Womanizing basketball star Tristan Thompson is set to become a father for the third time following an alleged fling with a personal trainer, court documents obtained by DailyMail.com claim.
The mother of Thompson’s newest baby is Houston native Maralee Nichols, 31, who has since moved to Los Angeles and is now suing the Sacramento Kings star for child support.
Seen in exclusive DailyMail.com photos, the heavily pregnant 31-year-old – described as a former friend of Thompson’s – is due to give birth to her baby boy on December 3.
According to bombshell documents obtained by DailyMail.com, the baby was conceived in Houston, Texas, during Thompson’s 30th birthday celebrations in March.
Baby on the way: Tristan Thompson is allegedly expecting his third child with personal trainer Maralee Nichols, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal
The heavily pregnant 31-year-old – who is a former friend of Thompson’s – was seen flaunting her baby bump in Los Angeles in late November
The Houston native has since moved to Los Angeles and is now suing the Sacramento Kings star for child support. She is due to give birth to a baby boy on December 3
Bombshell court papers obtained by DailyMail.com claim the baby was conceived in Houston during Thompson’s 30th birthday celebrations in March – when he was still dating Khloe Kardashian, the mother of his four-year-old daughter True. The two are seen during his birthday bash earlier this year
In a declaration included in the filing, Thompson acknowledges having sex with Nichols several times at a hotel after the pair attended a party together.
Khloé shared a heartfelt post for the father of her only child at the time: ‘Thank you for showing me everything you said you would. For the father you are. For the best friend I have in you. I’m thankful that I can do absolutely nothing with you and it feels like everything. ‘I hope you know today and everyday how loved you are by me and so many’
The 30-year-old described in the documents how Nichols drove him to the event in her Maserati sportscar before returning to his hotel where she had ‘a special birthday surprise’ for him – which he admitted he knew would be sex.
Thompson claims that night was the only time he was intimate with Nichols – a version of events that is hotly disputed by her lawyers who say the affair began at least ‘five months’ before his 30th birthday celebrations, involved Nichols traveling to California on multiple occasions and continued after she got pregnant.
He said: ‘When we got to my hotel room, we immediately had sexual intercourse. Petitioner [Nichols] initiated our sexual contact and never objected to our having sexual intercourse. She was very awake and conscious and did not exhibit any signs that she was other than a willing participant in our sexual activities.
‘We did not drink at my hotel room and Petitioner was not drunk. After we had sexual intercourse, Petitioner specifically asked me if she could spend the night because it was my ‘special birthday’ as she called it.
‘I told her I had to get up early in the morning but she said it would not be an issue for her. After we had sexual intercourse, we went to bed.
Nichols launched her paternity suit on June 30 in Los Angeles, shortly after relocating from Texas, requesting child support as well as reimbursement of medical expenses and pregnancy-related costs such as Lamaze classes, a doula, and prenatal vitamins
The mom-to-be is said to be a friend of Thompson who treated him to ‘a special birthday surprise’ at his hotel in Texas on his birthday
The expecting mother was seen walking her dogs in Los Angeles in late November
‘We were both naked sleeping with one another. Before I left the hotel, we had sexual intercourse again in the morning.’
At the time, the Canadian basketball star was still dating ex-girlfriend Khloe Kardashian, 37 – the mother of his three-year-old daughter, True.
Khloe is also mentioned in his statement, which was signed off on August 5, and is referred to as Thompson’s ‘ex-girlfriend’ and the mother of his child.
Thompson also has a four-year-old son, Prince Thompson, with model ex Jordan Craig, 30.
The sports star and his legal team did not respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.
Humiliated Khloe dumped the serial cheater in July after DailyMail.com exclusively revealed that the athlete had been seen entering a room with three women during a wild Beverly Hills party before emerging ‘disheveled’ 30 minutes later.
Days before, the mom-of-one had used a Keeping Up With The Kardashians reunion show to tell of how she had learned to trust womanizer Thompson again.
In his declaration to the court in August, Thompson insisted he and Nichols had sexual intercourse only twice during their encounter
The NBA player is demanding the case be moved to Texas – where their tryst took place – instead of California
Despite owning a house in the LA suburb of Encino, Thompson claims he only has the home for the purpose of seeing his other children and to prevent them ‘being hounded by the paparazzi’
Thompson admits he ‘specifically remembers’ having sex with Nichols in a Texas hotel because it was the night of his 30th birthday
She said: ‘I mean, I definitely trust him as a friend and all those things… What I need to find out, everything comes my way. I just need to trust and focus on today and go day by day. I can’t worry too much about everything else.
‘I know the growth and the work that he’s done. I know all the help that he’s got, and the constant efforts that he makes every single day, and how hard he fought to get back with me currently.
‘I don’t understand why someone would go through all that if they weren’t really serious.’
But DailyMail.com can reveal that Nichols was already pregnant with Thompson’s alleged baby when Khloe made the comments – and that she was already suing the love cheat for child support.
Court papers show the 31-year-old personal trainer launched her paternity suit on June 30 in Los Angeles, shortly after relocating from Texas.
In the papers, Nichols asks for child support as well as reimbursement of medical expenses and pregnancy-related costs such as Lamaze classes, a doula, and prenatal vitamins.
Khloe and Tristan on again/off again relationship has made headlines over the years but the pair reportedly continue to co-parent their daughter and spend time as a family
Khloe is also mentioned in his statement, which was signed off on August 5, and is referred to as Thompson’s ‘ex-girlfriend’ and the mother of his child
Fatherhood: Tristan Thompson had his family man persona on full display as he shared sweet shots of his and Khloe Kardashian’s daughter True, three, and his four-year-old son Prince to Instagram last month
She also wants Thompson to foot the bill for the baby boy’s costs such as newborn clothing, formula, and diapers.
Thompson wants the case moved to Texas to limit the amount of child support Nichols can be awarded but has not expressly denied that he could be the baby’s father, although he is insisting on a paternity test once the little boy is born.
He is also fighting Nichols over whether the California court system has jurisdiction, insisting she was a resident of Texas at the time of conception and accuses her of ‘venue shopping’.
Despite owning a house in the LA suburb of Encino, Thompson claims he only has the home for the purpose of seeing his other children and to prevent them ‘being hounded by the paparazzi’.
Though Tristan and Khloe have had a rocky relationship due to his cheating, it appeared the Sacramento Kings star had reconciled with her and the rest of the Kardashian clan when he penned a heartfelt birthday message to the Revenge Body host’s older sister Kim
Also at Tristan’s party in March was Kardashian’s momager Kris Jenner, who called Thompson ‘an amazing son, brother, dad, friend, partner, and uncle’
Although he was traded to the Sacramento Kings earlier this year, Thompson also says he is resident and pays taxes in Massachusetts – the home of his former team the Boston Celtics.
He said he will not be moving to Sacramento, despite signing for the Kings, and had no choice about being traded to the team.
Thompson is also complaining about the way court papers were served on him, claiming Nichols’ legal team had been ‘lying in wait’ and ‘slipped through the gates’ of his Encino home in front of his children to hand over the documents.