Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian have been spending tons of time together in the months since his drug overdose, but according to reports, that doesn’t mean the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is planning to rekindle their romance.
On the day after Christmas, as reported by TMZ on December 27, Lamar Odom received a visit from Kardashian, who was photographed outside of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in her black Range Rover. In addition, the report labeled Kardashian a “stalwart wife” for her consistent dedication to the former NBA star.
While Kardashian has remained supportive of Lamar Odom throughout his health crisis, TMZ revealed the reality star and author “is not trying to resurrect the relationship.” Instead, she simply wants to help Lamar Odom get back to his previous state. Still, the entire ordeal has been a bit confusing for Lamar Odom, according to a second report, as it has seemingly given him false hope for their future relationship.
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“It’s a delicate situation, because [Lamar Odom’s] so sensitive and there’s no easy way for Khloe to tell him she’s not coming back [as his wife],” an insider told Radar Online on December 27.
When Lamar Odom was found unconscious on October 13 at a legal brothel in Pahrump, Nevada, Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch, his estranged wife immediately boarded a private jet, alongside mother Kris Jenner and sister Kim Kardashian, and traveled to Las Vegas to be at his side. Then, as Lamar Odom remained in a coma, Kardashian put her support on display by continuing to stay at his bedside until he woke up days later. She then traveled with Lamar Odom, via medical helicopter, to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he has been ever since.
“She’s finding the whole strain of running his finances and medical planning way too much to bear, since so much of her own life has had to go on hold,” Radar Online’s source explained.
In addition to Lamar Odom’s wife’s emotional strain over his recovery, the reality star has also faced a possible relationship strain. Since early summer, Kardashian has been dating James Harden, but because of her continued support for Lamar Odom, it seems safe to assume that the relationship has faced a few challenges, especially due to the couple being just months into their romance.
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“He has been a saint, but he’s getting extremely frustrated at still playing second fiddle to [Lamar Odom],” Radar Online’s source continued. “That’s why Khloe’s had to start the withdrawal process — she’s terrified of driving James any further away.”
Because Kardashian has spent so much time with Lamar Odom, it is understandable to think he’d have hope for their future together. However, by most accounts, there doesn’t appear to be much of a chance of that happening — if any at all — which will surely cause the former couple some heartache once Lamar Odom becomes more aware of what’s going on.
Throughout the 11th season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Lamar Odom has been a hot topic for the Kardashian/Jenner family. In many scenes, Lamar Odom’s impending divorce from Kardashian has been spoken of by his wife, and by members of the family, who appear to have mixed emotions in regard to the end of the marriage. During one scene in particular, Kardashian fumed at her mother, along with sister Kim, after learning Jenner had given her new cell phone number to Lamar Odom behind her back.
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