Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are together again. But whether that means the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, 31, and Odom, 36, secretly are considering rekindling their romance or are just friendly exes isn’t yet known. Their dramatic history includes Lamar’s alleged cheating and substance abuse during their marriage, followed by the decision Khloe made to file for divorce. But then, before that divorce could be finalized, Kardashian learned that Lamar had been found unconscious in a brothel. The 31-year-old spent weeks in the hospital by his side, helping Odom to get to the point where he was released from the hospital and proclaimed to have achieved a “miracle” recovery.
Most recently, in the events that followed the decision Khloe made to put their divorce on hold during the medical drama, Kardashian and Lamar were seen for the first time in public together since his hospitalization in October, reported Us Weekly.
The occasion was Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 fashion show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Rumors swirled of a romantic reconciliation as they sat together in the audience. And when Khloe left the private jet in southern California upon their return, she was sporting what appeared to be the camouflage print coat belonging to Odom, who was decked out in a grey hoodie.
But that’s not the only reason for those speculations that Kardashian and Lamar are back together. Sitting in the audience during Kanye’s show, Khloe and Odom were whispering to each other throughout the event, enjoying the music and sights as a couple.
To those who had harsh words about the duo, Kardashian had equally negative feedback while stressing that she considers Odom to be her ex rather than her beau.
“God forbid exes are cordial right?!?!” tweeted Khloe. “Wtf is wrong with people?!?! People should praise kindness. Not question it.”
Kardashian and Odom split in 2013. But when Lamar was close to death in October after the discovery of his unconscious body in a Nevada brothel, Khloe didn’t hesitate to rush to his side, where she remained almost constantly. Even when Odom was set to be released, Kardashian continued to manage his life, finding a private facility for him to move to that’s conveniently close to her home in Calabasas, California.
As for how Khloe feels about Lamar, Kardashian has a new appreciation for his strength and courage, a source told Hollywood Life.
“That smile Lamar has will always make Khloe weak,” said the insider. “She’s very much still attracted to Lammy — even more so now because of his strength and perseverance. Looks are one thing, but his determination to live has been the sexiest thing about him lately.”
Moreover, Kardashian is thankful that Odom was well enough to travel with her and the Kardashian and Jenner clan to the fashion show and album events, added the same insider. Lamar made it clear that he appreciated the good wishes sent his way.
“It was just remarkable and like old times. Everyone they see congratulated him on his recovery and made him feel warm and part of the family. He needed that. He was smiling from ear-to-ear and being incredibly appreciative of all the love flowing his way.”
But what’s next in their relationship? Khloe is prioritizing the recovery of Odom over rekindling their romance, an insider told E News.
Since splitting from James Harden, Kardashian has been the subject of speculation when it comes to her love life. Fans want to know if there’s any chance she could return to Lamar in a renewal of their marriage.
“That’s not a priority right now for Khloe,” said the insider. “Her top priority and main focus is Lamar’s recovery and well-being. Their relationship status comes after that. He needs her right now regardless of anything.”
But while health tops her list of concerns, that doesn’t mean the romance has vanished, added the insider.
“Khloe never stopped loving Lamar,” shared the source.
But how does Odom feel? Lamar feels back in control of his life, and that means secretly planning to divorce Kardashian in a surprise move, an insider told Radar Online.
“He has decided that he wants to be in control of his life, and that means divorcing Khloe finally,” said the insider.
Odom recognizes Kardashian was instrumental in his recovery. But now that Lamar is recovered, he has a new goal.
“He’s a lot better now, so he wants to be independent,” explained the source. “[Odom] is grateful to Khloe for all her help. He loves her of course. But it is time for him to be on his own.”
Does that require divorcing Kardashian? Or is it possible that the reality TV star and Odom could complete the legal formalities only to make a mutual decision that they want to be together forever? Share your views below.
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