Khloe Kardashian gushes over ‘baby daddy’ Tristan Thompson in tribute for his 32nd birthday

PARRAMATTA, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Khloe Kardashian waves to her fans during a Khloe Kardashian for Kardashian Kollection In-Store Appearance and Signing at Westfield Parramatta on November 21, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Khloe Kardashian sent a sweet message to Tristan Thompson on his 32nd birthday.

Kardashian paid tribute to her “baby daddy” on Instagram on Monday, sharing photos and a video of the NBA player with his children and late mother.

Kardashian wrote:

“Happy birthday @realtristan13. You are truly the best father, brother & uncle. Your love, attention, silly dances, hugs, carpool rides, bedtime rituals [and] the way [you] show up for them. All of the above means more than you’ll ever know to your family of littles,”

She continued:

“My birthday wish for [you] is that [you] continue to crave change, healing and transformation. Be strong, be kind, be patient [and] be free. Continue to make your soul and your mommy proud. Happy birthday, baby daddy.”

Kardashian and Thompson had an on-again, off-again relationship between 2016 and 2021, and they have two children, True, 4, and a 7-month-old son.

Thompson also has a 6-year-old son, Prince, with ex Jordan Craig, and a 1-year-old son, Theo, with Maralee Nichols.

Kardashian’s special tribute to her ex came just three days after the two were spotted at the joint birthday party of her close friends Malika Haqq and Khadijah Haqq at Los Angeles hot spot The Nice Guy Friday.

Kardashian and Thompson split up in late 2021 after it was revealed that he fathered a child with Nichols while dating Kardashian.

However, the “Kardashians” star sparked reconciliation rumors with Thompson earlier this year after she supported him following the death of his mother, Andrea, who died in Canada in January after suffering cardiac arrest. Kardashian attended Andrea’s funeral with her sister Kim Kardashian and later paid a heartfelt tribute to her loss.

After experiencing loss, the Good American co-founder also shared cryptic messages about finding peace rather than vengeance and having faith.

Kardashian shared a quote by author Dane Thomas, via Instagram Stories:

“The most beautiful would you will ever find is one who has experienced loss but chooses to love, one who has experienced tragedy but continues to have faith, and one who has experienced failure but continues to pursue their dreams,”

Kardashian later denied rumors that she had reconciled with Thompson. After a fan asked her on Twitter if she had a new man in her life, she clarified that she was single.

The fan wrote:

“Who’s your man currently? You know I’m [going to] get the [details]! And he better be treating my [sister] right!!! or else,”

Kardashian responded:

“Who has time for a man lol. I have a 6-month-old baby, and True and I are sickly codependent on one another. Ha! I secretly love it. No but for real… No man right now… He’s in my prayers too ha!”