Khloe Kardashian covers People: is she making Lamar’s drama all about Khloe?

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I feel a wave of conspiracies and hate coming towards Khloe Kardashian at this very moment. For what it’s worth, even if her name wasn’t “Kardashian,” this is exactly the kind of story People Magazine loves for their cover stories. It’s actually an old-school choice for a cover story. The estranged wife setting aside the divorce filing so she can take care of her husband during a life-threatening medical emergency? People Mag will always be into that kind of thing. That being said, I do sort of side-eye Khloe for giving People Magazine an exclusive interview. Khloe is making Lamar’s drama all about Khloe.

As Lamar Odom continues to recover following his Oct. 13 hospitalization, Khloé Kardashian has been a constant presence by his side, and she is speaking out for the first time. When she received the shocking news that day, “All I knew was I had to get there,” Kardashian says exclusively in this week’s issue of PEOPLE. “I had to get to him and make sure he was okay. I hate that he was in that situation. I wouldn’t want anybody in that situation, especially someone I love and care about.”

Despite calling off their divorce, Kardashian, 31, says she is not getting back together with 35-year-old Odom. Though she remains loyal to the vows she once took, Kardashian says, “There are too many other important things, too many medical things. It’s not even in our brains thinking about us as a couple or having a relationship right now.”

“I loved him always, and I will always love him,” she says. “I don’t believe love is fickle. I believe when you love someone, you are allowed to love from afar. You don’t have to be with that person in order to love him.”

Now, the Keeping up with the Kardashians star remains cautiously optimistic about Odom’s condition. “The fact that he woke up was definitely a sigh of relief for everybody,” she says. “Every hour is different. It goes up and it goes down but he’s awake. He’s alive and that’s all I wanted, was for him to be okay.”

And Kardashian’s devotion is unwavering, despite an uncertain future. “There is a very long road ahead of [Lamar],” she says. “He has to walk that road by himself, and, most importantly, he has to want to walk that road. I will be there supporting him every step of the way.”

[From People]

I think it bugged Khloe that people were like “girl, you’re so dumb if you think you can rebuild your marriage right at this very moment.” She withdrew the divorce papers because she wanted to take care of Lamar, because she wanted to make medical decisions for him. Which is basically what she’s saying – she’s not thinking about the marriage or her relationship with Lamar. She is just focused on his health. But… she still found time to talk to People. You know what though? This People cover might have been pre-arranged, but the original intent was for Khloe to promote her book. Khloe might have worked with People to salvage the cover, but they decided to scrap the conversation about the book.


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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Gross that it’s a cover, but I liked her attitude that Lamar has to change by himself. She can’t fix him. That’s promising.

    • Josephine says:

      Her PR people are decent. Somehow I doubt that line came from her.

    • MC2 says:

      Khloe released a statement that the cover was shot & the interview was taken before all the events with Lamar happened. I wish it was an update on this story. This cover was supposed to be press for her book & she was contractually obligated to do a 5 min follow up phone interview & that’s where they got these newer quotes. I feel sorry for her right now & she’s really been them for him- and I think it’s earnest. Not a lot of people would be there for their drug addicted exes that rapped about cheating on you while married when you are out of town & then posted the video online. I know it won’t happen, but I think people should try and just give her peace right now. She’s in a damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t position imo.

      • Josephine says:

        She wasn’t contractually obligated to talk about him. No pass.

      • JudyK says:

        Ditto to what Josephine said. This is sickening.

      • MC2 says:

        True- she didn’t have to talk about him. I agree she should have kept it about her book. But its good to hear she didn’t run out & do a photo shoot while this was all happening……

      • Tammy says:

        How do you know she wasn’t asked questions about Lamar?

