With her sisters ready to pounce after news of Tristan Thompson's cheating broke wide, the expectant mother took control of her childbirth and her family.
It was the episode fans have been waiting for all season, and Khloe Kardashian was partly dreading, as "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" finally caught up to the cheating scandal that rocked Khloe's delivery of baby True.
News of Tristan Thompson being seen with another woman broke at almost the exact same time that Khloe went into labor, making an already tumultuous and stressful time almost a nightmare. Especially because her sisters all knew about it by this point and they are absolute warriors in defense of one another.
In the latest episode, Kylie Jenner revealed that she was the one who finally broke the news to Khloe, alone and in Cleveland, because she wanted her to find out from family rather than the Internet. And that story broke in a big way back in April, so Khloe was definitely going to find out.
What was remarkable, though, was her overall calm about the news when it hit. With her delivery imminent, Khloe showed remarkable poise and restraint, essentially deciding to table the entire scandal for the duration of the birth.
Not forgetting about it, obviously, but just setting it aside for this momentous occasion that she'd always envisioned as one of her most joyous moments, and one she fully intended to enjoy with the father of her child.
The tragedy of that is almost heartbreaking to imagine for Khloe and the whole family. You prepare for the birth of a child as this moment of such joy and now it has this huge black could hanging over it. And Khloe had to be the one to rein in her sisters' justified rage.
"Everyone wants me to make a decision right this second and I just want to go and give birth and try to enjoy this," Khloe said, admitting that she still wanted Tristan in the room. "I don't want anyone to talk about it and make him uncomfortable and make me uncomfortable." She admitted on Twitter Sunday night that she was "in shock" at the time, but she still handled herself like a boss.
I wanted to have a beautiful birthing experience for myself and for the memories of what I choose to share with True when she's older. I want her to have videos and pictures of her daddy there, holding her etc. I want her to know she is LOVE and my happiness! Babies feel energy!— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 5, 2018
Everyone certainly was uncomfortable, but they vowed to honor her wishes. "It's going to be hard to look at him or be in the same room as him," Kim said of Tristan. And if Khloe wasn't going to say it today, Kim definitely wanted to let him know, "To be continued motherf----r. It's not over."
And she's right, as the story continues in next week's episode, Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on E!
While the episode was airing, Khloe continued to tweet about all the drama, as well as say Tristan was "lucky" she was about to pop when everything went down.
I love filming for the show and I am proud that we are all strong and brave enough to be vulnerable BUT we have to start airing shows closer to real time. This episode is about 7 months old and it’s a lot to relive all over again But maybe I need to 🤷🏼♀️— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 5, 2018
Oh my God my heart is racing! So crazy how emotions never die! You may forgive but forgetting is not possible #KUWTK— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 5, 2018
I can’t believe Kylie thought she would hurt my feelings 😩 I needed to see what was happening and better from my family then by someone else #KUWTK— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 5, 2018
Ugh that was a hard hard interview to do. I still remember the pain of that. But God prepared me for this and gave me strength so my baby True wasn’t affected. I was strong enough to put my feelings aside so she only felt love!! Nothing else— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 5, 2018
Oh well thank God a camera was NOT with me in Cleveland!!! I won’t put in writing what I did but let’s just say he’s LUCKY I was9 months pregnant 😏— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 5, 2018
I wanted to have a beautiful birthing experience for myself and for the memories of what I choose to share with True when she’s older. I want her to have videos and pictures of her daddy there, holding her etc. I want her to know she is LOVE and my happiness! Babies feel energy!— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 5, 2018
I know this! I chose to put my feelings aside for the birth and to try and have as much positive energy that I could. My only thought was about the birth of my daughter. I wasn’t going to let ANYONE disrupt anything less than what she deserved. Joyous love. I chose to be mature &— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 5, 2018
strong for True. I waited for this day for so many years! I know now, looking back that I was in shock because I couldn’t believe that this would ever happen to me but I’m still very proud of myself for how I handled everything. True gave me the peace and strength I needed— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 5, 2018
Thank you love! I appreciate that! But HE made it public. Not us. So I had to publicly deal with all of this SMH— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 5, 2018
Got a story or a tip for us? Email TooFab editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.