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Basketball Star Tristan Thompson Ordered to Pay Maralee Nichols $58K in Back Child Support

Tristan Thompson Reportedly Ordered to Pay Maralee Nichols $58K in Back Child Support
Tristan Thompson with an inset of Maralee Nichols. Courtesy of Maralee Nichols/Instagram; George Pimentel/Getty Images

Tristan Thompson needs to pay Maralee Nichols back child support after allegedly missing multiple payments.

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered Thompson, 33, to pay Nichols, 32, $57,916, according to court documents obtained by The Sun. The court filing claims that Thompson missed several payments between September 2023 and January 2024.

Neither Thompson nor Nichols have publicly addressed the legal development or revealed the status of the NBA star’s child support payments.

The twosome share son Theo, now 2, who was born in December 2021. News broke days before Nichols gave birth that Thompson had fathered her then-unborn baby when she sued him for child support. Thompson had initially denied her claims before a paternity test proved otherwise.

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Thompson was dating Khloé Kardashian at the time and they had recently done an embryo transfer with a surrogate to conceive their second child together. They welcomed son Tatum in July 2022. (Thompson and Kardashian, 39, also share daughter True, 6. In addition, Thompson shares son Prince, 7, with ex Jordan Craig.)

Tristan Thompson Reportedly Ordered to Pay Maralee Nichols $58K in Back Child Support
Maralee Nichols with son Theo. Courtesy of Maralee Nichols/Instagram

Kardashian was not aware of Thompson’s history with Nichols ahead of fall 2021, which is when she broke up with the Cleveland Cavaliers athlete for good.

After Nichols gave birth to Theo, she once again requested support from Thompson. Us Weekly confirmed in August 2022 that Thompson had been paying support to Nichols. His attorney noted in a statement that Thompson “is paying, and has paid, child support to Ms. Nichols retroactive to the date she delivered the child.”

This is not the first time Thompson has been accused of not paying child support. Craig’s sister alleged in October 2023 that Thompson had not paid child support for Prince, claiming that he was ignoring his firstborn. Thompson never publicly addressed the accusations.

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Thompson also has guardianship over his youngest brother Amari, who suffers from epilepsy, after their mother died in January 2023. Thompson and Amari, 18, briefly moved in with Kardashian, True and Tatum full-time amid construction issues.

Tristan Thompson Reportedly Ordered to Pay Maralee Nichols $58K in Back Child Support
Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian. Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Klutch Sports Group

“Tristan has a house that he is doing construction on and renovating. He was able to live there during renovations but we had crazy weather for California, like extreme rain. Tristan’s roof caved in on his home and caused flooding,” the reality TV star explained during the season 3 finale of The Kardashians, which aired in July 2023. “So Tristan and Amari are staying at my house now until his home gets fixed.”

Kardashian continued: “God does have a plan and God doesn’t want him to be alone right now. And why should he be? I just think this is what family does. When s—t hits the fan all you have is your family and Tristan and I are family. We are going to be family for the rest of our lives.”

Despite coparenting with Thompson, Kardashian has made it clear that she does not intend to rekindle a romantic relationship with him.

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