When Khloe Kardashian made the decision to file for divorce from Lamar Odom, she never imagined that she would soon find herself in the role as his medical adviser, making life or death decisions as Odom lay unconscious in a brothel following a drug overdose. But that’s what happened in October.
Since then, Lamar has struggled to recover, as Khloe has remained in that position, from visiting him in the hospital to managing his medical and financial affairs. And as the Inquisitr reported, the brain damage resulting from that drug overdose has resulted in problems for Odom in walking, communicating, and even remembering.
But despite that, Lamar experienced joy over the holidays with a visit from his children, one of whom took the first photo that has gone public since his overdose. Lamar Jr. made it clear that he is grateful Odom survived.
“Christmas with my pops. Here’s to 2016. Blessed,” wrote Lamar Jr. on Instagram, sharing a photo that subsequently was tweeted by various sources.
First photo of Lamar Odom since his near death experience. Photo was shared by his son. We're glad he's doing good. pic.twitter.com/22i14Ygkvj— WORLDSTARHIPHOP (@WORLDSTAR) January 1, 2016
In addition to Lamar Jr., Odom enjoyed Christmas with Destiny, his daughter, reported Us Weekly.
Still hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, Lamar made his happiness at seeing his children evident.
“He was so happy the kids were there with him for Christmas and they were so happy to be with him,” an insider shared with Us Weekly. “The kids were happy… to bring him gifts, all of his favorite things that they wrapped up. They had so much fun. It was very emotional and very happy.”
As for Khloe, Kardashian was not shown in the photo that 13-year-old Lamar Jr. posted first on Instagram before it went viral. Seventeen-year-old Destiny is also shown with Odom and her brother.
The teens are shared by Lamar with Liza Morales, his ex. The couple had a third child, but their son Jayden died when he was only 6-months-old in 2006 due to sudden infant death syndrome.
Odom is recovering slowly, with Khloe continuing to decide on his medical treatments. Kardashian also has been faithfully visiting him. As for the divorce from Lamar for which she had filed, she has postponed finalizing it for now.
“He gets better a little bit every day,” an insider told Us. “[Odom is expected to] go to a rehab [facility] any day now.”
While Odom looks forward to achieving the milestone signified by a move from the hospital to rehab, Kardashian is planning her new TV show, Kocktails with Khloe, reported People.
From crazy (or “krazy”) tales to drinking games, the show will be filled with fun, as indicated by a promo. Kardashian plans to build the show around the antics that take place when everyone’s had some cocktails and the drinking games begin.
“You just start spewing out the craziest stories, and that’s what the talk show is based around. It’s based around one of the dinner parties I have at my house,” Kardashian explained.
Initially planned for release in early December, the debut was moved to January 20 at 10 p.m. ET on the FYI network after Odom was hospitalized in autumn. Kocktails with Khloe will take place over eight episodes that last an hour each.
Kardashian has been hyping her new TV show since summer on social media.
“I’m lucky that I’ve been able to invite fans into my life and home on a weekly basis,” Khloe opined in July. “This show will give me an opportunity to continue to do that with new and exciting guests. I can’t wait to show my fans what we have in store on Kocktails With Khloe.”
But it’s not all kooky kocktail fun for Kardashian right now, as she revealed recently that she’s had to deal with her share of plastic surgery rumors surrounding her physical transformation from chubby to sleek, she told New Beauty.
And Khloe seeks to reverse any shaming involved in those reports by regarding them as a compliment on just how successfully she shed pounds and toned her body. However, she emphasizes that it also annoys her because she works hard at her fitness regime to sculpt those body parts.
“People say I’ve had my butt done or I’ve had liposuction. When I hear that I have fake body parts it frustrates me, but I also take it as a compliment. I bust my a** every day, so I get annoyed when people say I’ve had liposuction and my hard work gets discredited. Yet on the other hand, I take it as a compliment because it’s like I look that good that my butt looks fake.”
Kardashian is candid about what she’s had done and hasn’t had done. No Botox yet, but she believes in the use of facial oils for anti-aging. And Khloe also dropped a bombshell, detailing what she has had done for her face and derriere, including lasers and CoolSculpting.
“I love lasers and I do a ton of them on my face,” said Kardashian. “I do them more for discoloration, but they do tighten, too. I’ve also done CoolSculpting and treatments for the stretch marks on my butt. I’m a huge fan of lasers and I love them.”
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