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Hear that? Somewhere in a cavernous mansion in Calabasas designed by Beetlejuice, Kris Jenner is popping open a bottle of champagne. Just a few days after the fallout from Tristan Thompson’s recent paternity suit played out on the season finale of Hulu’s The Kardashians, news broke that Khloé Kardashian is officially dating someone else! Not Tristan Thompson! Yes! Finally!
According to multiple reports – including by E! News, the Kardashians’ former network and longtime media partner – Khloé is dating a private-equity investor she met through her sister Kim at a dinner party. People reported that the relationship was “still in its early stages” but that it was going well. The news comes just a few days after Khloé insisted she was single and denied dating another NBA player. “I’m not seeing a soul,” she commented on a fan’s Instagram on Saturday. “I am happy focusing on my daughter and myself for a while.” Seems like a weird thing to comment days before a relationship news drop, but who are we to judge the Kardashian playbook?
Regardless, the news should come as quite the relief to fans (and Kardashian / Jenner family members, probably) who have been rallying for Khloé to move into a non-romantic, strictly co-parenting relationship with Thompson, with whom she shares daughter True . In the finale of The Kardashianscameras (supposedly) caught the moment Kim found out that Thompson had filed a statement in court admitting to having sex with Maralee Nichols (who claimed she was expecting his child) on his birthday, when he was presumably in a relationship with Khloé.
According to what was depicted in the episode, Thompson did not tell Khloé about the suit before it was leaked to the press. Kylie Jenner summed up the family’s reaction when she asked, “Is Tristan, like, the worst person on the planet?” Everyone in the family seemed to be in agreement: This had to be the last straw in Khloé’s romantic relationship with the basketball player. And it was – at least for now.