I'll admit it: I don't follow Keeping Up with the Kardashians, nor do I follow a single Kardashian on Instagram. (I like to maintain a decent follower to followee ratio because I'm an a-hole like that, so I only follow a few celebs.) That said, I have seen some photos of Khloé Kardashian, 33, and her snack of a boyfriend, Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson, 26, floating around the ether. They genuinely seem like they are in love, or lust, or something nice. That said, photos can't fully convey Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson's body language, so I could be totally wrong. I mean, I haven't seen them IRL. It's hard to tell!
Kardashian and Thompson first raised eyebrows in August 2016, but didn't make their first official public appearance together until a month later at Flo Rida's birthday in Miami, FL. (Casual.) The couple is reportedly expecting their first child around the same time as Kylie is due. (Synced up much? I suppose logic follows that if your periods are synced, your abilities to get pregnant are also synced.) Khloe's even been flashing her baby bump on her Snapchat with sister Kourtney.
While the pair looks super cozy and in love, I, of course, have no idea what they really feel for each other. I am no expert when it comes to the Kardashians (as previously mentioned), nor am I a body language expert, so I decided to speak to body language experts Traci Brown and Blanca Cobb to hear their impressions. Here's what they had to say based on photos of Khloe and Tristan:
They're Very Intimate With Each Other
"Those two are tight! They're either looking into each other's eyes at close range," says Brown. So maybe I wasn't all that far off. New career in reading body language, here I come! Brown adds that the way they are looking into each others' eyes shows deep intimacy. Additionally, they often press their pelvic areas together, which Brown says is "another tell that they're close romantically."
They're On The Same Page
Couples that take weird Instagrams together, stay together? "They're matching each other, which says they're on the same wavelength and their energy is connected," says Brown. "They're screaming deep connection without saying a word." To be clear: I'm not suggesting you and your partner need to wear matching hoodies to be on the same page, but it doesn't hurt.
Tristan Is Really Into Khloé
It could be Tristan's stature, but he does always seem to be "protecting" Khloé. "He's all about staking a claim and letting her know how he feels about her. Tristan's got both arms around her and pulling her close," explains Cobb. In other candid photos together, Tristan definitely seems proud of his girlfriend. It looks like genuine love, not just sexual attraction. "Air can't get in between their bodies, which is a great sign for a couple in love," adds Cobb. Good for them! (Did that sound bitter? Can you tell I'm single?)
Khloé Is Willing To Lean On Tristan
First off: I see too many shoes on the beach, but I digress. "By jumping on his back, Khloé's letting the world know that Tristan's got her," says Cobb. "And Tristan is saying that he's her rock, she should just climb on up." This seems like it bodes well for a couple who is about to have a little one — there will be a lot of time that the pair will need to lean on each other in the coming years. Ah, I even said "years"... it really does look like these two are in love. I like that they seem extremely playful with each other as well.
So there you have it: Khloé and Tristan are definitely into each other, according to experts. While I'm no expert, I would agree that all the smiles, cuddly Instagrams, and weird couple quirks make it look as though this pair is in it for the long haul. Oh, and I guess the fact that Khloé is reportedly expecting suggests that as well. Cheers to these two!
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