Khloe Kardashian expects to feel 'relief' when Tristan Thompson leaves for Cleveland

Khloé Kardashian was "relieved" to learn Tristan Thompson was moving to Cleveland.

The 39-year-old star has children True, six, and Tatum, 22 months, with the basketball player and she admitted she was looking forward to getting her house back to herself when the NBA star leaves Los Angeles to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

During the season five premiere of 'The Kardashians', Khloe - who moved into her current abode in 2021 - said: "The move in and all of these changes was still just so overwhelming for me.

"Now that he's going to Cleveland, I can imagine I'll just feel a relief. I don't care who it is, I need space."

Later in the episode, Tristan joked he should connect his house to Khloé's, something the beauty icon didn’t appreciate, and bit back, "Come on, you know where I stand".

Khloé ranted she "hates" how often she needs to be "on guard" with her former partner.

She said: "Sometimes I hate how much I have to think and be on guard to not do anything that might ever give a glimmer that there's hope.

"They just don't leave even when you ask them to. They just keep staying!"

Khloe and Tristan's on/off relationship has been blighted by his cheating, including sharing a kiss with Jordyn Woods and fathering a child with Maralee Nichols while a surrogate was pregnant with Tatum, and the reality star admitted she needs some time and space to "heal".

She said: "I feel like the past couple years have been — I don't know if traumatic is too big of a word — but I feel like the past couple years, or maybe the past decade, has really been a very heavy time in my life, and I don't necessarily get a lot of time to just like, heal."

Khloé admitted Tristan's departure would be "bittersweet", but emphasised she was looking forward to putting her "energy into things that make [her] happy" while he was away.

She said: "I'm not doing anything special. I'm not doing anything different.

"But I just want to be in the moment more, I want to put my energy into things that make me happy."