Maralee Nichols – the mother of Tristan Thompson’s newborn son – took to Instagram on Friday to show off her incredible postpartum body.
The raven-haired beauty, 31, appeared to be already back at the gym, as she stood on top of a workout mat inside of a studio and snapped a quick progress photo in the mirror.
The fitness model rocked a pair of pink workout leggings which showed off her tiny waist and flat abs.
New mom: Maralee Nichols – the mother of Tristan Thompson’s newborn son – took to Instagram on Friday to show off her incredible postpartum body
Nichols paired the pants with a revealing cut-out white sports bra, and finished off her outfit with a pair of sporty white sneakers.
The new mom seemed to be wearing a face full of makeup for her gym session, apparently not concerned about sweating it off.
Meanwhile her long dark tresses were perfectly styled and gently fell down both her shoulders.
Revealed: On Monday, Tristan, 30, confirmed via his Instagram stories he fathered a child with Maralee Nichols after getting paternity tests results
On Monday, Tristan, 30, confirmed via his Instagram stories he fathered a child – a boy – with Nichols after getting paternity tests results.
And it has been revealed that Thompson declared his love for Khloe Kardashian, 37, on the social media app in March 2021 just hours before meeting up with Maralee and conceiving the secret child.
On March 13, 2021, Khloe gushed about Tristan on Instagram in honor of his 30th birthday – which, at the time, confirmed their very much on-again status.
At that time, Tristan commented under her post with ‘I love you soo much KoKo. Let’s keep building amazing memories!’
Deceitful: It has been revealed that Tristan Thompson declared his love for Khloe Kardashian on the social media app just hours before meeting up with Maralee and conceiving the secret child; the comments dated March 13, 2021
Khloe had confirmed their on-again status in the gushing post, writing: ‘The ones that are meant to be are the ones who go through everything that is designed to tear them apart and they come out even stronger than they were before. Thank you for showing me everything you said you would. For the father you are. For the best friend I have in you. I’m thankful that I can do absolutely nothing with you and it feels like everything.’
Adding: ‘I hope you know today and everyday how loved you are by me and so many. I can’t wait for all the memories. This is when life just starts getting good.’
Soon after he gushed about Khloe and declared his love, the cheating basketball player cheated and conceived the secret child with Maralee.
He flew with his team – the Boston Celtics – to Houston to play against the Rockets hours after comments.
Maralee Nichols previously claimed the child had been conceived while celebrating the NBA pro’s birthday in Houston in March 2021.
The Rockets played the Celtics in Houston on March 14 – one day after he posted his comments on Khloe’s Instagram and seemingly the day after their reported hotel meet up.
Maralee, 31, a fitness model, gave birth to their son on December 1, 2021.
At that time, Tristan and Khloe, who have had an on/off relationship plagued by allegations of his infidelity, were said to have been back together.
DailyMail.com exclusively revealed details of the paternity battle last month after Nichols filed a lawsuit against the NBA player.
Betrayal: On March 13, 2021, Khloe gushed about Tristan on Instagram in honor of his 30th birthday – which confirmed their on-again status at the time; she shared this image in her tribute posted that day
‘Today paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols,’ he confessed in an excerpt on his Instagram Story.
Additionally, he added an apology to Kardashian, writing: ‘You don’t deserve this.’
The admission posted to Instagram marked the first time the Sacramento Kings player has publicly acknowledged he’s now a father of three.
‘There was never any doubt that Tristan Thompson was the father of Maralee Nichols’ baby,’ her lawyer, Harvey Englander, later told DailyMail.com a statement.
‘Tristan made numerous false and defamatory statements and declarations about Maralee over the past few months, and she is taking his contrite statement today in the context of all of those statements.’
Latest addition: Maralee, a fitness model, gave birth to a son on December 1 and after the paternity test results came back, he stated: ‘I look forward to amicably raising our son’
In addition to his newborn son and three-year-old daughter True with Khloe, he also shares a five-year-old son Prince with ex Jordan Craig.
Tristan shared with his fans on Monday: ‘Today paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols. I take full responsibility for my actions.
‘Now that paternity has been established, I look forward to amicably raising our son. I sincerely apologize to everyone I’ve hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal both publicly and privately.’
Sad: Kardashian and Thompson had been talking about wanting a second baby together before he cheated
Hands full: In addition to his newborn son and three-year-old daughter True with Khloe, he also shares a five-year-old son Prince with ex Jordan Craig
Tristan then spoke directly to the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star whom he first started dating in 2016.
