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Tristan Thompson sued by woman who claims to be pregnant with his child

Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson is about to become the father to a third child, according to a woman who has filed a lawsuit against the NBA star.

According to court documents obtained by The Daily Mail, a 31-year-old woman named Maralee Nichols filed a lawsuit against Thompson several months ago seeking child support and reimbursement of pregnancy-related costs. Nichols, whose due date is Friday, says the child was conceived in Houston, Texas, during Thompson’s 30th birthday celebrations. Thompson responded to the lawsuit with a court declaration in August.

In his statement, Thompson refers to Nichols as a former friend. He admitted to having sexual intercourse with her multiple times the night the two attended a party together, but he said that is the only time they were intimate. Nichols claims she and Thompson had a relationship for at least five months leading up to the child’s conception and that she visited Thompson in California several times after. She used to live in Houston but has since moved to Los Angeles.

Thompson was still dating Khloe Kardashian at the time of his sexual encounter with Nichols. The Sacramento Kings center had an off-and-on relationship with Kardashian and was accused of cheating on her numerous times.

Thompson did not deny that he is the father of the unborn child, but he said he will be seeking a paternity test once the child is born. The 30-year-old shares a 3-year-old daughter with Kardashian. He also has a 4-year-old son with his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig.

The alleged affair would be on-brand for Thompson. His name is constantly in the gossip tabloids, which is something fans love to get on him for. A fan was reportedly ejected from a game recently for making a comment about Thompson’s personal life.

Dansby Swanson, Mallory Pugh are now engaged

Dansby Swanson in his Braves uniform

A big couple of months for Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson has gotten even bigger.

Swanson and U.S. soccer star Mallory Pugh on Thursday announced their engagement. Pugh posted pictures of the proposal on her Instagram, as did Swanson.

Pugh was a member of the United States’ FIFA World Cup-winning team in 2019, and has scored 18 total goals for the national team. She currently plays for the Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL. Swanson is fresh off his World Series win with the Atlanta Braves, and he contributed two home runs in the series against Houston.

Swanson and Pugh met through Swanson’s former Braves teammate Jace Pederson, who is married to Pugh’s sister. They started dating in 2017 and have not been shy about the relationship. Congratulations to them both.

Photo: Nov 2, 2021; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson (7) reacts after turning a double play against the Houston Astros during the fourth inning in game six of the 2021 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Bre Tiesi celebrates divorce from Johnny Manziel with cake, party

Bre Tiesi takes a selfie

Johnny Manziel and Bre Tiesi finalized their divorce this month after being separated for quite some time, and the former Mrs. Johnny Football was not shy in expressing her excitement about it.

TMZ Sports reported on Tuesday that Manziel and Tiesi’s divorce was made official recently. Tiesi confirmed the news by proudly sharing photos and videos from her divorce party in Miami.

For what it’s worth, it does not seem like there’s any animosity between Tiesi and Manziel. Tiesi wrote in her caption, “No shade to J, wish you nothing but the best, love ya.” Manziel also commented on the post with several laughing emojis.

Manziel and Tiesi began dating in 2016 and got engaged in early 2017. They were married as of early 2018. However, things began to fall apart and they had broken up a year later.

Tiesi hinted in 2019 at the reason she broke up with Manziel.

Manziel, 28, last played in the NFL in 2015. He tried to continue his professional football career in the CFL and AAF, but neither comeback attempt was successful. He has since fooled around with a newer league and has also entertained trying out professional golf.

Mike Zimmer confirmed to be dating model Katarina Miketin

Mike Zimmer

The Minnesota Vikings are coming off a huge win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, so now is as good a time as any to point out that head coach Mike Zimmer is winning off the field as well.

There have been rumors dating back quite some time that Zimmer is in a relationship with model Katarina Miketin. While the two have been photographed together on several occasions, there was never any public confirmation. Until now.

Egotastic Sports reached out to Miketin on Instagram to ask if she is dating “a certain head coach.” While the message did not mention Zimmer by name, Miketin replied “yes.”

That seemingly confirms the obvious.

