It’s been ages since the infamous breakup of Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson, but the Good American founder recalls it like yesterday. Opening up to her big sister Kim Kardashian on Thursday’s episode of The Kardashians, the star spilled the beans on details of her relationship with Tristan, including a proposal, which she kept secret all along.
The sisters got emotional as they discussed Khloé’s split, and the impact it had on her emotionally and mentally. They also discussed Tristan’s attempt to salvage their relationship over a year ago, which involved a grand gesture.
Khloé Kardashian Went Through A Daunting Process To Get Over Tristan
During the episode, Khloé Kardashian admitted that she went through a hard time following her split from Tristan Thompson. The experience not only scarred her emotionally but also toyed with her mental well-being. Going further, the mother of two explained her struggles during that phase of her life, saying:
“The hardest part about it all is training yourself to un-love, someone. This was my life for six years. And we weren’t just a couple. We genuinely were best friends. He was my workout buddy. We did all these things together. And so learning how to undo all those things… that takes time.”
The 38-year-old went on to point out that getting played by a partner does not guarantee falling out of love with them, as she learned from her experience with Tristan. She also addressed Tristan’s infidelity, saying she had “so much hope and faith” in their relationship, that she felt ashamed of herself for trusting blindly after discovering his betrayal. Admittedly, Khloé Kardashian’s experience with Tristan left her with some trust issues.
Tristan Thompson Attempted To Salvage Their Romance With A Proposal
Elsewhere in the episode, Kim Kardashian confronted Khloé with her discovery that Tristan proposed to her over a year ago. The beauty mogul worried that her sister held a lot in, as she never disclosed the proposal to any of her siblings. The 41-year-old only found out a day later after Tristan Thompson confirmed the proposal and Khloé’s rejection. Explaining her reasons for turning down the athlete’s proposal, the reality star divulged:
“I wanna be proud to say I’m engaged to anyone. And that’s why I said, ‘I’m not comfortable accepting this right now because I’m not excited to tell my family. And as hurtful as that probably was for him to hear, it was the truth.”
Kim completely understood her sister’s plight and proceeded to console her, while referring to the mom of two as the best person in the world. She offered further advice to the Revenge Body alum on trust, love, and relationships as she went through her post-Tristan phase.
Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson geared off their relationship in 2016, welcoming their daughter, True Thompson two years later. The co-parents sustained an on-and-off relationship riddled with cheating scandals for two years before finally calling it quits in January 2022. Since then, Tristan has made no secret of his intentions to win back his ex.
However, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has made it clear she was done with him for good this time, despite welcoming their second baby together in August. So far, their strained relationship has not interfered with their co-parenting dynamics, and their ability to keep it that way is commendable.