      • HH says:

        Khloe was not contractually obligated to answer questions about Lamar, particularly since he wasn’t the subject of the initial interview. I’m glad the photoshoot was already done because that would have been weird since it is visually disconnected from the cover story. But, I do like that she said something about his health and condition. Some of the details and photos that have been sold to the media by the prostitutes are pretty revolting. Also, I noticed she didn’t really speak about their relationship in an “us” type of way. It’s really her helping Lamar, but I didn’t hear anything like “we’ll get through this” or something to that effect.

      • MC2 says:

        I am sure she was asked questions about Lamar & she was obligated to do a quick interview before the cover ran. Her choices at that point were 1) don’t answer or 2) answer. After thinking about it I think she made the right choice in answering. If Khloe said nothing about Lamar the cover would still have run (it was planned long ago) & they could add anything they wanted. If she keeps her mouth shut the media is still going to talk about Lamar so why wouldn’t she add her two cents? And I actually think she added good things- that this is his journey, he has a long road ahead & she will support him……Not sure how this makes her a “sickening” person.

  2. mia girl says:

    Gross gross gross

    • mimif says:

      Yup. Anybody know how Lamar is really doing? Any other media reports just get buried by TMZ, E!, UsWeekly…

    • kcarp says:

      I think all of the posters here on Celebitchy can say, “WE TOLD YOU!” Everyone here knew this was about the Kardashains and not Lamar.

      • MC2 says:

        @kcarp- I respectfully disagree. I think it’s still about Lamar for Khloe. Was she supposed to not go to his side, support him & make medical decisions (since she is still legally his wife it was her that was in that position)? I honestly don’t know how the Kardashians made this about them and not him? They weren’t filming at the hospital (paparazzi were) , the leaks weren’t necessarily the Kardashians (lots of other people were talking to media including all the people from the brothel) & the leaks were not consistent which I think shows that they were from multiple sources. HE went to a brothel and went on a four day bender & OD’ed on cocaine. I’m not sure how the Kardashians had anything to do with that other then supporting him after that & still today. I am not a fan of the Kardashians but also not someone who is ready to jump on them for being “evil”. They are attention seeking, vapid & materialistic but seriously- they are not Bill Cosby. I’ll save my pitch fork wielding for someone that actually really harms people. Supporting your ex who OD’ed at a brothel after you tried to help him get clean- not sure how that makes her an evil person…..

  3. minx says:


  4. Meatball says:

    I stopped reading coverage of Lamar’s health because it would be one line about him being in rough shape and then a million lines about how the Kardashians are there and how hard it has been for them and Khloe, with barely a mention of his 2 children.
    Obviously if he is still in hospital and no real information can be released then there is no story. I felt like I was seeing and hearing less stories about them, then this happened and they are milking it for all its worth.

    • QQ says:

      Me too, largely all i seek is that if they are putting all his business out in the streets we can at least find out how HE is doing, Idgasinglesolitaryf if they are sad/cancelled and then reinstated a shower/who came on what private plane dressed in all black or whatever the f*ck else, how is the actual person convalescing is what?

      (You can also tell those girls were ITCHY to post their vapid ass sh!t the way they’ve been on social media, like the oxygen was getting thin in their lives without posting selfies)

      • mimif says:

        Yeah that’s what I want to know. How is Lamar doing. The rest of it is just K noise.

      • wolfie says:

        I’ve read that Lamar is still very ill. He’s had multiple strokes, a heart attack and organ failure – he is still on dialysis, and doctors do not believe he will ever be whole. Lamar really hurt himself, which should be a warning to anyone trying to off themselves with drugs – if they find you before you are dead…you will then have to live with great destruction to your body (and soul). This is tragic, and I wonder if this new article sets the stage for Khloe to eventually leave Lamar, as he probably won’t be “husband material” in their future; because after all, “she can love him from afar”. She also said, “You don’t have to be with that person to love him” in this article. Telling a dying man that he has to want to walk that road by himself (albeit with her support) seems demanding (and absurd) after what he’s been through. I think he’s already told us that the road with her family is pretty shitty.

    • Nikki says:

      Meatball said it for me.

