Khloe Kardashian is a different kind of celebrity mom. As much as she likes to post photos of her daughter True Thompson on social media, she’s not like the rest of the Kardashian family. For starters, she’s got different priorities and different values. She wants True to have both her mother and her father by her side, no matter how hard it might be at times.
Considering everything that Khloe has gone through in the past, no one should be surprised that the new mom will be overly protective of her daughter, True. After all, she’s been through the ringer with all of the nasty things that have been said about her by the tabloid media and the comments section of almost every celebrity blog on the internet. But each time someone tries to bring Khloe down, she only stands up straighter and taller. And that’s exactly what she wants to teach her daughter True. She wants her to have something that many of the other Kardashian females don’t have: and that’s confidence. She also wants to teach her daughter how to believe in herself, especially when the going gets rough.
With that being said, here are 15 reasons why True Thompson will be raised a little differently than the rest of the family.
15 Khloe Will Be More Hands-On
First and foremost, it’s without a doubt that Khloe Kardashian will be more hands-on compared to her other sisters. After all, Khloe was always considered the “fun aunt” of the family. She never wasted an opportunity to spend time with her nieces and nephews. In fact, she is the one Kardashian who managed to build strong relationships with all of the kids just because she gave them so much attention before she became a mom herself. In other words, Khloe was always meant to be a mother. She loves children with all of her heart, and it definitely shows. It doesn’t matter if there are cameras in the room or if she’s taking a selfie with one of the kids: she always treats them like they are the only person in the room. Khloe just has that magic touch when it comes to kids and everyone definitely sees it.
Khloe once told Harper’s Bazaar in an interview, “People think I'm more 'real.' I'm the first person to say if I didn't do something right or that I could have done something differently. I share so much, maybe more in-depth than my sisters, and I think people appreciate that."
14 She Will Be More Protective
It’s without a doubt that Khloe Kardashian will be more protective of her daughter True Thompson than the other Kardashian sisters. After all, Khloe has been called every name in the book and bullied all throughout her life. And that’s the last thing she wants to see happen for her own daughter, True. She is going to work exceptionally hard to make sure that True always feels safe and secure. It might not be easy, but it’s not impossible at the same time.
This might also mean that Khloe might keep True in a bubble for the first couple years of her life.
But can anyone blame her? Every mother wants what’s best for their child and of course, Khloe is no exception. She will seriously go on beast mode, should anyone come near her daughter.
Khloe told Harper’s Bazaar, "Our family has way more information about [us] online than any other, and it's always so bizarre when you meet someone and see their perception of you. Sometimes I feel like I have to prove people wrong, and that's weird. It's easy to meet people, but you don't know if you're meeting them for the right reasons. Knowing who to trust is hard."
13 She’ll Fight To Keep Her Family Together
Right before Khloe gave birth to her daughter True, there were awful allegations and media reports that suggested her baby daddy Tristan Thompson was spending time with women who were most definitely not Khloe Kardashian. Despite the reports, Khloe still kept Tristan by her side. That’s because she knows the importance of the family nucleus. She wants to keep her family together, no matter what others have to say about it.
As a matter of fact, one source close to the situation claims that all Khloe wants to do is brush all of her issues with Tristan under the rug. She said, “Khloe has definitely set guidelines and boundaries for their new chapter. She wants to make sure she is not embarrassed and heartbroken again, but everyone is warning her. Khloe has a huge heart and once she falls, it’s hard for her to give up on someone she cares deeply about. She has been in a rough spot this past month.”
As far as Tristan is concerned, “He knows his actions are embarrassing and hurtful but he wants to turn over a new leaf. He has promised many things to Khloe, and is trying to make her happy again. “
12 Khloe Will Fight Off Her Daughter’s Bullies
As we’ve already mentioned above, Khloe has had to deal with more than her fair share of bullies. The internet can sure be a ruthless place. But despite everything that has been thrown at her, Khloe has done one heck of a job keeping her shield up, just like the Wonder Woman that she is. And now that she is a mom, Khloe is going to work twice as hard to make sure that all of the bullies out there won’t go near her daughter, True.
