This week’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians took viewers inside the delivery room, as Khloé Kardashian gave birth to her daughter True, with cheating partner Tristan Thompson by her side.
Catching up with the Kardashians
If you haven’t been following the story you should know that while a nine-months-pregnant and utterly-besotted-with-her-boyfriend Khloé nested in the couple’s home in Cleveland, that very boyfriend was captured on camera cheating with multiple women … in New York.
The cheating news broke across the internet and Khloé – who had NO IDEA the guy she thought was the man of her dreams was up to no good – received a phone call from her younger sister Kylie to fill her in on the terrible news.
The very next day, a shocked and distressed out Khloé went into labour and her family (who were still in LA) rushed to her side to support her.
They weren’t the only ones by her side. Cheating baby daddy Tristan was in the delivery room too and the target of some silent but deadly gestures from Khloé’s sister Kim.
Read more about Khloé Kardashian:
- Heartbroken Khloé Kardashian put her baby girl first when giving birth
- Khloé Kardashian on Tristan’s cheating – “It’s very hard” but “It’s life”
- Khloé Kardashian shares baby True’s ‘Sleepytime Playlist’
Why tho, Khlo?
This all happened back in April and many people were surprised that Khloé allowed someone who had hurt and humiliated her to be present at such a special moment. But this week Khloé got to explain a little more about why she made the decision to have Tristan there.
Taking to Twitter, she tweeted her way through the episode giving fans a sort of blow-by-blow account of her mindset at the time.
“I made it very clear that I was still disgusted by his actions,” Khloé explained in this week’s show, “but I wasn’t going to let ANYTHING ruin this moment I’ve been waiting for my ENTIRE life.”
Big picture thinking
She said she was keen to think of the bigger picture, putting her own distress aside to ensure she was doing all she could to give True the very best start.
“Regardless of what Tristan did to me, I was never going to take that moment away from True or Tristan,” Khloé tweeted. “She should not be punished for his actions. He is her father and they both deserve to love one another as deeply as they possibly can.”
“A birth is not something you can ‘redo’,” she continued. “Once you make that choice you can never get it back. Think big people.”
Regardless of what Tristan did to me, I was never going to take that moment away from True or Tristan. She should not be punished for his actions. He is her father and they both deserve to love one another as deeply as They possibly can #KUWTK
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 19, 2018
Perhaps commenting on sister Kim’s observation that during her labour she was acting like nothing terrible had happened, Khloe noted “I was definitely and completely in shock. But I didn’t realize it until last weeks episode.”
“You deserve better”
Fans respond to Khloé’s experience with love and admiration.
“You deserve better than Tristan but I give you props for allowing him to still be a part of her life. Speaks highly of you. Way to be the bigger person beautiful.”
“Girl you’re made of steel, I would have smacked him into the next room!! What a mature big-hearted person you are Khloe. Tons of love for you and your baby always!!”
“I 100% respect your decision! In fact I admire your ability to not make permanent decisions out of anger. You are the perfect example for your baby to look up to. Way to keep it classy for everyone!”
“Too often kids are used as leverage and it only hurts the child. I believe that setting aside your pain to allow for that shows great maturity and stands to show the calibre of woman and mother you are.”
Meanwhile, on Tristan’s Instagram, he was copping a well-deserved roasting in response to the latest KUWTK ep …
“When is Khloe dumping you??” and “We haven’t forgotten” pretty much sums those up (although there are many more very savage messages too.)