TRISTAN Thompson stepped out looking stoic as he attended True's dance class the same day he confirmed he fathered a son with Maralee Nichols and apologized to Khloe Kardashian.
The NBA athlete has been locked in a legal battle with the former fitness instructor, who was trying to prove her son was his and seek financial support.
Tristan, 30, arrived at True's dance class in a limo.
He wore a black sweatsuit with a pink stripe down the sleeve and purple Crocs on his feet.
The Canada native had headphones in and appeared to be alone.
He kept his face free from expression during the outing, which came shortly before he confirmed via Instagram Story that Maralee's child is his and apologized for his actions.
Tristan wrote on his Instagram Story: "Today, paternity test results revealed 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.
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"I sincerely apologize to everyone I've hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal both publicly and privately."
Tristan then turned his attention to Khloe, mentioning her by name.
He wrote: "Khloe. 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 have certainly 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."
Maralee gave birth on December 1.
She filed a lawsuit seeking financial support from the athlete.
She alleged in her filing that she and Tristan conceived the baby on his birthday in March.
At the time, Khloe and Tristan were dating "exclusively."
Tristan alleged that his relationship with Maralee was a one-night stand.
He later admitted that they met up several times for sex.
Tristan and Khloe share one child, their daughter True.
He has another son with another woman as well.
Prior to his confirmation about the baby, sources claimed Khloe was "mortified" by the ordeal.
A source told The Sun exclusively: "To call Khloe upset would be an understatement.
"Khloe suspected Tristan stepped out on her during Covid, but did no know that he invited other women to his home until the legal documents were released.
"She sees his place as an extension of hers, and is mortified now that she knows the mother of his new baby spent time there."
Khloe was further hurt that the timing coincided with the 2020 holiday season, according to the insider.
"He's basically admitted that he was dealing with this other girl around Christmas, a time she feels is sacred to their relationship," the source said.
They continued: "The truth is that she feels that she can't take him back publicly even if she wanted to, because she fears there'll just be another woman with another story and her family have basically forbidden it."
Tristan admitted in legal papers that he had an ongoing affair with Maralee.
Maralee quietly filed a lawsuit against him in June seeking financial support.
In it, she claimed the affair began "five months" earlier to his birthday.
She also said that she "traveled to California on multiple occasions" and continued to see Tristan "after she got pregnant."
Tristan admitted to chatting with Maralee, alleging that they communicated only on Snapchat using the name "blkjesus00" and only to arrange meetups.
He eventually admitted he had Maralee at his home in LA.
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