Are Khloe Kardashian & Tristan Thompson Dating? They've Been Extra Close Lately

One of the age old problems of being a fan of the Kardashians? There are constantly rumors going around about who various members of the family may or may not be dating, and it's difficult to tell the truth from pure gossip. And these days, Khloé Kardashian is the latest subject of those relationship rumors. Now that her divorce from Lamar Odom is final, it's only natural that Kardashian would want to get back out there, and it looks like she already has her sights set on someone new — a certain NBA player she's been seen with lately. So are Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson dating? This time, those rumors are true.

The buzz first started in September, when Kardashian and Thompson were spotted at a Drake concert together. Back then, it totally could have been a platonic thing, but all the evidence that's come up since is clear proof that it was probably a date... and either way, they seem to be together now. And although the happy new couple themselves seem to be keeping things relatively low key for now, Kardashian's family and friends are already talking about them — including her mom, Kris Jenner, and her BFF, Malika Haqq.

A few days after their Drake outing, Jenner told E! News that Kardashian and Thompson are "really cute," and while she didn't give any details, it definitely sounded like she was acknowledging that their relationship exists. And then, earlier this month, Haqq told People that their relationship is "nice to watch" while her sister, Kadijah, added that their relationship is full of joy and laughter. With how long Haqq and her sister have been friends of the Kardashian fam, you know if they approve, it's serious. Who knows? We may be just a season away from seeing Thompson on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. It's not totally implausible, since her old BF, French Montana, made a few appearances while they were dating, too.

And even though she hasn't formally announced their relationship, last week, she did tell Us Weekly they prefer more chill date nights at home. And who needs an official announcement when her social media pretty much speaks for itself? Last week, Kardashian went as Thompson's date to his NBA championship ring ceremony, which is a pretty big deal, and the entire event was well documented via her Instagram and Snapchat. Add that to the fact that they also celebrated Halloween together, and it seems pretty obvious that Thompson is here to stay in her life.

If Kardashian is truly as happy as her friends and family make it seem, I'm glad they found each other. After everything she's been through with Lamar Odom this year, she definitely deserves it!