People Are Convinced Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson’s Hiking Photo is Staged

Khloé Kardashian is one of the more controversial members of the Kardashian-Jenner family — although it didn’t start out that way.

For years, fans thought of her as the most likable Kardashian, always quick with a joke or a sarcastic remark. Still, after years of relationship issues, first with Lamar Odom and then with Tristan Thompson (whom many fans believe is problematic at best) she has lost her status as the fan-favorite Kardashian.

What’s more troubling is the fact that, according to a recent Reddit discussion, many critics are starting to believe that she is faking her entire relationship with Tristan Thompson

When did Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson first get together?

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Khloé Kardashian was fresh from a traumatic divorce from Lamar Odom when she first met NBA star Tristan Thompson in the summer of 2016. The two moved quickly, and several months after it was first reported that they were dating, they began making appearances on each other’s Instagram pages.

By early 2017, Kardashian was openly talking about her romance with the basketball player, and to many fans, it seemed as though she had finally found true love. In December 2017, the pair confirmed that they were expecting a baby together.

In April 2018, media outlets reported that Thompson had been seen with multiple women and that he had allegedly cheated on Kardashian. Kardashian remained silent through the ordeal, giving birth to her daughter in the wake of the scandal.

In spite of the fact that many believed Kardashian would kick Thompson to the curb, the pair remained together, seemingly determined to ride out the storm. 

Many believe that Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are dating again

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In early 2019, Tristan Thompson became once again embroiled in a cheating controversy. This time, sources claimed that Thompson had been unfaithful with Kylie Jenner’s best friend, Jordyn Woods.

Initially, it seemed like Thompson and Kardashian broke up over the scandal, and there were many episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians entirely devoted to Thompson’s efforts to win back the mother of his child.

By early 2020, many fans began speculating that Kardashian and Thompson were back together. Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian’s ex, gave fans a big clue as to their relationship status when he commented “@Realtristan13 is a lucky man!” on one of her recent bikini pictures, according to Yahoo.

Still, as media outlets reported that Kardashian and Thompson have decided to move past their issues and work on their family, many fans aren’t really convinced. 

Fans think that Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have a staged relationship

Recently, some fans on Reddit discussed a photo of Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson out hiking together. “You can’t tell me that this isn’t all planned. Now they are spotted outside together again?” one fan remarked, going on to state that “Khloe knew from the beginning she will forgive him. You could tell when they were in the labor room together. So why bother with all this drama.

Oh of course. Stuff for the show.” Many other posters were in agreement on the issue of their relationship, with one remarking that “I think she pretended she wouldn’t take him back because she thought it would seem less pathetic.”

A few chimed in to support Kardashian, claiming that they have sympathy for her: “She’s going through the motions of an emotionally toxic relationship, just like the rest of us.”

Still, the vast majority of fans on the Reddit thread are very much over the picture that is being presented on Keeping Up with the Kardashians — and the Tristan Thompson storyline, in general.