Tristan Thompson’s alleged cheating on Khloe Kardashian with multiple women was a big story in the early half of 2018, and while talk about it had died down, Keeping Up With The Kardashians recently brought it back into the limelight. While viewers were undoubtedly thrilled to see the then-pregnant Khloe and her sister’s reactions to it, Thompson reportedly was not. It’s being said the NBA player refused to watch the episode highlighting his cheating scandal with Khloe, despite her asking if he wanted to.
As for Khloe Kardashian, she may have watched the episode a couple of times. Kardashian had seen the episode ahead of time but apparently wanted to see if Tristan Thompson would be up to watch the Keeping Up With The Kardashians episode as a couple. Us Weekly reported Thompson gave a firm “no” in response, with the reason being he wished to focus on basketball. Thompson plays for Cleveland Cavaliers, who currently have the worst record in the Eastern Conference.
Tristan Thompson’s alleged excuse makes sense, at least from a basketball perspective. When news broke of the cheating scandal, the basketball star struggled in successive games. His performance seemed to have led to his temporary status as a bench player, which was a big deal considering his star status and it being NBA playoff season. If there’s a chance re-living the cheating scandal on Keeping Up With The Kardashians would’ve affected Thompson’s basketball game, it’s understandable why he’d stay away.
Whether Khloe Kardashian actually wanted the father of their now 6-month old child to watch with them or not is up in the air. One thing that could be the case is that Kardashian’s inspiration to ask Tristan Thompson to tune in may have come from the outside. Kardashian responded to a fan on social media the night of the airing who was curious to see if Thompson was watching how his scandal affected the family.
Khloe Kardashian tweeted a lot of her thoughts and feelings throughout the episode and gave interested followers a better idea of her headspace during the incident. The incident, for those unaware, involved a video that showed Tristan Thompson kissing a woman at a club just days before Khloe would give birth to their daughter. Soon after, other videos surfaced showing more possible infidelity by Thompson, which obviously upset Khloe.
Khloe was upset, and Keeping Up With The Kardashians showed the rest of the clan’s general astonishment at the situation. Of the more off-beat takes, Scott Disick made sure to mention the situation made him appear to be more of a gentleman in comparison, and Mary Jo thought Khloe should maybe swear off basketball players and switch to dating an accountant.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians airs on E! Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET. For a look at what else is happening in television over the next couple of months, visit our fall premiere guide.