Lamar Odom may be married to Khloe Kardashian, but he hasn’t been involved in a romance with the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star since 2013, when she filed for divorce amid reports regarding Lamar Odom’s alleged drug use and cheating. So, in the years since, Khloe has moved on from their marriage and dated a number of men, including French Montana, whom fans saw on her reality show.
However, Lamar Odom’s wife’s latest relationship has been with Houston Rockets player James Harden. Kardashian began dating the basketball star in early summer, and engaged in a number of public outings until their relationship faced a major challenge with the hospitalization of Lamar Odom in October.
On October 13, Lamar Odom was found unconscious after partying at a legal brothel in Pahrump, Nevada, where he was suspected to have overdosed on a number of drugs, including an herbal supplement for Viagra. Upon hearing the tragic news, Kardashian boarded a private jet and immediately flew to his bedside (Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian accompanied her on the plane), where she remained for days as he laid in a coma. Meanwhile, Harden was preparing for the 2015-2016 season.
As Lamar Odom’s recovery has progressed (he was transferred to Los Angeles in late October), Kardashian has continued to visit him regularly, but is no longer staying with him for every waking moment as she was during the first several days. Still, it has been understandably hard for her to juggle her busy life, Lamar Odom’s health, and her relationship with Harden. In fact, according to an OK! Magazine report on December 30, Harden dumped Kardashian on Christmas Day, but according to another report, that is simply not true.
“She is with him now in Houston. She went to his game last night and bowling,” an insider told People Magazine on December 30. “They are still together and having fun.”
That said, it hasn’t been easy, and Lamar Odom’s medical crisis has led to less time spent together.
“James obviously has wanted to see her more and be with her in [Texas] more, but she’s felt like she needed to stay in L.A. to be with her family and to deal with Lamar stuff,” a second source close to the family told the magazine. “That has put some strain on things.”
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) December 31, 2015
As for what Lamar Odom knows about Kardashian’s love life, a source claims he is completely unaware of any of the recent rumors regarding whether or not she and Harden are still dating.
Lamar Odom has “not been told anything about the Khloe and James drama,” a source close to the former professional athlete revealed to Hollywood Life on December 23. Instead, Lamar Odom is “all about recovery.”
“[Lamar Odom] is still in rough shape and [is] trying to get through things day-by-day. There is not really much change going on with Lamar’s status at this time. He has a long road ahead of him and relationships of Khloe are on no way a top priority,” the source added.
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) December 28, 2015
Lamar Odom married Kardashian in September 2009 just 30 days after meeting one another at a party in Los Angeles thrown by Lamar Odom’s former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Ron Artest. In the years since their wedding, Lamar Odom and Kardashian were often seen on Keeping Up With The Kardashians together and were also seen in their own E! Network spinoff, Khloe & Lamar, which aired for two seasons.
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