Heartbreak on Hulu.
The second season of “The Kardashians” launched on the streaming platform Thursday giving viewers intimate insight at the pain Khloé Kardashian experienced after finding out her ex and dad to her 4-year-old daughter, Tristan Thompson, fathered another child. Shortly before, Kardashian and Thompson transferred an embryo to a surrogate around Thanksgiving, Kardashian said. USA TODAY confirmed the arrival of the former couple’s second child in August.
“I was definitely very angry and feeling bamboozled,” Kardashian, 38 said in the premiere. “It was just a great thing I thought to expand our family, thinking it was this real, healthy, loving, protective type of family.”
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In December news broke that Thompson, 31, might’ve conceived a child with Maralee Nichols, when outlets became aware of Nichols’ paternity suit. In January, Thompson confirmed he was the father of Nichols’ son born in December.
Cameras caught the famous family learning of Thompson’s infidelity in the debut season of “The Kardashians.” In Thursday’s episode, Kardashian revealed she wasn’t ready to announce the new pregnancy at the time.
“I don’t even want to cry,” an emotional Kardashian said. “Tristan and I are – I don’t even know if I want to say Tristan and I. I am having another baby, and obviously it’s just really private and I just don’t want this to get out right now because I want to protect my mental well-being as the surrogate’s, and all of that. It’s just been a lot to go through all at the same time.”
“It’s supposed to be a really exciting, amazing time and it’s just a different experience” Kardashian continued. “But time’s ticking, and I keep burying my head in the sand but that doesn’t do anything. So this is where we are.”
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Kardashian said she felt pressure from Thompson to put things in motion for their second child. “All I know is I was being encouraged to do it by a certain date. In hindsight, he always knew when the other baby was being born”
Kardashian’s younger sister, Kylie Jenner, expressed her frustration with Thompson in the episode.
“I’m just really disappointed in Tristan,” said the makeup mogul. “I think it’s really (messed) up that he knew he had another baby on the way with somebody else, which makes me uncomfortable to put someone in that position, especially when there’s a child involved. This was just really unforgivable in my books.”
In addition to dealing with the whole ordeal, Khloé Kardashian felt stressed about the news of their second child going public. “I can’t hear about this for months about what an idiot I am, what a dumb (expletive) I am, all these things from everybody else,” she said. “That’s the part that’s like, I think the anxiety – I can’t even begin to think about that.”
Kardashian previously weathered public embarrassment when the basketball player’s cheating was reported while Kardashian was pregnant with their daughter True Thompson.
“When I had True, I found out 48 hours before she was born that Tristan was cheating on me, and then I went into labor weeks early because I was so stressed out,” she said. “We did have a couple bumps in the road and then me and Tristan I thought were really good. And here we are.”
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But with the arrival of Kardashian’s son, whose name has not been revealed, Kardashian’s mood visibly shifted. Premiere footage showed the mom once more beaming as she held her son in the hospital and introduced True to her baby brother via FaceTime.
“Ever since December, it’s been this dark cloud looming over me,” Kardashian said. “Every single day I’ve been feeling depressed and sad and now that my son is here I get to move on and I get to enjoy. It’s almost like I get to close that chapter and be done with this trauma and put it behind me.”
Though Kardashian was uncertain as to if she would invite Thompson to the hospital for the baby’s birth, she ultimately decided he “wants to be here so I just figured why not let him come? I’ll never get this moment back.”