Tristan Thompson’s first baby mama reasserts rights $40k child support
Tristan Thompson has been paying $40,000 per month in child support to his first child’s mother, Jordan Briani Craig. Recently, she filed an ‘abstract of judgment’ in Los Angeles, a document used to create a public record if the child support payment isn’t honored. This filing comes as Thompson’s income has decreased since their support agreement was made in 2019 when he was earning $17.7 million annually while playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Since then, the basketball star has had three more children by two different women, and his annual salary has dropped to $9.2 million. Craig and Thompson’s two-year relationship ended when he began dating Khloe Kardashian in 2016. Thompson now shares two children with Kardashian: five-year-old daughter True and one-year-old son Tatum, conceived through IVF in November 2021. He also has a third child, Theo, born in December 2021, with fitness model Maralee Nichols.
Thompson had been reported to be paying an estimated total of $120,000 in monthly child support for all three women. In 2022, he was locked in a months-long paternity battle against Nichols to determine whether he was Theo’s biological father. Nichols also sued Thompson for child support, alleging that he had offered her $75,000 in exchange for her silence. Thompson came clean in January 2022 after a paternity test confirmed him as Theo’s biological father. He publicly apologized to Khloe on social media.
The case was settled last December when he agreed to pay $9,500 a month in child support, and Nichols was granted sole custody. He also partially covered Nichols’s legal fees during their settlement case and was officially named as the father on the birth certificate. At the time, Thompson was not contracted to a team and was not earning income. Earlier this year, in April, Thompson was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, presumably to be closer to Khloe. The father-of-four first began dating Khloe in 2017 when Jordan was still pregnant with their son Prince. According to the judgment, Thompson had to pay $50,000 for Craig’s attorneys’ fees as part of their 2019 settlement. Read the full story: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-12433947/Tristan-Thompson-paying-Jordan-Craig-40k-child-support.html#comments?ito=msngallery
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