    • Christin says:

      One line about him and the rest about the K’s — that’s a good summary. I tuned out as well because of that.

  5. K says:

    Is the sky blue?

    Of course a Khloe is making Lamar’s near death experience about her. You didn’t think she would actually do this for love and keep her mouth shut did you? Got to get that dollar dollar bill and cover story.

    • smcollins says:

      Lol, that was my first thought too.
      Is Kloe making what happened to Lamar about her? Is water wet?
      No one should be shocked by this, but it’s still really disappointing and disgusting.

  6. Josephine says:

    I’m completely and totally disgusted. What more is there to say? It’s been all about them from day 1, and people need to wake up and see what these people are really about.

    • NeNe says:

      You’re exactly right!

    • kat says:

      Though she remains loyal to the vows she once took, Kardashian says….
      so dating n sleeping with French n that other guy is keeping your vows? They signed the papers, if not for the back log they would be divorced. Leave it to his family, his kids,his aunt.WTH is wrong w/ her n this need to control his medical situation?

  7. Belle says:

    Is Khloe making it all about Khloe?

    Does Kim have a fake ass? Famewhoring is all these people know, of course she’s going to use Lamar to promote the family “brand”. One thing you can always count on – the Kardashians looking to make a buck.

    • iGotNothin says:

      Right? Just like that BS story about Rob wanting to donate a kidney. Sure…. only if that was really your intention wouldn’t you just go through the testing and see if you’re a match… you know… quietly? Money talks. And so do the Kardashians…nonstop.

      • melodycalder says:

        True! However he doesn’t have to be a match. Lots of people want to donate to someone yet they don’t match so they build an intricate wen of people donating to eachother so everyone gets a kidney, just not their friends. A donated to e, while f goes to c, and b goes to d, etc.

      • original kay says:

        is that you Dr Bailey?

  8. Deanne says:

    That entire family is shameless. There is nothing and no one they won’t exploit for attention. It’s nauseating.

  9. Jen says:

    Ugh, Khloe. I actually was on her side before this stunt. How disgusting.

  10. Nancy says:

    Why yes, yes she is indeed.

  11. OrigialTessa says:

    EVERYONE is making this all about Khloe. 99% of the posters on this board wouldn’t even know who Lamar Odom is without Khloe. This story has no traction at all in the media without Khloe. The media is obsessed with her whole family. People, this board, OBSESSED. Love to hate, hate to love, I don’t care… People can’t get enough of the train wreck that is the Kardashians.

    • ldub says:


    • Naya says:

      She just gave an interview to a celebrity magazine about how SHE feels about the whole thing and somebody is still dismissing those calling her out as “haters”? What will it take for you? The KUWTK special in which they televise his dialysis sessions? Because were it not for the “haters” making it clear what is unacceptable, you can bet your ass that would be the Kardashian go-to move.

    • Kitten says:

      Yup. This times a mill.

  12. lower-case deb says:

    oh hai Adele! *ignores Khloe*
    i was just reading her i-D article and it’s all sorts of shenanigans.

  13. Ben Dover says:

    Kris even called the paps when she took Scott’s kids to visit him in rehab. Poor Scott!

  14. Pandy says:

    I’ve run out of steam with this family and all their hangers-on … not that I ever had any!

  15. Jenni says:

    I have said it before and I will say it again – she is going to milk that story to the last drop. Oh wait… she is milking it already. Disgusting people.

    • Nicolette says:

      I know Lamar is an adult and is where he is because of his own actions. Had he known the outcome of those actions I doubt he would have continued down that path. That being said, the fact that this family has his very life in their clutches makes me sick. This is a human life hanging in the balance and they are exploiting it. There is no excuse for that and as we can see over the past week as far as they seem concerned this crisis is so yesterday to them. It’s back to preening and posing and snapping selfies and self promoting. Nothing, no one, or any tragedy will derail this train.

    • NeNe says:

      +1 Agreed!!!!

