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Maralee Nichols Breaks Silence Amid Tristan Thompson Baby Drama

Maralee Nichols Breaks Silence Amid Tristan Thompson Baby Drama

Maralee Nichols is speaking out.

The 31-year-old fitness model, who just won a legal battle after Tristan Thompson‘s paternity case was just dismissed in Texas, issued a statement to E! News.

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If you didn’t know, Maralee previously claimed in a lawsuit that the athlete fathered her newborn son, whom she welcomed earlier this month.

Her baby is allegedly Tristan‘s third child. He also has son Prince, 5, with ex Jordan Craig and daughter True, 3, with ex Khloe Kardashian.

“Over the past couple of weeks, many inaccurate and false stories have been circulated about me. I have not at any point released—nor have I directed anyone else to release—any information regarding Tristan Thompson or any litigation involving him. I have never spoken to any media outlet, nor have I leaked any information to anyone at any time. I am providing this statement because I feel I must defend my character,” she said.

“I have seen fake stories, unflattering photos of me, people using photos that are not even me, stating an incorrect occupation and age. There have been multiple fake Instagram posts claiming to be me, making false statements and attaching stock photos of a sonogram and a child (neither mine),” she continued.

“These are the facts: I have lived in California since 2019. I am not a personal trainer. I have not worked as a personal trainer for four years; I do fitness modeling. I was never a personal trainer for Tristan,” she said, adding that she met him at a party at his Encino, Calif., home in 2020.

“I saw Tristan in March 2021 around his birthday. He told me he had wanted to see me. 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 has never even been in my vehicle. I used an Uber or was driven by friends that weekend. Houston was one of many nights we spent together. Soon after his birthday weekend in Houston, Tristan invited me to visit him in Boston,” she also claimed, adding that she learned she was pregnant a few week before her trip to Boston, which she told him about in North Carolina after he invited her to see him at the end of April.

Tristan wanted the court to hear the case in Houston, while she filed in California. The judge ruled to dismiss the Texas case, meaning it’s likely the lawsuit will now be handled in California.

Find out what Tristan Thompson said about using Snapchat to communicate with her.

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