Khloe’s birthday was Wednesday, and sister Kim used the opportunity to more or less ambush Tristan Thompson to unblock her on Instagram.
That’s right — when Kim and Tristan unfollowed each other on Instagram, it was because Tristan had blocked Kim.
Watch this video and see Kim strongarm Tristan into making nice with her.
Almost two months ago, eagle-eyed fans noticed that Kim and Tristan were no longer following each other.
That didn’t really come as a huge surprise, because of course Kim was royally pissed at the man whose cheating left Khloe betrayed and humiliated.
It turns out that it wasn’t some mutual unfollowing — Tristan blocked Kim. (And, spoiler alert, he blocked some others in the process)
We can only imagine what Kim must have said to him to prompt him, the party decidedly in the wrong, to block her.
But … what’s a little feuding and a lot of cheating between people who are basically family?
Kim used Khloe’s birthday and a video recording as leverage to socially blackmail Tristan into rebuilding that bridge.
"All right guys, what do you think?" Kim says at the beginning of her video. "It’s Khloé’s birthday, should I ask this guy to unblock me?"
Tristan begins to laugh. In awkward social situations, sometimes that’s all that you can do.
"For Khloé’s birthday it’s only right,” Tristan concedes. “I got you."
But it doesn’t sound like Kim was convinced that he was really on board.
"Was that a yes?" Kim asks.
It seems pretty clear that she is not worried about making Tristan feel uncomfortable.
"Si," Tristan responds. Which is Spanish for "yes."
"There’s no going back now," Tristan says as he unblocks Kim.
That is, to be clear, untrue. You can always reblock someone.
Interestingly, Kim — as she is glancing at the list — notices that she is not the only woman close to Khloe whom Tristan had decided to excise from his social media experience.
Malika and Khadijah Haqq, Khloe’s longtime best friends, were also on his list of blocked Instagram accounts.
This does not go unnoticed by Kim, who says: "Wait, what was that? You unblocked Malika and Khadijah?"
Both Haqq twins, Khloe, and Tristan began speaking at the same time in order to explain the situation — not that it needs much explanation — but Kim interrupts them.
"This is a birthday party!" Kim says. And that, as far as the camera reveals, is the end of that conversation.
The rest of what Kim chose to share featured little snippeds of the Kardashians being ridiculous and dancing.
Oh, and also being rich.
What do you buy for the woman who already has everything? Well, a custom Belenciaga handbag that is covered in dollar signs, apparently.
Kim also honored Khloe’s birthday by showing off cute cousins Chicago and True, both sitting on Khloe’s lap.
All in all, it looks like a very positive family gathering … after that one tense moment that Kim forced.
But hey, take your opportunities when they appear, right?
So … our minds are swirling about the fact that Tristan apparently felt justified in blocking Kim and the Haqq twins.
Surely they had given him a piece of their minds — several pieces each, we would imagine — over cheating on Khloe with a slew of women while Khloe was pregnant with his baby.
But while that was probably annoying for him, he was very much in the wrong. How did he work up the nerve to block them, as if they were the bad guys?
Some people will feel justified in anything that they do. That’s the sort of person who might repeat past bad behavior as soon as things calm down.
Let us hope that Tristan is not one of those people.