Why Khloé Kardashian Took Tristan Thompson Back Despite Him Cheating on Her

In case you haven’t heard, Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have called it quits — again.

News of the couple’s split made headlines just one day after the reality star revealed that she was back together with the NBA player during the Keeping Up With the Kardashians reunion special. Not only did Kardashian share why she decided to rekindle her romance with her on-again-off-again boyfriend, but she also explained how he was able to earn her trust back after his many cheating scandals.

Tristan Thompson and Khloé Kardashian
Tristan Thompson and Khloé Kardashian posing for a photo at his birthday celebration in 2018 | Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Remy Martin

Khloé Kardashian rekindled her romance with Tristan Thompson in 2020

Throughout 2020, many suspected that Kardashian and Thompson had rekindled their romance while quarantining together with their 3-year-old daughter, True, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In the fall of that year, it was reported that the former couple was back on. However, neither Kardashian nor Thompson publicly confirmed their romance.

It wasn’t until just recently that Kardashian finally revealed her relationship status with Thompson.

During part two of the KUWTK reunion — which aired on June 20 — the Good American founder shared that she and the athlete were back together.

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When asked why she decided to give him another chance despite his history of cheating, Kardashian explained that things between her and Thompson simply fell into place.

“We just really became genuine, great friends with one another and great co-parents,” the mother of one said. “He’s a great dad. It was just this natural progression. I’m not saying it’s what I would encourage other people to do, it’s just what naturally happened for him and I.”

Khloé Kardashian said Tristan Thompson earned back her trust

Given Thompson’s past cheating scandals, Kardashian had a challenging time forgiving him right away. However, after spending quality time with him and their daughter amid the pandemic, Kardashian found herself growing close with the athlete.

Eventually, the two rebuilt their relationship. Kardashian even started trusting Thompson again due, in part, to “how hard he fought” to be in her life.

“I mean, I definitely trust him as a friend and all those things,” she told host Andy Cohen. “What I need to find out, everything comes my way. I just need to trust and focus on today and go day by day. I can’t worry too much about everything else.”

With him earning her trust back, Kardashian felt confident that Thompson would stay committed to her and continue to put in the work to keep their relationship intact.

“I can’t worry too much about everything else,” the Revenge Body host added. “I know the growth and all the work that he’s done. I know the help he’s got and the constant efforts that he makes every single day and how hard he fought to get back with me. You can ask everyone — it really wasn’t an easy thing for him. But I don’t understand why someone would go through all that if they weren’t serious.”

Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson’s reunion didn’t last very long

Though it seemed like Kardashian and Thompson were serious about making their relationship work this time, their dynamic has once again fallen apart.

On June 21, multiple media outlets confirmed that the pair have called it quits amid reports that the NBA star had went into a bedroom with three women while attending a house party in Bel-Air.

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“Tristan was hanging out with Drake, Diddy, and Chris Brown the majority of the night. He was seen hanging out with several girls on the upstairs deck and then went into a private room with three girls,” a source told E! News. He seemed like he was in a great mood and wanted to party. He was drinking and was partying into the early hours of the morning.”

Thompson seemingly denied these claims on Twitter, posting blue cap emojis, which signify that something is a lie.

As of this writing, neither Thompson nor Kardashian have publicly commented on their breakup.