Why Tristan Thompson Cheating on Khloé Kardashian Shouldn’t Have Surprised Anyone

After months of speculation, it’s pretty much official. Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are back together.

Her breakup from the Cleveland NBA star was one of the biggest scandals of her career. Although fans long suspected that Tristan was stepping out on Khloe, she apparently found out for sure when she was nine months pregnant with their daughter, True Thompson. She broke up with Tristan just before True was born. 

It didn’t help that Tristan cheated with Khloe’s half sister’s best friend. Kylie Jenner and Jordyn Woods were so close that Jordyn was like family to Khloe. Once she cheated with Khloe’s boyfriend, the youngest Kardashian girl proceeded to bully her on social media to the point that many of Khloe’s diehard fans turned on her. Getting back together after all that was not a good look, and Khloe new it. 

Fans think Khloé Kardashian tried to hide her reconciliation

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Fans have been speculating that Khloé and Tristan are back together for a long time. Tristan is around to see his daughter True, so Khloé has to interact with him. But she’s been dropping not so subtle hints that she and Tristan are more than co-parents for a while. Fans thought that she was trying to hide her reconciliation with Tristan because she knew her fans would hate it. 

She didn’t deny she and Tristan were together in her now-infamous Twitter rant. In May, she got mad at speculation about a possible second pregnancy, and tweeted about respecting people’s privacy.

Fans noticed that she never said she and Tristan weren’t together in her three-tweet-long rant. All in all, it’s not surprising at this point that Tristan and Khloe got back together. It shouldn’t have surprised fans when he cheated, either. 

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Fans on Reddit have been discussing Tristan and Khloe’s potential reconciliation for a long time now. Some fans have even mentioned that they think Tristan is using Khloé for fame.

Another user recently posted a rebuttal to that theory, saying that Tristan doesn’t need to use Khloe for money or fame. Even though he may not be an all-star player, Tristan has a contract worth upwards of $80 million over the next five years. That’s more than Khloe’s estimated $40 million net worth. 

The poster also asserted that Tristan cheating should have been no surprise to anyone. Apparently NBA players have their own level of fame, even if they’re not LeBron James level.

Apparently the NBA, according to GQ, has its own groupies, sometimes even models, whose sole purpose in life is to get with an NBA player. They don’t care much if it’s a good or bad player, famous or not. With all these women throwing themselves at the players, may end up stepping out like Tristan did. 

Is Tristan Thompson using Khloé Kardashian?

While it’s clear that Tristan is not using Khloe for money, some still think that Tristan could still be using Khloé for other things. Some fans think that Khloe’s name carries more clout than Tristan could earn for himself.

Being with her has launched him from NBA player to reality TV star. As one fan said: “I think if he was using her then it would be to elevate his profile and use her as a jumping-off point to build a brand. He’s famous but not like that.”

Other fans think that Khloé’s attitude in relationships is too giving. Khloe has notoriously low self-esteem, especially since she was always compared unfavorably to her sisters.

Now, whenever she’s in a relationship, she gives everything she has, even when she’s not getting much in return. One rather user replied: “Khloe is the perfect girlfriend for douchey men that like it when women are the ones doing all the work.”