How Khloé Kardashian And Tristan Thompson Really Feel About Each Other, According To A Relationship Expert

To say that Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson's relationship has been a roller coaster is a serious understatement. Not only do they share a daughter, but they've also endured hardships like his infidelities, including cheating while she was pregnant and cozying up to her younger sister's now former best friend. While Khloé and Thompson ended up splitting up, rumors were swirling in 2020 that they might be getting back together due to the fact that they were apparently in a better place (and maybe even thinking about having another baby).

Want proof that things seem to have changed between the former (or possibly current) couple? Well, on June 27, 2020, Thompson shared a birthday message for Khloé on Instagram, writing: "I'm wise enough now to know, you came into my life to show me just what it means to be an incredible person. I appreciate how I am able to learn from and grow because of you."

He continued: "I thank God for the beautiful and loving woman you are to everyone, especially our daughter True. You deserve the world, Koko! True and I love you, mama." In turn, Khloé shared a cute photo of Thompson and True with the caption, "Daddy's Twin."

So, what's really going on between Khloé and Thompson? While we don't know what's happening behind closed doors (you know, when the reality TV cameras aren't rolling), Dr. Tracy Thomas, a psychologist affectionately known as Dr. T, gave Nicki Swift some exclusive insight into how the two really feel about each other.

Tristan is trying to show Khloé this important aspect

Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson may no longer be in a rough spot when it comes to their relationship, but where exactly is Thompson at these days when it comes to his feelings towards his ex (or possible current partner)? According to psychologist Dr. Tracy Thomas, Thompson "is expressing a lot of love and affinity for True and for [Khloé]. He's also expressing appreciation for being a dad and having a family with [Khloé] and True."

Dr. T pointed out to Nicki Swift that Thompson "is feeling more connected to his daughter and [Khloé] and making sure that they both see that he's valuing them and committed to them by sharing his love and appreciation on social media." Thomas mentions that he appears to be "happier now that he ... made it through such a dark chapter of disconnection and dysfunction."

Our expert says that "it seems like [Thompson] is also relieved to be able to belong to [Khloé] again which makes him more able to belong to True and to belong to the family that he's created and gets to be a part of." Frankly, he "may not have known how to handle the gifts he received in having [Khloé] and True, but now it seems he's happier belonging in a family and being a partner and daddy."

While it sounds like Thompson's feelings towards Khloé have changed in a significant way, does she feel the same way?

You might be surprised by how Khloé feels about Tristan

Some people never forgive and forget, but psychologist Dr. Tracy Thomas told Nicki Swift that Khloé Kardashian "seems to have come through the worst of her emotional reactions towards Tristan [Thompson]'s transgressions, betrayals, and having suffered due to Tristan's emotional issues playing out in her and True's life and causing her pain." 

Beyond that, Dr. T says that Khloé "appears to be able to see [Thompson] for the person he really is, not the negative emotional patterns he expressed in their relationship, and she looks like she's reconnected to the love she had for [him], her dreams she shared with him, and the joy of being in partnership with the person she created True with."

"There is such a special bond that was there from the beginning, and also there is no more special connection than that of two people who have created a life together," Dr. T explained. "Given that [Khloé] cares so much for [Thompson] and loves True more than anything, her desire to belong in a family that she and [Thompson] created together is coming through on her social media." On top of that, "[t]hrough her comments, she's sharing with her followers that she's moving forwards towards her intentions for herself, her relationship, her daughter, and her family."

Whatever happens between these two, let's hope that they're able to remain on good terms for both their sakes and to make sure that they're the best co-parents for their beloved True.