Tristan Thompson apologizes to Khloé Kardashian after paternity test confirms he fathered Maralee Nichols’ son

The NBA star apologized for the 'heartache and humiliation' he caused the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' alum

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Tristan Thompson is entering 2022 as an official father of three.

The ex-boyfriend of Khloé Kardashian – with whom he shares a daughter – was taken to court to prove paternity of a baby boy he allegedly fathered with a woman he met while he and Kardashian were an item.

The results are now in, and it turns out Thompson, 30, is indeed the father of fitness maven Maralee Nichols’ child.

"I take full responsibility for my actions," Thompson wrote in a scribe shared to his Instagram Stories on Monday. "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."

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Tristan Thompson confirmed he fathered a baby boy with a woman he met while he and Khloé Kardashian were an item.

Tristan Thompson confirmed he fathered a baby boy with a woman he met while he and Khloé Kardashian were an item. (Photo by Jerritt Clark)

He went on to apologize to Kardashian for the "heartache and humiliation" he says he "caused" the reality star. 

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Thompson went on to apologize to Kardashian for the ‘heartache and humiliation’ he says he ‘caused’ the reality star. 

Thompson went on to apologize to Kardashian for the ‘heartache and humiliation’ he says he ‘caused’ the reality star.  (Getty )

"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."

He continues, "I have the utmost respect and love for you. Regardless of what you may think. Again, I am so incredibly sorry." 

The ex-couple are parents to 3-year-old daughter, True.

The ex-couple are parents to 3-year-old daughter, True. (AP, File)

He also has a son from another relationship.

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Thompson and Kardashian split for good over the summer. 

The pair also split up back in February 2019 after he and Kylie Jenner’s former best friend, Jordyn Woods, made headlines for a cheating scandal. But they decided to give love another try in July 2020.