He wrote: ‘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 have certainly not lined up with the way I view you. I have the utmost respect and love for you. Regardless of what you may think. Again, I am so incredibly sorry,’ his statement read.
The truth comes out: ‘Today paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols,’ Tristan wrote on Monday in an Instagram post
Apologies: ‘Khloe you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation’ he said in a groveling apology
Court documents obtained in December first revealed that Nichols was suing Thompson for child support as well as for reimbursement of medical expenses and pregnancy-related costs.
However, she subsequently told E! News: ‘I did not file any request for child support before our child was born.’
Additionally Nichols filed to submit text messages exchanged between herself and Thompson as evidence for her paternity lawsuit.
It’s claimed the texts show the pro athlete had wanted her to terminate the pregnancy, stated he had no plans to be involved in the child’s life and had tried to offer her hush money.
‘You know how I feel. My feelings haven’t changed at all. Won’t be involved at all. Btw if you think having this baby is gonna make you some money. It’s completely wrong,’ a text message allegedly sent by Tristan read.
‘You are aware that I’m retiring after this season. So in terms of support it will be whatever is required monthly or someone who’s unemployed. It’s texas (sic) so it will be only a couple hundred dollars. So you better off taking this 75k I’m offering cause you won’t get nothing near that with having a kid with a father who’s unemployed.’
In a copy of a shocking text message obtained by Radar, Thompson allegedly offers Nichols $75,000 to keep quiet and warns that he is retiring after this NBA season and would therefore be unemployed.
He had filed a gag order request back in December saying Nichols’ ‘intention all along [was] to try to achieve some sort of notoriety and gain for herself in this lawsuit’ by accusing him of fathering a third child.
Nichols broke her silence on her relationship with Thompson just weeks ago, in conversation with E! News where she spoke about not knowing he was in a relationship with Khloe, not wanting a romantic relationship with him and discussed the paternity lawsuit.
She claimed they first met back in 2020 and ‘He told me he was single and co-parenting.
‘I would never have gotten involved with Tristan if I thought he was in a relationship,’ she maintained.
‘I am choosing to embrace being a mother and doing the best I can for my son. I do not want any further media attention, nor do I want a romantic relationship with Tristan. My goal is to raise our son in a safe, healthy, loving and private environment.’
Maralee filed her paternity claim in Los Angeles.
Independent woman: ‘I do not want any further media attention, nor do I want a romantic relationship with Tristan. My goal is to raise our son in a safe, healthy, loving and private environment,’ Nichols has said
Subsequently Thompson filed a case against her in Texas, arguing that the child could only have been conceived in that state and that courts there should have jurisdiction in the matter. His Texas case was dismissed on December 15.
While Maralee claims she had spent ‘many nights with Tristan, the basketball player continued to insist that the pair ‘did not have a serious ongoing relationship.’
It was disputed by her lawyers who claim the affair began ‘five months’ before his birthday celebration and continued after she got pregnant.
When news of the pregnancy broke, Khloe was reportedly ‘upset to find out that he cheated again,’ and ‘can’t believe that he is going to be a dad again,’ per People.
She has not yet made any public comment following Tristan’s public apology.
Done for good? After news of Nichols pregnancy Khloe was reportedly ‘upset to find out that he cheated again,’ and ‘can’t believe that he is going to be a dad again,’ per PEOPLE
In February 2019, Tristan kissed Jordyn Woods after a house party, which was his second cheating scandal.
It is interesting to note that Jordyn was primarily blamed by the Kardashian family publicly on social media and on KUWTK, with Tristan and his behavior seemingly overlooked.
She was 21 at the time while Tristan was 27 and Khloe was 34.
His first cheating scandal went public in 2018.
In 2018, Dailymail.com revealed Tristan had cheated on the then-pregnant Khloe with a strip club worker from New York City named Lani Blair.
They welcomed daughter True on April 14, 2018.
At the time, other outlets reported additional women; however despite the cheating scandal, Khloe remained with Tristan until she when she split with the athlete in February 2019.
Despite the turmoil, Tristan and Khloe rekindled their romance during the COVID-19 pandemic as they went into lockdown together in March 2020 with daughter True.
It was reported in June 2021 that Khloe and Tristan broke up for the second time.
At the time, Khloe was trying her best to move on’ from Tristan amid new allegations that he headed into a bedroom with multiple women at a Bel Air house party, according to People.
That same month, DailyMail.com exclusively revealed how Tristan disappeared into a bedroom with three women at a house party in Bel Air over the weekend. Lawyers for Thompson denied the claims.
The way they were: ‘It’s hard for her family when she is upset. They love her so much. Khloé is such a strong person though,’ the source added