Miketin, who will appear on the cover of the December issue of Maxim Australia, often attends Vikings games. She was in a luxury box at Sunday’s game and shared some clips on her Instagram Story. She was also on the sideline for a Vikings game earlier this season and has been a huge fan of the team for quite some time.

Miketin has not shared any photos of her and Zimmer together on social media, but a few exist. You can see some more of her shots below:

Zimmer, 65, had been married for 27 years when his wife Vikki died unexpectedly in 2009. The coach has three children, including a daughter who has been known to enthusiastically defend him against criticism.

Zimmer has been the head coach of the Vikings since 2014. It seems clear that his girlfriend is one of his biggest supporters. He’s a lucky guy.

Odell Beckham Jr, girlfriend Lauren Wood make big announcement

Odell Beckham and Lauren Wood pose together

Odell Beckham Jr. has had some major changes in his life recently, but the biggest one is coming in the near feature.

Beckham’s longtime girlfriend, fitness trainer and Instagram model Lauren Wood, shared some photos on Sunday that revealed she is pregnant. The Los Angeles Rams star was among those who commented on the photos of him and Wood, writing, “Can’t wait baby!” You can see the photos below:

This has obviously been a big year for Beckham. Not only has he joined a Super Bowl contender, he is also expecting his first child.

Wood and Beckham have been together for quite some time. If you remember, Wood had a funny reaction to a wild internet rumor about OBJ last year. We wish them all the best.

Alex Rodriguez shuts down Kelly Bensimon dating rumors

Alex Rodriguez with sunglasses on

There have been a few different rumors about Alex Rodriguez’s dating life since he and Jennifer Lopez called off their engagement, but the former MLB slugger has denied the latest.

Mara Siegler of Page Six was told by a source this week that Rodriguez has been trying to score a date with “Real Housewives of New York City” star Kelly Bensimon. The report claims A-Rod has asked Bensimon out multiple times and that the two “have a cute and flirty text relationship.”

A rep for Bensimon confirmed that she and Rodriguez have been chatting.

“They’ve been having a fun text relationship for the last couple of months,” the rep says. “She thinks he is charming and a gentleman.”

A-Rod, however, claims he and Bensimon have discussed nothing more than business. Bensimon is a real estate agent, and Rodriguez’s reps told E! News that she reached out with a business proposal like many others have done.

“[Kelly] reached out on a real estate opportunity and that is it,” Alex’s rep put it bluntly. “There are no flirty texts, there is nothing there. A lot of people reach out to him for business purposes. Mr. Rodriguez is laser-focused on running Arod Corp, Timberwolves and being a present father for his daughters.”

Rodriguez and Lopez split earlier this year, reportedly over the music icon’s trust issues. J-Lo has since rekindled her relationship with Ben Affleck. A-Rod was said to be dating an NFL sideline reporter at one point, but apparently that fizzled out.

Photo: Feb 2, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Alex Rodriguez on the sidelines before Super Bowl LIV between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Scottie Pippen answers if Larsa Pippen’s public affairs bother him

Larsa Pippen poses

Scottie Pippen has maintained a relatively low profile until recently. Prior to being inspired by “The Last Dance” to write a book, Pippen rarely made sports headlines. However, Pippen was dragged into tabloid talk due to the actions of his estranged wife, Larsa.

Larsa got involved with Tristan Thompson at one point a few years ago. She also was involved with rapper future. Then Larsa recently dated NBA player Malik Beasley. This has all been since the two filed for divorce, reconciled, and then filed again.

In an interview with GQ to promote his new book “Unguarded,” Pippen was asked whether he was bothered by his relationship with Larsa becoming public fodder. He specifically was asked whether it was harder to have their relationship “picked apart” by the press.

Scottie downplayed the matter. He suggested his relationship with Larsa was over by the time things became public fodder, which lessened the sting.

“I don’t think that it was picked apart,” Scottie told GQ. “I think the relationship was already over. I think the press caught the end of it and was able to try and plug it together.

“The press bothers you a lot … but do it really bother me? No. That’s what they do. They create ‘press.'”

It’s impressive that Pippen was able to avoid being bothered by the gossip headlines involving Larsa. Or, at least he didn’t let on that he was bothered by them. But when it came to Michael Jordan, Pippen wasn’t shy about letting us know that he was bothered.

