The 30-year-old NBA player may have been hoping to see Khloé Kardashian as he showed in a blacked-out SUV. Getting out of the luxury ride, Tristan immediately spotted the paparazzi.
Wearing a black hoodie and sweats, the Sacramento Kings star kept it casual for the drop-in. He appeared glum and unenthusiastic at the Los Angeles dance studio on Monday — and now we know why.
Hours later, Tristan released a statement revealing that a DNA test proved he is the father of Maralee's infant son. He also apologized to Khloé for humiliating her once again.
"Today, paternity test results revealed that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols," Tristan wrote on Instagram. "I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established, I look forward to amicably raising our son."
He continued, "I sincerely apologize to everyone I've hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal both publicly and privately."
Turning his attention to his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Tristan stated, "Khloe. you don't deserve this. You don't deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you."
"You don't deserve the way I have treated you over the years," he added. "My actions have certainly not lined up with the way I view you. I have the utmost respect and love for you, regardless of what you may think. Again I am so incredibly sorry."
Tristan has been locked in a nasty paternity battle with Maralee which was made public right before she gave birth last month. The NBA player filed documents claiming he was "skeptical" the baby was his.
He also alleged that Maralee moved from Texas to California to collect more money from him.
Tristan wanted a gag order issued on Maralee, claiming she was spilling stories to the press. She denied those allegations.
Maralee gave birth to their now-confirmed child on December 7 in L.A. She has shared a few photos of the baby on Instagram but has not revealed his name. It's unclear if Tristan has met the baby yet.
As of this post, Khloé has yet to address the DNA news.