Khloe Kardashian took Lamar Odom back: sad, self-sacrificing, naive?

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s reconciliation covers the new edition of US Magazine. US has been running insider stories about the sad state of Khloe’s marriage for weeks now. I’m almost positive they have a solid source in the Kardashian Kamp. US has veered off in a tabloid direction recently with questionable covers about Katie Holmes’ hookup with Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Aniston’s “pregnancy”. It’s possible that this cover story is not sanctioned by the Kardashian junta, but I doubt it.

It’s hard to recap the madness in Khloe’s marriage, but I’ll give a brief overview. Lamar is an addict. For the past few weeks, after Khloe kicked him out of the house, he was holed up in hotels with other women and smoking crack. During that time, Khloe had trouble contacting him. Prior to that, for at least a year, he had several longterm mistresses, at least two of whom Khloe knew about and had followed by private detectives. Lamar’s career playing for the Lakers is pretty much over, although it’s always possible that he gets a job playing for another team for less money.

A month ago, Lamar told TMZ that he had been sober for a few days, by his own willpower and not through any program or doctor’s supervision. His motivation seemed to be his NBA career, and in a recent video taken by a paparazzo, he was very optimistic about returning to the Lakers.

According to US Magazine, shortly after Lamar got sober he went back to Khloe, begged for her forgiveness, and promised her that he would magically transform into a faithful husband. And she took him back:

The cover story of the new issue of Us Weekly gives readers the inside story of how Khloe Kardashian is giving Lamar Odom a second chance after he apologizes. Odom has clocked a few days of sobriety, reveals a source, and he came straight to Khloe.

“Lamar broke down and apologized deeply to her.” More than any promise, seeing a semblance of the man she married cooled her anger. “He got clean, and that’s why she started talking to him again,” says the insider. “She was willing to give him a second chance.” It was also important to Odom that he make amends with his mother-in-law, and Khloé agreed. “She told Lamar she would bring him to Kris’ so he didn’t have to go alone,” says the insider. Momager Kris Jenner was a tough sell. “Lamar was super emotional,” says the insider. “He told Kris he never meant to hurt them or their daughter. He said disappointing them was the biggest mistake of his life.” Kris broke down in tears and hugged Odom. “She told him she loved him and he said the same,” says the source. “But she also told him, ‘Don’t you ever do this again.’ ”

[From US Magazine, received via email]

For what it’s worth, TMZ shot down the reports of a reconciliation, saying that a recent sighting of Khloe and Lamar at a Kanye West show did not mean that the two were back together. Radar also claims that the two aren’t officially together, but that Khloe is leaning in that direction now that Lamar is sober. Is this just PMK playing both sides of the media to get us to keep talking about her dysfunctional family? It could be, or US could be jumping to conclusions.

I tend to think that this happened, and that Khloe and Lamar are in some kind of honeymoon reunion period. Khloe loves Lamar beyond reason, and she seems to want to forgive him. She seems to think that her love can “save” him from drugs and from cheating. I’m sure he talks a good game, but look at how he treated her for ages. He was cheating for a long time, it wasn’t the drugs. I don’t think he’s capable of being faithful by any stretch. Khloe doesn’t need to save this guy, she needs to save herself from being treated like a doormat. She deserves much better. I was hoping that she had something going on with The Game, that she was devising an exit plan for herself, and that she was finally wising up to reality. Maybe it will still happen for her and I hope it won’t take another massive humiliation and betrayal for her to reach that point.

This photo is from April, 2012



Khloe is shown celebrating her 33rd birthday at Tao on 10-25-13. Lamar is shown out on 10-15-13. Credit: and FameFlynet

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  1. bowers says:

    Maybe she just loves him.

    • Kiki says:

      Agreed. What’s so bad in fighting for your marriage?

      • Delta Juliet says:

        Except it looks like she’s doing the fighting and he’s reaping the benefits.

      • Tapioca says:

        If it’s worth fighting for – nothing.

