Khloe Kardashian Reveals Why She Forgives Tristan Thompson: ‘I Don’t Believe in Being a Victim’

Khloe Kardashian is ready to put the drama of Tristan Thompson cheating on her with Jordyn Woods behind her. When she and Thompson split following his infidelity, many fans wondered if Kardashian would ever forgive Thompson for what he did — it turns out, she has forgiven him and doesn’t want to waste any more energy on it.

Khloe Kardashian forgive Tristan Thompson
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Kardashian isn’t keeping Thompson out of their daughter’s life

Given the cheating scandal that rocked her world, Kardashian has to consider their daughter, True. Since they share a child, the reality star knew that she couldn’t cut Thompson out of her life completely even though he hurt her.

In a new interview for the On Purpose With Jay Shetty podcast, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shared that it would be “easier” for her to cut off all ties but she has to consider True.

Kardashian explained, “I want to show my daughter that it’s okay and it’s a beautiful thing to also forgive her dad. He’s a great person. Maybe him and I weren’t compatible or whatever [in] that way, but that’s okay. Nobody’s gonna die here, and I always want True to be surrounded by love.”

She further noted that she doesn’t want True to experience any tension between her parents, explaining, “And I know babies feel energy… and I just want her to always feel just bliss, as much as I can. I know it’s not realistic every day, but as much as I can control it, I feel like it’s my mama-bear job to control it.”

Kardashian did admit, however, that “it’s hard,” adding, “it’s not easy for me. You know, it would be easier for me to keep my daughter away and be like, ‘No, ’cause you hurt me.’”

Even so, she noted that Thompson “never hurt True,” adding, “Him and I have our own relationship, and then Tristan and True have theirs, and I will never come in between that. I don’t believe in that.”

Kardashian explains why she’s forgiven Thompson

The circumstances leading up to their split certainly could have left Kardashian unwilling to forgive Thompson for cheating but she’s decided to move on in a positive way.

She explained: “I think, especially in my family, we’re good at moving on. We have very big forgiving hearts. We just move on, but we don’t really talk about things that happened, and I don’t really know if that’s healthy or not.”

She added: “For what I went through with my breakup, I forgive Tristan. I don’t think he’s a bad person. I think we all make mistakes, we’re humans. But it’s only going to hurt me if I’m holding onto this anger and playing this victim role.”

“I don’t believe in being a victim,” Kardashian noted, adding, “I just feel like we’re all so quick to exile people, and it’s just so heavy to me. I’m making sure I’m healed from that as much as I can… and then don’t distract myself right now.”