Here's How True Thompson "Bullies" Mom Khloe Kardashian

In the season four premiere of The Kardashians, Khloe Kardashian revealed that daughter True Thompson "bullies" her over this whale of a fear.

By Lindsay Weinberg Sep 30, 2023 5:00 PMTags
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Khloe Kardashian's confession is quite fishy.

The Kardashians star revealed in the Sept. 28 episode that she's truly terrified of whales—and she's not squidding. As Kris Jenner put it, the 39-year-old is petrified of "the thought of a whale, the glance of a whale, the conversation of a whale."

In fact, Khloe and Tristan Thompson's daughter True Thompson, 5, loves to rock the boat by poking fun at her phobia. 

"My daughter bullies me," Khloe said in a confessional. "She draws me photos of whales just to f--k with me. And she thinks it's so funny. Everyone turns into a f--king asshole at some point, oh my god."

So, why is the Good American founder so "uncomfortable" around the sea creatures? She attempted to explain why their sheer size disturbs her.

"This thing is so big, you don't see it coming. There's no ripples; there's no warning. That's weird," she said, later adding, "Its heart is bigger than a school bus! Like, it's crazy."

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Her fear was put to the test in the season four premiere, when Kardashian-Jenner family took a trip to Cabo in Mexico. A member of the household staff informed the group that whales were migrating through the area and said they'd likely get a glimpse of humpback whales, gray whales or blue whales.

"I'm really freaking out. He said they come close to the shore?" Khloe asked her family over lunch. "Oh my god. I feel like I'm going to cry."

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Kim Kardashian assured her that the animals are "so pretty" to see. "You're not going to go in the ocean with them," she noted, with Kris' partner Corey Gamble assuring her, "They're not going to come in the pool." 

Khloe later grabbed a pair of binoculars to try to scope them out.

"Why is this whale season? Like, why? What are they doing? Mating? That's sick," she said. "And why do they come to the shore? That is way too close for my comfort."


After Kim spotted a whale spout and saw one jump out of the sea, Khloe started screaming and ran away to collapse on the bed. "Oh my god, that was actually terrible!" she wailed. "It came out of the water!"

Even Kris has no idea why Khloe feels like a fish out of water in these situations.  

"I can't quite figure out where Khloe got this fear of whales," the matriarch said in a confessional. "It had to have been somewhere in her childhood that I went really, really wrong somehow. I'm so sorry, Khloe."


To see more photos of Khloe and her kids having a whale of a time—don't worry, on land—read on:

Selfie With Mom

Khloe shared this pic of herself with True Thompson, 5, and Tatum Thompson, 13 months, on Aug. 27, 2023.

"Tristan Jr" & "Rob Jr"

"I just can't handle it!!!!! You with Tristan Jr & Rob Jr," Kim Kardashian commented, to which Khloe responded, "@kimkardashian [six face with tears of joy emojis] facts!!! Lol"

Crawling Along

Tatum Thompson crawls across a trampoline as his sister True Thompson jumps nearby.

Sibling Hugs

True Thompson hugs her brother Tatum Thompson on the trampoline.

"Bounce Him"

True Thompson helps her brother Tatum Thompson along on the trampoline.

Father-Son Moment

Tristan shared his first photos of Tatum on the child's first birthday in July 2023.

Doting Mom

Khloe Kardashians brushed Tatum's hair during a sweet moment on The Kardashians alongside Tristan Thompson.

Mother-Son Moment

Khloe cuddled her baby boy—rocking a blue hooded onesie—during The Kardashians season three finale.


According to grandma Kris Jenner, Tatum looks just like uncle Rob Kardashian.

Welcome to the World

Khloe and Tristan's baby boy made his TV debut on the season two premiere of The Kardashians.

Meeting Grandma

On the show, the baby boy also spent some quality time with Kris, who prefers to be called "Lovey" by her grandchildren.

Sibling Love

Khloe and Tristan's daughter True Thompson carried her little brother in her arms.

Sweet Kicks

Khloe snapped a photo of her son's adorable sneakers.

Mini Milestone

Khloe shared a video of Tatum crawling in July 2023 ahead of his first birthday.

Happy 4th!

Khloe's baby boy Tatum was in full summer mode for the Fourth of July 2023.

Baby Boy

Tatum made a brief appearance on the July 13 episode of The Kardashians.


True shared a laugh with her parents on the trampoline.

Family Forever

Tristan's oldest child Prince, who he shares with ex Jordan Craig, spent some time with True and the baby.

Like Father, Like Son

The basketball player snuggled with his son.

Little Rider

True joined Khloe and Tristan on a car ride.

All Smiles

Tristan flashed a smile as he held True and the newborn in his arms.

Girl Dad

Khloe and Tristan celebrated Thanksgiving 2018 with their daughter True.