Despite their many ups and downs, Khloé Kardashian will always be linked to Tristan Thompson.
Weeks after PEOPLE confirmed that the couple had once again called to separate, a source said the keeping up with the Kardashians The star remains “very loyal” to Thompson – who is also the father of her 3-year-old daughter True.
“For now, Khloé is single and seems to be okay with it,” the insider told PEOPLE. “She continues to co-parent with Tristan and they spend time together as a family. Even though he has disappointed Khloé so many times, she is still very loyal to Tristan.”
“She doesn’t like it when people criticize her,” the source continues. “He will always be special to her. It’s very possible that they’ll end up getting back together.”
Rodin Eckenroth / WireImage; George Pimentel / Getty Khloé Kardashian (left); Tristan thompson
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In June, PEOPLE confirmed that Kardashian, 36, and Thompson, 30, had split amid rumors about the NBA star’s alleged infidelity.
According to TMZ and New York Post’s Page Six, who first reported the breakup, the couple broke up after Instagram model Sydney Chase claimed in April that she slept with Thompson last fall while he was with Kardashian. (Thompson’s attorney denied the allegations at the time, according to TMZ.) News of the split also came just after a Daily Mail report that Thompson was seen partying with several women in Los Angeles.
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Although the exes are no longer together, a source told PEOPLE earlier this week that Thompson “is still trying to get Khloé back. He hasn’t given up and he doesn’t think the door is closed.”
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A second source said Kardashian is focusing on the positive as she and Thompson continue to co-parent True.
“Khloé is doing well. True will always be her first priority and ultimately she is focusing on a healthy family for her daughter, so Tristan will always be a part of Khloé’s life,” the second source said.
The source continued, “She’s not the type to dwell on the past – she has an incredible ability to find the positive in every situation. And she and Tristan are always very connected and are great co-parents for. True. “
Tristan Thompson / Instagram Tristan Thompson and Khloé Kardashian with their daughter True
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The couple have withstood their fair share of drama since their relationship went public in September 2016. PEOPLE have confirmed that they are expecting True the following year, but just days before Kardashian’s delivery in April 2018, the news broke that Thompson had been unfaithful during her pregnancy.
They spent this summer rebuilding their relationship, but in February 2019 they broke up again after reports surfaced that Thompson had bonded with Kylie Jenner’s longtime best friend, Jordyn Woods. (Woods categorically denied having had sex, but said they kissed after a long night of drinking.)
In the summer of 2020, sources confirmed to PEOPLE that the two were back and spent most of the COVID-19 pandemic together in Los Angeles with their daughter.