Khloe Kardashian Reacts to Tristan Thompson’s Paternity Confession as “Numb”

While filming for reality television is something Khloe Kardashian does on a regular basis, not every moment is joyful.

She said that the most difficult thing to film for their new show on Hulu was when Kim Kardashian called her to tell her that Tristan Thompson had said that he had a child with Maralee Nichols on Instagram.

“That was difficult,” Khloe said, while Kim told the outlet, “I think that was difficult for me as well.”

While the pain “doesn’t get easier,” Khloe says she has become more “numb” to it.

“When you’re hurt so many times, your reactions, your responses to the same thing happening over and over again—there’s a numbing sensation to it,” she said of her desensitized response.

“It almost becomes normal,” Kourtney Kardashian added, “when it should absolutely never become normal.”

Fans saw Tristan and Khloe discuss his previous cheating scandal in the first episode. Despite the fact that he was accused of infidelity just days before she gave birth to their daughter, True Thompson, the couple appeared to work through it.

Khloe and Tristan eventually split up in 2019, but rekindled their romance in 2020 before calling it quits last year.

Tristan revealed in January 2022 that paternity tests revealed he was the father of Maralee’s baby, Theo Thompson—his third child after welcoming True, 4, with Khloe, and Prince Thompson, 5, with Jordan Craig. Following the results, Tristan apologized to Khloe on his Instagram Story.

“You don’t deserve this, Khloe,” Tristan wrote. You don’t deserve the heartbreak and humiliation I’ve inflicted on you. You haven’t deserved how I’ve treated you over the years. My actions have not been consistent with how I perceive you. “