Itâ€™s been roughly a month since Tristan Thompson was caught cheating on Khloe Kardashian. As the scandal has unfolded, tabloids and gossip blogs have been in overdrive spreading a lot of misinformation. Here Gossip Cop separates fact from fiction.
FICTION: Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian responded to Tristan Thompsonâ€™s cheating scandal on social media, according to RadarOnline.
FACT: In transparent clickbait, the site tried to dupe readers into thinking Kardashianâ€™s sisters â€śtook to social media to respond to the drama.â€ť In actuality, Kim and Kourtneyâ€™s Twitter and Instagram posts had nothing to do with Thompson whatsoever. Kim didnâ€™t address the situation until an appearance on â€śThe Ellen DeGeneres Showâ€ť a few weeks later, while Kourtney has still yet to comment publicly.
FICTION: Khloe Kardashian was â€śheartbroken & aloneâ€ť after giving birth to daughter True, according to HollywoodLife.
FACT: The blog painted the new mom as devastated and abandoned after the delivery of her daughter. But Kardashian was not physically alone as mom Kris Jenner was in Cleveland, as was her best friend, Malika Haqq. Multiple outlets, such as People, also reported that, as far as the reality starâ€™s emotions went, she was â€śfeeling nothing but happinessâ€ť and â€śconsumed with love,â€ť rather than focusing on Thompsonâ€™s infidelity.
FICTION: Khloe Kardashian is â€śdoneâ€ť with Tristan Thompson, according to Life & Style.
FACT: After the birth of their child, the tabloid insisted she was ready to â€śkillâ€ť the basketball player and was â€śso [expletive] doneâ€ť with their relationship and â€śso over him.â€ť Contradictorily, though, the magazine went on to write that itâ€™s â€śunclear where their relationship stands at this point.â€ť The truth was Kardashian was not â€śdoneâ€ť with or â€śoverâ€ť Thompson. She was still working through the situation and, almost exactly a month later, they are still together.
FICTION: According to conspiracy theories, Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompsonâ€™s cheating scandal is a fake publicity stunt.
FACT: These distasteful and easily disproven claims said the Kardashians orchestrated the situation for attention and ratings. Such theories, which Gossip Cop closely examined, lacked logic and evidence, and reminded us of when some tabloids and blogs alleged Kim Kardashianâ€™s robbery was a â€śhoax.â€ť That, too, was baseless, offensive and untrue. Though the circumstances are different now, the uneducated response from random sites and social media users is equally off-base.
FICTION: According to RadarOnline, Caitlyn Jenner is using Tristan Thompsonâ€™s cheating scandal to reconcile with Khloe Kardashian.
FACT: The website alleged that amid an ongoing estrangement, Jenner was hoping Kardashian was so â€śhurt and vulnerableâ€ť following Thompsonâ€™s infidelities that sheâ€™d welcome a reunion. To that end, it was said the former Olympian was sending her ex-stepdaughter flowers and notes, as well as â€śoffering a shoulder to cry on.â€ť But a rep for Jenner confirmed to Gossip Cop that the story was fabricated.
FICTION: Khloe Kardashian is marrying Tristan Thompson amid his cheating scandal, according to Heat.
FACT: In this tale, which was also picked up by NW, it was claimed Kardashian was â€śdesperate to save faceâ€ť and prove to the world that she could â€śchangeâ€ť Thompson by getting married. â€śShe feels that if she got a ring on her finger, it would help show that sheâ€™s the girl Tristan chose to marry,â€ť a source contended. But at the time this narrative was published two weeks ago, credible media reported that Kardashian wasnâ€™t even sure if she wanted to stay in the romance, let alone tie the knot.
FICTION: Khloe Kardashian is urging Tristan Thompson to propose, according to In Touch.
FACT: Inspired by the aforementioned marriage stories, the tabloid similarly alleged Kardashian wanted Thompson to pop the question â€śor get lost.â€ť The piece had a number of red flags, which didnâ€™t stop HollywoodLife from regurgitating it. But as Gossip Cop had already reported, Kardashian was still undecided about her future with Thompson, and had no intention of rushing down the aisle with him.
FICTION: Khloe Kardashian is â€śditchingâ€ť Tristan Thompson and moving home to Los Angeles, according to RadarOnline.
FACT: The online publication insisted Kardashian was â€śfinally coming to her senses and starting to see the situation for what it is,â€ť leading her to decide to end the relationship. It was even said there was â€śnothing that Tristan can do or say now to change that.â€ť But that very same day, it was confirmed by People that Kardashian and Thompson were still living together and that there hadnâ€™t been any talk of a split. On the contrary, it was accurately reported by Us Weekly that they considered themselves â€śfullyâ€ť back on. They were even seen out in public together.
FICTION: Khloe Kardashian is â€śleaning onâ€ť Lamar Odom for support after Tristan Thompsonâ€™s cheating, according to Closer.
FACT: The tabloid maintained the reality starâ€™s ex-husband had become a â€ścomfortâ€ť for her as she dealt with the scandal, to the point where they were spending â€śhoursâ€ť on FaceTime and Kardashian was â€ścraving the familiarity she had with Lamar.â€ť At this point, however, she had already recommitted to staying with Thompson, and the notion that she was spending her days talking with Odom while living in Thompsonâ€™s home was laughable. It had previously been reported that Odom felt badly for his former spouse, but no trustworthy outlet ever said anything about him actually aiding her through this time.
FICTION: Tristan Thompson gave Khloe Kardashian a â€ślist of demandsâ€ť she had to agree to if she wanted him to stay with her, according to RadarOnline.
FACT: The site claimed the athlete had stipulations â€śin return for staying in Khloeâ€™s life in the long-term,â€ť and was refusing to take responsibility for his unfaithfulness. But as E! Online, which often serves as a de facto mouthpiece for the Kardashians, reported, it was she, not Thompson, who decided to give the relationship another chance and â€śset guidelines and boundaries for their new chapter.â€ť It was further revealed that he had made â€śpromisesâ€ť to Kardashian, not the other way around, to â€śrepair the relationship.â€ť
Often when a topic takes over the celebrity news world, less scrupulous places care more about pretending to have insight than genuinely reporting facts. As demonstrated above, the last month has been filled with tabloids and websites claiming to have inside knowledge on Kardashian and Thompsonâ€™s dynamic only to be proven wrong. Though the couple is working through their issues, Gossip Cop suspects the high interest in their relationship will continue. As such, weâ€™ll keep letting readers know whatâ€™s real and whatâ€™s untrue rumor as necessary.