Khloe Kardashian addresses Tristan Thompson's blurred face in new 'KUWTK' episode

The latest episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians continued to give fans an inside look at the relationship drama between Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson before their eventual split.

However, there was surprisingly little Tristan in the episode. Specifically, the NBA star's face was blurred out of every framed photo of him and Khloe, and new footage taken by Khloe showing him playing with their infant daughter, True, had also been blurred to conceal his face.

Some fans thought it was a strange choice, considering his face hadn't been blurred in previous episodes, and others went as far as to assume Khloe had demanded his face be blurred in response to their break-up.

Khloe took to Twitter to respond to questions about the blurring, and claimed she didn't notice while watching the episode.

"Wait? It is!?!?? I did not even notice that. I don’t know," Khloe wrote. "Well, you obviously know who it is LOL so I don’t know what the point of that is. I’ll find out."

When another fan asked, "Isn’t there a paper you have to sign in order to be shown on the show? maybe it’s that??" Khloe responded, "Yes there is!"

She later stated that the issue of a waiver was likely the cause for the blurring, adding, "He might not have signed a waiver to show those images. Why would I want to blur his face? I’m not hiding his identity LOL."

Kardashian's argument that Tristan may not have signed a waiver was bolstered by the fact that in footage from a previous episode showing Khloe in the delivery room after giving birth -- footage that Tristan would have already had to sign a waiver for -- his face is not blurred.

Whether or not the blurring was intentional, the show didn't shy away from addressing the issues in the couple's now-ended relationship.

The episode -- which took place less than a year after they welcomed their baby True amid the first round of Tristan's cheating scandals -- showed Khloe and her best friend, Malika Haqq, flying out to Cleveland with True, so that she and her baby could spend time with Tristan.

Sitting together at dinner in Cleveland, Malika and Khloe get into a deep conversation about the state of her relationship with Tristan, and Khloe admitted, "It's really hard to regain trust."

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We are ready whenever you are little mama 🦋
FBF to one of my favorite days with all of my favorite people... my surprise party 🎉 man, everyone was sooooo good at keeping that secret! Hrush, Jen and Tristan were so calm, cool and collected during glam 👀 I need to watch you sneaks lol That was such an epic night!
❥ Mom and Dad ❥
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian attend the Klutch Sports Group 'More Than A Game' Dinner Presented by Remy Martin at Beauty & Essex on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Klutch Sports Group)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 10: Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian pose for a photo as Remy Martin celebrates Tristan Thompson's Birthday at Beauty & Essex on March 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Remy Martin )
✨ To the happiest of birthdays my love! How special is this thing called life that we share together?! I am so blessed to be creating beautiful monumental memories with such a wonderful man! I hope this year brings you all that you dream of! You will forever be my always! I love you baby! ✨
“When a woman is loved correctly, she becomes ten times the woman she was before” Thank you my love ❤️
✨ Day 1 of 2018 ✨
❥The day I met you, my life changed. Thank you my love!❥
👑Game Of Thrones 👑 thank you for everything @styledbyhrush @andrewfitzsimons @bryanhearns @missjilljacobs !! Happy Halloween 👻 🎃🦇
❤️ My Love ❤️
My love 💙
My birthday was incredible! Dream like almost! It's actually hard to put into words how special I feel and it's mainly because of this man right here! Thank you baby for treating me like a Queen every single day! Thank you to all of my friends and family for helping surprise me and for being the best anyone could ask for!! (Tap for glam details)
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Sweet Sunday 💋
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To the happiest of birthdays my love! To the first of many more together! May God continue to bless you in all of your days! And may we forever look at one another like this 💋
❥ իմ սեր ❥ Im ser ❥ All my Love ❥

"I'm someone where the energy I have towards True, that's all that matters to me, and if that starts to be affected by me wondering, 'What's Tristan doing? Where is he?' I will be out in two f**king seconds," Khloe said, prophetically predicting the eventual break-up the pair would later deal with in the coming months. "I am in love. I know I love him, but still, I'm not gonna act like nothing's wrong."

Khloe also said that, as they've been trying to rebuild their relationship, Tristan has been repeatedly keeping count of how many months it's been since the scandal broke, and pressuring her to forgive him.

"I'm allowed to do things when I want to do it," Khloe said. "He needs to know, 'Your one stupid weekend… look what it did to three years of our relationship. You just demolished that. So was it worth it for you?'" Khloe shared. "I appreciate the efforts he's put in. Like he does self-help and therapy… and he knows I'm still trying. I don't have to come here."

"If I didn't feel anything, I wouldn't be here," she added, referring to her trip across the country to see him. "I still have to get to, like, the next phase. And I will get there."

Keeping Up With the Kardashians airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on E!


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