Thompson’s been connected to several women since rising to stardom in the NBA after winning the 2016 Championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Of course, there’s Khloe Kardashian, with whom he shares a daughter, True, but now he’s got another offspring by the name of Theo.
The 1-year-old child’s mother is Maralee Nichols –who’ll maintain sole custody– and TMZ has just discovered through a paternity suit that he’ll be coughing up $9,500 a month in child support.
He’ll also cover Nichols’ lawyer fees, and in total, it doesn’t amount too much given that he’s taken in over $100 million since joining the league in 2011 with the Cavs after he was chosen with that year’s fourth overall pick. However, it’s important to remember that he’s currently a free agent, and his current income plays a huge factor in calculating child support payments.
Things got messy last December upon the child’s birth when a paternity test revealed that he was the father. Nichols alleges that Thompson offered her $75,000 in hush money and didn’t want to have a child with her.
He later went public by taking to Instagram, revealing he planned on stepping up.
“Today, paternity test results reveal that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols. Now that paternity has been established I look forward to amicably raising our son. I sincerely apologize to everyone I’ve hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal both publicly and privately,” he said before adding addressing his on-again-off-again partner, Khloe Kardashian. “Khloé, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you. You don’t deserve the way I have treated you over the years.”
Twitter got wind of Thompson’s child support payments and had the jokes ready. See how they’re reaction below.
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