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But then, an unthinkable tragedy struck them both.
Sometimes, shared grief brings people together to make peace. It’s important to remember what really matters.
Not everyone gets along with their exes. For Khloe and Lamar, things are … more complicated.
Though their divorce was already well underway, when Lamar had his health crisis a few years ago, Khloe dropped everything to be by his side.
That included stalling their divorce process so that Khloe could continue to make decisions for Lamar until he was able to speak for himself.
(Most wives wouldn’t exactly slow down a divorce after their husband visits a brothel, but these were … special circumstances)
Fastforward to 2018, however, and though Lamar himself made a profound recovery, his relationship with Khloe has soured significantly.
As we all know, Khloe Kardashian is pregnant with Tristan Thompson’s baby.
Lamar was asked about it, and though he started off politely enough, he decided to make what sounded like an underhanded jab at his ex.
“I’m happy for her,” he said at the time.
“She took good care of me. She’ll be a good mother, for real. She’s a great woman.”
However, after acknowledging that he still has Khloe’s initials tattooed on his body (from when they got married), he goes out of his way to clarify that he’s not pining after her. He just hasn’t gotten around to getting the tattoo removed.
“I understand when it’s over, it’s over. When she was with her second or third NBA ball player, I could see that.”
Naturally, that bit of unpleasantness was what got Kim Kardashian to threaten to ruin Lamar Odom if he comes after Khloe again.
On Wednesday morning, Rasual Butler and his wife, Leah LaBelle, died in a one-car wreck in Studio City.
Rasual was a former NBA player.
Leah was a contestant on American Idol in 2004.
It appears that the car, a Range Rover, somehow spun out of control, resulting in the deadly crash.
Many friends of the pair are in mourning over this devastating loss.
RadarOnline reports that they have learned that Khloe and Lamar buried the hatchet while both mourning the loss of their friend.
Rasual had actually appeared on Khloe & Lamar back in the day, when he was dating Malika Haqq.
A source close to Lamar reported that: “Lamar is crushed about Rasual’s death, and it was shocking for Khloe, too.”
And the tragic situation caused the exes to contact each other.
“Khloe and Lamar talked after they heard about Rasual’s death. “
And the source sheds a little insight over how the two of them are feeling.
“She told him that she was so sad about the accident. And he is numb.”
Different people respond to sudden horrible news in different ways.
Let’s be clear — this story in no way suggests that Khloe and Lamar are rekindling romantic feelings for each other.
But it’s good and healthy for exes like these two to be able to communicate in an honest way. This sadness strikes at them both.
Recently, Kim Kardashian slammed Lamar Odom on Twitter, going right for the jugular after he shared some unkind words about Khloe.
Kim’s not going to let anyone trash-talk her sister, least of all her sister’s ex. And, according to this report, she’ll go as far as it takes to keep Lamar’s trap shut — even resorting to threats to spill his secrets.
This is Lamar Odom, folks. We’re sure that Kim has plenty of ammunition.
Recently, Lamar Odom threw some shade in the direction of his ex, Khloe Kardashian.
Like all good shade, the insults weren’t direct. In fact, it started with compliments and praise.
“I’m happy for her.”
Referring, of course, to Khloe’s pregnancy with Tristan Thompson’s baby.
“She took care of me. She’ll be a good mother, for real. She’s a great woman.”
He mentions the matching tattoos that he and Khloe got when they tied the knot.
“I got my shawty’s name still on me, her initials still on me. But for no reason.”
By which he of course means that there’s no particular reason for which he hasn’t yet gotten around to getting his tattoo removed.
Again, he just hasn’t gotten around to it. He’s not still clinging to hope or whatever.
“I understand when it’s over, it’s over.”
And this is when he gets nasty.
“When she was with her second or third NBA ball player, I could see that.”
And Kim Kardashian fired back on Twitter:
“Or second or third brothel,” referring to how Lamar Odom famously had a scary health crisis in a brothel.
RadarOnline reports that Kim Kardashian “is willing to do whatever it takes to keep him away from her sister.”
And apparently, she’s willing to spill Lamar’s secrets if necessary.
“Kim is all about protecting her family — and, of course, protecting her family’s image.”
That’s no surprise. The Kardashian brand is tied to their family’s image.
And just look at what Kim did to Taylor Swift when she felt like Taylor was a threat to Kanye’s image.
“After everything they did for Lamar, she won’t have him trying to make Khloe look bad, particularly when she has moved on with her life.”
RadarOnline‘s sources also claim that Kim has reached out to Lamar, privately, to caution him against speaking out against Khloe any further.
“Kim doesn’t want him anywhere near her family.”
It sounds like she feels like Lamar is toxic.
“She has made it clear that she has a ton of dirt on Lamar, and wouldn’t hesitate to spill all if it comes to that.”
Now, we don’t know that Kim is actually prepared to blackmail Lamar into being nice to his ex.
It is, however, understandable that she’s feeling so protective of Khloe. And, quite frankly, Lamar has zero room to talk.
