Instagram / Maralee Nichols
In December 2021, it was brought to light that Maralee Nichols had sued Tristan the previous June for pregnancy and birth expenses following a sexual encounter on his 30th birthday the previous March. She stated in her filing that she is pregnant with a baby boy and that Tristan is the father.
In his own filing, Tristan confirmed the two were intimate around the time in question and requested a paternity test. Maralee gave birth to the child, Theo, in December, and said in a statement to E! News that she had met the NBA star in 2020 and that he had told her "he was single and co-parenting."
In January 2022, Tristan announced on Instagram that "paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols," and added, "Khloe, you don't deserve this. You don't deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you. You don't deserve the way I have treated you over the years. My actions certainly have not lined up with the way I view you."
In his statement, Tristan also said he looked forward to "amicably raising" his son with Maralee. In February 2022, her rep told E! News that the NBA star has not made any attempt" to meet the child. Tristan has not commented.
In December 2022, multiple outlets reported that the basketball player reached an agreement with Maralee, under which he will pay $9,500 per month in child support while she will have sole custody of Theo.