The woman spotted hanging out with Tristan Thompson over the weekend has been identified as Instagram model Lani Blair. According to Page Six, Blair and Thompson were seen together at his hotel in New York City on April 7.
On Tuesday, April 10, videos released by various media outlets showed Thompson talking to a mystery brunette at PH-D Lounge in New York City. At one point in the videos, it appears the two kiss. It is believed that the woman talking to Thompson at the club was Blair.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Witnesses Saw Thompson Getting Close to a ‘Mystery Brunette’ at PH-D Lounge
Witnesses say that they saw Thompson at PH-D Lounge around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. It is believed that he was in New York with the Cleveland Cavaliers, ahead of their Monday night game against the Knicks.
At least one person at PH-D Lounge decided to take a video of Thompson. The basketball star can be seen wearing a white hoodie under a denim jacket. He had the white hood up over his head as he talked to an unidentified female. At one point, it appears as though Thompson and the woman kiss, though that’s not completely clear based on the angle of the video. Now, Page Six and the Daily Mail say that woman is Lani Blair.
Below is an account from someone who saw Thompson at PH-D Lounge. This unidentified person supplied the aforementioned video to the Daily Mail. That footage is now all over social media.
“They were holding each other and it was so obvious. They were there when I got there and they were part of a big group of friends. They were talking and being around each other all night. He was texting and talking on the phone and she was obviously looking over his shoulder. Everybody knew who he was. We talked about it and everybody watched them make out several times. I have obviously seen him before and people around me were like, ‘That’s Tristan Thompson.’ I have seen him on TV. I know how he looks like and people were trying to take selfies with him but he didn’t let them,” a source told the Daily Mail.
2. She Was Spotted With Thompson at the Four Seasons Hotel a Few Hours Later & Spent the Weekend With Him
After leaving the club, Thompson was spotted at the Four Seasons with a woman identified as Blair. Witnesses told Page Six that Thompson and Blair were at the hotel together for about four hours. When they left the hotel, the two headed to SoHo House, a members-only club in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district.
Further details about the rest of the night weren’t clear, but the two did return to Thompson’s hotel together, according to the report.
“Then at 5 a.m. on Sunday they returned to his hotel, where witnesses said he was seen ‘looking around cautiously, and holding the door for her,’ before they entered the lobby, heading to the elevator together,” reports Page Six.
Blair wasn’t seen leaving the hotel until 8 p.m. on Monday. She was wearing the same clothes and had a “stuffed Louis Vuitton overnight bag” with her.
When questioned about the alleged tryst, a source told Page Six that the two “apparently spent a lot of time together this past weekend.”
3. She Is an Instagram Model & a Bartender at a Gentlemen’s Club in New York
Blair is an Instagram model. According to the Daily Mail, Blair is also a bartender at a strip club in Queens. Based on a few of her selfies, it appears as though Blair works at Starlet’s Gentlemen’s Club.
“Come and join us at the new and beautiful Gentlemen’s Club in Woodside, Queens. Starlets Queens offers the hottest girls like Jesse Jane and more. The club also features VIP bachelor and birthday parties. Lap dance and champagne rooms are many at this club. Starlets NYC is Queens NYC’s Premiere Strip Club with televisions, private rooms. This Gentlemen’s Club is one of New York Cities most luxurious places for hot, fun, entertainment,” reads the club’s description on its website.
According to East Coast Digital Radio, Blair has been in several magazine and she has starred in a few music videos. You can check out one of those videos below. Please be advised that some of the language in the video may be NSFW.
Last year, Blair hosted an after party for Chris Brown and Fabolous at Space Ibiza in New York. That wasn’t her first time hosting a party, either.
And, in 2015, she did a photoshoot with photographer Frank Antonio. You can see some of the behind-the-scenes footage in the video below.
4. She Made Her Instagram Account Private & There Are Few Details on the Internet About Her
Blair’s Instagram account has been set to private. As you can see in the screenshot above, however, she has more than 360,000 followers.
She uses the account to mainly share photos of herself wearing sexy clothing. The majority of her photos are selfies and she has been known to share quite a few bikini photos as well.
Blair also has a Twitter account, but she hasn’t used it since the beginning of March.
5. Thompson’s Girlfriend, Khloe Kardashian, Is 9 Months Pregnant
Thompson has been dating reality star Khloe Kardashian since September 2016.
After the photos and videos of Thompson and Blair surfaced, TMZ uploaded additional videos that were taken back in October. Those videos show Thompson getting cozy with three women and crossing the line.
“TMZ obtained this surveillance video recorded October 7, 2017 at a hookah lounge outside Washington D.C. You see Tristan with 3 women, 2 of whom are fully engaged with Khloe’s baby daddy. Tristan makes out with one of the women, tongue and all. The other grabs his head, brings it to her chest and he motorboats her. And the same woman grabs his junk.”
Kardashian is pregnant with her first child, expecting a baby girl with Thompson in the coming days. According to Us Weekly, Kardashian is still planning on giving birth in Cleveland, where she and Thompson have made a home.
Thompson also has a son named Prince Oliver with ex-girlfriend, Jordan Craig. There were several reports that Thompson cheated on Craig with Kardashian while Craig was pregnant with his child, but other reports indicate that Craig and Thompson had broken up before he was introduced to Kardashian and that Craig found out she was pregnant after their split.
Neither Kardashian nor Thompson have commented on this story.