        If your hubby’s having multiple months-long affairs and you’re barely past the honeymoon phase, then that’s a red flag visible from space that maybe he isn’t a keeper! I really hope this isn’t a face-saving move for The Brand.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Oh, boy, do you sound like me at 25. Nothing is wrong with fighting for your marriage. And if your husband does one thing that hurts you, of course you should explore working it out. But when you have a spouse who has repeated long-term affairs and abandons you to spend time smoking crack in hotels with other women, who has no respect for you or your feelings, who publicly humiliates you without regard for anything but his own desires and breaks every vow he took, I have bad news for you. You don’t HAVE a marriage, except on paper. There comes a time to accept that and move on, stop burying your head in the sand and thinking that you and your love can save or change someone who isn’t capable of having a committed relationship. He’s just using that part of her to get back in, then I’d bet anything he’ll just repeat the behavior. Staying with someone who abuses you emotionally isn’t the brave thing to do. Finding the love and respect for yourself to leave is harder and braver, and it will set you free to live the life you deserve.

      • Allie says:

        Sometimes love just isn’t enough. If a person is continuously treating you horribly, isn’t respecting the marriage and isn’t making any real effort to improve then sometimes you have to leave.

        Being in love is great and fighting for a marriage is great and very important but you can’t sacrifice your happiness for a person who isn’t willing to put the effort in.

      • Bread and Circuses says:

        @Delta Juliet

        If he’s fighting to stay sober, that’s enough to have on his plate for now. It’s not a wise or a kind impulse to punish someone who’s still teetering on the brink.

      • Nikki says:

        Yeah I’m kind of in this camp as well. I’m married, and I can’t say I wouldn’t react like this in the same situation. However, if he pulled that shiz again, I’d probably kick him to the curb.

      • Sharon says:

        She’s a FOOL for taking him back. THREE WOMEN have said he cheated with them. Unprotected sex too.

        Girl’s as long as you let men cheat on you and get way with it, THEY WILL DO IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

        Once a CHEAT, always a CHEAT!

      • nikko says:

        I totally agree with Sharon. If you let him get away w/ it, he’ll do it again. I too was hoping her and The Game would get something started. She shouldn’t go back to Lamar, he’s going back to the drugs and unprotected sex with women (while on drugs you don’t think about getting a rubber).

    • Amory says:

      Several other sites have reported that she was the one to start with the drugs (weight loss), and he joined, especially after her affair. I can imagine that making you guilty enough to want to help the person you helped destroy.

      Personally, I have no opinion on whether that is correct or not. They are both losers as far as I am concerned. She is immature, mean, and vapid, and he needs to get back to his talents and stop screwing up his life.

    • Sam says:

      Khloe has now established herself as a doormat. Lamar now knows she is his doormat and he can do whatever he wants with whomever he wants.

  2. Erinn says:

    Look, if they’re BOTH willing to work hard to get the marriage back on solid ground, and are both willing to admit when they were wrong, and make it up to the other person, I see nothing wrong with it.

    Regardless of what you think about the Kardashian’s these are real people, with a troubled relationship. It’s nice to see them fighting for it, if that’s what they want instead of being another statistic.

    • Evie says:

      I hope he gets tested for STD’s. The way he was sleeping around while he was all drugged up would be it for me. I might love the man but I couldn’t go back after that. The words “troubled relationship” are the understatement of the year.

    • Ally8 says:

      I know! It’s nuts to me that in this day and age, these stories still get treated as a “hurt feelings” issue. (A) He violated the marital contract – law! (B) He’s exposing his wife to serious, potentially life-threatening illness – medicine! Not just feelings!

      Sorry about all the exclamation marks, but really, this level of drug use = all kinds of unsafe high-risk behavior. Get the man tested six ways to Sunday before you give him a key to the new locks on the house.

  3. blue marie says:

    Ha, that sounds very Godfather-ish.. “I’ll have to bring you to Ma-ma and get the blessing” pffftttt.. This crap has PMK written all over it..

  4. An says:

    She’s just as bad and fame whory as the rest of them. Who knows what to believe?

  5. Kali says:

    Oh honey, no. I really hope this isn’t true 🙁

  6. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Khloe, Khloe … What are you thinking?

  7. swack says:

    There has never been solid evidence given that Lamar was a drug addict. I remember the article on TMZ and I believe he simply said to them that he was sober and did not give for how much time (I could be wrong). Somehow I am believing this was a story that was scripted for the KUWTK. I am also beginning to believe that Lamar has been in on this story for the entire time. I do believe he cheated but I’m still not totally believing the drug stories. They are truly a sad bunch of people to put this type of thing out there for the world to see. This wasn’t just one story but a bombardment of stories to make Lamar look like the bad guy and Khloe look like the poor wife. If Khloe has taken him back, then why is he not back in their house?

