Tristan Thompson’s baby mama Maralee Nichols lovingly embraces their son Theo in sweet photo… after he shared photos of his and Khloe Kardashian’s youngest child Tatum
Tristan Thompson’s former fling Maralee Nichols shared a photo featuring their son Theo to her Instagram account on Sunday.
The 33-year-old social media personality closed her eyes as she lovingly held her son, one, close to her chest as she posed for the snap.
The model, who has taken to releasing photos of her child on Instagram in the recent past, shared her photo on the same day that the professional basketball player posted a pair of shots featuring his baby son Tatum.
Thompson flashed a wide smile as he posed for the snaps with his youngest child, whom he shares with his former partner Khloé Kardashian.
The NBA star also placed a pair of sunglasses on his son, aged one, before they spent time in front of the camera.
Doting mom: Tristan Thompson’s former partner, Maralee Nichols, shared a snap featuring their son Theo to her Instagram account on Sunday
No coincidence: The model shared her photo on the same day that the professional basketball player posted a pair of shots featuring his baby son Tatum
The reality television figure penned a short message in his post’s caption to publicly express his love for his child.
He 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.’
Thompson continued: You are the reason that I began my story. 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.’
The professional basketball player concluded by writing that ‘I am so blessed to be your DaDa!’
Several Instagram users took to the post’s caption to express that the athlete was publicly favoring his youngest son over Theo.
Nichols previously named Thompson in a paternity lawsuit in December of 2021.
According to Page Six, the athlete subsequently demanded that a DNA test be performed in order to establish Theo’s parenthood.
However, it was eventually confirmed that the professional basketball player had, in fact, fathered Nichols’ child.
Proud father: The reality television figure penned a short message in his post’s caption to publicly express his love for his child
Plans: He wrote that he was looking ‘forward to amicably raising’ his son with Nichols
The reality television personality went on to issue a lengthy apology via his Instagram Story, in which he publicly acknowledged his status as Theo’s father.
He wrote that he was looking ‘forward to amicably raising’ his son with Nichols.
Thompson also added a special apology for Kardashian whom he felt was particularly hurt by the revelation.
‘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,’ he wrote.