KUWTK’: Kim Kardashian West Reveals Why She Thinks Khloé Kardashian Never Publicly Admitted She Took Tristan Thompson Back

Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are officially back together after breaking up two years prior due to the NBA player’s infamous cheating scandal. But despite rekindling their relationship, the reality star has yet to admit that she and Thompson are a couple again.

While there are likely plenty of reasons why Kardashian has kept a tight lip about this, Kim Kardashian West has a theory for why her sister hasn’t publicly admitted she took Thompson back — and it has a lot to do with the media.

Khloé Kardashian and Kim Kardashian West attending the the Hairfinity UK Launch in 2014
Khloé Kardashian and Kim Kardashian West | David M. Benett/Getty Images for Hairfinity

Kim Kardashian West thinks Khloé Kardashian is hesitant to admit she’s back with Tristan Thompson

The 20th and final season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians is just around the corner, and it seems as though Khloé and Tristan’s relationship is set to take center stage.

In an exclusive clip from the upcoming season, Thompson opens up about his on-again, off-again relationship with the Good American founder with Kim Kardashian West.

Though the two all-but-confirmed that he’s back together with Kardashian, they discussed possible reasons why Khloé has yet to go public with their relationship.

“Some days are good,” Thompson tells Kardashian West after she asks how he and Koko are doing. “And some days, she gets a little frustrated by what’s going on with the media.”

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As fans may recall, the couple’s on-again, off-again relationship has been heavily covered in the media over the years due to Thompson’s past cheating scandals.

While the pair have since moved past the drama and seemingly reconciling romantically in recent months, people have still had a lot to say about their relationship. 

The way Kardashian West sees it, Khloé has a hard time tuning out other people’s opinions regarding her relationship with the NBA player and doesn’t want to publicly admit they are back together because of this.

“I don’t even think it’s to her anymore about getting over the past things that you guys have been through,” the KKW Beauty mogul says. “I think it’s just mostly what other people are gonna think. I think she’s totally fine otherwise she wouldn’t be hanging out with you 24/7.”

“She’s carrying a suitcase of other people’s opinions and thoughts,” Thompson says, prompting Kardashian West to admit that she’s not used to seeing Khloé like this.

 “I just feel like that’s so…that wasn’t who she was,” the mom of four continues. “She’s always like, the tough Khloé that doesn’t give a f*ck.”

Tristan Thompson wishes Khloé Kardashian would just focus on their relationship and not other people’s opinions

Though Thompson understands why Kardashian is struggling to deal with the media scrutiny surrounding their relationship, he tells Kardashian West that he’s been encouraging Khloé not to worry about other people’s opinions.

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“You’re never gonna get to the finish line if you’re trying to always please the masses,” he says. “You just gotta live for yourself.”

Thompson goes on to reference Kardashian West’s husband, Kanye West, sharing that he wishes Khloé was like the rapper and didn’t care what other people think.

“Like Ye, he don’t give a d*mn if you like him or not,” Thompson continued. “But guess what, he’s happy and he’s gonna do it his way and you’re gonna like him or not. That’s why I respect him. You’re gonna ride this journey the way you want to and it’s either people are gonna be with you or against you, but at least if you die, you’re going to die doing it your way… That’s my mentality. And she’s gotta understand it too.”

Kim Kardashian West thinks Khloé Kardashian is ‘too embarrassed’ to be open about her love life

With both in agreeance that Kardashian should just focus on the fact that she and Thompson are happy, Kardashian West urges the athlete to have a sit-down conversation with her sister about how he’s feeling.

“Honestly, I just think that you should talk to her; that you should just tell her you don’t want to rush her process, but…that you don’t want to be this, like, kept secret because she is so embarrassed,” she explains. “Like, that makes you sad and that makes you feel a way.”

With the last season of KUWTK on the horizon, hopefully, we’ll soon know how things between Kardashian and Thompson play out.

The final season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians premieres March 18 on E!.