What really happened between Tristan Thompson and Larsa Pippen?

So we all know Tristan Thompson’s story with Khloé Kardashian. The dramatic ups and downs of the two have been very well documented over the years, from their blissful beginnings to the birth of their daughter True to all of those infamous cheating scandals.

Among them? When Thompson was accused of being unfaithful to Kim Kardashian’s sister in 2018, just days before Khloé gave birth to True. Their time apart didn’t last too long, however, and the pair reunited, only for Thompson to be controversial again the following year when rumors surfaced that he had become a little too close to Kylie Jenner’s now-former best friend, Jordyn Woods. But unfortunately that’s not all. After Thompson and Khloé reunited towards the end of 2021, it was revealed that the former had fathered a child with another woman. He publicly apologized via Instagram Stories and told Khloé in January 2021, per Newsweek, “Khloé, you don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I’ve caused you. You don’t deserve the way I’ve treated you over the years. My actions certainly didn’t line up with the way I see you. That wouldn’t be the last time these two made headlines, however, as July broke the bombshell that Thompson and Kardashian were expecting their second child together via surrogate.

One thing you might not know about this saga? Thompson’s romance with former Kardashian Inner Circle member Larsa Pippen.

Larsa Pippen claimed she once dated Tristan Thompson

It turns out that Tristan Thompson had a previous romance with Larsa Pippen, who you might recall was once a close friend of Khloé Kardashian’s sister, Kim Kardashian. Pippen claimed to Hollywood Raw in November 2021 that, in her own words, she “sort of saw Tristan before Khloé started dating him.” Not only that, she said she was responsible for the Kardashian clan becoming entwined with the athlete, telling the outlet that it was because she invited him to one of Kim’s parties — where he met the Kardashian met clan for the first time. Then, according to Pippen’s version of events, Khloé got out with him about 10 days later. “What’s fine, I don’t care. It’s whatever,” she said. “I’m the kind of person who doesn’t chase after what’s not for me. I will never chase after a man; I will never put a man on a leash. I will not do that. I have a feeling let you be great . If you want to be with other people, go ahead. I’m great alone.”

What did Khloé make of Pippen’s admission? Well, she appeared to be cryptically sharing her feelings via Instagram Stories. After Pippen’s interview, Capital Xtra claimed the reality star posted several quotes online about women empowering other women, not being “bitter.” Shortly thereafter, she also followed Thompson.

Did Larsa Pippen hook up with Tristan Thompson while he was dating Khloe Kardashian?

So we know that Tristan Thompson and Larsa Pippen seem to have a somewhat romantic history, but has that carried over to Khloé Kardashian’s relationship with him? No way, according to Pippen. “I would never do that. That’s not even my personality. If they love each other, God bless. I think when you have a family with someone, it’s really hard to break up,” Pippen apparently said on Hollywood Raw. referring to the constant cheating rumors surrounding the athlete. “I applaud them for sorting things out. I think it’s great that they’re trying to work on their relationship. I’m really proud of her,” she added.

Fans had speculated that the Kardashians might have fallen out with Pippen over Thompson, but now that’s been denied, what really got Pippen kicked out of the inner circle? Pippen claimed to Hollywood Raw that Kim’s former husband, Kanye West, wasn’t her biggest fan, which may have led to the big episodes. But what did the K family do with their comments? A source told Entertainment Tonight they weren’t bothered. “They know why they are no longer close to Larsa and she is entitled to her opinion,” they said. “Khloé and Tristan are in a great place, as is Kim and Kanye. Larsa goes on to say that she doesn’t care about being away from family anymore, but people close to her know it’s important to her and keep talking about it.”