Reunited... and God, did it NOT feel good!
On the Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 17 premiere Sunday night, viewers were given a glimpse into Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson‘s first public hang-out since the latter cheated on his baby mama with Jordyn Woods in February.
And at least one stunning development came out of this gathering.
As the episode opened, the 35-year old mother of one confessed she still had “so many raw emotions” towards her ex in the wake of their split.
“I’m really just trying to figure out my own life at the moment,” she said. “I’m just healing and processing and going through the motions.”
Thompson, of course, slept with other women while Khloe was pregnant with their daughter.
She gave him another chance, however, only for Tristan to then swap spit with a good friend of Khloe and her family's less than a year later.
According to Khloe, Tristan had been trying to see her right around when the Season 17 premiere was filmed... but she kept turning down these requests.
“Tristan thinks people are disposable -- if he sends me enough flowers or enough text messages, I’m going to come around,” she explained, continuing along this theme as follows:
"I still have not spoken to Tristan face-to-face and right now, I am not ready to.
"I know I’ll get to that place, but right now it’s really challenging and tough for me. My feelings are super raw and I am really humiliated and hurt by what he did to me."
Kardashian and Thompson share young True, who turned a year old in April.
Despite all he has done to her, Khloe has never tried to keep her ex away from her daughter -- which meant she felt compelled to invite Thompson to his child's birthday party on this premiere.
“It’s the first time Tristan and I will be in a public setting together,” Khloe said.
“I’m envisioning a party full of people, Tristan walks in and everyone is staring at us — I don’t want this at my daughter’s first birthday party.”
She then recounted all the ways in which Thompson has tried to make up for his wandering penis and tongue.
"All Tristan does is sent countless amounts of flowers, calls, texts, and I just haven’t been ready to talk to him because I feel like it’s going to turn into a screaming match and I don’t care to scream,” Khloe told viewers.
“But I said that I would be willing for the first time to speak to him if there’s a therapist involved."
With this on the table, the parents did alleegedly take part in an off-camera therapy session via FaceTime “to help co-parent True,” but but Khloe said it went very poorly.
She then wondered why she invited Thompson to True's party.
Ultimately, Khloe choce actually invited Thompson over the night before the shindog they could “get the whole initial weird first seeing each other out of the way in private.”
This did make sense, but it also meant their reunion wasn’t filmed for the show and we had to rely on Khloe telling her assistant that it was "pretty awkward" to have any idea what transpired.
“He was just kind of lingering … He was like, ‘So, do you want to grab a glass of wine?'” Khloe said, adding that Tristan even tried to kiss her after she reluctantly gave him a hug.
And how did Khloe respond?
“I go, ‘This is the problem with you. You can’t just take what you get,'” she said, adding:
"Then this morning he was like, ‘Thank you for letting me see True. She looked great, you looked even better.’ … Sometimes I feel like if I give an inch, he’ll take a mile and take my kindness for weakness.”
Look, we suppose this may have happened.
But doesn't it seem just as likely that Khloe just made it all up for the sake of a storyline? It's not like Thompson is in a place to publicly deny anything.
As for how things went at the party?
Khloe was mostly concerned about how Thompson would interact with Kim Kardashian, who had been a rather harsh critic ever since the Woods debacle.
“This situation, it’s a little awkward,” Khloe said. “Everyone is staring at us and I’m really concerned, a little uncomfortable, about Kim and Tristan’s dynamic.”
She should have been worried aboout Tristan and Kanye's dynamic, as it turned out.
Footage was shown on E! of the two having an animated conversation -- and while there was no audio, the rapper later claimed that Thompson was upset about the fact that the family used the intro to West’s song “Runaway” in a Season 17 teaser.
(The lyrics reference toasting to “a—holes” and “scumbags.”)
“He felt like we were using my music to reinforce his narrative,” West said, after which an angry Khloe fumed.
“I don’t need at my daughter’s birthday party for any of this to be a discussion,” she said.
“I know everyone’s intention is to help and be protective,” she added. “But at True’s birthday party, it’s not the right timing.”
In conclusion, while Thompson is feuding with Kanye, he's supposedly getting help from a past Kanye rival.