TRISTAN Thompson's baby mama Maralee Nichols reacted to the paternity test results and said she “never doubted” he’s the father of her child.
The basketball star publicly confirmed the results on Monday and apologized to his ex Khloe Kardashian.
Maralee’s publicist told Page Six: “There was never any doubt that Tristan Thompson was the father of Maralee Nichols’ baby.
“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.”
On Monday, Tristan confirmed the baby is his, sharing his thoughts on social media about the paternity test and delivering a message to Maralee and Khloe.
He wrote: "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."
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Khloe's ex added: "I sincerely apologize to everyone I've hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal both publicly and privately. "
In another post, he made sure to send an apology to the his reality star ex separately.
"Khloé, you don't deserve this. You don't deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you," Thompson wrote.
The basketball star continued: "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.
"I have the utmost respect and love for you. Regardless of what you may think Again, I am incredibly sorry."
The apology comes just weeks after he admitted to having a four-month affair with Maralee while dating Khloe.
Prior to his son with Maralee, Tristan welcomed another son, Prince, five, with Jordan Craig, and a daughter, True, 3, with Khloe.
In December, Tristan revealed that his relationship with Maralee began as a series of hotel hook ups, according to the Daily Mail.
In court documents, he said that he began chatting with her on Snapchat, where he used the name "blkjesus00."
Through the photo and video sharing app, the two would discuss when and where they would meet up for sex.
In the filing, Tristan and his legal team asserted: "Contrary to Petitioner's many inferences in her declaration, we did not have a serious ongoing relationship."
He said they had a four-month affair, from December 2020 to March 2021.
Khloe reportedly knew about the child and about when the alleged infidelity occurred.
A source told People that she is "moving on" from her baby daddy, but they are trying still to successfully co-parent their daughter, True.
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