In her initial filing, Maralee included a text she said Tristan once sent her, which read, “You know how I feel. My feelings haven’t changed at all. Wont [sic] be involved at all. Btw if you think having this baby is gonna make you some money. It’s completely wrong. You are aware that I’m retiring after this season. So in terms of support it will be whatever is required monthly for someone who’s unemployed. It’s texas so it will be only a couple hundred dollars.”
His alleged text continued, “So you better off taking this 75k I’m offering cause you won’t get nothing near that with having a kid with a father who’s unemployed. All you will have is a baby with a father who has zero involvement with the child and a few hundred dollars of child support a month.”
Tristan has neither confirmed nor denied the authenticity of the text. He and the NBA have not commented on his retirement plans.
E! News has continued to reach out to Tristan and Maralee’s lawyers for further comment.