Khloe Kardashian is reportedly mulling over the idea of a bodyguard after a “scary” run-in with ex Lamar Odom outside her spin class last week.
According to reports, Odom had been trying to get in touch with Khloe for a while following their split, but she wouldn’t take his calls. When he found out about her relationship with NBA star James Harden, he allegedly showed up outside the studio where she works out to confront her.
“Lamar has been trying to contact Khloé, but she is done and has ignored him. Lamar has issues with Khloé dating James Harden… it made Khloé 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,” a source told In Touch Weekly.
After the incident, Khloe and Harden flew by private jet to Houston, where they were spotted at a Chipotle together. The media immediately began to speculate that Khloe wanted to put as much distance between herself and Lamar as she could, but Lamar told TMZ that the reports of him following Khloe were untrue.
“Nobody got followed, nobody got hassled, nobody got harassed, nobody got grabbed on, none of that. I don’t believe in following people around,” Odom said.
According to an earlier report by TMZ, however, eyewitnesses say Lamar reached out for Khloe’s arm as she was trying to walk away from him and she yelled for him to stop.
“Get off of me, get off of me. Stop. Stop,” she reportedly said.
A source who works with the Kardashian family said earlier this year that when Khloe and Lamar split in 2013, he had a very hard time dealing with it and still isn’t doing well.
“The Lamar thing is a tragedy. 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 said.
It’s unclear at this point whether Khloe will actually hire a bodyguard, but according to reports, she was very unsettled that Lamar knew where she was when he showed up outside her spin class. When she asked him how he found her, Lamar allegedly refused to answer and challenged her to call the police over the incident.
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