Maralee Nichols Breaks Silence About Her Secret Relationship With NBA Star Tristan Thompson
Maralee Nichols, the woman at the center of the Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian scandal, has broken her silence about the affair that has shocked the world. In a new interview with Good Morning America, Maralee opened up about her deep connection with Tristan, which she claimed started as an intense friendship and grew into more over time. The relationship, she said, was something she never intended to make public or get in the way of his basketball career, but it became too real to keep secret anymore. The truth shall set you free, Maralee said in her interview.
Reasons for staying silent
As Maralee Nichols steps out of the shadows to share her story and secrets about her relationship with NBA star Tristan Thompson, she reveals that he promised to take care of her until death do they part. She says: I knew I had to keep my mouth shut because it was never just a fling for him. Maralee went on, He always told me that he wanted to have at least five kids. I’m not ready for kids right now but this isn’t a decision I can make for someone else. He agreed that if we did have children, it would be a package deal.
How long was she silent?
Nichols had previously made headlines when she split from her husband and started dating a mystery man later revealed to be Tristan Thompson, who has denied the pair are dating. The 25-year-old woman waited to speak up until she was six months pregnant, with DNA tests proving it is the Cleveland Cavaliers player’s child.
In an interview published by The New York Times on Sunday, March 11th, Nichols recounted her feelings about being left alone after breaking things off with her then-husband Jordan Craig in November 2017. I woke up feeling so full of life, she told the publication in regards to finding out she was pregnant with one person’s baby and then meeting someone else shortly after.
The fans’ reaction
In a tell-all interview, Maralee Nichols opened up about her secret relationship with basketball player, Tristan Thompson. The news came as a shock to many fans since the two had been together since she was 17 years old and he was 24 years old. When asked about the big age gap between them, she made sure to mention that he had just turned 25 when they began their relationship and that she grew up faster than most of her friends in the process. What started out as one party kissing another one has now turned into a baby on the way due to their past choices.
His reputation before this
Tristan Thompson is a professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers and he has been under an immense amount of scrutiny for his off-court behavior as of late. Most notably, his ex-girlfriend, Khloe Kardashian, has recently had her pregnancy with their first child leaked to the public. Prior to this recent drama, Khloe’s older sister, Kim Kardashian-West, aired many of the problems in their relationship on Keeping Up with The Kardashians. Khloe said that it was difficult dealing with all of her personal issues on television at such a young age and that she tried as hard as she could to keep him away from herself and her family during those episodes.
Has the relationship changed her life?
As Maralee Nichols continues to break her silence about her secret relationship with New York-born basketball player Tristan Thompson, the Miami native has spoken out about how she is still the same woman. Despite being loved and adored by an estimated 3 million people who follow her on Instagram (4.5 million and counting) after rumors of their relationship first surfaced in January, Maralee insists that she is still me. I’m just someone else’s girlfriend now, says Maralee, adding, that nothing has changed. However, this statement is misleading since everything has changed since it was announced that the two are expecting a baby together.
Where do they go from here?
I am not a model, celebrity, or public figure-although that is what this story appears to be about. These were the words of Maralee Nichols, who broke her silence on the whirlwind affair with her then secret boyfriend, Tristan Thompson.
When questioned by her followers if she was ever expecting to become a mother for the second time after going through a high-risk pregnancy in 2018, Maralee said absolutely not.
Apparently, she has also made it known that she will no longer have any connection with the baby’s father and will in fact proceed as if he does not exist. This would help explain why Maralee did not go public with any of this before now.