Khloé Kardashian, reality TV star and entrepreneur, recently opened up about her approach to maintaining a healthy co-parenting relationship with her ex, Tristan Thompson. Speaking candidly to her mother Kris Jenner, Khloé discussed the challenges and the conscious decisions she has made to ensure the well-being of their children, while also preserving her own peace of mind.
Navigating Co-Parenting: 'It's About the Kids'
"Tristan and I, we always get along great. Him and I have a great friendship relationship, we get along fine, and for my kids, I will put anything to the side," Khloé expressed, articulating her commitment to creating a stable environment for their children.
However, she emphasized the finality of their romantic relationship. "What's done is done, so what would I still be holding on to something for? I don’t need to 'punish' him because I'm not getting back with him." The reality star is firm on Thompson being around for their children, even when she is away. "Yeah, if I'm not here, when I'm not around, he's here," she told Jenner.
"I would rather him be here than the nanny."
Drawing the Line: ‘There’s Still Boundaries’
Despite this amicable setup, Khloé is clear about the necessity of boundaries, particularly due to their history. "There's still boundaries, I'm definitely putting my foot down around a lot of things.
No one's just here chilling if there's no kids involved," she stated, revealing her stance on maintaining clear lines between their roles as co-parents and previous lovers. "These boundaries are so important to put into place with Tristan because we’ve done this song and dance a handful of times already," Khloé shared.
In the past, she has reconciled with Thompson after cheating scandals. Now, she believes he might assume a similar pattern will repeat itself. "I get why he would think that, so it's my job to set boundaries that my actions show otherwise," she continued.
With a mature perspective and laser focus on the children, Khloé concludes, "I keep it very short and sweet and make sure he knows it's always about the kids because it's so easy to fall back into [habits]. I can't let those old habits easily come into my life.
It's just not what I want." This commitment to ensuring a healthy co-parenting relationship is a testament to Kardashian’s resilience and dedication as a mother, underlining the strength that lies beneath her celebrity persona.