Tristan Thompson not being able to keep it in his pants is going to hurt him badly in the pockets once again.
The 30-year-old basketball player, who recently accepted that he is the father of Maralee Nichols’ newborn son, also had daughter True with Khloé Kardashian. His firstborn, Prince born in 2016, is from his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig.
Earlier this month, Thompson took to his Instagram story and accepted that he fathered Nichols’ son, who was born on December 2, 2021. Thompson wrote, “Today, paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols. I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established, I look forward to amicably raising our son.”
He also publicly apologized to Khloé by saying, “Khloé, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you. You don’t deserve the way I have treated you over the years. My actions certainly have not lined up with the way I view you. I have the utmost respect and love for you. Regardless of what you may think. Again, I am so incredibly sorry.”
Many are wondering how much he will pay to her for child support.
New York marriage lawyer Morghan Leia Richardson told HollywoodLife Tristan will have to pay up until the newborn turns 18.
“In looking at a support award, the court will review both parents’ monthly incomes, and the amount of time that the child spends with each parent,” the attorney said. “All income, including money/wages, tips, commissions, bonuses, unemployment benefits, interest income, dividend income, rental income, insurance payouts – all of it is fair game for calculating child support.
“For awards where the parties earn extremely high incomes, such as Tristian, the court will plug the numbers into the support calculator, but also consider several other factors. One argument for a larger award would be to ensure that the child has the same or similar lifestyle in both homes.”
According to Morghan: “Usually when a parent is already paying support for another child, that amount reduces the available income to pay support to later children.
“Because Tristan is paying support for other children, that will be a factor in calculating how much support he will pay for this child.
“Reports show that his income is about $10mil so based on that number, and the report that he’s paying $40k per month for his son, when I run the calculator, I get an estimate of $34k per month.”
The only way Thompson could get out of paying so much in child support is to do what he threatened to do already: Quit the NBA.
Attorney Morghan says: “Sports players have a limited career span, and he has 3 young children to support.
“I hope that everyone involved in this is setting money aside for the kids. If he is injured or can no longer play, he may at some point seek a support reduction.”
Because of his off-the-court antics, he has rarely known for his NBA career and basically invisible as he plays with the Sacramento Kings. He averages around 15 minutes per game and pouring in 6-2 points and 5.4 rebounds a contest.