She knows how much the comments section can hurt and that’s why she will do everything in her power to make sure that True isn’t subjected to all of the nasty bullying that she’s had to endure.
“I feel like I was so attacked. [I was picked on because] I had to wear braces, I was overweight as a kid, just for no reason,” Khloe recalls of her childhood (via HelloBeautiful.com).
She added, “I’m called the fat sister. I’m called the ugliest Kardashian. I’m proud of myself. I could break and go get all this plastic surgery and get my nose fixed and get lipo or do whatever, but I haven’t chosen to do that because I know I’m a great person. I’m pretty damn hot, if you ask me.”
11 She’ll Be The Mother And The Father
Now, we don’t know what the future holds for Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson. Heck, we don’t even know what is going on behind closed doors for them. But what we do know is that Khloe will act like the mother and the father for her child, should push come to shove. After all, she’s had one very tough upbringing. Khloe has been told things to her face that other parents wouldn’t dare say in front of their child. And while Khloe might be a little sterner as a mother, she will most definitely be sensitive, too.
She won’t say some things that have been said to her face by her own mother.
Here’s what Khloe said back in 2012 (according to Cosmopolitan): "Listen, my mom believes in us more than we believe in ourselves. But she is also our manager and trying to protect our brand. She’ll say, ‘Oh, you’re a little too fat right now.’ If she were just my manager, I’d have fired her right then. You can’t talk to me like that. People make me feel like I have a problem because I haven’t had a kid yet. We were thinking we had to know when I was ovulating. But seriously? That took the fun out of everything.”
10 She'll Have A Strong Mother-Daughter Bond
Khloe is one sister who is very close to her mother, Kris, and her grandmother, MJ. While there’s no doubt that her family does fight and that they do have their ups and downs (who doesn’t?), she has a very strong mother and daughter bond with them and she won’t let anyone break it. That’s why a lot of people think that Khloe will be exceptionally close to her daughter, True. After all, she is the miracle baby that she’s always wanted for most of her adult life. After struggling with infertility issues for years, True is truly her dream baby. She will be there for her daughter, through thick and thin and all of the good and bad moments that life will throw in their direction.
As a matter of fact, it was Khloe’s grandma MJ who suggested the name True. Khloe explained on her official app, “She told me it was my great-grandfather’s first name and my grandfather’s middle name. It stuck with me for my entire pregnancy and was the only one I couldn’t get out of my head. I love that it’s a family name and I can’t wait to get back to LA so True can finally meet MJ in person!”
9 After All, Khloe Was Always Kris’ Favorite
Khloe’s mother Kris Jenner has made it no secret that Khloe was always her “favorite daughter” (although she does say that she has a different “favorite daughter” every week). All jokes aside though, Khloe and Kris are very close. Khloe also appreciates everything that Kris has gone through to protect her family. In some ways, Kris has acted as both the paternal and maternal figure in their family. And in some ways, Khloe might act that same way towards True.
Considering how her relationship with Tristan Thompson is already hanging on a very thin line, Khloe might make double the effort to be two parents instead of one for True.
After all, if Kris can do it, Khloe can certainly do it, too. The Kardashian women are made out of steel.
Also, Khloe always appreciated how Kris went the extra mile for her children while they were growing up. She was their ultimate protector. Khloe once has this to say about her mom to ES Magazine, "My mom knows everybody and she'll literally get the Secret Service to protect us because we're her children. That's also a benefit of having your mom as your manager -- my mom, who's brilliant in her field."