There’s nothing wrong with hiring sex workers, of course. But there is something wrong with suggesting that Khloe is promiscuous and chases after one type of man when his own predilections are so well-known.
What other secrets does Kim have to spill, we wonder?
If Lamar does the smart thing, we may never find out.
Earlier this week, Kim Kardashian welcomed her third child, but it seems she’s not letting the challenges of caring for an infant interfere with her ability to defend her beloved sisters with top-notch trash talk.
As we reported earlier today, Lamar Odom gave a very candid interview to BET this week, and not surprisingly, the subject of Khloe Kardashian came up.
It was Lamar’s first interview since the world learned that Khloe is pregnant with her first child, and while Lamar offered words of support, he also slipped in some not-so-subtle jabs.
“I understand when it’s over, it’s over. When she was with her second or third NBA ball player, I could see that,” Lamar replied when asked about his breakup with Khloe.
Kim–presumably sleep deprived and obviously pissed-off–decided she was having none of Lamar’s pettiness and she quote-tweeted the article along with a mic drop-worthy diss:
“Or second or third brothel” Kim wrote in reference to Lamar’s love of prostitutes.
(Pro tip: When someone loves hookers, you can pretty much always use that against them.)
Now, Kim is being applauded for the savagery of her burn–and rightfully so–but we’re gonna have to be the nit-picking party-poopers for a moment and point out that it doesn’t totally make sense.
The tweet makes it sound as though Khloe was on her second or third brothel, when clearly she meant to say Lamar was the brothel aficionado.
Hey, maybe she’s throwing heavy shade at Khloe, and this story’s even better than we thought!
Most people are obnoxious perfectionists like us, so predictably, Twitter immediately exploded with praise for Kim.
Kim was praised as the “Clapback Queen,” many fans made it weird by calling her Mom (a practice we had hoped would be left in 2017), and GIFs of Kim looking like she’d just ordered the beheading of a peasant were plentiful.
Even Kim’s friend Chrissy Teigen offered praise, tweeting:
“GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH EM,” before clarifying, “Gaht*. Gaht too excited.”
Lamar has yet to respond to the tweet, which isn’t all that surprising.
After all, we assume he’s currently being treated a nearby burn unit.
Kim Kardashian went straight for Lamar Odom’s jugular after he was quoted as dissing Khloe Kardashian … making fun of him for visiting brothels. Kim replied to a tweet Thursday in which Lamar was quoted from his interview on BET’s Mancave that…
OK, so it’s been nearly four months now since we first learned that Khloe Kardashian is pregnant with her first child.
Or one month, if you just want to go from her confirmation of the big news.
Either way, that’s a pretty decent about of time for Lamar Odom to hear about the news and to come to terms with it.
Or at least to come to terms with it enough to be able to give a statement on the subject without coming across as a little bit shady, right?
Lamar makes an appearance in an upcoming episode of Mancave, a talk shot on BET, and he was asked about Khloe’s pregnancy.
“I’m happy for her,” he said. “She took care of me. She’ll be a good mother, for real. She’s a great woman.”
And that part is sweet, right?
It’s also very, very true.
We all remember how, back in 2015, Lamar suffered an overdose that very nearly killed him, and how Khloe stayed by his side, even though they were going through a divorce.
She even called off the divorce so that she’d be able to help make medical decisions for him when he was unable to do so himself.
We heard about how she rarely left his side while he was in the hospital — if she ever did at all — and how she was so intent to stay with him that she didn’t even shower when things were touch and go there for a while.
She said then that she stayed with him because while their marriage obviously didn’t work out, she still had love for him, and she couldn’t just abandon him in such a time.
So she did take care of him, in a very real way.
But this next thing that Lamar said in the interview?
Well, it wasn’t quite so sweet …
“I still got my shawty’s name still on me, her initials still on me,” he said, referring to the matching tattoos he and Khloe got on their hands when they were married.
“But for no reason,” he clarified.
He said that “I understand when it’s over, it’s over. When she was with her second or third NBA ball player, I could see that.”
Damn, Lamar, don’t hold back!
We get that he’s probably just joking around, or trying to make light of a difficult situation, and of course the Kardashians have always appreciated professional athletes for boyfriends.
But this just seems a little too catty, you know?
It’s not like Khloe ran through NBA players after filing for divorce — which she did, by the way, at least in part because Lamar publicly cheated on her.
The only serious relationships she had between Lamar and Tristan Thompson were with French Montana, a rapper, and James Harden.
She was rumored to be dating Rick Fox for a little while in there, too, so Tristan would make her third NBA player after Lamar.
But regardless of the types of men she decides to date, it’s obvious that she’s very happy right now, way happier than she was during much of her marriage to Lamar here.
And really, that’s what counts.
Same Lamar Odom.
This is what fans of the former basketball star and ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian now fear.
TMZ has shared a couple photos of Odom from New Year’s Eve, an occasion which he celebrated in the Dominican Republic.
