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Khloé Kardashian Shares Rare Photo of Tristan Thompson with Kids Tatum and True in Celebration of His Birthday

The mom of two shouted out her ex on his special day for the dad he is to their little ones

<p>Khloe Kardashian/Instagram</p> Khloé Kardashian (L), Tristan Thompson with son Tatum and daughter True (R)

Khloe Kardashian/Instagram

Khloé Kardashian (L), Tristan Thompson with son Tatum and daughter True (R)

Khloé Kardashian is showing Tristan Thompson a little birthday love.

The Good American co-founder, 39, shared her birthday wishes for her ex, with whom she shares son Tatum, 18 months, and daughter True, 5½.

In an Instagram Story on Wednesday, the mom of two simply wrote, “Happy birthday, @realtristan13," alongside a rare snap of Thompson with Tatum and True. In the sweet shot, Thompson's little ones help him unbox a present and smile for the camera.

She then shared a photo showing the NBA player with his younger brother, 17-year-old Amari, and added, “Your mommy is proud of you.”

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<p>Khloe Kardashian/Instagram</p> True Thompson, Tristan Thompson, and Tatum Thompson

Khloe Kardashian/Instagram

True Thompson, Tristan Thompson, and Tatum Thompson

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In January, Kardashian appeared on the cover of tmrw, opening up in the accompanying interview about her dynamic with Thompson, who is also dad to sons Theo, 2, and Prince Oliver, 7.

“With me and Tristan, would it be really easy to never talk to him again and to just badmouth him or whatever? Of course. But it's way harder to be nice," Kardashian explained of the co-parenting relationship.

"It's way harder when you're really mad at someone, it's really hard to sit in their face in front of your kids and be like, 'Hi!' " she continued.

"Trust me, that's not how I feel every day. I had to learn to take control of my feelings,” she admitted.

“There were so many times that my feelings got control of me and I was impulsive and I tweeted something or posted something and things that you regret. But in my opinion, I'll never regret being a nice person."

khloe kardashian/instagram Tristan Thompson with son Prince, daughter True, and son Tatum
khloe kardashian/instagram Tristan Thompson with son Prince, daughter True, and son Tatum

Kardashian also opened up about how she wants Tatum and True to have the best bond and memories with their dad.

The mom of two explained that she believes she's "protecting their innocence” by letting that play out.

"I want my kids to have beautiful relationships with their dad,” she said.

“And if we're blessed enough to have a dad that wants to be there and wants to show up and be hands-on, why would I prevent that from happening?”

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