It's a big day for Kardashian fans as Khloé Kardashian has officially given birth to her baby girl. The youngest of the three Kardashian sisters welcomed her daughter with her mom, sisters, and boyfriend, Tristan Thompson — who plays for the NBA's Cavaliers — reportedly by her side on Thursday, April 12 in Cleveland, Ohio, according to TMZ. The timing, though, is certainly distressing, considering the recent cheating allegations made against Thompson. Given the less-than-pleasant news dominating the news cycle in recent days, many people are likely wondering if Khloe Kardashian will move back to L.A. now that she's welcomed her daughter or if she'll remain in Cleveland for a little while.
Romper's requests for comment from both Thompson and Kardashian's team regarding the cheating allegations were not immediately returned.
It's been less than a day and reports are already suggesting that Khloé's plans to raise her daughter in Cleveland have since changed. "The goal is to get Khloé out of there as fast as they can without jeopardizing the safety of the baby after she’s arrived," a source reportedly told People. "Khloé just wants to be home."
The Kardashians rallied around Khloe for the birth with her mom, Kris, and sisters flying out to Cleveland this week, according to TMZ. Thompson was also reported to be in the room for the birth. People's source claimed, “Everyone is focused on what’s best for their baby girl. Khloé is being the bigger person and letting Tristan bond with their baby.”
The latest allegations against Thompson have reportedly shaken Khloe's world at what should be the happiest time of her life. E! News reported that she was in emotional turmoil, with a source saying, "She's distraught. Her entire world has been turned upside down. She cried hysterically all night. She begged to come back to L.A. and tried to find any way to make it work but her doctor wouldn't let her. She just wants to be with her family and leave as soon as possible. Kris is there and completely supporting her." As if the terrible accusations weren't enough, the hormonal upheaval as her body prepared for birth likely made everything that much harder.
Khloe made the move to Cleveland to make things easier during her pregnancy and avoid some of the discomfort that comes along with commuting. People reported that she shared on her website and app about changes that were making the cross-country trips less appealing. "Throughout my pregnancy, I traveled back and forth between L.A. and Cleveland quite a bit, but after a while, it was a little difficult. It was more tiring and my body got swollen, which never used to happen before pregnancy. I obviously love both cities, but I will say I’m happy to be in Cleveland right now.”
She seemed to be loving settling into her new home. Last fall she told Steve Harvey that she lived there for the NBA season and loved the experience. “It’s so different from L.A. and I love the seasons. I spend Christmas out there and I’ve never had a white Christmas. I’ve never gotten to experience that… The people are so nice; they’re so real. I really enjoy it.” That had to make the people of Cleveland feel good!
The news of allegations against Thompson just broke a few days ago so it's doubtful he and Khloe have even had much time to talk. But with mama Jenner nearby it's tough to think that she'll be willing to leave Khloe and her new granddaughter even a day longer than than they have to stay. Fans shouldn't have to wait long to discover which coast Khloe is ultimately going to call home with her baby girl.
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