Leave it to Kim Kardashian West to make a statement like no one else can!
In case you missed it, Tristan Thompson celebrated his 29th birthday on Friday, March 13 (how unlucky!) and not a single member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan — including ex-girlfriend and baby momma Khloé Kardashian — acknowledged his special day. Well, everyone except for KKW, that is!
The 39-year-old reality TV star surprised us all by casually wishing the NBA athlete a HBD on her Instagram. Alongside a since-expired photo of herself courtside at a basketball game, she wrote:
“Happy Birthday @RealTristan13!!! Cheering loud for you today! Can’t wait to celebrate soon!”
Of course, those who caught it probably recognized the memorable shot from a January Los Angeles Lakers game where Kanye West‘s wife was rumored to be booing her sister’s ex from the sidelines. She later denied that claim but uploading it here feels like a timely callback to the whole fiasco! At the time, she insisted:
“I was there to support him! And was cheering screaming LETS GO TRISTAN!!!!! I would never go boo anyone. I don’t go to hate, only to cheer!”
This wasn’t the image we’re referring to, but there’s Tristan that night, front and center (wearing black, with the ball) while Kim sits courtside! / (c) Kim Kardashian/Instagram
The birthday wishes continued as the KUWTK star also took it upon herself to share another poignant throwback shot featuring True Thompson‘s father. Ch-ch-check it out (below):
“I think this is our only pic together,” wrote Kim over a photo of her and Tristan. / (c) Kim Kardashian West/Instagram Story
Tristan seemed to really appreciate the gesture as he reposted both images and included responses that read, “Thank you soo much Keeks! Turn up soon come 🍸🍷🥃” and “🤣 we have to start using the photo booths at the parties 🤣.”
Playing it really cool, dude. We see you!
As we mentioned earlier, we haven’t seen any other online activity from the famous family and it’s unlikely they’ll mention him at all. Yep, even after Kimmy invited Tristan to dinner with them recently, too!
Late last month, a source told Us Weekly everyone has more or less moved on from the infamous Jordyn Woods cheating scandal — but all has not been totally forgotten:
“[The family] have forgiven Tristan in some regards but they are still very protective of Khloé, her feelings and of course, [her daughter] True.”
There’s been a bit of speculation on whether True’s parents will ever give their romance another shot since becoming such good co-parents but Khloé’s inner circle trusts her to make the right decision:
“They know Khloé is smart and will make the right decisions for herself. She is an adult and they know she makes choices that respect herself and what she feels is best for her and her family.”
While that all works itself out, Happy Birthday again, Tristan!
[Image via Apega/Avalon/WENN]