It’s been seven months since Tristan Thompson was caught cheating on Khloe Kardashian while she was pregnant with his daughter.
Khloe is widely regarded as the most bold and brash of the Kardashian sisters, and it was widely assumed that she would kick Tristan to the curb when news of his infidelity went public.
But to the surprise of many, Khloe and Tristan are still together.
And it’s looking more and more as though they’ll stay that way.
The rekindled romance comes as a surprise not only because Tristan publicly humiliated Khloe, but also because the pair were rumored to be on the outs for much of the past several months.
In fact, just a few weeks ago, Khloe seemed to be dropping hints that she had dumped Tristan.
As the NBA season got off to start, Tristan had relocated to Cleveland to rejoin his newly LeBron-less Cavs, while Khloe stayed put in Calabasas.
But now, insiders are claiming that Khloe and Tristan are somehow closer than ever.
And a pair of tragedies might have played a role in their reconciliation.
According to Hollywood Life, the recent California wildfires and the mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks both prompted Khloe and Tristan to take reexamine their priorities.
“They see so many people, including their own friends, losing so much and they are realizing what they have with each other and how they are better together as a unit than apart,” a source tells the site.
“Are there issues still? Absolutely! But what people are going through really is putting things into perspective,” the insider adds.
“All the tragedy that has been going down literally in their backyard might actually be the main and most important reason they stay together.
“Emotions are at an all-time high, and Khloe and Tristan are using the unfortunate sadness that is affecting so many as a catalyst to improve their relationship status.”
Um … okay. It’s a little weird to rebuild your relationship on a foundation of widespread death and destruction, but whatever works!
We have no way of confirming if that’s really why Khloe and Tristan got back together, but it seems certain that they are, in fact, still going strong,
Like E! News, People magazine is basically a mouthpiece for the Kardashians.
When the sisters want to clear the air about a personal matter without doing so explicitly on social media they give outlets like People the go-ahead to run pre-approved content.
So it’s a safe bet that there’s at least some accuracy to the magazine’s recent claim that Khloe and Tristan are committed to riding out this rough patch and making their relationship work:
“Dealing with Tristan’s cheating has been very difficult for Khloe. When they have had good moments, she forgets about how hurt she got, but then when she gets reminded, she still gets upset,” a “source” tells People.
“On the outside, she acts all tough, but it still gets to her. But what it comes down to is that Khloe wants True to grow up in a family with both parents,” the insider adds.
“She wants True to spend as much time with her dad as possible. She believes that True needs a mom and dad in her life.
“Khloe hates when people have opinions about her relationship with Tristan. She feels that she doesn’t need to explain to people why she makes certain decisions. It’s obvious there are issues, though,” the source continues.
“She doesn’t define her relationship with Tristan — she only talks about him as True’s dad.”
As the folks at Starcasm point out, Khloe seems to be playing coy here, essentially confirming that she’s still with Tristan, but keeping her future options open with her refusal to “define her relationship with Tristan.”
So there you have it.
Neither party wants to pull the trigger and end this thing, but it also sounds like there are no wedding bells in the near future.
Then again, who knows?
Maybe a massive earthquake will inspire Tristan to propose.