The images depict Odom hanging out in a local hot spot called Club 59, chilling in a sweater and chatting with a woman who witnesses say he kissed at midnight.
That isn’t the issue, of course.
Odom is certainly allowed to smooch and flirt; he’s a single man likely anxious to mingle.
But the photos also capture Odom with a beer in his hand.
You can check them out HERE.
According to TMZ sources, the green bottle Odom has in hand is called Presidente, a Spanish beer featured in breweries around the Dominican Republic.
He was also seen throwing back some tequila shots.
At this point, the star’s substance abuse problem has been well-documented.
It caused him to be suspended by the NBA a few years ago and it’s the main reason his marriage to Khloe fell apart.
In October of 2015, Odom fell unconscious while spending time at a brothel in Nevada, barely clinging to life in a coma for several days.
You would think such an incident would serve as a turning point, but it’s not that easy to overcome one’s addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.
It has appear on multiple instances since then that Lamar recognized his demons and was prepared to get clean and sober… he’s simply been unable to successfully do so.
In early November, for example, Odom collapsed at a night club in Los Angeles.
A spokesperson for the ex-reality star claimed Lamar was simply dehydrated and tired, but almost no one out there bought that excuse.
“Lamar is spiraling again. He’s out of control,” a source subsequently told People Magazine, adding about eight weeks ago:
“He was better this spring, but things got worse over the summer and everyone is worried things are going to get even worse and they’re scared for him.”
Moreover, it’s not hard to understand why Odom might be driven to drink these days.
While he has not spoken out directly on Khloe’s pregnancy, someone close to the situation say Lamar is crushed by the news.
He and Khloe talked openly about having children back during their relationship and it’s easy to see this exciting news not exactly being so exciting for Odom.
It’s easy to see it having the opposite effect, unfortunately.
As always, we wish the very best to Odom, who nearly everyone says is a caring, sensitive, outstanding individual.
He simply has an addiction.
We pray he overcomes it someday.
It’s a new year, but the same concerning habits seem to continue dogging Lamar Odom, who was seen partying it up in the Dominican Republic to ring in 2018. Lamar was spotted hitting up a local hot spot on the island nation called Club 59,…
By now, you’ve surely heard the good news a billion times over …
Khloe Kardashian is pregnant! For real! She confirmed it herself and everything!
A lot of people were happy to hear about the pregnancy, both because Khloe is typically considered the best Kardashian and because so many of us have been following her fertility struggle for years.
When she was married to Lamar Odom, back in the good ol’ days of Khloe & Lamar, we saw them try to have a baby for a very, very long time.
She went to fertility specialists, and she really seemed to struggle with the fact that she was never able to get pregnant.
That’s a big part of why this pregnancy with Tristan Thompson is such good news, but we also can’t ignore a little piece of information that Khloe shared earlier this year.
In an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Khloe visited a doctor who told her that she had fewer follicles on her ovaries than most women her age have.
Meaning that if she were to try to get pregnant, she could have a hard time.
She was taken aback by the news, which didn’t really make sense, given how long she and Lamar tried for a baby.
But, as she revealed later, she “fake-tried” to have a baby.
“I was married,” Khloe explained, “but I knew the circumstances weren’t the healthiest, so I just kept pretending I was trying.”
She said that when she was going through with the fertility treatments, “they were more so for Lamar,” but “I had to stop because there was much deeper stuff that was happening in our marriage.”
It “wasn’t the right kind of situation to bring a child into,” she revealed, and knowing what we know now about Lamar, we can definitely understand that.
But she also said “I think I’ve done a lot of covering up for him. Like, even when it made me look like I was the problem. But I was fine taking on that burden on my shoulders because he had a lot of other, deeper sh-t to deal with.”
She wasn’t very clear here, but the general understanding of all this was that she pretended to have problems with her fertility so that she wouldn’t have to discuss with anyone, even Lamar himself, that her marriage wasn’t the healthiest.
And it’s rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.
After the big pregnancy reveal, one person tweeted “After watching how much @khloekardashian struggled a few years back on kuwtk about getting pregnant, I’m so happy for her & I feel like everything does happen for a reason and she’s finally gonna get her baby.”
It was a sweet sentiment, but someone else replied with “Didn’t she lie (and make a mockery of) about fertility issues all bc she didn’t wanna have kids at the time?”
Thanks to that tweet, Khloe is finally clarifying what she meant when she said she “fake-tried” to get pregnant with Lamar.
“I def wasn’t lying,” she tweeted in response. “I did all my treatments but then when we did further testing we realized I was NOT the one with the issue at the time.”
“It takes two to have a baby. But anyways thank you for the love.”
But see, it’s still confusing, because she did say on the show that she was “pretending I was trying.” Her statement now doesn’t really mesh with what she said then.
Of course, we don’t know the full story, and we’ll never know unless Khloe sits down and really details everything that happened back then with Lamar.
Either way, if she lied or if she didn’t lie, if she fibbed or misspoke or whatever, that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t deserve all the well wishes for this precious pregnancy now!