Fitness model Maralee Nichols gave birth to her and Tristan Thompson’s son in December 2021. Since giving birth, she has been documenting her postpartum progress for her fans.
Tristan Thompson’s life got complicated when the Texas native claimed he was the father last June. In the same month, she filed a paternity lawsuit and sued the NBA player for child support.
The baby was reportedly conceived while Thompson visited Houston for his 30th birthday in March 2021. Tristan also fathers two other children. Son Prince with ex Jordan Craig and daughter True with Khloé Kardashian.
“Despite the challenges that I know I would have as a single mother and Tristan’s reaction to my pregnancy, I told Tristan I would be having the baby,” Nichols said in a December 2021 statement. “Instead of focusing on any negativity, I am choosing to embrace being a mother and doing the best I can for my son. I do not want a romantic relationship with Tristan. My goal is to raise our son in a safe, healthy, loving, and private environment.”
In January 2022, Thompson made a statement confirming the child was his. “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.”
Still, Nichols claims Thompson has “done nothing” to support his newborn son.
“He has not made any attempt to meet their son, nor has he provided any financial assistance,” Nichols’ representative said in February 2022.
The new mom has been sharing Instagram photos of her son and her postpartum progress despite all the drama.