Khloé Kardashian gave her baby daddy Tristan Thompson a polite “thanks but no thanks” when he offered to pay for their daughter True's fourth-birthday party. And it sounds like these two do not have good communication.
In season two, episode seven, of Hulu's The Kardashians, Khloé throws her daughter a “pastel”-themed party in what looks like her backyard, complete with giant balloons, a hair-braiding station, a bunch of kittens, slime, and lots of pretty desserts. The Good American designer is obviously proud of the event she threw, as evidenced by all the pictures she took of the birthday girl with the party supplies.
Showing her party planner Mindy Weiss pictures on her phone, Kardashian reveals, “Her dad got her this diamond necklace, and I'm like, Oh my God,” before explaining that he's absent only because of an NBA game.
“I don't know, if Tristan [were] here today, if that would add more stress to me,” she tells the camera. “We do coparent really well, but I haven't seen Tristan in person since before Christmastime.” True was born in April, so this is about six-month gap she's alluding to.
“So I don't know if I'm supposed to tell you this or not,” Kris Jenner says after arriving. “Tristan called me. And he said that he privately went ahead and took care of the whole party.” Khloé responds simply, “That's nice, but I won't let that happen,” but Jenner pushes: “You should, he was so excited to do it.” Kardashian doesn't miss a beat: “And I'm so excited that I could do it all by myself.” After another back-and forth, both women walk away smiling.
“I work very hard to do elaborate things for True, and I don't need anyone's help,” Kardashian tells the camera. Which is great and all, but I'm sensing drama under the surface. Did Thompson call Jenner because he really wanted to make the payment (I'm assuming to Weiss?) a surprise, or are he and Kardashian on the outs? How are they coparenting without seeing each other for months? Maybe the nanny handles the switch-off, or, more likely, Thompson is as involved as he can be given his schedule while Kardashian just handles everything on her own. Which is totally a version of coparenting…but again, I smell tension.
Khloé Kardashian this season has repeatedly shown disinterest in the press and frustration and anxiety about what's written about her. Understandable, given what's going on in her personal life. So, Khlo, if you're reading this, it was a cute party. And I'm glad your kid's dad loves her. Enough to pay for a party. And a diamond necklace!
Originally Appeared on Glamour