Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom Aren't Getting Divorced After All

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Following Lamar Odom’s near fatal overdose at a brothel in Las Vegas, the former LA Lakers player and his estranged wife Khloé Kardashian have decided to call off their divorce and give love (and who knows—maybe even their reality show) another go. According to one source, “Khloé thinks this was the right thing to do right now.”


E! News reports:

E! News confirms the 31-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and the 35-year-old former NBA player are calling off their divorce. The two both signed divorce papers in July but, due to a file backlog, the judge had yet to sign off, so the pair are still legally married.

Khloé’s attorney Laura Wasser went into court this morning and asked the judge to withdraw the divorce petition that was awaiting a judge’s signature. The judge granted the petition and the divorce case is now over.

Odom has a long recovery ahead of him. As another “source” tells E!:

“Every day he is getting a bit better, but he is continuing to have extensive tests on his cognitive and motor functions, so no one can make a definitive diagnosis yet. He is more coherent day by day.”

Meanwhile, Khloé’s ex French Montana made a public statement in support of Khloé and Lamar at the TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified concert in Brooklyn last night. (A private text will do, French!)

“Shout out to Khloé. I am really proud of her for being by his side,” he said. “It’s a beautiful thing to see cause I know she has a good heart like that.”



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Is the this development surprising? It doesn’t necessarily have to do anything with whether they want to stay together as a couple long term. Even if he’s conscious, it will probably be some time before he’s independent again, to whatever degree he will be. Divorce would affect all kinds of aspects of both of their lives. It’s really only sensible to delay it until the situation is at least more stable.

The alternative would involve finding someone who was equally willing and able to make medical decisions when Lamar couldn’t, for starters. That’s particularly troublesome if he isn’t in condition to specify an alternative person - the default if he were divorced would be a parent, and his mother is dead and his father is not really a good choice.