Tristan Thompson has reportedly filed to become legal guardian of his brother Amari (Picture: Tristan Thompson Instagram)
Tristan Thompson has filed to become the official guardian of his younger brother Amari Thompson following the death of their mother.
He is now working to make his guardianship official, filing legal documents stating Tristan is the closest family member able to provide for Amari as their father Trevor is not in their lives.
The documents were seen by People, which reports the teenager is set to receive over $103,000 (£82,600) in inheritance from Andrea.
Amari has multiple medical conditions, including epilepsy, which means he requires round-the-clock care and cannot ‘take care of himself or seek gainful employment,’ the documents state.
Tristan will now become responsible for Amari’s care and ‘be responsible for providing and fulfilling his basic needs.’
The brothers’ mother Andrea died unexpectedly in January (Picture: Getty)
Tristan is the closest relative able to care for Amari, as their father is not in their lives, documents state (Picture: Getty)
It’s also understood Tristan plans to apply for US citizenship for his brother, who was born in Canada and continued living there until his mother’s death.
Andrea died on January 5 after suffering a heart attack, with Tristan flying to the city to be with his family.
Khloe later allowed her ex-partner Tristan and Amari to live with her temporarily in her California home.
Tristan an Amari both temporarily lived with Khloe Kardashian following the death of their mum (Picture: Khloe Kardashian/Instagram)
Much of the Kardashian clan were close with Tristan and his mother, with the basketball star sharing True, five, and one-year-old son Tatum with Khloe.
In the season finale of The Kardashians reality series, which aired in July, Tristan could be seen praising the family for their support, bringing Kris Jenner to tears.
She said it ‘broke my heart’ that Amari ‘doesn’t know what’s going on, and then all of a sudden you’re stripped from the caretaker you’ve had your whole life.’
‘I just feel so lost for him because he’s probably wondering where his mommy went, and it breaks my heart.’
Tristan thanked his children’s grandmother and said he and Amari were taking things one day at a time.
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