Maralee Nichols took the next step in his legal battle against Tristan Thompsondemanding substantial monthly child support for their 3-month-old son, Theo.
The fitness model, 31, filed the paperwork in Los Angeles on March 4. documents seen by We Weekly Lily. She also asked that the NBA star, 30, be ordered to pay his attorney’s fees, which exceed $1 million.
The filing estimated Thompson’s monthly income at at least $810,075. Nichols, for his part, claimed his expenses amount to $22,263 a month, adding, “Theo and I live at a much lower standard of living than Tristan.”
The former personal trainer alleged that before giving birth she spent more than $2,000 a month at restaurants and “expects that spending to pick up once Theo gets older and COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. “. She also claimed that she spends $3,500 a month on clothes, explaining, “I made a huge effort to cut my expenses. Previously, my average monthly spending on clothes was over $5,000 per month.
Nichols went on to claim that she lives in an apartment with a roommate, while Thompson reportedly hasn’t paid her any money yet and has a “lavish celebrity lifestyle.”
The Texas native then called Jordan Craig, who shares 5-year-old son Prince with the Chicago Bulls player. She alleged in the papers that the model, 30, would ‘receive at least $40,000 a month in child support from Tristan [and] leads an equally lofty lifestyle, including living in a $3 million mansion in Los Angeles, driving multiple luxury vehicles, taking extravagant vacations, and dressing her son in designer clothes at a young age .
News broke in December 2021 that Nichols had sued Thompson for child support. We exclusively revealed that she gave birth to Theo earlier that month. The athlete confirmed in January that he was the father of the child.
“I take full responsibility for my actions,” he wrote via his Instagram story at the time. “Now that paternity has been established, I look forward to amicably raising our son. I sincerely apologize to anyone I have hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal, both in public and ‘in private.
Thompson also expressed remorse to his ex-girlfriend Khloe Kardashian, with whom he shares True, his 3-year-old daughter. “Khloé, you don’t deserve this,” he added. “You don’t deserve the grief and humiliation I caused you. You don’t deserve the way I’ve treated you over the years.
We confirmed in June 2021 that the off-on couple called it quits. The reality star, 37, revealed earlier this week that the paternity drama will be covered on his family’s upcoming Hulu show. “I wish I never had to talk about it because it’s not a fun thing to talk about,” she said. Variety. “But it’s part of my journey in life, so we’ll see that on the show.”
We contacted Thompson for comment. Nichols does not comment on, confirm or deny anything regarding the pleadings and documents in the paternity case.