The Kardashians’ premiere for season 2 of their self-titled Hulu series has sent ripples through social media as fans got all the details surrounding Khloe Kardashian’s second child with Tristan Thompson according to ET.
Season 1 ended with Khloe finding out the shocking news that Tristan was having a baby with another woman.
In the season 2 premiere, she shares that during that recorded phone conversation with her sister, Kim Kardashian, she shared that she’d had an embryo transfer just days before the news broke in the hopes of welcoming a second child via surrogate.
Noting that she “wasn’t ready” to talk about the situation at the time, Khloe decides to rip off the Band-Aid and dive into it all in this first episode, which jumps ahead in time past the rest of the season.
“It’s such a dark cloud around something that’s supposed to be so joyous,” Khloe says, seemingly feeling disconnected throughout most of the episode.
“I was definitely very angry, and I think feeling bamboozled,” Khloe adds of her ex. “All I know is I was being encouraged to do [the embryo transfer] by a certain date.”
Khloe goes on to claim that Tristan knew that he was having a baby with Maralee Nichols while he was urging Khloe to move forward with the surrogacy process.
“In hindsight, he always knew when the other baby was being born, and especially getting the paperwork that we saw,” she says. “He found out July 2, so he did know.”
The way the timeline played out, Khloe says, “We did an embryo transfer like days before Thanksgiving, and I found out about Tristan’s situation the first week of December.”
Khloe admits to being self-conscious about people making assumptions about the baby’s conception.
“It’s so close I wouldn’t want anyone to think I did this after the fact,” she says. “Why would I want to have a baby with someone who’s having a baby with someone else? Because I’m not that much of a sociopath. I’m a lunatic. I’m not deranged.”
Khloe’s younger sister, Kylie Jenner, calls Tristan’s actions “really unforgivable,” while the rest of the family is eager to support Khloe during the difficult time.
In the episode, fans see Khloe struggling to come to terms with the fact that she’s having another baby with Tristan in such chaotic circumstances yet again. She recalls the 2018 birth of their daughter, True Thompson, saying that the stress of her situation with Tristan caused her to go into early labor.
“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,” Khloe says.
Khloe spends much of the episode trying to keep the news of her second child a secret while also coming to terms with the situation.
“Oh, I’m very scared. It’s very scary. I think I’m probably not emotionally equipped. I have to brace myself because I know what’s coming,” Khloe says of the news getting out. “I don’t think kids should be talked about in that way, and you just want to protect this innocent being that had nothing to do with this and I just don’t want any of that energy around my kids.”
As time draws near, Khloe begins to open up more, allowing herself to go baby shopping with her mom, Kris Jenner, and letting her family throw her an intimate lion-themed baby shower.
She reveals that she’s planning to give her son a “T” name, to match True, though she does not share the name in the episode, later jokingly calling the baby boy “no-name Johnson.”
Finally, it’s time for the baby to arrive and Kim joins Khloe at the hospital, filming with her phone. The little guy is immediately placed in his mom’s arms and she cradles him close.
“Now that my son is here, I get to move on, and I get to enjoy,” Khloe shares. “It’s almost like I get to close that chapter and be done with this trauma and put it behind me.”
Khloe also makes the decision to allow Tristan to come to the hospital to meet his son, which Kim had encouraged.
“I’ve been on the fence about having Tristan come to the hospital or not,” Khloe admits. “But Tristan wants to be here so I just figured why not let him come. I’ll never get this moment back.”
She lets her ex hold their baby boy and he comments on how much the little guy looks like his big sister.
Khloe and Tristan shared that they were expecting their second child in mid-July. The baby boy was born on July 28.
“The two aren’t together and Khloe will have the baby full time,” a source previously told ET of Khloe and Tristan, adding that “Khloe wants Tristan in both of the kids’ lives as much as he wants to be.”
Tristan Thompson is the most disgusting human on this entire planet. He encouraged Khloe to move forward with the embryo transfer when he KNEW he got another women pregnant and she was due any day now. PIG. #TheKardashians
— bambi eyed bitch (@Bravoholicc) September 22, 2022
The cycle of abuse is real. About 90% of her relationships she has been in have cheated on her so it is likely that she just accepts the love she thinks she deserves which is why she is fighting so hard for Tristan. Yes he is a piece of shit and we all see it but we are not Khloe https://t.co/oy5ojJFnmm
— Abby (@Abby_Briannexo) September 22, 2022
Just watched S2 of “The Kardashians” on Hulu and it just shows that MEN DO NOT CHANGE. Tristan is a pig and he will just never change, it’s who he is!!!!!!!! BUTTTTTT, Khloe should have never gave him access to her after what happened the first time.
— Valentina Arango (@val_arango9) September 22, 2022
i only watched a few mins of the kardashians s2 prem but the bit i saw was kind of hard to watch. khloe finding out tristan cheated just days after the embryo was planted..like he knew and let it happen. made me feel very sick personally
— Bolu Babalola (pure) 🍯&🌶 (@BeeBabs) September 22, 2022
Tristan’s madness is one thing but Khloe thinking he was going to treat her better than his last or that he will change is another thing. One thing I’ve learnt in this life, when someone shows you how much they hate you/your kind, don’t give them the chance to show you again.
— BELLAH’S ‘ADULTSVILLE’ EP – OUT FRIDAY (@THEECLASSICMAN) September 22, 2022
The problem with Khloe Kardashian is that her self-esteem is so low that she is latching onto any positive attention she gets from some bumb ass man. When in reality she just needs therapy and to kick Tristan out
— Marie (@smoldumblesbo) September 22, 2022
Remember when Khloe Kardashian staged pictures of her and Tristan coupled up at the Bel Air hotel a day after his first baby was born? I do.
— MyPoorOpinion (@PoorOpinion) September 22, 2022
For everyone saying Khloe was dumb. Do you not see how Tristan played these mind games? He was trash and played with her feelings of wanting another baby when HEW KNEW he was already having another. He’s a true narcissist #TheKardashians
— Derek Jackson (@DerekJacksonFP) September 22, 2022