A whole year! Marali Nichols as well as Tristan Thompson son Theo is celebrating his first birthday and his mom was there to celebrate the special occasion.
“I can’t believe you’re already alone The last 365 days with you have been the best days of my life.” – Nichols, 31 wrote via Instagram to Thursday, December 1st. “You are the sweetest boy, your smile brightens up any room.”
The post featured a carousel of images, including an old photo of the Texas native in a white dress when she was pregnant. In another picture, she can be seen wearing the same dress, this time with her son by her side.
“You are my greatest blessing, my peace, my heart in human form,” Nichols wrote in a heartfelt tribute. “God knew that I needed you. I love you more than anything. Happy first birthday to my angel Theo 🤍.”
The fitness guru first made headlines in December 2021 when it was revealed she was suing the 31-year-old Thompson over child support. Us weekly exclusively confirmed that Nichols gave birth that same month after claiming she and the NBA star had an affair in the spring.
In January, the Canadian native revealed on social media that he was Theo’s father and issued a public apology. Khloe Kardashian — whom he was still dating when he met Nichols.
“I take full responsibility for my actions,” Thompson wrote at the time in his Instagram story. “Now that paternity has been established, I look forward to raising our son together.”
However, five months later, an insider exclusively revealed Us that Thompson had “no immediate plans” to mend a relationship with Theo.
“Tristan is very absent from Theo’s life. He did not meet with Theo and did not initiate any meetings, ”the source explained. “He has no immediate plans to meet his son face to face.”
At the time, Thompson also “did not communicate with Marali and to date has not sent her any money for the maintenance of the child,” the insider shared. (Athlete’s lawyer subsequently confirmed Us that he “pays and has paid alimony to Mrs. Nichols retroactively from the date she gave birth to the child.)
The former Cleveland Cavaliers player also has a 5-year-old son, Prince, with his ex Jordan Craigand daughter True, 4, with the founder of Good American, 38. In August Us confirmed that Thomspon and Kardashian welcomed their second child together, a son, through a surrogate mother, despite the fact that they announced it was ending due to their romance amid his paternity scandal.
“Chloe and Tristan [are] not to speak outside of co-parenting,” the insider said exclusively. Us before the birth of their boy. “Tristan realized that he was a parent figure for True and the newborn, and this [all] He’s with Chloe now.
Nichols, for her part, remains “really focused” on raising her son. “She’s handling motherhood like a single mom,” another source told Us in July, revealing that Nichols was “not surprised” that Thompson is expanding her family with the Kardashians.
“During their relationship [Tristan] told her he wanted five to six children,” the insider said.
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