During their relationship, they’ve talked about the possibility of marriage, expressed their desire to start a family and have had nothing but love and praise for one another in interviews and super sweet social media posts.
Now, as Khloe is just days away from giving birth to the couple’s first child after a touching, candid pregnancy journey, ET looks back at the couple’s whirlwind romance and the sweetest things they’ve said about one another since the start of their PDA-packed romance.
August — Sparking Rumors
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson first spark romance rumors after they were photographed leaving the Los Angeles nightclub Bootsy Bellows within minutes of one another.
Earlier in the evening, Khloe and Tristan were joined by Kourtney Kardashian and family friend Jonathan Cheban for dinner before heading to watch Kanye West perform at the American Airlines Arena as part of his Saint Pablo Tour.
Khloe traveled to Cleveland to support the Cavaliers star as he accepted his NBA championship ring. The reality star — who rocked a green coat with a fur stole and thigh-high leopard-print boots — shared photos of the special occasion to social media.
Khloe’s Storm costume was absolutely spot on, complete with platinum-white hair and glowing eyes — while Tristan’s athletic build gave a real believability to his Black Panther outfit. And the pair weren’t shy when it came to making out on the dance floor at the huge Halloween night bash.
“I live here, but I’m there very often,” she told Kimmel of splitting her time between L.A. and Cleveland. “I actually really do [like spending time in Cleveland]. I actually really like it. I like just having my routine and being a little more under the radar.”
“My boyfriend’s a cutie, so I do like big men,” she admited. “I love athletes. Someone who has the same interests as me, who likes to work out, like that’s their hobby or their job, that’s fine… Tristan is who I’m into. He’s a little cutie.”
December 19 — Tristan’s First Baby
Amid Tristan’s burgeoning romance with the KUWTK star, he also became a first-time father when his ex-girlfriend, Jordan Craig, gave birth to their son, Prince Oliver. The couple split up shortly before he struck up a relationship with Khloe, while Craig was pregnant.
December 25 — A Very Merry Xmas
The happy couple spent their first Christmas together, and Tristan took to Instagram to celebrate the happy holiday, sharing a photo of himself and his lady love in luxurious fur coats, which he captioned, “Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from me and mines, to you and yours.”
December 31 — New Year’s Resolutions
The couple got close on the dance floor as they rang in the new year together at Nicki Minaj’s performance at E11EVEN nightclub in Miami. Khloe posted a steamy snapshot from the celebration, showing her grinding up on her man while rocking a shimmering gold-sequined gown. “Happy New Year!!! May you always be surrounded by the love you are deserving of!” she captioned the pic. “May Gods blessings continue to rain on us all!”
The house was filled with sparkly gold balloons — as well as some giant letter balloons that spelled out “Happy Birthday” — and the table was set with a stunning floral arrangement that served as a table runner. The decadent spread also included donuts with glitter sprinkles, golden Kit Kats, and cookies with the couple’s picture on them.
April — Marriage on Her Mind
In an interview with ES Magazine, Khloe said she would “love to have a family,” and admitted that she and Tristan had already discussed the possibility. “We’ve talked about it. He [already] is a father, and I know for a fact that he would be an impeccable father,” she said. “I definitely want to be a mom. But I don’t put the pressure on it. It’s not like, ‘the clock is ticking.’ I feel in my soul it will happen.”
She also said she would say yes if Tristan popped the question, adding, ” “[I’ve] never been in this type of love.”
June 25 — Birthday Bash (Redux)
Three months after Khloe threw Tristan a special b-day party, her boyfriend returned the favor with a surprise celebration with tons of her friends and family at the the Blind Dragon restaurant in Los Angeles. Tristan went all out for the big night, covering the club in decorations and golden treats, and they even had a photo booth.
August — ‘Best Relationship Ever’
The reality star up about her romance with the Canadian basketballer in an interview with the Mail on Sunday’s YOU magazine about the possibility of getting married again and starting a family. “I’m in the best relationship I’ve ever been in and it doesn’t take a ring for me to feel that way,” Kardashian said. “I believe in marriage and I want to be married again one day but I don’t have a time frame. Why do people think that marriage equates to happiness? There are a lot of people in unhealthy marriages.”
Khloe also said that their relationship works well and stays strong because they share the same “belief system and morals,” which makes dating and communicating easier.
Khloe went on to say that Tristan is “very protective” of her, adding, “Feeling loved and validated and secure is a huge thing. Tristan is protective of my entire family, which is beautiful. And I love that everything we do is as a union. When he speaks, it’s ‘us’ and ‘we,’ and that’s important because it shows that you’re sharing life.”
September — Pregnancy Rumors
Reports first surfaced that Khloe and Tristan were expecting their first child together just days after it was revealed that her younger sister, Kylie Jenner, was pregnant. A source told ET at the time, “Khloe is pregnant and due early next year. It’s going to be a very busy time for the Kardashian-Jenner family… It’s no secret that Khloe was eager to become a mother. This is something she has wanted for a long time and finally the timing is right.”
Khloe finally confirmed the pregnancy rumors when she took to Instagram to share the news alongside a photo of her bare baby bump, cradled by her and Tristan’s hands. “My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient. I still at times can’t believe that our love created life!” Khloe wrote. “Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes! I know we’ve been keeping this quiet but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately.”
“For six months [pregnant], you a fine six months, baby. I’ll tell you that,” Tristan flirted in a sweet Snapchat video from the couple’s New Year’s Eve night out in Ohio.
March 4 — Gender Reveal
As part of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians season 14 finale, Khloe first revealed that she was expecting a little girl while talking with her sisters. She also took to Twitter to address the news, and sweetly gave a shout-out to Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian West’s newborn daughters, Stormi and Chicago.
I am now so excited my daughter will have forever best friends with Chicago and Stormi!! God is great!!! Thank you Lord for our princess 👑 👶🏽💗
“I am now so excited my daughter will have forever best friends with Chicago and Stormi!! God is great!!! Thank you Lord for our princess,” Khloe shared.
April — Countdown in Cleveland
In the days leading up to her due date, Khloe spent her time keeping a low profile, relaxing at the couple’s home in Cleveland and taking to Instagram and Snapchat to document the final days of her pregnancy journey.
The 33-year-old reality star, who has never shied away from baring her glowing pregnancy bod, posted numerous artistic photos of her baby bump in romantic snapshots with Tristan. On April 9, Khloe posted a touching photo of her and her shirtless boyfriend sharing a sweet kiss, which she captioned, “We are ready whenever you are little mama.”
“The video going around shows Tristan in a loud club briefly talking to a girl, nothing more,” the source says. “Tristan was there for roughly an hour and left with his teammates. Khloe and Tristan are happy and focusing on the birth of their daughter.”
In the wake of the reports, TMZ also published a video of what appears to be Thompson kissing and getting cozy with two women at a hookah lounge outside Washington, D.C., in October 2017.