EXCLUSIVE: Khloe Kardashian’s relationship with ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson has been hit by controversy over the years, but what is really going on between the two former flames?
Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Online, Adrianne Carter, the UK’s foremost expert on facial expressions, emotion and behaviour, examined Khloe and Tristan’s body language to find out what is really going on in their relationship.
Reading into their behaviour around each other, Adrianne said: “I wouldn’t be surprised if they became a couple again.”
Khloe Kardashian’s relationship with Tristan Thompson has seen its fair share of ups and downs, from the heartwarming birth of their daughter True to their highly-publicised split last year.
Despite the drama, Khloe, 35, and Tristan, 29, have been devoted to co-parenting little True together, as they come together for birthday parties and special occasions.
The former flames even spent the lockdown together in Khloe’s Calabasas home, staying under one roof to spend more time with their daughter.
Last week saw the denim entrepreneur hit back at claims she was expecting another baby by Tristan, slamming social media trolls for speculating about her “uterus”.
Adding that their relationship is a positive one, she explained there is “no resentment visible” in their body language or facial expressions, and they appear to be “very comfortable in each other’s presence”.
On an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians in April, Khloe told her sisters Kourtney and Kendall that she was considering asking Tristan to donate for in vitro fertilisation.
Speaking to the basketball star over FaceTime, the mum-of-one discussed freezing her eggs in the fertility clinic.
Reflecting on the call, Adrianne commented: “I don’t detect any tension between them, he looks genuinely happy on the video call. Khloe is showing signs of anxiety, not necessarily with him but maybe about the subject.
“On the video, you can see her left hand is tucked in her jumper, this is often a sign of anxiety.”
She added that later in the video, “Khloe shows her lips turned into each other and this can be holding some words in or a sign of frustration at a situation.”
Last year, Khloe and Tristan shared a photo with baby True, posing with their arms wrapped around each other as they smiled at the camera.
Adrianne perceived the pair felt “comfortable and genuinely happy” together based on their body language, hinting at “intimacy”.
She said: “Khloe is leaning in towards him and body pressed the length of him. This shows a level of intimacy that exes don’t normally do in a family photo…
“His arm around her is very possessive and in the intimacy zone of her body rather than the friend zone.”
Luckily, the upcoming season of KUWTK offers a further glimpse into their rollercoaster relationship, following the release of a teaser last month.