Tristan Thompson Shares Rare Photos With Son Tatum on His First Birthday

Tristan Thompson posted pics with his and Khloe Kardashian's son Tatum for the first time, as part of a first birthday tribute to the youngest of his four children.

By Corinne Heller Jul 29, 2023 5:38 PMTags
Watch: Tristan Thompson Shares RARE Photos With Son Tatum on His 1st Birthday

Tatum Thompson has made his debut on his dad Tristan Thompson's Instagram.

The NBA player shared photos of his and ex Khloe Kardashian's son for his first time on social media while paying tribute to him for his first birthday July 28. Tristan is seen smiling while holding Tatum, with both wearing sunglasses. In one pic, they look directly at each other as the toddler reaches around his dad's face.

"Tatum!!" Tristan wrote. "Happy birthday my son! You are a reminder of what life represents to me. You have taught me every loss comes a lesson and you are my gift. You are my reminder of all of God's messages. You are the reason that I began my story."

The basketball player continued, "The mistakes along the way are lessons not failures. There is no expiration date to reinventing yourself. Tatum your sweet soul reminds me of God's grace. You are a future king my son and I am so blessed to be your DaDa!"

Tatum Thompson's Cutest Pics

Tristan rarely shares pics of his kids on social media. He has occasionally posted photos of his and Khloe's daughter True Thompson, 5, and his son Prince Thompson, 6, who he shares with ex Jordan Craig.

While he and Khloe were still together, Tristan also fathered a son Theo, now 19 months, with Maralee Nichols, who had filed a paternity lawsuit against him in 2021. The athlete has since apologized to the Good American founder, who has forgiven him over his multiple cheating scandals. The two are co-parenting True and Tatum, who was born via surrogate last year. The family recently celebrated their son's birthday at a lavish, space-themed party with their loved ones.

Instagram / Tristan Thompson

Earlier this year, Tristan also became the legal guardian of his brother Amari, 16, after their mom Andrea died of a heart attack, and brought the teen to his home in California. They later both moved into Khloe's family home after Tristan's house, which was being renovated, was damaged by flooding caused by extreme rains, she explained on the season three finale of The Kardashians July 27.

"I'm grateful that I'm strong enough and brave enough to be a support system for someone else that has no other support system right now," Khloe said in a confessional. "You don't have to treat me right for me to treat you right—it's not the way I was raised."

See Tristan and Khloe's family photos with True and Tatum below:

Purr-fect Pals

Tatum bonds with the family cat, Grey Kitty, in this sweet video Khloe shared on Instagram in January 2024.

Selfie With Mom

Khloe Kardashian shared this pic of herself with True Thompson, 5, and Tatum Thompson, 13 months, on Aug. 27, 2023.

"Tristan Jr" & "Rob Jr"

"I just can't handle it!!!!! You with Tristan Jr & Rob Jr," Kim Kardashian commented, to which Khloe responded, "@kimkardashian [six face with tears of joy emojis] facts!!! Lol"

Christmas Spirit

Khloe shared a look at her kids in matching holiday PJs in December 2023, writing, "The MOST magical time of year!!! We are in the Christmas spirit in our Christmas pajamas and our Christmas dance moves."

Sibling Hugs

True hugged her brother on the trampoline.

Father-Son Moment

Dad Tristan Thompson shared his first photos of Tatum for the little one's first birthday in July 2023.

Family Forever

Tristan's oldest child Prince, who he shares with ex Jordan Craig, spent some time with True and the baby.

Sibling Love

Khloe and Tristan's daughter True carried her little brother in her arms.

Sweet Kicks

Khloe snapped a photo of her son's adorable sneakers.

Mini Milestone

Khloe shared a video of Tatum crawling in July 2023 ahead of his first birthday.

Happy 4th!

Khloe's baby boy Tatum was in full summer mode for the Fourth of July 2023.

Welcome to the World

Khloe and Tristan's baby boy made his TV debut on the season two premiere of The Kardashians.

Mother-Son Moment

Khloe cuddled her baby boy—rocking a blue hooded onesie—during The Kardashians season three finale.

Doting Mom

Khloe brushed Tatum's hair during a sweet moment on The Kardashians alongside Tristan.


According to grandma Kris Jenner, Tatum looks just like uncle Rob Kardashian.

Meeting Grandma

On the show, the baby boy also spent some quality time with Kris, who prefers to be called "Lovey" by her grandchildren.

Baby Boy

He made a brief appearance on a July 2023 episode of The Kardashians.


True shared a laugh with her parents on the trampoline.

Like Father, Like Son

The basketball player snuggled with his son.

Little Rider

True joined Khloe and Tristan on a car ride.

All Smiles

Tristan flashed a smile as he held True and the newborn in his arms.

Girl Dad

Khloe and Tristan celebrated Thanksgiving 2018 with their daughter True.

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