She also shared the baby’s first photo.
Maralee Nichols isn’t happy with Tristan Thompson’s version of events.
The NBA star’s alleged little mom finally broke her silence on the case on Friday, following Thompson’s not-so-flattering account that appeared in court documents earlier this week.
In a statement to E! News, Nichols disputed a number of allegations in Thompson’s statements, including the claim that her birth had to be induced because she had herpes.
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“Over the past two weeks, many inaccurate and false stories have been circulated about me,” she told the outlet. “I have at no time disclosed – and I have not ordered anyone else to disclose – any information regarding Tristan Thompson or any litigation concerning him. I have never spoken to any media nor have I disclosed no information to anyone at any time. I am making this statement because I feel I have to stand up for my character. “
“I’ve seen fake stories, unflattering photos of me, people using photos that are not even me, indicating incorrect occupation and age. There have been several fake Instagram posts claiming to be me, making misrepresentation and enclosing photos of an ultrasound. and a child (neither mine). “
She doubled down on his claim that they met at a party at his home in Encino, Calif. – which he denies – and took issue with him calling her a personal trainer.
“Here are the facts: I’ve lived in California since 2019. I’m not a personal trainer. I haven’t worked as a personal trainer for four years; I model. I’ve never been a personal trainer for Tristan,” he said. she added. .
“I saw Tristan in March 2021 around his birthday. He told me he wanted to see me,” Nichols continued. “I agreed to meet him in Houston at a private party on March 12. I never drove a Maserati to meet Tristan, as he claimed. He was never even in my vehicle. I used an Uber or was driven by friends this weekend. Houston was one of the many nights we spent together. Shortly after his birthday weekend in Houston, Tristan m invited to visit him in Boston.
Thompson claims the last time they had sex was on his birthday night on March 13, 2020 – the night he thinks the child, if his, was conceived.
But Nichols insists she saw him (although she didn’t mention whether they were intimate) a number of times after that, in Boston and North Carolina, again at his request.
It was between these two trips that she claims to have discovered that she was pregnant, and she informed him in the face during the latter.
“I told her the news of my pregnancy in person in North Carolina,” she said. “Despite the challenges I know I would have as a single mother and Tristan’s reaction to my pregnancy, I told Tristan that I would have the baby. Tristan did not help me financially with my pregnancy or with our baby I paid 100% for my son’s expenses I did not ask Tristan for money, and I did not accept the money that was offered to me.
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Nichols told the outlet that she had done “everything possible” not to draw attention to herself throughout the pregnancy.
“Tristan filed a paternity claim in Texas after I filed my paternity claim in Los Angeles,” she said. “I did not file any alimony claim before the birth of our child. The case that Tristan brought against me was dismissed on December 15, 2021.”
In court documents released by the Daily Mail earlier this week, Thompson alleged that the medical reason Nichols was induced was because she had herpes.
“I was induced on November 29, 2021 because I had a placental defect,” she replied. “There is no other medical reason why I needed to be induced.”
Nichols claimed elsewhere in his statement, per People, that Tristan told him he was “single and co-parent” – presumably referring to Khloe Kardashian, although she did not mention her by name.
“I would never have gotten involved with Tristan if I had thought he was in a relationship,” she said.
She also denied Thompson’s claims that they only communicated through Snapchat, to organize where and when connections were made.
“Tristan told me he didn’t have sex with anyone else; it wasn’t casual sex and we had no arrangements. Tristan and I communicated daily and talked on the phone. We saw each other several times a month, ”she said. added. “He invited me to see him on Christmas, New Years and his birthday.”
Along with the statement, Nichols also provided the very first photo of the baby to E !, as she cradled the boy next to a Christmas tree.
“I gave birth on December 1, 2021,” she added. “Instead of focusing on any negativity, I choose to embrace being a mother and doing my best for my son. I don’t want more media attention, nor do I want to. more than a romantic relationship with Tristan. My goal is to raise our son in a safe, healthy, loving and private environment. “
It also emerged on Friday, as Nichols mentioned in his statement, that Thompson’s attempt to have the ongoing paternity case heard in Texas had failed.
Thompson had lobbied for Houston, which he said is the only place the child – if it turns out to be his – could have been conceived. Nichols claimed his only reason for doing so was to save money on child support.
But in a virtual hearing Wednesday attended by both sides, a judge dismissed Thompson’s paternity lawsuit and child support case filed in Texas, Us Weekly reported.
“Regardless of whether an act of conception occurred in Texas that could have led to the conception of the child, they [allegedly] had a long relationship spanning multiple states, ”the source told the outlet after the hearing.
“The child was born in California, the mother resides there and so does Tristan. It would make sense for the judge to reject this given the facts and the California lawsuit filed before the Texas one.”
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