How much would you pay to make sure your ex stays single? Whatever the amount, Tristan Thompson probably has you beat.
A steady drip of details from recently-revealed court documents are reinforcing what we all kind of knew about Khloe Kardashian’s ex:
The same documents are now alleging that Tristan paid ex-girlfriend and baby mama Jordan Craig over $100,000 not to date other men.
This is some wildly hypocritical behavior, as Tristan was already dating Khloe when this alleged transaction went down.
The court documents show that the 28-year old NBA player was locked in a child support battle with Jordan, 27, earlier this year.
“That was part of a bribe,” Jordan stated, when asked why Tristan gave her the money.
When asked to clarify, Jordan added,
“He would help me if I wasn’t like, dating anybody or talking to anybody, and that I would have to come see him.”
It’s not unusual for vast sums of money to change hands when celebrities split up, especially when the couple shared a child together.
But bribing your ex in order to control their dating life is a total creep move.
After all, Tristan was already hooking up with Khloe Kardashian, and whoever else he wanted.
Tristan cheated on Jordan with Khloe back in 2016, which came to light just after Jordan became pregnant with Prince.
The revelation was a bombshell for Jordan. After all, Tristan had pushed so hard to start a family with Jordan despite their fertility issues.
The stress of the betryal, and its intense media coverage, caused complications with the pregnancy and forced Jordan into bed rest for her health.
Thankfully, Prince was born in good health in December 2016. But Khloe should have seen Tristan’s capricious desertion for the red flag that it was.
Just two years later, Tristan famously pulled the same stunt again with her.
This time, Tristan was caught cheating just days before Khloe gave birth to their daughter True in 2018.
Khloe tried to make the relationship work for the family’s sake, but finally left Tristan in February when he hooked up with her sister’s friend Jordyn Woods.
After Prince was born, Tristan said he wanted to stay close with Jordan for the sake of their son.
According to her affidavit, he even made an effort for the first few months. But, as Jordan wrote:
“He eventually made it clear that he did not want me to ‘see’ or date anyone. I could not agree to this.”
As a result, Jordan wrote that “He became completely absent in Tristan’s life.”
Tristan disputes this of course, stating in his own deposition that he never said she couldn’t date anyone, per se.
“If [she’s] a single woman,” he clarified, “I wanted to request her not to have random men around my child.”
Yes Tristan, we’re all sure you’re very concerned about your child that you’ve only seen nine times since he was born.
It seems Jordan didn’t intend to go celibate, even though she took the money.
According to Radar Online, she only accepted the bribe because she needed help taking care of her family.
Jordan and Prince moved to a new house in Los Angeles in 2017, which has to be expensive for a single mother.
She used some of the money to help pay back her mother and sister, who helped finance the new home.
Jordan also spent $20,000 installing a pool for Prince, and another $16,000 remodeling his room to look like a castle. Extravagant, yes. Adorable? Also yes.
But why not, right? When your cheating celebrity baby daddy is making NBA money, you can go big and go home.