    • Hahahaha says:

      I totally agree! I do t think Lamar was addicted to anything. And I think this whole drama has been manufactured from the start. They are ALL in on it. Including Lamar . It’s disgusting.

    • Celebitchy says:

      TMZ had one of his mistresses on TMZ live, the lawyer, and she said Lamar was smoking crack around her a lot but she didn’t think he was addicted. So whether he was an addict or not may be up to debate but he was using hard drugs based on what people around him were saying.

      • Sarah says:

        Because the mistress would never lie for money? If PMK told her “Say Lamar is a drug addict. He’s OK with you saying this and I’ll give you $50K”, the mistress would be fine with that. And what a great “story line” that would be for the upcoming season! Fame. Whores. All. Of. Them.

      • Sam says:

        To Sarah: That woman is an attorney, do you actually believe she would put her self in the position of a slander lawsuit by lying on Lamar? No, I don’t think she would jeopardize herself like that. I totally believe her.

      • nikko says:

        He’s was (is) on drugs and he’s been on & off. This info is coming from the streets, not any magazine or website.

    • kcarp says:

      I am with you. I mean he looked pretty good for a crack addict. From what I have heard crack is not something you can casually use then stop when you want to.

      My opinion is The KTrash crowd was shamed by the mistress stories so they start planting this dirt TMZ. TMZ is supposedly the mouthpiece of Kris anyway.

  8. Nev says:

    I hope it’s true. Isn’t this marriage, through thick and thin? Good times and the bad? Good luck to them!

  9. Melibea4ever says:

    I just hope they don’t decide to bring a baby to this messy relationship not until he has his addiction under control

  10. Tony says:

    He was playing with the clippers right? Who are actually gonna be better than the lakers this year according to many sports writers. I wouldnt be so harsh on them. Marriages have overcome worse. He’s had a tough upbringing which has carried onto his adulthood with his Dad’s drug issues and possibly his own(has he failed drug tests?), she clearly loves him and if they are giving it another try she clearly hasnt given up on him yet

  11. bammer says:

    I thought there have been rumors that Khloe was cheating too? Mario? The Game and/or his brother? Interesting that the tabs are portraying her as the devoted wife.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Exactly. I read that she is a cheater as well – plus in the beginning she provided him with the drugs! They are all despicable. With that monster mother they never really had a chance – especially Khloe, who so obviously has a different father. It must have been strange growing up knowing you were clearly different but never acknowledging it.

  12. tifzlan says:

    It’s admirable, for sure, but i can’t say i would do the same thing. I understand she’s worried he might relapse if she leave, but he’s hurt her so much with the public cheating scandals that i do think it’s quite sad she’s taking him back (if true). On another note, why would he return? I felt like relations between Lamar and the Kardashians soured after the drug addiction stories started tumbling out of the closet. Contract? Threat of a lawsuit? Any thoughts?

  13. capepopsie says:

    The heart has reasons that the mind can never fathom. 🙂

  14. Lucy2 says:

    I couldn’t do it, but if they can work it out and that’s what they both want, it’s their life. I feel like she must have extremely low self esteem though.
    Considering how badly PMK trashed him through TMZ, he should get an apology from her too.

  15. eliza says:

    Personally I don’t believe this story. He seems desperate to be out of that family.

  16. AnnieN says:

    What did she do to her nose? What is it with these people and their surgery addiction. Her nose was fine before, suited her face. Now she’s got this weird, thinned down nose that looks very Michael Jackson-ish.

    • Psychgirl says:

      IKR?? I noticed it right away. When you look at her old nose it had a wider bridge and now it’s thinner and her nostrils are flared out like Kim’s. This family has taught me to never get my nose done.

      • springingforward says:

        Even worse, it looks as asymmetrical and messed up a plastic surgery job as Pimp Mama Kris’.

    • Amory says:

      I’m with you. Her face is quite different. What sad, sad people they all are.

    • Nono says:

      Pretty sure it’s just contouring.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      That really stood out – now it looks like Heidi Klums and Michelle Pfeiffers nose.

  17. Falula says:

    He was playing for the Clippers. Lakers when they got married, then Mavs, then back in LA with the Clippers.

  18. Fritzi Schnitzer says:

    Why are you so sure The Game would treat her any better?

