Khloé Kardashian is having a ball with new guy Tristan Thompson. After a month of talking — and a romantic trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in early September — the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 32, and the Cleveland Cavaliers center, 25, “are seeing each other,” an insider tells the new issue of Us Weekly.
And while the divorcée (she officially ended her marriage to Lamar Odom, 36, in July) isn’t using the word boyfriend just yet, says the insider, “she’s really into him.” Echoes a pal, “She’s trying to let go and have fun.”
That means getting out of her own head. When her close pal, actress Malika Haqq, first introduced her to the 6-foot-9 NBA champ in August, the star envisioned worst-case scenarios. After all, just 10 months earlier she had rushed to Odom’s side upon learning the ex-athlete had overdosed at a Nevada brothel. And she has said NBA All-Star James Harden cheated during their seven-month romance, which ended in January. Explains the insider, “She’s cautious because of her past experiences.”
The onetime University of Texas MVP is doing what he can to erase those bad memories. “She seems more hopeful with Tristan — he’s different than the other guys she’s dated,” says a source. “He’s a committed, relationship guy.” (Small world: His last girlfriend, Jordy C, once dated Kylie Jenner’s now-boyfriend Tyga!)
And he knows how to win a girl over. The pal says the Toronto-bred millionaire, who inked a five-year, $82 million contract in 2015, “dotes” on his gal: “He showers her with flowers and rubs her feet.”
His moves have charmed the E! star. “She doesn’t know what the future holds,” says a friend, “but she’s having a great time!”
For more about the new couple — including what her family thinks — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now.
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