Jordan Craig, the ex-partner of NBA star Tristan Thompson, has recently come forward claiming that Thompson is behind on child support payments for their 6-year-old son, Prince. In a declaration filed in a Los Angeles court, Craig stated that Thompson has been either making partial payments or completely missing payments since November 2022, resulting in an alleged debt of $224,000.
Back in April 2019, it was reported that Thompson and Craig had reached an agreement wherein Thompson would provide a monthly stipend of $40,000 for child support. At that time, Thompson was earning $17.7 million per year while playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s worth noting that Thompson already had a 5-year-old daughter, True, with his ex-partner Khloé Kardashian.
Additional Children and Support Payments
Since the initial agreement, Thompson has welcomed two more children from different relationships. He had a son named Theo with Maralee Nichols in December 2021, to whom he pays $10,000 per month in child support. Thompson also had a son named Tatum with Kardashian in July 2022. These additional children have further complicated the financial support situation.
Included in Craig’s court filing was a detailed list of payments made by Thompson over a 10-month period. The records suggest that Thompson sent Craig $20,000 in November, paid in full in December, and sent nothing in January. From February to July, he made six payments of $14,500, and in August, he sent her $29,000. The irregularity in the payments raises concerns about Thompson’s consistency and commitment to fulfilling his obligations.
Current Situation and Court Request
Thompson recently rejoined the Cleveland Cavaliers after playing for several other basketball teams. Craig is now seeking court intervention to have Thompson’s Cavaliers income of $80,000 per month withheld. She argues that this amount is less than half of Thompson’s monthly salary and requests that the payments continue until the accumulated arrears are fully satisfied.
Tristan Thompson’s Contract
Craig expressed her belief that Thompson signed a “veteran’s minimum” contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, earning $2.7 million per year. This information further reinforces her argument for the $80,000 monthly payment, as it is significantly less than what Thompson earns.
As of now, representatives for Thompson have not responded to requests for comment on these child support allegations. It remains to be seen how the legal proceedings will unfold and if Thompson will address these claims publicly.
Accusations of Neglect
In a separate development, Jordan Craig’s sister, Kai Craig, took to Instagram to publicly accuse Tristan Thompson of neglecting their nephew, Prince. Kai expressed difficulty in remaining silent and noted her decision to speak out after more than seven years. This additional accusation adds another layer to the already complex situation surrounding Thompson’s actions and responsibilities as a father.
These recent claims made by Jordan Craig have shed light on the alleged outstanding child support payments owed by Tristan Thompson. The situation raises concerns about consistency, financial responsibility, and the overall well-being of the children involved. As the legal proceedings progress, it remains to be seen how the court will handle these allegations and what actions Thompson will take to address the situation.