueled speculation?
Redditors think Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson might be back together
The back-and-forth, on-again-off-again relationship drama between Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson has long been a favorite of social media gossip watchers. It’s perfect for people who treat social media a bit more like a hobby. Not least because the two dance a very tantalizing line between being radically public while keeping some major facts close to the chest. It’s built for the real-life version of fan theorizing.
Fans on the Keeping Up With the Kardashians subreddit are convinced Kardashian has fallen for Thompson all over again. Their evidence is a screencap of a cryptic Instagram post by the Bulls player.
“Growth requires us to leave something behind. It can be habits, careers, beliefs, even people. Make space for grief in the process of growth. You have to mourn your former life to make room for the newer you,” Thompson’s airy statement reads.
It doesn’t seem like much. But could fans be onto something? One user points out a post by Kardashian from two days earlier. It’s a screencap of her Googling the phrase “Can you ever stop loving someone?” Suddenly, the focus on the Thompson post makes a bit more sense. Could these fans of The Kardashians be onto something?
Why Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson recently split
This isn’t the first time Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have made up after a wave of cryptic Instagram posts. Their latest split went down in December 2021, according to toofab. That was when news broke that personal trainer Maralee Nichols was pregnant — and the baby was probably Thompson’s.
The situation played out across social media and gossip columns for months. Soon, the confrontation will play out on The Kardashians. Yet right when the public is going to get a look at the moment Kardashian decided to move on, there are signs that the two will try to make it work. If these Redditors are right, what does it mean for the star-crossed pair to try working things out all over again?
Has Khloé acknowledged her relationship status recently?
Khloé Kardashian hasn’t been shy about being in public after her high-profile breakup. She even appeared at this year’s Met Gala after years of reluctance. Publicly, she seems to have her life in order regardless of her romantic drama.
She announced in March that she was “moving on” from Thompson, The Sun reported. An unnamed close friend claimed she was diving into the dating scene. At the time, she — or her PR team, at least — seemed ready to move on with her life entirely.
She was even connected to singer Trey Songz during that period. But nearly three months is a long time, apparently. Her post about not being able to “stop loving someone” does indeed send a strong message. Sometimes fans of The Kardashians have a habit of reading too deeply into things, sure. But they have precedent for betting on Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson getting back together.
The best hints of what might be going down will likely come in the wake of what goes down on The Kardashians. If the two go into damage control mode, that will be a telling sign. But if they decide to let the reaction to the episode play out on its own, that will imply they aren’t currently trying to make things work.