She additionally shared the primary image of the child.
Maralee Nichols is just not proud of Tristan Thompson’s model of occasions.
On Friday, the NBA star’s alleged child mamma lastly broke her silence on the affair, within the wake of Thompson’s not-so-flattering account that appeared in courtroom paperwork earlier this week.
In an announcement to E! News, Nichols took difficulty with various allegations in Thompson’s statements — together with the declare her delivery needed to be induced as a result of she had herpes.
“Over the past couple of weeks, many inaccurate and false stories have been circulated about me,” she advised the outlet. “I have not at any point released—nor have I directed anyone else to release—any information regarding Tristan Thompson or any litigation involving him. I have never spoken to any media outlet, nor have I leaked any information to anyone at any time. I am providing this statement because I feel I must defend my character.”
“I have seen fake stories, unflattering photos of me, people using photos that are not even me, stating an incorrect occupation and age. There have been multiple fake Instagram posts claiming to be me, making false statements and attaching stock photos of a sonogram and a child (neither mine).”
She doubled down on her declare they met at a celebration at his home in Encino, California — which he denies — and took difficulty with him calling her a private coach.
“These are the facts: I have lived in California since 2019. I am not a personal trainer. I have not worked as a personal trainer for four years; I do fitness modeling. I was never a personal trainer for Tristan,” she added.
“I saw Tristan in March 2021 around his birthday. He told me he had wanted to see me,” Nichols continued. “I agreed to meet him in Houston at a private party on March 12. I never drove a Maserati to meet Tristan, as he claimed. He has never even been in my vehicle. I used an Uber or was driven by friends that weekend. Houston was one of many nights we spent together. Soon after his birthday weekend in Houston, Tristan invited me to visit him in Boston.”
Thompson claims the final time that they had intercourse was the night time of his birthday on March 13, 2020 — the night time he believes the kid, if his, was conceived.
But Nichols insists she noticed him (though she doesn’t point out in the event that they have been intimate) various occasions after that, in Boston, and North Carolina, once more at his behest.
It was between these two journeys she claims she found she was pregnant, and she or he knowledgeable him to his face in the course of the latter.
“I told him the news of my pregnancy in person in North Carolina,” she stated. “Despite the challenges that I know I would have as a single mother and Tristan’s reaction to my pregnancy, I told Tristan I would be having the baby. Tristan has not helped me financially with my pregnancy or with our baby; I have paid 100% for my son’s expenses. I did not ask Tristan for any money, nor did I accept any money that was offered to me.”
Nichols claimed to the outlet she did “everything possible” not to attract consideration to herself all through the being pregnant.
“Tristan filed a paternity action in Texas after I filed my paternity action in Los Angeles,” she stated. “I did not file any request for child support before our child was born. The case that Tristan brought against me was dismissed on December 15, 2021.”
In the courtroom paperwork printed by the Daily Mail earlier this week, Thompson alleged the medical cause Nichols was induced was as a result of she had herpes.
“I was induced on November 29, 2021 because I had a placenta abnormality,” she countered. “There is no other medical reason why I needed to be induced.”
Nichols claimed elsewhere in her assertion, per People, that Tristan advised her he was “single and co-parenting” — presumably referring to Khloe Kardashian, though she doesn’t point out her by identify.
“I would never have gotten involved with Tristan if I thought he was in a relationship,” she stated.
She additionally denied Thompson’s claims they solely ever communicated by Snapchat, to rearrange the the place and when of hook-ups.
“Tristan told me he was not having a sexual relationship with anyone else; it was not casual sex nor did we have any arrangement. Tristan and I communicated daily and talked on the phone. We would see each other several times a month,” she added. “He invited me to see him Christmas, New Years, and his birthday.”
Along with the assertion, Nichols additionally offered the primary ever pic of the child to E!, as she cradled the boy subsequent to a Christmas tree.
“I gave birth on December 1, 2021,” she added. “Instead of focusing on any negativity, I am choosing to embrace being a mother and doing the best I can for my son. I do not want any further media attention, nor do I want a romantic relationship with Tristan. My goal is to raise our son in a safe, healthy, loving and private environment.”
It additionally emerged on Friday, as Nichols mentions in her assertion, that Thompson’s bid to have the continuing paternity case heard in Texas had failed.
Thompson had been pushing for Houston, which he claims is the one place the kid — if certainly it’s confirmed to be his — may have been conceived. Nichols claimed his solely cause for doing so is to economize on little one help.
But throughout a digital listening to on Wednesday attended by each events, a choose threw out Thompson’s paternity lawsuit and little one help case filed in Texas, Us Weekly reported.
“Regardless of whether any act of conception occurred in Texas that could have led to the conception of the child, they [allegedly] had a lengthy relationship spanning multiple states,” the supply advised the outlet following the listening to.
“The child was born in California, the mother resides there and so does Tristan. It would make sense the judge would dismiss this given the facts and the California lawsuit filed prior to the Texas one.”