As the Kardashians are finally caught up in the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal, Khloé Kardashian has revealed her marriage goals

Anyone who follows the Kardashians knew that Tristan Thompson’s time in the in the family’s good graces on their new Hulu reality show was limited. After a full season of hearing Khloé Kardashian talk about the quality of therapy for the couple – who quietly reunited last year despite the NBA player’s multiple cheating scandals in the past – the end of episode 9 of The Kardashians showed the start of the fallout, with Kim Kardashian receiving legal documents in which Thompson admitted to having having sex with another woman. Before that, however, Hulu subscribers knew how serious he and Khloé were getting, and they were even talking about marriage.

While the titles of NBA player paternity scandal played in real time, the reality show showed events from the end of 2021, such as Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s engagement and the beginning of Kim Kardashian’s relationship with Pete Davidson. It’s been hard to see Khloé Kardashian speaking so optimistically about her future with Tristan Thompson when we all knew what was coming. “Bucket List Goals” gave us a final punch, with Kris Jenner saying Thompson voiced his desire to get married and how badly he wanted a fresh start after losing Khloé’s trust. She told her mother:

[A new] chapter, totally. And I think we both do. I think we’re both excited for this and [to] get out of this toxic place we were in. I believe that people should have several chances in life. I do. But it takes work, and it takes time, and everyone just has to be patient, and not everyone is. . . . I know what marriage is. I like being married. But…marriage is definitely not easy.

Khloé Kardashian had every reason not to jump into another marriage, and not just because of Tristan Thompson’s past banter. His marriage to Lamar Odom was also mired in scandal, as the former Los Angeles Laker cheated on her and suffered from substance abuse issues. From Khloé and Kris Jenner’s conversation, it sounded like it was Thompson who was really pushing to get married, and while the Good American co-founder expressed reservations, she admitted it was the end goal:

I love marriage. I believe in marriage. I take it very seriously. I don’t think people should go get married because it’s a Tuesday and they’re bored… I’m not with Tristan to just float around with Tristan. I mean marriage is the ultimate goal. But right now, I still think there’s just work to be done with him and me.

The final part of the episode showed cameras racing to catch a livid Kim Kardashian talking to Kylie Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian on the phone as she tried to get in touch with Khloé. Kim read sections of the statement from the Chicago Bull, setting out the timeline of the case:

That’s his whole statement. He asks for a paternity test and admits he slept with her. Khloé threw her 30th birthday party. So he came home from the 30th birthday party, went to Houston to play on the road – we can check his schedule – and then slept with this girl.

“Bucket List Goals” ended with a “To Be Continued,” when Kim finally got in touch with her sister, and Khloé Kardashian apparently started reading the documents. While we know the paternity test ultimately proved Tristan Thompson is the father of Maralee Nichols’ son, viewers will have to tune in to see how Khloé and the rest of her family are reacting to the situation, including whether and for how long they believe Tristan’s denials.

The next episode of The Kardashians (opens in a new tab) will be available to stream next Thursday, June 16th, and don’t forget all the other best shows on Hulu waiting for the end.

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