H/T BSO

Brittany Renner responds to allegations she trapped PJ Washington

Brittany Renner talks

Brittany Renner is hitting back at critics who have accused her of preying on PJ Washington.

Renner met Washington when he was a college basketball player at Kentucky. Renner was 26 at the time they met. Washington is now 23 and in his third season with the Charlotte Hornets.

Renner and Washington welcomed a son into the world on May 5, but their relationship ended shortly thereafter. Washington complained about their issues in some deleted tweets.

Critics looked at the situation and accused Renner, who is older than Washington, of targeting young athletes with the intent of getting pregnant to ensure hefty child support payments. They accused her of trapping Washington with a child.

But Renner went on “Off the Record with DJ Akademiks” for a podcast episode that was published on Nov. 1. In the episode, Renner shared her side of the situation and defended herself.

Renner said that Washington is an adult, made his decisions with both eyes open, and said she was upfront with Washington.

“When do you as men take accountability?” Renner asked. “You are old enough to ride this ride. You want to f— with me … you want to f— me raw, so why are we babying men who make decisions for themselves?”

Renner claimed she did not trick him.

“Stop acting like someone had to pull the wool over his eyes,” she said.

Renner said she was on birth control until having a talk with Washington, whom she claimed wanted to have the child. She pointed to their son’s name — Paul Jamaine Washington III — as evidence that PJ is proud of their son and not trying to hide something, as if the baby were conceived on accident.

She also said that Washington was her “guy” and that she did want to marry him.

You can listen to a clip of the interview below, but beware of the bad language.

Washington is currently dealing with an elbow injury. His minutes are down this season and he is averaging 9.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in seven games this season.

Washington has made $7.8 million in his career and is scheduled to earn $4.2 million this season.

H/T Big Daddy

Kristin Cavallari admits to major mistake after Jay Cutler divorce

Kristin Cavallari

Kristin Cavallari admitted to making a major mistake after her split with Jay Cutler.

Cavallari and Cutler announced in April 2020 that they were getting a divorce after 10 years together. Cavallari admitted during a recent podcast interview that she initially wasn’t sure whether she was making the right move.

Cavallari told “Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe” that she even went on a few dates with Cutler after announcing her intent to divorce him. She wanted to see whether they still had anything.

Cavallari believes they were still “crazy about each other,” but that their relationship was toxic.

“The thing with Jay and I is we’re not getting a divorce because of love lost, which made it really challenging because we were crazy about each other,” Cavallari said.

“I just decided I didn’t want to be in a toxic relationship anymore and I had to break it off. But, that’s made it hard and made me sit here and question it for a few months.”

So Cavallari decided to go out with Cutler again and see whether they could make it work. She realized that was a bad idea.

“I was like, ‘No, this is wrong,'” Cavallari told Bristowe. “It just wasn’t there anymore. It’s not there for me anymore.”

Cavallari says the dates with Jay after announcing her intent to divorce helped her confirm her divorce decision.

While thinking that dating Jay again might work was a mistake on her part, it sounds like it helped her move forward.

Cutler and Cavallari began dating in 2010 and were married in 2013. They have three children together.

It’s hard to believe they went on a few dates together last year amid some of the mudslinging that was going on.

H/T TMZ Sports

Photo: Kristin Dos Santos/wikimedia via CC BY-SA 2.0

Instagram model Jen Selter calls out married athletes for hitting on her

Jen Selter

Jen Selter is one of the more famous Instagram models, so it goes without saying that she has received more than a few private messages from athletes and other well-known people. She just wishes the ones who aren’t single would stop hitting on her.

Selter, a fitness trainer with more than 12 million followers on Instagram and more than 1 million on Twitter, expressed frustration this week about athletes shooting their shots at her even when they’re in relationships.

Selter didn’t drop any names, but that will probably make a few athletes sweat.

You may be familiar with Selter from when she appeared to be sending cryptic signals that she was interested in Kristaps Porzingis a few years back. It doesn’t seem like she’s against all pro athletes showing interest in her, but she obviously doesn’t want to hear from the married ones.

H/T Egotastic Sports