“A mental illness at my expense. It’s disgusting.”
Khloé Kardashian is calling out the paparazzi’s “calculated” efforts to manipulate the public, and she’s not holding back.
If you’ve been on social media this week, there’s a good chance you’ve seen some new Photographs of Khloé looking pretty close to her ex, Tristan Thompson, over and over again.
For a bit of context, this is the first time we’ve seen the exes together since Tristan was forced to confess. a third cheating scandal in December of last year, later revealing that he had fathered a child with another woman while he and Khloé were together.
And so, it’s for that very reason that the fans were a little alarmed to see New snaps of the exes looking cozy as they left a pre-Father’s Day lunch with their 4-year-old daughter, True, on Saturday.
In the photographs, which have been sourced and distributed by a number of outlets, the family of three seemed relaxed as they left the lunch spot together. They were also joined by Kris Jenner, who, along with several other members of the Kardashian family, was present at the gathering.
However, in several of the photos that featured just Khloé and Tristan, the former couple looked a bit too close for comfort as they appeared to strap True into her car seat.
In one particularly striking shot, Tristan can be seen with his arm tight around Khloé’s, as she sought to return the hug by hugging him from the side.
Inevitably, these images ended up causing a storm on social media. provoking outrage on renewed speculation that the exes could be working things out for a third time.
But, before fans got too carried away, Khloé caught wind of the talk and was quick to set the record straight, calling out the paparazzi in the process.
In response to a fan account on Instagram who had republished the photos in question, Khloé accused the paparazzi of trying to spark rumors of a reunion between her and Tristan by making a “calculated” decision not to post photos of Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner with their baby daddies, who also they had been present for lunch.
“Hmmm Very calculated of the paparazzi not to post pics of my other sisters and the parents of their children Kim/Kanye Kylie/Trav,” she wrote, referring to Kanye West and Travis Scott, who were also in attendance but were not present. seen in the photographs made public by the paparazzi.
Fans were quick to back Khloé, taking to Twitter to call out the The “sick obsession” of the paparazzi in an attempt to manipulate a false narrative about her relationship with Tristan and, as a result, generate a barrage of hateful comments.
“What the paparazzi//people are doing with Khloe is giving a lot of sick obsession. The paparazzi give people very convenient content so people enjoy hating on her,” one fan wrote, alluding to the years of public scrutiny Khloé has faced for getting back together with Tristan.
They added: “That’s not healthy, that really is just mental illness.”
And with that, it looks like we can rest assured that Khloé and Tristan are simply in a happy co-parenting relationship and nothing more.
Of course, Khloé has made it clear on multiple occasions since her paternity scandal shockingly came to light that maintaining a healthy co-parenting dynamic is her only concern when it comes to her future.
During a podcast interview with Amanda Hirsch Last month, Khloé revealed that things are “cordial” between her and Tristan. “We speak for True,” she said of her co-parenting relationship, later clarifying that there is “no drama” in that area of their lives.
“He’s very cordial,” Khloe continued. “There is just no drama. For me, the facts are the facts. What are we continually fighting about? What is there to talk about?