TRISTAN Thompson boasted that he’s “always late” in an Instagram caption that many fans called foul.
The NBA star’s baby mom, Maralee Nichols, previously demanded “$47,000 a month in child support” for her newborn son, which he reportedly “refuses” to pay.
Tristan, 30, shared a couple of street snaps on his Instagram page on Saturday.
He wore a large gold necklace and a Supreme t-shirt paired with sunglasses in both casual pictures.
He cryptically captioned the post, “They say good things take time, that’s why I’m always late,” with a devil, a silent face, and a winking emoji.
Maralee gave birth to son Theo on December 1 after she had an affair with Tristan while he was dating exclusively Khloe Kardashian, 37.
She claimed last month that he refused to pay child support and made “no attempt” to meet her son.
Fans flooded the comments section thinking this was what he was filming for.
“Late on child support,” one commented.
“Ohh that’s why the child support is late?!!” wrote another.
“Always late to pay your baby mama’s checks,” wrote a third.
“Always excuses!” slammed a fourth.
While a fifth simply wrote: “Nothing good about you sir.”
Additionally, the athlete posted a cryptic Instagram story with a similar tone on Saturday.
“Your greatest test will be how you deal with people who have abused you,” he wrote, alongside two other silent-faced emojis.
Maralee’s rep claimed Tristan “did nothing” to support his son – despite reportedly being ordered to pay her $40,000 a month.
“Despite media reports to the contrary, Tristan Thompson has done nothing to support his son,” Harvey Englander told Page Six last month.
“HE DID NOTHING”
“He has not attempted to meet her son, nor has he provided any financial support.”
In early February, she asked him to pay her $47,000 a month and $1 million in legal fees.
In legal documents obtained by Us Weekly, Maralee claimed that the Chicago Bulls player had “an income of $9.7 million alone.”
New York marriage attorney Morghan Leia Richardson told HollywoodLife that Tristan will have to pay until the newborn turns 18.
Theo was recently spotted in a cute St. Patrick’s Day outfit in a rare post on Maralee’s Instagram.
‘BEST FRIENDS’ WITH PRINCE
Tristan also shares daughter True, 3, with his ex Khloe.
He is also the father of five-year-old son Prince, whom he shares with ex Jordan Craig and currently pays child support to.
Tristan Prince recently dubbed his “best friend” on Instagram in a rare selfie.
His Instagram profile picture appears to be a photo of True and Prince.
Back in January 2022, Tristan admitted he is the father of Maralee’s baby son a month after his birth and apologized to Khloe for “humiliating” her.
“Today the 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,” he wrote.
The basketball player initially claimed his relationship with Maralee was a one-night hookup before admitting they had met for sex on a number of occasions.
He said in legal documents that they had an affair for four months, from December 2020 to March 2021.
After months of silence about Tristan’s scandal, Khloe addressed the topic during a cover story for Variety and ahead of her Hulu series.
She said: “I wish I never had to talk about it because it’s not fun to talk about.
“But it’s part of my life journey, so we’ll see it on the show.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/18007080/tristan-thompson-late-maralee-child-support-khloe/ Tristan Thompson boasts he’s ‘always late’ after baby mom Maralee Nichols demands ‘$47,000 a month in child support’