Late last week, fans were relieved to hear that Khloe Kardashian has finally dumped Tristan Thompson.
The pair’s distance on Valentine’s Day really drove home the message that things appear to be over between them.
And it looks like the notorious cheater is already back on the market … if he was ever off the market to begin with.
According to Life & Style, Tristan Thompson spent part of Valentine’s Day at the Pineapple Hill Saloon & Grill in Sherman Oaks, California.
"Tristan was being flirty," an insider reports. "Hitting up girls."
He is said to have chatted and posed for selfies with girls at the bar.
For dinner, at least, he was less of a flirt.
Us Weekly reports that Tristan dined with a couple of male pals at Gyu-Kaku restaurant.
"He was with two other male friends," a source says. "He seemed very calm and reserved. All of them did."
That’s less flrity … but it’s a far cry from a Valentine’s Day dinner with the mother of his daughter.
But Us Weekly says that Tristan was much more flirtatious before he flew out from Ohio.
The basketball player apparently spent some time with women at Barley House bar in Cleveland.
"He came in the back door and he was snuck quickly through the back by two or three bouncers," an insider revealed.
"They took him immediately upstairs," the source said.
But Tristan didn’t spend much time alone.
"There were some girls who went up afterward,” the insider shared. “One of the bouncers said, ‘Tristan Thompson is upstairs.’"
"And they just said, ‘Really?’ and he took them up there," the source described.
Khloe has now had ten months to grapple with the reality of Tristan’s cheating scandal.
As a source told Us Weekly last month, processing that betrayal takes time.
"Tristan is a great father, but it’s not yet clear if they can fully rebuild what they had," the insider admitted.
"The extent of what Tristan did is still setting in," the source noted. "She hasn’t gotten over it yet."
Sometimes, in an emotionally charged crisis, people latch onto a decision — such as to remain with a man who humiliated them.
It can takes months or even years for them to realize that they madea catastrophic mistake.
As we reported on Friday, Khloe has allegedly finally kicked Tristan to the curb.
"They are done — for good," an insider claimed.
"Khloe began to see what everyone else had been seeing for months," the source added. "That he doesn’t deserve her.”
“Khloe suspected he had cheated on her during the holidays," the insider revealed.
"And that," the source said. "Was when she decided to remain in Los Angeles with True."
The insider concluded: "her only priority is True"
It’s good to hear that Khloe is focusing her energy and affection where it belongs: on her child, precious baby True.
Of course, it was widely reported that Khloe’s mistaken beliefs about what is best for True were why she stuck with Tristan in the first place.
Some children who are deeply impacted by a parent’s divorce assume that all children with parents in different households feel the same way.
Reports said that Khloe was worried that True would grow up with issues if her parents weren’t together.
Some even claimed that Khloe thought that Tristan would be distant from True if Khloe didn’t use their relationship to encourage him to act as True’s father.
Obviously, any man who needs to be induced to act as a good father is not actually a good father to begin with.
For weeks, Khloe has been dropping strong hints about her feelings regarding Tristan.
Instead of referring to him by name, she has been subtweeting and vagueing him social media.
A lot of fans are encouraged that she’s taking this brave, difficult step by breaking things off.
Others are concerned that Khloe is still on the fence, and that she could take Tristan back — again — at any given moment.
Only time will tell.