8 Khloe Will Back Her Up No Matter What
While there’s no doubt that Kris Jenner has always remained by Khloe’s side (as she has with the rest of her children), the same can’t be said about Khloe’s sister and her brother, Rob. In fact, whenever sisters Kim or Kourtney have an opinion, they let it be known. Kim makes it no secret whenever she doesn’t approve of something that Khloe is doing in her life, making it even harder for them to see eye-to-eye or worse, get along.
With that being said, there’s a strong possibility that Khloe might end up following in her mother’s footsteps when it comes to her parenting style and tactics.
She might not agree with everything True will do in the future, but she won’t turn her back on her.
She’ll back True up no matter what, or how hard it might be for Khloe as a mom.
One source recently told People, “The family is still not happy with Tristan and they have no desire to spend Mothers’ Day with him. Khloé’s decision to stay with Tristan has definitely caused friction. Her family hasn’t visited her for weeks. It’s been hard for Khloé, but she is doing what she believes is best for her family.”
7 She Promotes Body Image Positivity
If there is one thing that Khloe has always had a problem with, it’s people bullying her over her looks, her appearance and worse, her weight. Time and time again, Khloe has made it no secret that she is often called the “fat sister” of the Kardashian family. As hurtful as it may be to have a title like that, Khloe has managed to turn something so negative into a positive in her life.
These days, she’s all about body image positivity, regardless of what the number on the scale may read. And that’s something she definitely wants to teach True, especially as she gets older. Plus, Khloe has a newfound appreciation for her body now that she’s gone through her first pregnancy. Khloe loves her body more than she’s ever loved it before.
Khloe told Ellen in an interview “At the beginning, the first trimester is the worst. No one knows you're pregnant yet and you feel the most uncomfortable. I think once people know you're pregnant, you get all those excuses. Hopefully, I look pregnant, not just fat, so people realize if I don't feel well or tired or whatever. It's hard for me to breathe right now, but other than that I'm good."
6 She Won’t Let Her Be The ‘Unattractive One’
When it comes to everything that has been said about her by the media and by her critics, Khloe doesn’t take anything to heart. She’s been called a beast, the ugly one, the fat one, the undesirable one. Heck, Khloe Kardashian can easily write a book about everything that has ever been said about her.
That’s why she’s not going to let the same thing happen to her daughter, True Thompson. She knows that beauty is changing and that people’s perception of what they think is beautiful is changing as well. No matter what ups or downs her daughter might go through in the future,
Khloe is determined to always remind her of one thing: that’s she’s beautiful.
And she won’t let anyone else ever change the way True should feel about herself, no matter what.
Khloe once told Health magazine, “America's sweetheart used to be the blond, blue-eyed, perfectly poised young lady, and nowadays, it's a badass melting pot, all different ethnicities, heights, and colors. Just because you're covered in tattoos doesn't mean that you're not sophisticated and a boss in your own right. Also, everything is done in the U.S.—that's really important—from dyeing the denim to pattern making.”
5 She’ll Live A Quieter Life Than The Rest Of The Klan
As many fans have seen throughout the years, Khloe Kardashian has grown in many different ways. Of course, she doesn’t look anything like she used to and she certainly has changed her opinion on a good number of different topics. But one thing remains the same: she’s a realist. She knows that the Kardashians’ 15 minutes of fame has already been overly extended and that it won’t last forever. Keeping that in mind, there’s a good chance that Khloe might live a much quieter life one day, than the rest of her family. She doesn’t need the headache of always having to keep up with the spotlight. After all, the celebrity world is a fickle one. One day you are in, the next day you are out. Khloe knows that and that’s why she has a better perspective on things than her sisters.
"I've always had an incredible amount of confidence," she told Howard Stern in an interview back in 2016. "When everyone said I was the 'fat Kardashian sister,' I never thought that. Looking back now, I see how healthy I was, but I still wouldn't say that's a fat girl, I would say she's a little overweight, she could maybe use the gym or cut back on a donut."
