Khloé Kardashian on Trying to "Unlove" Tristan Thompson: "It Doesn't Happen Overnight"
Tristan Thompson's numerous infidelities have played out on a wildly public scale, each time leaving Khloé Kardashian in the aftermath to pick up the pieces. But regardless of everything she's been through with her ex-husband, as Kardashian explained on the Oct. 27 episode of "The Kelly Clarkson Show," she's still learning how to "unlove" Thompson, and that takes time. "I think it's the most ridiculous thing sometimes, like when something doesn't work out in your relationship and you're so deeply in love, and people are like, 'Oh yeah, well why can't you . . . ?' and I'm like, 'I think I might always still love that person,'" Clarkson said.
"We all, I think, just change or evolve, or you know that sometimes it's just not a right fit for you."
"No, and I don't think it goes away," Kardashian agreed. "Like my ex-husband and I genuinely still love [each other], and I want the best for him, and I'm rooting for him. We all, I think, just change or evolve, or you know that sometimes it's just not a right fit for you," she said. But even though she knows now that her relationship with Thompson is not good for her, getting over the past is not as simple as onlookers might want it to be.
"When I said, 'I'm learning how to unlove Tristan,' I think people, whether it be family or friends or anyone that you're telling your story to, they're like, 'OK, so move on!' And I'm like no . . . like it's not that easy," Kardashian said. After all, this was a hugely significant person in her life — someone she now shares two children with. "Just even the habits that you built, the repetition, the routine, that when something good happened, I would call Tristan, or something bad or . . . that's what I did. Any little thing, I would share my life with him," she explained.
Later on in the show, Kardashian added that after the birth of her second child, a baby boy, she is officially done having kids. "I have one of both, and I think I'm good," she said. "You're done?" Clarkson asked. "Shop is closed, one of each," Kardashian confirmed, telling Clarkson that she's perfectly content with having a little boy and a little girl. Now, she can focus on rebuilding her life for herself and her kids, although she understands that this process can't necessarily be rushed.
"Learning to just reprogram myself like — even though someone did something bad to me, it doesn't just mean I'm like, there's a wall and I built it up," she told Clarkson. "I know that this isn't the right thing for me, and I need to slowly heal and move on, but it doesn't happen overnight."