On Wednesday afternoon, TMZ reported that Khloé Kardashian was having early contractions and that her mom and sisters were on their way to Ohio to be with her. It's strange timing, since Tuesday afternoon's news cycle was largely made up of rumors that her boyfriend, NBA player Tristan Thompson, had allegedly cheated on her once in October and just this past weekend. Given the media attention around their relationship, it's fair to wonder whether Tristan Thompson is in Cleveland for Khloé Kardashian giving birth, right? Romper's requests for comment from both Thompson and Kardashian's teams regarding the cheating allegations were not immediately returned.
The family hasn't confirmed or addressed anything on their social media accounts, so it's not 100 percent that the family is actually on their way to the midwest for Khloé or that she's actually having contractions, as TMZ reported. She is, however, due this month, so the timing could certainly make sense. TMZ reported that Kris Jenner has already flown out from Los Angeles and that her sisters, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, were planning on leaving this Thursday or Friday.
Earlier this week, Kim and Kourtney were posting selfies from vacation from Turks and Caicos, so it's unclear whether they're first flying home to Calabasas or if those pics were #latergrams. Radar Online posted paparazzi pics of Kourtney looking "livid" on Wednesday, so it looks like the Kardashian fam has been mobilized into crisis mode, whether it's for Khloé's contractions or relationship trouble. So what about Thompson?
Thompson is based in Cleveland, which is why Khloé moved out there for her third trimester. It was always the plan to have the baby out there, and Khloé previously revealed to Jimmy Kimmel that she expects Thompson to be with her in the delivery room when she goes into labor. The Cleveland Cavaliers, the team he plays for, has a home game on Wednesday, so if Khloé really is going into labor, he'll be in town.
Whether she or the family wants him there is a different story. In case you missed it, TMZ released a video that was taken in October of what allegedly looks like Thompson cheating on Khloé with two women in Washington D.C.. The video wasn't released at the time, but as Keeping Up With The Kontinuity Errors writer Mariah Smith noted on Twitter Tuesday, the video was allegedly taken just around the time that Khloé had left Cleveland to go film packages for Keeping Up With The Kardashians about her announcing her birth and setting up a home with her boyfriend. Rough, right?
Another video was released this week by the Daily Mail that allegedly shows Thompson kissing another woman in Manhattan just this past weekend. (The Cavs had a break this weekend in between games in Philly and New York.)
It is entirely likely that TMZ held onto the original video at the request of the family, namely the almighty momager, Kris Jenner, and then released it after the Daily Mail went live with their own alleged cheating video. That means it's probable that Khloé knew about the October video, but not about this weekend. According to Jezebel, it's very common for tabloids to make deals with certain celebrities about releasing paparazzi photos or getting an approved timeline to do so.
Remember, Khloé also might have known about all of this alleged cheating and is perfectly fine with the state of her love life. We don't know the inner workings of her relationship with her boyfriend and father of her daughter.
But, if Khloé did know about the video from last fall, Kris might be flying to Cleveland to help her daughter deal with the media attention, support her daughter, and make sure Thompson knows his place if these rumors are true. Whether he heads to the hospital to be with Khloé for the birth of their daughter or attend a family public relations meeting, Tristan Thompson is definitely in Cleveland this week, though he's likely wishing he wasn't now that Kris is on her way.