Kris shared a sweet message to Tristan as she revealed he sent her a bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day, months after he admitted to secretly fathering a child during his relationship with Khloé.
Mother’s Day was Sunday, and Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner was certainly showered with tons of presents.
Taking inspiration from her Instagram Stories, Kris documented the lavish display of flowers she received from her loved ones, including her six children: Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Rob, Kendall and Kylie.
She also received large bouquets of flowers from the men in her daughters’ lives, like Scott Disick, Pete Davidson and Travis Barker.
But one person in particular among the group of gift givers who caught fans off guard was Khloé’s ex-boyfriend, Tristan Thompson.
“Thank you @realtristan13!!!” Kris wrote alongside a photo of a bouquet of pink and white roses Tristan sent her. She added, “I love you,” alongside a heart emoji.
Fans were surprised by Kris’ message of love to Tristan, given his infamous past with Khloé during their years-long relationship.
To list a few examples: Not only did Tristan cheat on Khloé days before the birth of their now 4-year-old daughter True, but he ended up kissing close family friend Jordyn Woods in a huge scandal in February 2019, which led to their separation.
Fast forward to Tristan’s 30th birthday in March 2021, and Khloé announced the couple have decided to rekindle their relationship after spending time co-parenting together during lockdown.
They split a few months later after Tristan was seen entering a room with three women at a party, but – as Khloé revealed on the latest episode of the family’s new Hulu show The Kardashians – they ended up getting back together.
When asked how she and Tristan were doing during the episode, which was filmed last October, Khloé said, “We’re actually in a really good place. We just got back together. He’s been in a lot of therapy, it’s just been a lot of effort on his part.
But in January, Tristan shocked fans by revealing he had secretly welcomed another child with personal trainer Maralee Nichols, who sued him for child support and pregnancy-related expenses in December when he was initially denied that the baby was his.
“Today paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols,” Tristan wrote on his Instagram Story, before apologizing to Khloé. “Khloe, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartbreak and humiliation I caused you. You don’t deserve the way I’ve treated you over the years.
Additionally, it was revealed that Tristan impregnated Maralee the same night Khloé went public with their rekindled relationship, on her 30th birthday.
So with all of that in mind, fans were quite confused to see Kris’ latest Instagram story praising Tristan, with many taking to Reddit to comment on the seemingly odd dynamic.
“Idk, I feel like that would be so disrespectful. If I had a daughter in Khloe’s position, I would stay civil for the sake of their child, but would NEVER openly accept gifts/affection,” a writes one person.
“This is insulting to Khloe,” wrote another.
“HOW as a mother can you associate with someone who embarrassed your daughter and treated her like trash. Like what?” echoed a third.
Some have speculated that Khloé and Tristan could have gotten back together and that Kris publicly praised him for this. However, just last week, Khloé shared her discomfort at having to watch herself talk so well about Tristan in the latest episode of The Kardashianswhich was filmed months before news of his paternity scandal broke.
As the episode aired on Hulu last Wednesday, Khloé watched herself praising Tristan and tweeted, “Well we know how it’s aged #TheKardashians,” alongside an eye-rolling emoji.
“Watching these episodes now I definitely feel some kind of path,” she wrote in a separate tweet. “oh girl if only you knew…. (Me talking to me).
Additionally, Khloé liked a few fan tweets that comforted her while the episode aired. One person wrote, “You can look at True and say you did it all, you tried to keep your family together. Been with the same person for 19 years, married, divorced, back with lots of ups and downs in between. Everything really happens for a reason, if it brought you there, it will take you through it.
Another viewer tweeted, “I [promise] you deserve to find your soul mate and be treated like the queen you are, just like Kourt is #TheKardashians— which Khloé also loved.
In light of Khloé’s recent tweets, several fans have further questioned the public message of Kris sharing her “love” for Tristan.
“Khloe JUST tweeted how it sucks to watch her with Tristan in The Kardashians after all that happened. Like yesterday. Seriously couldn’t her mom just not post a pic??? Reddit user wrote.
“Khloe deserves better, wtf?” writes another.