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Have Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson broken up? An investigation.

Ever since Tristan Thompson was caught red-handed cheating on his then-pregnant girlfriend Khloe Kardashian in April the realistic among us have been anticipating their break up.

Sure, there were many instances where we could see the couple was trying to work it out. But lately, there have been far more signs that these attempts haven’t been successful and the couple have either broken up – or are right about to.

We put our detective hat on and carried out a very serious and thorough investigation. Here are our findings.

Her latest cryptic – but not-so-cryptic – Instagram post.

This week Khloe put up a very telling passage about how relationships “should not hurt you” on her Instagram Stories.

Read this and tell us if this doesn’t sound like a woman who’s just realised her boyfriend is a cheating, lying asshat:

“Free yourself from negative people. Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and likeminded.

“Relationships should help you, not hurt you. Surround yourself with people who reflect the person you want to be.

“Choose friends who you are proud to know, people you admire, who love and respect you – people who make your day a little brighter simply by being in it.

“Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. When you free yourself from negative people, you feel yourself to be YOU – and being YOU is the only way to truly live.”

Khloe Kardashian Instagram
Image: Khloe Kardashian/Instagram

And okay, this could also be a thinly-veiled swipe at a stylist who just advised the 34-year-old against her latest purchase, but coupled with a Stories post spotted earlier this month it doesn't look good for ol' mate Tristan.

That post read: "If you've been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, then you're a badass with a heart of an angel."

Oh, and it followed on from another that urged people to not make decisions based on the happiness of others before your own.

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"Anyone who wants you to live in misery for their happiness should not be in your life to begin with."

Advice you're following, Khloe?

The last time Tristan featured on her Insta was August. AUGUST.

Speaking of Khloe's Instagram, the last time Tristan appeared in a photo on it was in August. And it wasn't even a lovey-dovey selfie - just a group shot as part of a slideshow of photos taken at a second belated party for her 34th birthday.

While we can't verify if he may have snuck onto her Instagram Stories since then (because honestly, we don't view them daily) - it seems at least a little damning that he hasn't made it onto her main feed in two months. (Oh, and she hasn't been in a photo on his since February.)

The chatty, chatty sources.

There's an old saying "where there's smoke, there's fire". But then again there's another that goes: "gossip mags operate in hushed rumours and Jen Aniston can only be pregnant with twins so many times before you start to doubt their authenticity". (If I remember correctly.)

We're not sure which way to go after reading two separate sources' opinions of Khloe Kardashian's relationship status this week, but we're leaning towards the former.

A source told People magazine that the Good American founder "very much seems over Tristan".

"Not sure how they went from fine to being apart for weeks, but Khloe is doing great."

The couple has been based in different cities, Khloe in Los Angeles, Tristan in Cleveland for basketball - and a source has told InStyle magazine that the couple is already negotiating where their six-month-old daughter True is going to end up and who will gain custody.

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And one sign they haven't...

Despite mounting this convincing case, we'd be remiss if we didn't report on this Instagram exchange between the couple earlier this week - which frankly, has us confused.

Tristan commented with three heart-eyed emojis to a post Khloe put up about an upcoming "secret project".  Khloe then replied to his comment with two heart-eyed emojis of her own. (It's all very 2018.)

Image: Khloe Kardashian/Instagram courtesy of Us Weekly.

So maybe they're not quite over yet.

What do you think? Are Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson still together?

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