Tristan Thompson is in shock and grief following the death of his mother, Andrea, who died of a heart attack on February 6. He wrote in a statement published via Instagram on February 6, exactly one month after Andrea's passing. "My soul is empty as I come to terms that my greatest supporter/superhero is gone."
“Mommy, you’re keeping an eye on me.” He apologized to Andrea for the "wrong choices" he made throughout his life and promised to keep his younger brother Amari at bay.
On Friday, the Canadian born basketball player returned to Toronto, Ontario, with his ex-girlfriend Khloe Kardashian by his side. They both appeared somber as she walked off a private jet from Los Angeles dressed up for the 32 degree weather in sweatshirts.
Tristan and Andrea had a close connection, with Andrea being the grandmother of their two children Khloe's: a daughter True, 4 years old, and a baby boy born in August via surrogate, as well as his older son Prince, 6, with ex Jordan Craig, and son Theo, 1, with ex fling Maralee Nichols.
Tristan has previously shared on social media about his mother, whom he has a close connection with, saying, "Everyday is your day." "I'm sooo lucky to have been chosen as your son," he added.
Andrea and his father Trevor Thompson grew up in Brampton, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto. Trevor was a truck driver, while Andrea was a school bus driver. Tristan said he has always had great dreams. I'm now living the American dream.
"I talk to my mom every day, even if it's just four hours away from home," he said in 2016 while playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. "You have to make sure that she's okay. "It's a big responsibility for one parent to do this," he said.