4 Khloe Won’t Make The Same Mistakes
Khloe knows that her family is always under the watchful eye of the paparazzi, no matter how discreet they try to be whenever they are out and about. Heck, even a simple trip to the grocery store is a challenge in itself, just because there are always photographers on their tale, no matter where they go.
Of course, Khloe doesn’t want her daughter True to live under the same limelight or scrutiny for that matter.
As much as it is her job to be a public celebrity figure, she knows that it’s not going to last forever.
It happened to Paris Hilton, and it will most certainly happen to the rest of the Kardashians, too. That’s why Khloe doesn’t want to make the same mistakes. She wants to shield and protect True from the vultures. And by that, we mean the paparazzi and the tabloid magazines.
Khloe told Harper’s Bazaar last year, “I don't try to do things to get people to like me. The thing I dislike the most [about being a Kardashian] is the judgment on us. If I want to go out with a group of friends, it's never as harmless as that. There has to be some story the next day that I'm dating somebody."
3 She'll Focus On Family Unity
The one thing that is very important to Khloe Kardashian is her family. One of the reasons why she’s willing to forgive and forget everything that Tristan Thompson has done in the past is because she knows the feeling of what it’s like to lose a father. She’s lost two of them. She lost her biological father Robert Kardashian to cancer and she lost her stepfather Bruce Jenner (now known as Caitlyn Jenner) to lifestyle changes, which is something she still can’t forgive him for. That’s why she wants True to always have a good relationship with her father, even if she doesn't.
"I've known Cait since I was four-and-a-half. You know... it's really hard, you'll see our raw conversation. I think people misconstrued my reaction when Bruce [then] told us about the situation. It's not that I'm angry that Bruce was transitioning to Caitlyn," she explained to ES Magazine, "[but rather because] I didn't appreciate how it was handled and how we found out more in the media than from Cait. But you know what? There's no handbook to all that. I don't know what she's going through and I don't know how anyone is supposed to handle that situation; I feel for Kendall and Kylie."
2 She Still Needs A Middle Name
Believe it or not, little True Thompson still doesn’t have a middle name. You’d think that it would be a top priority for Khloe, but she still hasn’t found the perfect one for her dream baby.
After all, True Thompson is the daughter that she’s always dreamed of. She wants to make sure that she has the perfect name for her, just like she’s the perfect baby. But at the same time, Khloe says that she’s in no rush. She’s taking her time.
The perfect name will come, even if it takes a few more days, weeks or even months.
For now, all she wants to do is enjoy every precious moment that she has with True. Khloe already knows that these moments come and go very fast.
Khloe wrote on her app, “True doesn’t have a middle name — for now. It was enough pressure to pick a first name! I have a couple of names in mind, I’m just not completely sure about it yet. I plan to take my time and decide if I’ll give her one at all. I’ve already spoken to my lawyers about it. I can add it at any time and it’s easy to get on the birth certificate. I just don’t feel pressured to do it at the moment!”
1 There Will Be No Secrets
If there is one thing that Khloe has already made clear, it’s that there will be no secrets between her and her daughter. What you see is what you get. And while that has always been her life motto, she will also be very transparent as a mother, too. She is not going to sugar coat anything or tell her daughter that everything will be ok when she knows that it won’t be. That’s also one of the reasons why fans love Khloe so much. She keeps things real, no matter how hard it is or how ugly the truth might be at times.
Speaking about how she tries to remain confident in a world of Hollywood size zeros, Khloe had this to say to Health Magazine, “I don't know if I'm just delusional or in my own little world, but I never thought I was big, even though I've always been super critiqued by everyone else. I feel like I was at my biggest when I was with Lamar, but he loved me so much, and I was so in love that I wasn't worried about it. So maybe that's where my confidence came from. I'm also lucky that I have such a great family.”
References: Harper’s Bazaar, HealloBeautiful.com, Cosmopolitan, ES Magazine, People Magazine, Ellen, Health Magazine, Khloe Kardashian Official App