Tristan Thompson Breaks His Social Media Silence After Cheating Scandal

Tristan Thompson breaks his social media silence post-cheating scandal with an Instagram post celebrating the Cleveland Cavaliers' win Sunday night.

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Just days before Khloé Kardashian gave birth (opens in new tab) to her and boyfriend Tristan Thompson's daughter True (opens in new tab)allegations (opens in new tab) surfaced that the NBA player had been cheating on the reality star. With multiple women. Throughout pretty much the entire duration of her pregnancy.

Not surprisingly, nearly everyone on the planet was Team Khloé. Although neither Khloé nor Tristan have addressed the scandal directly, Tristan did finally break his social media silence with his first Instagram post since the allegations.

So what was it, you ask? An apology to the mother of his child? A touching tribute welcoming his daughter to the world? A denial of the allegations against him?

Nope. It was a post celebrating the Cleveland Cavaliers' win Sunday night.

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Womp. Womp.

"WHAT AN ATMOSPHERE IN THE Q!! GREAT WIN #OnToTheNextOne," Tristan captioned the photo of him on the court. Some commenters dragged the player (of basketball, definitely, and of women, allegedly) for his hashtag in the comments.

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A user going by the name "kokosdaughtertrue" really went in.

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In general, the comments on the post are a mix of "go sports" (slash "why won't these people who don't care about sports leave this sports man alone?") and a whole range of pro-Khloé sentiments (calls for an apology, requests for updates on True, etc.).

Khloé, for her part, has been moderately active on social media since True's birth, even though she has yet to address the cheating scandal. On April 16, she shared a post revealing True's name and welcoming her daughter to the world.

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And on April 18, she posted in honor Kourtney Kardashian's birthday.

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She's also been updating her Instagram Story regularly, usually to promote her app, but occasionally with more cryptic messages (opens in new tab).

Most updates on the situation (opens in new tab) have come from unnamed sources speaking to gossip magazines, but Kim Kardashian did address the scandal directly in her new interview with Ellen DeGeneres.

"Like I don't even know how to describe it besides it's just so f*cked up," Kim said. "We were really rooting for Khloe, and we still know, she's so strong and she's doing the best that she can. it's a really sad situation all over."

Kayleigh Roberts
Weekend Editor

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.