  19. Kenyan254 says:

    “…Khloe doesn’t need to save this guy, she needs to save herself from being treated like a doormat. She deserves much better…” <<<<<TRUE THIS

  20. Soccer mom says:

    I guess I get why people like her better than the rest of her family but still she is a part of that family and I don’t trust any of them. They would do anything for attention and why would you want to take back someone that has been cheating and doing drugs? I doubt he would change without proper help. I just don’t know what to believe when it comes to anyone in this family, Khloe included!

  21. Angel May says:

    I think he took the hit of being branded a crackhead by the K junta as punishment for the infidelities. He may do drugs, but I don’t see him as a serious addict. Now he can be nobly forgiven.

  22. truthful says:

    its all about the stipulations in the pre-nup TRUST me.

    that’s why neither have divorced, if he does–he’ll have to pay a ton of money
    if she leaves, she will miss out on a ton of money.

    that’s all I am going to say, she is her mother’s daughter.

    • idk says:

      He cheated, and she has proof…there is a cheating clause in their pre-nup. She would walk away with A LOT. I think the family has decided to stop the spotlight on khloe and lamar so the attention can now go to kim’s wedding. I know that sounds crazy, but hey this family is not normal.

  23. Diane says:

    My guess is its just a way to keep her relevant on that krappy TV show. He’s an idiot if he goes along with this.

  24. Dawn says:

    This is complete and utter baloney. When will the public learn that nothing that comes out of a Kardashian’s mouth is for real? The majority of what is published about them be it in Kneepads or other trashy magazines are for real? Lamar and Khloe are NOT ever getting back together. She is just waiting to come out with that rapper The Game (awful) or his brother the trainer whichever one she is with at this point is hard to say. None of the Kardashian girls are nice. I’ve heard awful stories about the little Kourt demanding expensive clothes for free or for deep discounts. Happily people are really beginning to hate on this trash family and are finally saying NO to them. I just can’t wait for them all to go away. But I am sure PMK is rubbing her dirty hands together thinking of she might accomplish with the Jenner girls. All we can hope for is that the public won’t buy into them this time.

  25. janie says:

    I honestly could care less… I’m sick of this entire skanky family! Who knows if any of this was even true to begin with? Ktrash machine in action.

  26. Dana says:

    Im pretty sure you understand nothing of addiction. It turns you into a completely different person. Deep inside, you are still the same person capable of being faithful and in love, but you’re blinded by the drugs and the need for them.
    Its like being under hypnosis, and getting clean is waking up.
    I dont think the whole point was that love conquers all. Im pretty sure Lamar just needed time to fix himself. And now theyre trying to work things out.
    Good for them, they’re obviously giving marriage the respect it deserves, unlike everyone else in hollywood.

  27. jwoolman says:

    Who knows what the truth is with this Klan- all they think about is story lines for their silly shows and have no problem with massive deceit and manipulation. Khloe is as bad as the rest and is actually very like her mother in many ways (just not quite as heartless). But one correction: she can’t be 33. Kim is 33 and Khloe is the youngest of the trio by several years, I think. She might be close to 30 by now, though.

  28. lulu says:

    All you people saying its good they are working it out because of the marriage….. are you F-ing kidding me? He has cheated not once, but several times. F*** that! A good relationship only lasts with trust. I could never ever trust someone again after multiple affairs. They would so be kicked to the curb, whether I was married or not. Any self respecting woman would/should do the same thing. Now if it was just the drugs… ok, then we work on it. But screwing other women is a definate reason to move on and leave the cheater behind.

    • idk says:

      Khloe used to always lecture Kourtney about Scott, how she should leave him, etc…now here she is sticking with Lamar. I’m not sure how true this story is…khloe doesn’t seem like the type to stay with a cheater.

    • Sam says:

      Thanks lulu. It’s good to see someone on here with self-esteem, who would not stay with a man who is a cheat..

  29. Jacquie109 says:

    It seems the rest of the world may have also grown up and finally understand what marriage is about. NO MATTER WHAT if you love each other and are willing to work hard to fix your marriage, you should. For better or worse is in the vows guys. You don’t get to duck out when your spouse loses their shit. That’s generally when they need you the most. Now I get that there are exceptions, abuse of any kind, fraud, and once you’ve both given everything you have to try and fix it and you’re still not happy, then fine get divorced, but give it EVERYTHING you’ve got first or don’t get freakin married in the first place. Marriage isn’t all rainbows and gumdrops and fairy tales, it can be hard freakin work sometimes.

