Tristan Thompson Shares Introspective Message About 'Growth' and Mourning One's 'Former Life'

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Tristan Thompson
Tristan Thompson

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Tristan Thompson appears to be doing some self-reflection.

The Chicago Bulls player, 31, shared a vague message on his Instagram Story Wednesday about leaving the past in the past, and he accompanied the quote with emojis that are running in a forward direction.

"Growth requires us to leave something behind," the post read. "It can be habits, careers, beliefs, even people. Make space for grief in the process of growth. You have to mourn your former life to make room for a newer you."

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Tristan Thompson Shares Cryptic Message About ‘Growth’ and Mourning His ‘Former Life’
Tristan Thompson Shares Cryptic Message About ‘Growth’ and Mourning His ‘Former Life’

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Thompson's post comes one day after Khloé Kardashian's appearance on the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast, during which she said that there are "many good sides" to the father of their 4-year-old daughter, True Thompson.

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On Tuesday's episode, the 37-year-old reality star discussed her relationship with Thompson, who fathered a child with Maralee Nichols in December last year. At the time of the child's conception, he was still in a relationship with Kardashian.

"People do make mistakes and, you know, he's still a good person," Kardashian told host Amanda Hirsch. "He's not a good partner with me."

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She added, "It's sad because there's so many good sides to him as well, but no one gets to see those because they're all overshadowed by like the personal stuff that's going on between him and I."

Regardless, she said, "He's always going to be in my life because of True. And he's a great dad. And, you know, that's really all I need to focus on, is just his relationship with True."

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