Over the last couple days, Khloé Kardashian has made it clear that she and Tristan Thompson are still together: She went to his basketball game, they've gone out together twice, and People reports they're back to sharing the same home in Cleveland. E! has a new expansive report on Kardashian's thinking and what led her to forgiving Thompson for allegedly cheating on her multiple times during her pregnancy with their daughter True, suggesting it's largely because she doesn't want to be a single parent.
"She can't imagine being a single mom and giving up her dream life she had planned with Tristan," one source told the outlet. "People make mistakes, and she has found it in her heart to forgive him."
Kardashian never imagined parenting solo, a second source said. "She has one foot out the door but is also holding on to the fact that her and Tristan can make it work." Watching Thompson be an "impeccable father" to their baby, Kardashian reportedly softened: "She has fallen in love with him all over again, but knows she needs to really take a step back and make the right decision."
The new mom "is trying to put the pieces back together for the sake of True," that source continued. "Although she is crushed by the scandal, Khloé desperately wants things to work and wants to have a complete family."
Thompson himself has allegedly promised to be better. "He made a promise to Khloé and it was enough for her to take him back [with conditions]," a third source, described as a "confidante" told the outlet. Kardashian apparently set a series of guidelines and boundaries "to make sure she is not embarrassed again. He has vowed to change, and she feels that he has learned his lesson."
Meanwhile over at Us Weekly, a source explained how devastated Thompson was for hurting Kardashian. "He literally broke down crying in her hospital room after she had given birth to True,” the source said. “Tristan was absolutely devastated that he had hurt and betrayed Khloé. Adding to the grief, was of course the timing of when it all came out, the days before she gave birth.”
Apparently, Thompson believes he wanted to get caught. “He actually told Khloé he was relieved that it had come out, and that he thinks subconsciously he wanted to get caught,” the source said, adding Thompson “knew there were paparazzi taking pics of him in New York City, but that didn’t stop him from taking a woman back to his hotel.”
“Tristan explained to Khloé that there were women constantly throwing themselves at him, and he felt pressure to not refuse them because it’s the unspoken rule in the NBA that players hook-up with groupies on the road,” the source further explained. “He has promised Khloé to never cheat on her again. She has chosen to believe him.”
This article originally appeared on elle.com