Kris Jenner chokes up over Tristan Thompson’s family tragedy

Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner (M) paid tribute to Tristan Thompson’s mum Andrea following her death (Picture: instagram/krisjenner)

Kris Jenner struggled to hold back the tears after Tristan Thompson expressed his gratitude following the death of his mother.

The 32-year-old, whose ex is Khloe Kardashian, had a terrifying ordeal after Andrea was rushed to hospital on Thursday (January 5) in Toronto.

Sources later confirmed to that the NBA player’s mother was unable to be resuscitated.

Tristan is believed to have been in Los Angeles with Khloe at the time, with the pair swiftly leaving via private jet so he could be with his family in Canada.

During the season three finale of the Kardashians – which aired last Thursday – the former Chicago Bulls star – who shares two children, True, five, and Tatum, one, with Khloe – praised the family for their support throughout the transition, bringing momager Kris, 67, to tears.

‘You know your mom had a lot on her plate, and to be able to be Amari’s sole caregiver like really affected me so much, and that just broke my heart because Amari doesn’t know what’s going on, and then all of a sudden you’re stripped from the caretaker you’ve had your whole life,’ said an emotional Kris.

Tristan Thompson with mother Andrea

Tristan Thompson’s mother Andrea died after suffering a heart attack (Picture: Getty)
Tristan thanked Kris for her support (Picture: HULU)

‘I just feel so lost for him because he’s probably wondering where his mommy went, and it breaks my heart.’

Tristan again thanked his children’s grandmother and noted that they were taking things a day at a time.

Khloe and Tristan started dating in 2016 and welcomed their daughter, True, two years later, but their bond shattered after the NBA athlete was unfaithful during her pregnancy.

They were able to sort through their issues before their romance imploded once again when the dad-of-four later kissed Jordyn Woods on a night out.

During the pandemic, they reunited while isolating together and decided to start the process of surrogacy to welcome their second child – but things crumbled when it was confirmed that he had secretly fathered a baby with Maralee.

They eventually went their separate ways but introduced Tatum last summer and have remained close to co-parent their brood.

Sharing an update on their bond in an earlier episode of the Kardashians, Khloe told mom Kris Jenner: ‘Him and I have a great friendship relationship. We get along fine and for my kids, I will put anything to the side.

The Kardashians airs on Hulu in the US and is available to stream on Disney+ in the UK.

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