Khloe Kardashian and James Harden haven’t been spotted together in a while, so what’s going on?
Although the lack of photos of Khloe Kardashian and her boyfriend, who currently plays for the Houston Rockets, would seem to hint at a split, especially when added to the news of Harden’s recent strip club outing, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
“It was boys night out,” a source told Hollywood Life of Harden’s strip club visit last week. “James wanted to blow off some steam after the game with his crew. That’s all that was about. Khloe and James’ relationship is tight. Him going to the club doesn’t phase [Khloe Kardashian] anymore.”
Plus, at the time, Khloe Kardashian was super-busy promoting the recent premiere of her new talk show on FYI, Kocktails With Khloe, which just aired its second episode last night. And if she wasn’t, she reportedly doesn’t feel the need to keep tabs on her boyfriend, especially since he was so trusting of her when she was at Odom’s side for months recovering from a drug overdose.
“James has been completely supportive of her and her dealing with Lamar [Odom], she can only support him when he wants to go out and make it rain a little,” the source continued. “Besides, she trusts James’ word. He doesn’t lie and follows through on everything he says.”
Days later, however, in an odd turn-around, a separate Hollywood Life source claimed on January 27 that Harden was recently accused of cheating on Khloe Kardashian with a look-a-like mystery woman. And while the report seemed to be false, rumors continue to swirl in regard to Harden’s possible infidelities, and mystery women.
James Harden’s Mystery Woman Revealed! Details On Who Was Spotted With Khloe Kardashian’s Boyfriend At A Strip Club: https://t.co/REsMjF7tK9
— OK! Magazine USA (@OKMagazine) January 21, 2016
One report seen on Twitter even alleged Khloe Kardashian had been dumped by Harden after he fell for another woman.
— Terez Owens (@TerezOwens) January 22, 2016
As cheating rumors swirl, Khloe Kardashian remains focused on her career and her family, and is expected to move forward with her divorce from Odom in the coming months.
“James has been pressuring [Khloe Kardashian] to put the divorce back in motion,” a source told Life & Style magazine on January 22. “He doesn’t like that Khloé is still married to Lamar. It’s awkward for him.”
At the time of Odom’s overdose in October of last year, he and Khloe Kardashian were still married, which meant that she was left in charge of making key medical decisions in hopes of him making a recovery. Then, after Odom came out of a coma, he and his wife signed documents to have their divorce petition thrown out so that she would remain in control. Now, however, Odom is out of the hospital and living at a private residence in Calabasas, California, very close to Khloe Kardashian’s home, where he continues to receive outpatient care. But still, the divorce petition has yet to be re-filed.
“James recently stayed at Khloé’s when his team [the Houston Rockets] was in LA to play the LA Clippers and the Lakers. It was supposed to be a very happy time, but instead, he spent it complaining to Khloé about Lamar,” the source explained.
Even though Khloe Kardashian is committed to Harden, she reportedly wants to make sure Odom is stable before she resumes her divorce.
“[Khloe Kardashian] loves James,” the insider said. “But she feels like she needs to give Lamar more time to recover before she makes a decision on the divorce.”
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