If you follow along with celebrity news you may have suffered through Khloé Kardashian’s relationship struggles with an agonised sort of second-hand emotional pain.
Totally let down by Tristan
It all happened back in April, but the wounds still feel fresh to Kardashian die-hards. Of course, our wounds are nothing compared to what Khloé has endured. It’s clear that she has been terribly let down by her boyfriend – and the father of her baby – pro-basketball player Tristan Thompson.
It was confirmed that Tristan was pretty openly cheating on Khloé with multiple women, as the nine months pregnant mum-to-be was excitedly nesting and awaiting the birth of their baby.
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Needless to say she – and we/Kardashian fans – were devastated. All Khloé has ever wanted was a family of her own and someone who would love, respect and care for her. She thought Tristan was ‘the one’ but sadly his actions appear to prove otherwise.
And while it initially appeared that Khloé would stick it out and try to make the relationship work – and keep her family under one roof, it’s looking a lot like she might be ready to make a different kind of life for herself and her six-month-old daughter.
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Heartbreak on repeat
While most of us can shut the door on difficult periods of our life and attempt to move on, Khloé’s role in the world’s most popular reality show – Keeping Up With The Kardashians – means that she has to relive her difficulties over and over again.
We’re fairly certain she gets a look at the program’s edit at least once before it goes to air. And then the promos have to be dealt with. And then the show actually screening at staggered times across the globe. It’s enough to make us weep so we can’t imagine how it feels for Khloé.
The show has touched a little bit on Tristan’s cheating – which was exposed in the days before Khloé gave birth, and possibly sent her into labour – but we haven’t heard much from Khloé about what happened and how it felt just yet.
Oh my gosh my birthing episode is going to be soon!! The anxiety I have for that to air ? #KUWTK
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) October 29, 2018
Khloé says it’s “very hard” to relive
When a fan empathised with her plight tagging her in a tweet about the difficulty of having strangers witness her pain, Khloé surprised everyone by responding directly.
“I feel so bad for @khloekardashian had to go through what Tristan did while filming #KUWTK,” Twitter user Anna Pena posted. “If I’m not wrong, next episode will be insane. You’re so strong to put that personal issue as part of the show knowing millions of ppl will watch it. I wouldn’t be able to do it.”
“Sadly, it will,” Khloé responded confirming that we’re in for a bumpy ride and much will be revealed in the next episode.“I signed up to show … the good and the bad, right? The bad is very hard to relive but it’s life.”
Sadly, it will. I signed up to show the for the good and the bad, right? The bad is very hard to relive but it’s life
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) October 29, 2018
The (pragmatic and funny) Khloé’s nothing if not determined to do all it takes to make her relationships work, if her history is anything to go by.
In the case of her ex-husband Lamar Odom, she finally walked away and left him to his destructive and dysfunctional behaviour after years of giving it her best shot.
It’s looking more and more like she may be readying herself to split from Tristan, who’s exhibited uncaring, hurtful and entitled behaviour in a similar vein.
A series of posts on social media reveal a bit of a mindset shift, as Khloé works her way through her feelings and determines what’s best for her and baby True.
In an Instagram story earlier this month she wrote: “Free yourself from negative people. Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and likeminded. Relationships should help you, not hurt you. Surround yourself with people who reflect the person you want to be.”
Last week she posted on Twitter that she was “not the woman I was 5 months ago.”
It’s looking like Khloé’s running out of patience and we’re guessing that having a little girl has shifted her priorities – and highlighted how important it is to model healthy relationships.
I’m rambling now, but I simply wanted to remind us all that our past does not define us. Knowledge is power! Self awareness is beautiful! We all should be growing /progressing every single day! I am not the woman I was 5 months ago, 5 years ago etc… thank God for that!
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) October 27, 2018
The upcoming episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians documents Khloé’s response to the images and video of Tristan with other women which were widely circulated via major media outlets back in April.
The show also details Khloé going into labour just hours after this crushing blow – and possibly a little bit on True’s birth, too.
We hope Khloé finds the happiness she so sorely deserves and hope that her relatable (and awful) experience might help others who are going through similar find some strength and solidarity.