When it comes to the Kardashian/Jenner family, it’s complicated. Looking at their family tree is like trying solve some sort of puzzle, but it all gets even more complex when you start factoring in exes, babies and Christmas card mysteries.
To quote Kim Kardashian herself, “There’s a lot of baggage that comes with us. But it’s like Louis Vuitton baggage — you always want it.”
Obviously one of the biggest pieces of “baggage” that comes along with being a member of the Kardashian family is the constant surveillance. Paparazzi and tabloid reporters tend to keep their noses firmly planted in the KarJenner fam’s business, but their reporting isn’t always thorough or accurate.
One recent example would be in the reporting of Khloe Kardashian’s alleged pregnancy. Though this rumored child will be Khloe Kardashian’s first, the baby boy will not be Tristan Thompson’s only son.
Meet Jordan Craig, Thompson’s ex-girlfriend and the mother of his child, Prince Thompson.Twitter Twitter
These two were together for a bit before Thompson allegedly cheated on Craig with Kardashian. Kardashian and Thompson made their relationship public in September 2016. The next month, Craig held a baby shower, an event that included her cousin Eniko Hart, the wife of comedian Kevin Hart.
Prior to the pregnancy and the subsequent breakup, Craig frequently posted pics of herself at Cleveland Cavs games on Instagram.
In December 2016, Craig gave birth to Prince Thompson. Pointedly, Thompson’s name was left off of the baby’s birth certificate, according to TMZ. This could mean that Thompson wasn’t present for the birth. In the state of California, a name can be added later, though there hasn’t been any official word from Craig or Thompson in regards to any legal processes.
For the most part, Thompson remains tight-lipped about his son. Craig also tends to keep mum, posting some pictures of her baby but mainly staying out of the spotlight.
In the end, it doesn’t seem as though Craig is interested in any drama or strife, simply posting that her son is her main concern.
Thompson’s muted presence and the lack of photos or videos does not mean that he isn’t present in his child’s life. It could mean quite the opposite. In the end, what’s important is Prince’s wellbeing and how his parents choose to handle that is their business.
The Kardashian family is complicated, but Craig and her child aren’t part of it. This could lead to the lack of accuracy in reporting Thompson’s status as a dad, as well as Craig and Thompson’s lack of public availability and (most likely conscious) acknowledgment.
In the end, it doesn’t have to be too complicated.