Khloé Kardashian memorialized Andrea Brooks, the mother of her ex Tristan Thompson, on Monday with a heartbreaking tribute weeks after her death.
The reason for the delay, the “Kardashians” star said, is because she didn’t want to face the reality of Brooks’ death from a heart attack on January 5.
“I have been avoiding this…. Avoid accepting that this is real,” the Good American co-founder wrote on Instagram, sharing a carousel of images and a clip featuring Thompson’s mother, the ex-couple’s young daughter True, and Thompson’s younger brother Amari.
“I have a lot to say, but nothing at all. … I have so many emotions and I still feel numb,” she continued. “Life can be brutally unfair at times and this has been one of the most difficult times in many of our lives. But at the same time, I feel blessed to be lucky to have had someone who makes saying goodbye so incredibly difficult. So hard that I choose not to say goodbye forever because it’s something I can’t fathom.”
The 38-year-old Kardashian, who is the third child of the late defense attorney Robert Kardashian and “mom” Kris Jenner, addressed Brooks directly, saying she knows she will soon hear his “sweet voice” and “infectious laugh.”
“I will see you again with the many who have gone before you whom I miss, love and cherish desperately. So, I choose to say that until I see you again in heaven, I miss you and will continue to miss you more and more each day,” she added.
“I know that you are with our Lord and Savior. I know you’re rejoicing up there. Dancing and singing and probably yelling ‘who does that?’ because we are crying over the loss of him,” he continued. “At the same time, I know that you never wanted to leave your children. They are your whole world. They will learn to live with a hole in their hearts because they are warriors just like their warrior mommy. Just know, I promise you, Amari will be perfectly fine. We will all take care of him, help him and protect him. Your children will be fine because they have their guardian angel by their side, ”she added, signing off with a verse from the Bible.
Kardashian has been by Thompson’s side to support him through his loss repeatedly since the news of Brooks’ death broke. The reality star and NBA free agent, who last played for the Chicago Bulls, flew together from Los Angeles to Thompson’s hometown of Toronto, hours after his mother’s death. And he reportedly returned days later with his mother and her older sister, Kim Kardashian, to attend Brooks’s funeral.
Kardashian’s mother and sister also commented on her tribute post Monday, writing, respectively, “Oh my precious girl, I love you so much… may God wrap you in His arms and give you strength” and “I love you “.
Kardashian and Thompson began dating in 2016 and have two children, a 4-year-old daughter True and a son they welcomed last August via surrogate. The couple ended their on-off relationship in June 2021 after repeated cheating scandals. The first scandal erupted in 2019 when Thompson was linked to Jordyn Woods, the former best friend of Kardashian’s half-sister Kylie Jenner, and again in 2021 when he was linked to several women at a party at a Los Angeles mansion.
After a court-ordered DNA test, Thompson admitted in early 2022 that he had fathered a child with another woman in 2021 while he and Kardashian were still a couple. He also apologized to Kardashian, saying on Instagram: “You don’t deserve the pain and humiliation I’ve caused you. You don’t deserve the way I’ve treated you over the years.
On an episode of Hulu’s “The Kardashians” that aired in September, Kardashian revealed that she turned down a marriage proposal from Thompson in 2020.