    • Nono says:

      Jacquie, this is how I feel about marriage, which is probably why I won’t ever do it. I don’t know that there’s a person out there I could commit to like this, and I don’t know that I could ever trust someone to have this much commitment. I hate what marriage and people’s attitudes to it has become.

    • Sam says:

      @Jacquie 109: Girl please, When someone is screwing/has screwed other people while married to you, there is NO MARRIAGE. Don’t low-rate yourself like this.

  30. Jaana says:

    I read a blind that SHE was the one that brought drugs home, hoping to lose weight by using. He picked up the habit from her. Besides I have seen so many photos/videos of her looking high as hell playing with her hair non stop.

  31. Wally says:

    Give me a brake ….what do the K Klan do for a living..they make high visibility drama. The only reality in this whole deal is Lamar’s drug problem and I hope he survives it.

  32. Sam H x says:

    Neither party is innocent in this mess. Broadcasting his drug problems was very wrong though. I’m pretty sure I read somewhere that Khloe has been seeing The Game’s brother for the past year and that The Game is acting as a decoy for the two. I did read about Khloe having a drug problem. I didn’t realise PMK or any of the Kardashians were capable of emotions.

  33. kris says:

    or maybe she found al-anon

  34. cyndi says:

    And HRH Prince George is trying to hit Lamar in the head, saying, “ya big wanker…don’t go anywhere near that bloody family again!! You’re free man, RUN!”

  35. nicegirl says:

    Sorry, I thought that The Game dude was also a fiasco as well? Didn’t he cheat while his lady was pregnant, or something else gross?

  36. mia says:

    Theirs was always the most believable relationship in that family, they truly seemed to love and adore each other. If she can get past all this and he can remain fighting for his sobriety more power to them. That isn’t self-sacrificing or naive that is love.

  37. atrain says:

    US Weekly has a deal with the Kardashians. I had a (free) two – year subscription, and I can’t count the amount of issues that contained exclusive interviews, stories, photo spreads, etc. with the K’s. Not just random pap shots, but real stories with them. So if this was in US Weekly, then it’s true.

  38. GreenHoof says:

    My personal opinion of Khloe is that she has low self-esteem and self-worth. I really think her mom and her sisters have done a number on Khloe emotionally and she may be taking him back to spite them. I can’t say for sure but I think Khloe is the anti-Kardashian Kardashian. She doesn’t seem to fit in as far as the family and compared to Kim or Kris she seems to have a solid moral code. I don’t know this woman so I could be wrong about that but that is the vibe I have always gotten from Khloe. I sincerely believe that it was her mother going public with Lamar’s problems rather than it was Khloe herself. I get why Khloe would take him back if it meant he was clean and sober, I don’t agree with it and would want to have a long talk with her about it having done something similar. But the constant cheating…let’s just say I REALLY disagree with her decision. But I think we all need to understand that this is her decision to make. We can disagree with it and we all know that this isn’t going to end well for her but I think while we can talk about how and why we disagree with her decision we still have to respect the fact she has made a choice.

  39. Nikki says:

    Marriage really isn’t a black-and-white situation. Relationships are a lot of work and can be tumultuous. It’s easy to say you’d ditch him, but never say never unless you’re put into the situation. Honestly, I’d probably react the same way she did. But, if he pulled the same sh*t again, it would probably be over.

    • Deb says:

      Once a cheater always a cheater. I would NEVER give a cheater second chance.

      Cheating is a DEAL BREAKER.

      • Jag says:

        To each their own, but like Deb, the guys who have cheated on me became instant “exes” and never got a second chance.

  40. Jag says:

    You forgot “stupid” for taking him back. Run, Chloe, run!

  41. Raya says:

    Yuck. She needs to imagine the most disgusting porno possible and she’ll have an idea of what her huband is up to when he is locked in a motel/hotel room with a pocket full of crack and a couple of women (AKA crackwh-res). She could also check out a few epiodes of The Wire to get a better understanding of who she is involved with. It doesn’t get much worse than this. She should seek and annulment on the grounds of incurable mental illness or fraud and be thankful that the two of them never conceived.

  42. girlnbayou says:

    Only Khloe will know when she has had enough. She will take it and take it until one day she wakes up and realizes her belly is full of his crap and then she won’t take it anymore. Until then, no one or anything will change her mind.

    The heart has its reasons, that reason knows nothing of.