News North West Appears to Approve of Aunt Khloé's Beau Tristan Thompson By Isabel Jones Isabel Jones Instagram Twitter Isabel is an Oregon-born and Brooklyn-based writer and editor with a special interest in pop culture. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on July 6, 2017 @ 02:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email Things appear to be going well between Khloé Kardashian and her basketball player beau, Tristan Thompson. Nearly a year has passed since reports of the pair’s romance first arose and this past June the reality star even went as far as to admit that she and the 26-year-old NBA star have discussed starting a family together. Over the Fourth of July weekend, Thompson and Kardashian upped the ante once more by hosting a joint party for their friends and family. I mean, it doesn’t get much more perfectly #RelationshipGoals than that—well, pre-engagement at least … Thompson really proved himself at the bash. The athlete went and above and beyond and bonded with one of Khloé’s most important confidants, her 4-year-old niece, North West. West sandwiched herself between her aunt and Thompson at the event’s photo booth, the latter of whom planted a sweet kiss on her cheek. khlomoney/Snapchat Kardashian’s niece even posed with just Thompson, smiling big as she clung to Tristan’s shoulder. khlomoney/Snapchat Khloé Kardashian and BF Tristan Thompson Threw an Epic July 4th Pool Party No pressure, Khloé, but this guy seems to be the real deal.