The other night, the paparazzi got pictures of Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson out for a date night. This comes after the reality TV star indicated that they were attempting to make their relationship work for the sake of their daughter True Thompson. Thompson was alleged to have cheated on Khloe while she was pregnant with their daughter. Four months later, we’re hearing that they’re in a good place after a relaxing vacation trip to Mexico. For those of you who have followed Khloe’s struggles over the years, she’s had a hard time getting pregnant and wasn’t in a good place during her marriage to Lamar Odom.
The vacation wasn’t just the two of them getting away for a relaxing time. It was to celebrate Kendall Jenner’s birthday, alongside her boyfriend, Philadelphia 76ers player Ben Simmons. What did come out that had people suspicious was in relation to the color of the cup that Khloe was drinking from. The group was playing a drinking game and each cup reportedly represented a relationship status. Khloe’s green cup stood for “it’s complicated”. Khloe took to Instagram and clarified that she ordered a drink, and it came in a green cup and that it meant nothing.
Many blame Khloe for the hardships that fall on the men in her life – calling it the Kardashian Curse. But I think we should cut her some slack. We all get into relationship cycles where we date the “same” person over and over again. It’s hard to recognize that in someone right away because 1) we don’t want to believe it to be true, and 2) they don’t always show their true colors until it’s too late. On the other hand, the Kardashians live a very public life, so maybe it’s not easy for these men to be in. I’m not giving them a pass by any stretch of the imagination, but how would you feel if your life was under the microscope?
But this past week, Khloe and Tristan enjoyed a night out on the town. The couple enjoyed dinner at the restaurant Craig’s in Los Angeles. Which makes you wonder what’s really going on. I am not saying that their relationship isn’t complicated – because what relationship isn’t? I think that we’re too quick to judge couples and how they define their relationships in today’s society. It would be nice to just have a relationship and let it exist. Whether that’s complicated or not. And like I said – who’s relationships aren’t complicated? Relationships require work in the good times and the bad. If you can both recognize that mistakes were made, I think it’s easier to get past them.
Further to that, though, I think we need to get it out of our head that a good relationship consists of certain core values. I’m not talking about trust or honesty – those are absolutely necessary. We see someone who’s cheated and we automatically assume the worst. We’re not in the relationship, and we don’t know what lead up to that point. I’m not saying that cheat is ok, or even right. I am saying that we need to take a step back and let people have the types of relationships that they want to have, and they need to have. If Khloe and Tristan do get back together, then I wish them well. If they don’t get back together then I hope they find happiness in their lives – however that looks.