Internet sleuths claim Tristan Thompson's alleged 3rd baby mama, Maralee Nichols, stole her newborn baby photo from a well-known Los Angeles newborn photographer.
Nichols, a personal trainer, moved from Houston, Texas to Los Angeles and filed a paternity suit for child support before the child was even born.
The Mail dropped its exclusive report on the day Nichols allegedly delivered her son in a L.A. hospital on Friday, Dec. 3.
The very same day, Nichols shared a professional studio shot of a newborn baby she claimed was her son.
Nichols captioned the photo: "First came love, then came you Angelou Kash Thompson."
Nichols turned off the comments under the post after Internet sleuths uncovered a very similar photo taken by Matt Cramer Photography in January 2020. The images are nearly identical.
New parents on Instagram say the Cramers are booked solid. So how did Nichols manage to snag an opening in their busy schedule on the same day she gave birth?
Now Tristan's fans wonder if Nichols was really pregnant at all -- or whether her pregnancy is an elaborate hoax to squeeze money out of a promiscuous athlete.
Was she wearing a prosthetic baby bump?
By the way, Tristan is demanding a paternity test and he asked a judge to move Nichols' paternity suit from Los Angeles to Texas where the alleged child was conceived in a hotel room.
In text messages obtained by Page Six and Us Weekly, Tristan, who was dating his ex, Khloe Kardashian at the time, allegedly threatened to retire from the NBA next year and offered Nichols $75,000 to get an abortion.
He also allegedly told Nichols he wouldn't be involved in the child's life at all.
"You know how I feel. My feelings haven't changed at all. [I] won't be involved at all. Btw if you think having this baby is gonna make you some money. It's completely wrong. You are aware that I'm retiring after this season. So in terms of support it will be whatever is required monthly for someone who's unemployed."
Tristan, 30, is already paying child support to ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig for son Prince, 4, and Khloe's daughter True Thompson, 3.