Anybody who keeps up with the Kardashians knew that Tristan Thompson’s time in the good graces of the family on their new Hulu reality show was limited. After a full season of hearing Khloé Kardashian talk about how good therapy has been for the couple — who quietly reunited last year despite the NBA player’s multiple past cheating scandals — the end of Episode 9 of The Kardashians showed the beginning of the fallout, with Kim Kardashian receiving legal documents in which Thompson admitted to having sex with another woman. Before that, though, Hulu subscribers were privy to just how serious he and Khloé were getting, with them even talking about marriage.
While the headlines of the NBA player’s paternity scandal played out in real time, the reality show has been showing events from late 2021, such as Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s engagement and the beginning of Kim Kardashian’s relationship with Pete Davidson. It’s been hard to watch Khloé Kardashian talk so optimistically about her future with Tristan Thompson when we all knew what was coming. “Bucket List Goals” gave us one last gut punch, with Kris Jenner saying Thompson had expressed his desire to get married, and how badly he wanted a fresh start after losing Khloé’s trust. She told her mother:
Khloé Kardashian had every reason to not jump into another marriage, and not just because of Tristan Thompson’s past dalliances. Her marriage to Lamar Odom was also mired in scandal, as the former Los Angeles Laker cheated on her and suffered with substance abuse issues. It sounded from Khloé and Kris Jenner’s conversation like it was Thompson who was really pushing to get married, and while the Good American co-founder expressed her reservations, she admitted that was the end goal:
The last part of the episode showed cameras rushing to catch a livid Kim Kardashian talking to Kylie Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian on the phone as she tried to get in touch with Khloé. Kim read sections of the Chicago Bull’s statement, putting together the timeline of the affair:
“Bucket List Goals” ended on a “To Be Continued,” when Kim finally got in touch with her sister, and Khloé Kardashian apparently began to read the documents. While we know that the paternity test eventually proved that Tristan Thompson is the father of Maralee Nichols’ son, viewers will have to tune in to see how Khloé and the rest of her family react to the situation, including if and for how long they believe Tristan’s denials.
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