Fans Are Questioning The Kardashians’ Lack Of “Boundaries” Amid Tristan Thompson’s “Redemption Arc”
“Kris getting Tristan a deal with ESPN??? After he not once, twice but betrayed your daughter 3x plus in her most vulnerable state. It’s beyond weird & the ultimate breaking of trust between a daughter and mother,” one viewer tweeted.
As you probably know, Tristan cheated on Khloé numerous times over the years that they dated on and off — one time being just days before she gave birth to their first child in 2018. After several breakups and eventual reunions, Khloé and Tristan decided to quietly get engaged and have a second baby via surrogate in 2021 — though it was later revealed that at this time, the athlete had secretly fathered a child with personal trainer Maralee Nichols behind Khloé’s back.
Khloé later revealed that Tristan had encouraged her to go ahead with the embryo transfer while knowing that he had impregnated another woman. What’s more, Tristan did not tell Khloé about his paternity scandal until legal documents filed against him by Maralee were leaked online.
While Khloé ultimately decided to remain friendly with Tristan for the sake of their two kids, she has repeatedly been vocal about the way his infidelity and paternity scandal have left her “traumatized.”
Sitting down in a confessional, Kris says that while Tristan has made “some mistakes” in the past, she’s “sure” that he has his “regrets.”
“We know Tristan has made some mistakes. I know he’s really sorry for the way that he hurt Khloé, and I’m sure that he regrets all of those mistakes every single day,” Kris says.
She then goes on to admit that she’s worried about Khloé feeling a “void” in her home without Tristan’s presence. At the time the episode was filmed, Tristan had temporarily moved in with Khloé because his house had been severely damaged by flooding.
“Really, the most important thing for everyone right now is raising those kids. And I worry that Khloé, with this change of Tristan moving out, there is gonna be a void there,” Kris says.
Elsewhere during the episode, Kris couldn’t hide how impressed she was when Tristan offered to help her out in the kitchen with cleaning and organizing tableware.
At one point, when Tristan wipes the counters for her, she giddily asks him, “What don’t you do?” She later notes that the athlete is super “handy” and offers assistance in and around the house “wherever he’s needed.”
“Wherever he’s needed, he’s running the kids around, he’s doing the errands — and it doesn’t hurt that he’s really tall,” she says.
What’s more, Kris reveals that she actually went so far as to land him a coveted job at ESPN.
“I was able to reach out to ABC Disney and really express how talented I thought Tristan was, and how they would really benefit from him being a part of the ESPN team,” she reveals, with Tristan expressing how grateful he is to Kris for the role.
As soon as the episode aired, viewers at home expressed how frustrated they were by Kris’s relentless praise of Tristan — not to mention the incredible job opportunity she provided — after he repeatedly “betrayed” Khloé.
“Kris getting Tristan a deal with ESPN??? After he not once, twice but betrayed your daughter 3x plus in her most vulnerable state. It’s beyond weird & the ultimate breaking of trust between a daughter and mother,” one person tweeted.
“One time is a mistake. But this dude has done it to her multiple times. Knew he had another woman pregnant and still let Khloé do the embryo transfer,” another person wrote.
Several people went on to call out the Kardashian/Jenners’ lack of “boundaries” when it comes to their relationships with Tristan, with Kim having recently defended the athlete too.
“Kris has zero boundaries wdym you got Tristan a job?” one tweet read. “how this family can’t have any boundaries is beyond me,” said another.
“How have they continued to fold this betrayer into their family and business and to promote him? They don't need to hate him but why continue to embrace this man who has damaged their flesh and blood so deeply?” someone else wrote.
Before long, several users expressed how bored they were by the so-called Tristan redemption arc being displayed on the Hulu show — something that has memorably been displayed before on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
On two separate occasions, the family’s former E! show featured storylines centered on Tristan being welcomed back into their group after he’d cheated on Khloé. And the very same thing appears to be happening now on The Kardashians, with Kim also heavily praising Tristan and describing him as “such a good person” in last week’s episode.