Kris Jenner's Controversial Support for Tristan Thompson Draws Criticism
In a recent revelation, Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, has been criticized for her unwavering support of Tristan Thompson, the NBA star and ex-boyfriend of her daughter, Khloé Kardashian. This support has not only been emotional but also professional, as Jenner played a pivotal role in securing Thompson a position as an NBA analyst for ESPN.
Thompson's tumultuous relationship with Khloé Kardashian has been well-documented in the media. The NBA player has been infamously known for cheating on Khloé multiple times, leading to their eventual separation. Despite the public and painful breakup, Jenner has expressed her sympathy for Thompson. "We know Tristan has made some mistakes. I know he’s really sorry for the way that he hurt Khloé, and I’m sure that he regrets all of those mistakes every single day," Jenner stated.
Jenner's support for Thompson was further highlighted in a recent episode where the 67-year-old expressed her concerns about Khloé's well-being after Thompson moved out of her home. The NBA star had been living with Khloé for a short period due to damages to his own residence from extreme flooding. "Really, the most important thing for everyone right now is raising those kids. And I worry that Khloé, with this change of Tristan moving out, there is gonna be a void there," Jenner remarked.
The episode also showcased the close bond between Jenner and Thompson. At one point, Thompson was seen assisting Jenner in cleaning and organizing her kitchen, leaving her impressed with his helpfulness. "What don’t you do?" Jenner quipped. However, many believe that if Khloé were to answer that question, she might point out Thompson's inability to remain loyal.
The episode took an unexpected turn when Jenner revealed that she had used her influential connections to land Thompson the ESPN job. "I was able to reach out to ABC Disney and really express how talented I thought Tristan was, and how they would really benefit from him being a part of the ESPN team," she disclosed.
This revelation has not sat well with many fans of the Kardashian family. Social media was abuzz with criticism, with many questioning Jenner's decision to support Thompson so ardently, especially after the emotional turmoil he caused her daughter. One user expressed their disbelief, stating, "Kris getting Tristan a deal with ESPN??? After he not once, twice but betrayed your daughter 3x plus in her most vulnerable state. It’s beyond weird & the ultimate breaking of trust between a daughter and mother." Another critic echoed similar sentiments, questioning the family's decision to continue embracing Thompson despite the pain he inflicted on Khloé.
While the Kardashian-Jenner family is no stranger to controversy, this recent episode has certainly added another layer to their complex dynamics. As the story unfolds, it remains to be seen how this will impact the family's relationships and public image.