Baby Santa Claus! Maralee Nichols shared another photo of her and Tristan thompsonpresumed Christmas son in honor of Christmas in the middle of their fatherhood costume.
The fitness model’s newborn son, who she says was fathered by the NBA player, 30, in the spring, made her Instagram debut on Saturday, December 25. Nichols posted a sweet photo of her little one wearing a holiday jumpsuit that read “My First Christmas” on his butt.
The baby, who Us weekly confirmed was born on December 1, has only been shown from behind as he walks away from the camera on a festive red plaid blanket. Nichols simply captioned the post with a heart-shaped emoji.
The former personal trainer introduced the world to her baby boy on December 17 when she shared a photo of her holding the child in front of a Christmas tree. In the photo, which was taken on December 6, the California resident looked lovingly at her newborn baby while wearing matching clothes. How the Grinch Stole Dr Seuss Christmas pajamas.
At the time, Nichols also released a statement regarding his relationship with Thompson, detailing how they would have conceived the baby amid their months-long romance, which began in 2020. The couple are said to have seen each other over Christmas, New Years Eve. and on his birthday in March.
The former Cleveland Cavaliers player, however, was dating Khloe kardashian, with whom he shares his daughter True, 3, while dating Nichols. We confirmed in June that they had separated for the second time. Thompson is also the father of 5-year-old son Prince, whom he shares with his ex. Jordan craig.
Nichols claimed in a statement to We Earlier this month, Thompson told her that he was “not having sex with anyone else” during their romance. She noted that their relationship – which consisted of meetings in Houston, Boston and North Carolina – was “not casual sex and we had no arrangements.” Tristan and I communicated daily and talked on the phone. We saw each other several times a month.
She further alleged that after telling the native of Canada in April that she was pregnant, she “paid my son’s expenses 100 percent.” I did not ask Tristan for money, and I did not accept the money that was offered to me.
As the new mom insisted she was trying to keep her pregnancy out of the spotlight as much as possible, news broke in early December that she had filed a paternity lawsuit against Thompson. The actual filing took place in June of this year, with Nichols claiming in his statement this month that the professional athlete filed a paternity claim in Texas shortly after filing his own paternity claim in Los Angeles.
We previously reported that the Thompson Texas case was closed on December 15, with Nichols confirming the exclusive details two days later.
Despite all the ups and downs in the ongoing California trial with Thompson, Nichols said on December 17 that she “is choosing to be a mother and do my best for my son.”
She claimed that she “doesn’t want the media attention anymore, and I don’t want a romantic relationship with Tristan either.” Instead, Nichols said his “goal is to raise our son in a safe, healthy, loving and private environment.”
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