Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have landed themselves in the headlines again, but this time there’s speculation that the pair are engaged. The reality TV star and the basketball player have had a pretty wild ride together. In fact, their love story has been critiqued and scrutinized by millions of people. But why has their relationship been so fraught with drama, and why do people seem to think they are engaged?
Kardashian and Thompson first met back in August 2016. A mutual friend felt that they’d be a good match for each other and they were set up on a blind date. Though the basketball player quickly expressed interest in the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, Kardashian had plenty of reservations. The reality TV star knew that Thompson had a baby on the way, but she claims that she was assured by his friends and family that Thompson and the mother of his son were broken up at the time.
Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have had a rocky relationship
Unfortunately, what Kardashian was told didn’t seem to be the truth. In fact, there were plenty of assertions made that Thompson was still with the mother of his first child when he began to date Kardashian. It wasn’t too long after they began dating that Kardashian got pregnant with their daughter, True Thompson. But the basketball player seemed to live up to his “player” rumors when he was caught cheating on Kardashian just a few weeks before she was due.
But the drama didn’t stop there. After Kardashian broke things off with Thompson in February of 2019, things really hit the fan. When Thompson was caught kissing Jordyn Woods (who is the former bestie of Kardashian’s youngest sister, Kylie Jenner) the drama around the former couple reached a fever pitch. The Good American owner seemed to only escalate the drama when she attacked Woods (whom she’d previously claimed was like a sister to her) on Twitter and blamed the then 21-year-old for tearing her family apart.
The ‘KUWTK’ star has forgiven the basketball player for his many infidelities
Months passed and while the KarJenners completely cut Woods out of their lives, they began to publicly show signs that they had forgiven Thompson for his many infidelities. For the sake of True, Kardashian accepted the basketball player back into her life. But it seemed that Thompson was interested in more than just co-parenting. In episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and on social media, he expressed that he was interested in getting back together with the reality star.
Initially, Kardashian didn’t seem to be interested in rekindling her relationship with Thompson, though she did openly consider having more kids with him in the future. Thanks to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the two quarantined together and spent more time in close proximity than ever before. Back in October 2020, the pair were seen kissing and canoodling together, all but confirming that they were officially back together.
Thompson and Kardashian spark engagement rumors with a massive ring
And it looks as though Thompson and Kardashian might be ready to take their relationship to the next level in the very near future. On December 23, 2020, TMZ reported that Kardashian was sporting a massive diamond ring on her left ring finger. Given its size, it could easily pass as an engagement ring, albeit a gaudy one. While neither Thompson or Kardashian has confirmed or denied the rumors yet, we’d wager that fans will find out the truth soon enough via Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
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