Khloe Kardashian joined with Tristan Thompson in announcing a name for their new baby girl. In a joint Instagram statement, they said they’re calling her True Thompson — a name that intentionally or not is weighted with all sorts of significance at this point in time.
After all, in the days before Khloe gave birth, she and her Cleveland Cavaliers boyfriend were hit with allegations that he hasn’t been all that true to his baby mama. The 27-year-old Thompson was alleged to be a “serial cheater” in various reports and photographed looking affectionate and entering a New York City hotel with a curvy Instagram model as recently as 10 days ago.
The day after the cheating scandal exploded, Khloe went into labor, and she gave birth April 12 at a hospital outside in Cleveland, Thompson’s hometown, where she had relocated in the final months of her pregnancy.
With Thompson, the “Keeping With the Kardashians” star made her baby name announcement via Instagram, posting a photo of a room filled with pink balloons. Their photo came with the caption: “Our little girl, True Thompson, has completely stolen our hearts and we are overwhelmed with LOVE. Such a blessing to welcome this angel into the family! Mommy and Daddy loooooove you True!”
Rumors have swirled about Khloe Kardashian’s roller coaster of emotions since news came that Thompson had cheated on her with as many as five different women. Before True arrived, 33-year-old Khloe was said to be devastated, brokenhearted or “ballistic” — and getting her assistant to pack up her bags to leave Cleveland for Los Angeles.
But after the baby came at around 4 a.m. April 12, Khloe may have had a change of heart, even though another report came from the Daily Mail, alleging that Thompson was linked to a fifth woman, with whom he may have been having an affair for months while Khloe was pregnant.
But Khloe was said to be filled with new-mom joy, floating in such “a bubble of peace and happiness” that she had either “basically already forgiven” Thompson or decided that he didn’t do anything more wrong than exchanging a few drunken kisses with women who were groupies “tying to trap him.”
Of course, fans aren’t going to know if Khloe and Tristan had settled on their daughter’s name before his cheating scandal exploded.
But going forward with the name True can’t help but come across as some kind of statement about where they think they are with their relationship.
Choosing the name True sounds like they believe they share share a “true” love, or that, going forward, they will vow to be honest and “true” to each other and to their new family. Of course, by sticking with the name True, Khloe could be shading her boyfriend or setting certain expectations for his behavior.
Meanwhile, True also is getting her father’s last name, although that’s not that unusual, even in couples who split up or were never together for long.
Whatever they are telegraphing with the name True, Khloe and Tristan definitely signaled some level of togetherness by signing their caption “Mommy and Daddy.”
Khloe Kardashian fans will recognize “Mom and Dad,” or “Mommy and Daddy” as the pet names they’ve had for each other since they began dating in 2016.
This story is developing.