Here's How True Thompson "Bullies" Mom Khloe Kardashian

In the season four premiere of The Kardashians, Khloe Kardashian revealed that daughter True Thompson "bullies" her over this whale of a fear.

By Lindsay Weinberg Sep 30, 2023 5:00 PMTags
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Khloe Kardashian's confession is quite fishy.

The Kardashians star revealed in the Sept. 28 episode that she's truly terrified of whales—and she's not squidding. As Kris Jenner put it, the 39-year-old is petrified of "the thought of a whale, the glance of a whale, the conversation of a whale."

In fact, Khloe and Tristan Thompson's daughter True Thompson, 5, loves to rock the boat by poking fun at her phobia. 

"My daughter bullies me," Khloe said in a confessional. "She draws me photos of whales just to f--k with me. And she thinks it's so funny. Everyone turns into a f--king asshole at some point, oh my god."

So, why is the Good American founder so "uncomfortable" around the sea creatures? She attempted to explain why their sheer size disturbs her.

"This thing is so big, you don't see it coming. There's no ripples; there's no warning. That's weird," she said, later adding, "Its heart is bigger than a school bus! Like, it's crazy."

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Her fear was put to the test in the season four premiere, when Kardashian-Jenner family took a trip to Cabo in Mexico. A member of the household staff informed the group that whales were migrating through the area and said they'd likely get a glimpse of humpback whales, gray whales or blue whales.

"I'm really freaking out. He said they come close to the shore?" Khloe asked her family over lunch. "Oh my god. I feel like I'm going to cry."

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Kim Kardashian assured her that the animals are "so pretty" to see. "You're not going to go in the ocean with them," she noted, with Kris' partner Corey Gamble assuring her, "They're not going to come in the pool." 

Khloe later grabbed a pair of binoculars to try to scope them out.

"Why is this whale season? Like, why? What are they doing? Mating? That's sick," she said. "And why do they come to the shore? That is way too close for my comfort."


After Kim spotted a whale spout and saw one jump out of the sea, Khloe started screaming and ran away to collapse on the bed. "Oh my god, that was actually terrible!" she wailed. "It came out of the water!"

Even Kris has no idea why Khloe feels like a fish out of water in these situations.  

"I can't quite figure out where Khloe got this fear of whales," the matriarch said in a confessional. "It had to have been somewhere in her childhood that I went really, really wrong somehow. I'm so sorry, Khloe."


To see more photos of Khloe and her kids having a whale of a time—don't worry, on land—read on:

Selfie With Mom

Khloe Kardashian shared this pic of herself with daughter True Thompson and son Tatum Thompson in August 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 facts!!! Lol"

Father-Son Moment

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

Purr-fect Pals

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

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."

Birthday Love

Khloe wished Tristan a happy 33rd birthday in March 2023, sharing this photo of the NBA star with their two kids on Instagram Story.

Sibling Hugs

True hugged her brother on the trampoline.

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.