Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian may have made headlines for their bizarre encounter earlier this week, but it looks like the drama between the former couple is only escalating.
According to sources close to the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, Khloe was visibly shaken after ex-husband Odom “ambushed” her while on the way to an early morning SoulCycle class on August 12.
TMZ reports that during their encounter, Odom launched a verbal attack on Kardashian after she refused to speak with him in private.
Eyewitnesses reveal that Kardashian was visibly surprised to see Odom, noting that she screamed, “How did you know I was here?” when Lamar approached her. The witnesses explains that Kardashian refused to call the cops on her estranged husband, while Odom personally declared, “You’re not going to call the cops on Lamar Odom.”
A source close to Kardashian reveals to People that the reality star is still “very upset” about her encounter with Lamar, noting that she’s “worried” about his most recent display of bizarre behavior.
“Khloe is still very upset about the incident,” the source reveals of Kardashian’s reaction to the ambush, “But she’s also worried about Lamar. He is clearly not well.”
Similarly, a production source from the family’s reality series reveals that Odom “went off the deep end” following his abrupt split from Kardashian in 2013.
“The Lamar thing is a tragedy,” the source explained of the former couple’s split, “He had such a solid happy relationship with Khloe. And then he just went off the deep end. It was like a switch flipped. No one knew what was happening. It’s all so sad.”
The source further explains that several of Kardashian’s friends have suggested that she obtain a restraining order against Odom, while other reports note that Kardashian is hiring a full-time bodyguard to accompany her to appearances and appointments.
“Khloe is living her life. She just wishes Lamar would do the same,” the source concludes.
While Kardashian has not spoken out about the encounter directly, a source close to the reality star alleges that Odom is upset with his ex-wife for her new romance with James Harden.
“Lamar has been trying to contact Khloe, but she is done and has ignored him. Lamar has issues with Khloe dating [James] Harden,” a source reveals to People.
“It made Khloe first shocked and then scared that Lamar was waiting outside the studio. She doesn’t know how he found her. She is thinking about getting a bodyguard.”
Currently, Kardashian is in Houston with boyfriend James Harden as they prepare to celebrate the NBA star’s birthday on August 26.
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