Is Khloe Kardashian caught in a love triangle with Lamar Odom and James Harden? The 31-year-old reality TV star of Keeping Up With The Kardashians has been trying to keep up with her love life, and it’s gotten increasingly complicated ever since she learned that her estranged husband had been discovered unconscious in a Nevada brothel. But while Khloe has remained primarily by his side in hospital rooms as he fights to recover, Kardashian also has insisted that she’s keeping her romance with boyfriend James Harden alive.
Have those efforts on behalf of her 36-year-old husband, even cancelling the divorce finalization, now backfired in a backlash from Harden? Radar Online reports that the desire Khloe has shown to help her husband has caused James to back off.
“James is distancing himself from Khloe, and he’s actually asked her for space,” a source told Radar Online. “He told her to come back when she knows exactly what she wants.”
And for Kardashian, it’s turned into a nightmarish situation. While she wants to support Odom, Khloe remains attracted to Harden, the insider told Radar.
“As much as she still has feelings for Lamar she’s still hugely attracted to James and doesn’t want to throw away the best thing she’s had in years. It’s a lose-lose situation for her.”
Since Odom was hospitalized, Khloe did leave the hospital at one point for a quick trip to Houston to watch her 26-year-old boyfriend play. In addition, Harden and Kardashian were seen at a Los Angeles nightclub recently.
As the Inquisitr reported, Khloe recently revealed that she does love her estranged husband while desiring to maintain her romantic relationship with James.
“My biggest wish is for him to be happy. I still have a great deal of love for him,” Kardashian admitted of her ill husband.
But Khloe says the only real challenge in her romance with Harden lies in the intense scrutiny by press and paparazzi. She’s gone so far as to apologize to James for so much attention. And while Kardashian has gotten accustomed to all the publicity, she knows it’s something totally different for Harden.
“Our family brings a different amount of—not fame—attention. Instead of just being known for his talent, he’s now known for being someone’s boyfriend. We’re used to it, but for a person new to this, I’m like, ‘Oh, God. I’m sorry.’ “
Khloe also faces the challenges in what to do about Lamar’s questions regarding Harden, reported People.
During his recovery, he has sought answers from those who visit him regarding James, who he refers to as the new boyfriend of Kardashian.
“Lamar keeps asking everyone about Khloé’s new guy, James,” a source told People.
Adding to the stress for Kardashian, some media reports have claimed that Khloe is romantically involved again with her husband.
“It’s out in the media that we are back together, but I wish people understood that’s not in our thought process right now,” asserted Kardashian. “There are too many other important things, too many medical things. It’s not even in our brains thinking about us as a couple or having a relationship right now.
For now, Khloe is attempting to continue to support her husband, keep up her relationship with James, and manage her increasing fame outside of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians clan, according to Hollywood Take.
Add up her new book that just got published, weight loss success, and overall new look, Kardashian has become a strong woman who stands out even among the reality TV stars who make up her family.
“I’ve definitely realized how strong I am. You never know [what’s going to happen]. And that’s the beautiful and scary thing about life,” said Khloe.
Kardashian looks back at how she’s changed since Keeping Up With The Kardashians debuted in 2007. At the time, Khloe felt that she was known as the “fat, funny sister.” And she admits she didn’t set a goal of altering that image.
Even after her wedding to Odom, Khloe felt as if she was walking in someone else’s shadow, and that feeling intensified after she made the decision to split from him in 2013. But gradually, Kardashian transformed her look and her attitude.
With 35 pounds of weight loss banished, Khloe also recently went blonde and got confidence, enough so that the woman once content to be the “fat, funny sister” fought back when Amy Schumer mocked Kardashian’s body on Saturday Night Live monologue.
“No need 2 tear down others just 2 make urself feel bigger,” posted Kardashian. “It actually makes u quite small. I’m on a healthy journey. I don’t care 4the hate.”
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