Lamar Odom reportedly kicked Khloe Kardashian out of his Los Angeles hospital room as rising tensions between the two have apparently boiled over last month, threatening what appeared to be a reconciliation.
Khloe has been by Lamar’s side since he was found unresponsive last month in a Nevada brothel. The 31-year-old Kardashian has put the rest of her life on hold, and even called off the divorce that had been proceeding for more than a year, so she could take care of him. Khloe even halted her book tour and shut down her presence on social media.
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But sources close to the couple claim that Odom has grown angry at Khloe’s attempts to take control over his life, including keeping the former NBA player’s children from visiting. That tension reportedly came to a head in October, with reports emerging this week that Lamar actually kicked her out.
“Lamar said he needed space and wanted to be alone,” a source told Us Weekly. “He told her to get out.”
The source claims that Khloe was book soon afterward, suggesting that it may have been something of a spat between the couple.
It is not clear where the truth lies in reports about Khloe and Lamar. Just a month ago, Khloe Kardashian had opened up to Yahoo! Style about her then-budding relationship with NBA star James Harden.
“I haven’t really spoken a lot about him,” Kardashian said of Harden at the time. “I’ve learned from experience you just never know what happens in life. I’ve chosen to keep things closer to my heart until I figure it out. I love hard, I love who I love, and I don’t make any qualms about it.”
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Khloe also appeared to be content with her relationship with Odom (the interview took place a few weeks before he would be found unresponsive in a Las Vegas brothel). Khloe called her marriage to Lamar Odom the best time of her life.
In an update to the interview last week, Khloe Kardashian appeared to leave the door open to a possible renewal of their relationship, but admitted that would still be a long way off.
“There is so much more medically and emotionally that we have to go through in order to even think about anything romantically,” she said of speculation surrounding the halted divorce in a follow-up interview last week. “This is a very serious situation with a lot of layers. He has a long road ahead of him, and I will be there by his side. I will always love him unconditionally. That will never waver coming from me.”
At the same time, Khloe said her relationship with James Harden was still “great.”
But Khloe would say little more, noting that she was respecting Odom’s desire for privacy. She also let her legions of fans know, posting a message on her personal app saying that she would be cutting off communication for a while.
“Even to do that, I literally had to be talked into it — why do I have to post something informing people that I’m not posting anything? It was just bizarre to me,” she said. “It’s silly how much you do focus on social media when your life is just kind of fluffy or whatever, and now it’s the last thing on my mind.”
There are differing reports on whether there is tension between Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian. A second source told Us Weekly that the couple never had a fight, that reports of Lamar kicking Khloe out are false as are the reports that she is restricting his family from visiting.
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