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Khloé Kardashian ‘Didn’t Really Get’ Why Tristan Thompson Wished Her a Happy Birthday

Khloé Kardashian celebrated her 35th birthday on Thursday, and well-wishes came from all over. But the weirdest birthday message came from Khloé Kardashian’s ex, Tristan Thompson. What was Khloé’s reaction to it? Well, the mom of one apparently didn’t understand her ex’s public show of affection.

The Cleveland Cavaliers player, who split from the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star in February, took to Instagram yesterday with a sweet photo of Kardashian and their 18-month-old daughter, True. He captioned the photo “Happy birthday @khloekardashian. You are the most beautiful human I have ever met inside or out. Thank you for being an amazing mommy to our princess True. She is blessed to have someone like you to look up to. I wish you nothing but more success and sending you positive blessing your way. Enjoy your day Koko.”

As sweet as the message was, source for People said hat what looks like a kindhearted tribute had ulterior motives. Per the source, Thompson’s message to his ex and mother of his child could be an attempt to rewrite the current narrative about the pair. “They have a child together, but they are not together. Her family thinks he posted it because he wants to make himself look good. Tristan and Khloe co-parent True, but that’s it,” the source said. She source also noted that Kardashian “didn’t really get why” Thompson posted the message.

There’s certainly still a lot of bad blood between the pair after Thompson was discovered cheating on Kardashian with close family friend Jordyn Woods. Kardashian herself was accused by an ex of Thompson’s that she stole him as well. This isn’t the first time an ex of Khlo’s has shown support for her. The reality star remains somewhat cordial with ex-husband Lamar Odom, even giving him a shout-out during after the recent publication of his book.

It’s easy to see both sides of the narrative. On the one hand, it’s nice to see a post for an ex that their daughter might see several years down the road. On the other, if Kardashian doesn’t want to be reminded of him then Thompson should respect her wishes. Either way, happy birthday, Khlo!

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