  16. Burgher says:

    No issues with Khloe being on the cover.
    They asked her questions, and she responded. Then someone else wrote the article keeping in mind what People Magazine readers like to hear to sell their magazine.
    It’s not like she organized a press conference and prepared a speech outlining what exactly she wanted to cover.

    • swack says:

      And she could have gone ahead and told them that she would not answer questions about Lamar and wanted to talk about her book instead. Would have been a perfect way to promote the book since she called off the tour. Also, if they would drop her off the cover because she didn’t want to talk about Lamar – so what. Thought she wanted it to be kept out of the media. Just saying.

      • Daria Morgendorffer says:

        @swack, I completely agree. She didn’t need to talk about Lamar at all. She made a conscious choice to do so. At this point it looks like the man would be better off if she would’ve just left the divorce alone. What good does having Khloe “be there for him” do if she is just going to run around giving interviews about HIS business? Regardless of whether or not they’re married–she isn’t the one lying in a hospital bed, she isn’t the one who had strokes. None of this is really her business to talk about in the first place. Being married to the man doesn’t make him her property or give her license to blab away about his personal business.

      • Tammy says:

        Really? So she can’t say she still loves Lamar or why she called off the divorce? What business did she reveal in the interview?

  17. Nick says:

    Her Knew lips annoy me.

  18. jwoolman says:

    What she says is actually sensible. The problem is that she and her oversharing family really need to shut up about everything right now. Kardashian overload major. But they have trouble understanding that and think the world is holding its collective breath to hear all about their lives.

    However, I’m sure the cover was planned before all this and so she might possibly figure she should update her interview on request. The signs are that Lamar is doing much better and the feeling of acute crisis has passed, which is why she’s not there 24/7 now. So of course she’s getting back into some of her usual activities, which includes this kind of stuff. She doesn’t know how to do anything else.

    Khloe probably has no personal control over what the mag decides to do with it, how they spin it and what they leave out. Doesn’t sound like she was revealing too much about Lamar’s situation, and of course the interview is indeed all about her. So can’t really fault her on that. She didn’t make it about Lamar or his family because that wasn’t the focus of the interview and we can only hope that she knows they need their privacy. If she hadn’t updated, the mag would have just spun their own tales of speculation anyway. This way she gets a more restrained version out there.

  19. Talie says:

    The reality is that she is in the best position to make medical decisions. He seems to be primarily being kept alive by machines, which isn’t good no matter how good you hear he is supposedly doing, and I’m sure there will be some tough decisions to be made.

  20. Specialp says:

    Was only a matter of time before she sold out.

  21. cee says:

    Of course she is using this whole situation. It s what kardasians do. She is no different.

  22. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    She’s a Kardashian isn’t she? ,

    She’ll always be able to find time to do an interview, especially one that puts her in a sympathetic light. Poor poor Khloe.

    As for Lamar I really hope this is his wake-up call. As someone with a male friend who stupidly gave and sacrificed everything good in his life to appeal to a woman who was using him there’s something to be said for personal responsibility. While she might have contributed he’s the one who got himself into this mess and if he thinks she’ll be the one to help save him he’s going to self-destruct again once.

  23. Cran says:

    Lamar needs medical attention and support in his drug rehabilitation journey. Period.

    The media will ask questions and there will be dubious information out there no matter what. Difficult as it is I think the smartest move is to say nothing. The contractual obligations she has do not require her to engage with the media on issues that involve Lamar. She can decline to do so.

    If Khloe is truly invested in Lamar’s recovery then she needs to ask herself ‘How will this help Lamar?’ She can shut her family down if she chooses to by legal means if applicable and necessary.

  24. Dani says:

    I don’t see anything wrong with this interview/cover. Yes, it’s tacky it’s a cover but it’s more than likely it was for her book and had to be scraped. She’s not saying anything wrong, or making this about herself.

    • Nev says:

      It is at least half about her.

    • swack says:

      As I said above, she could have just made it about her book and refused to answer questions about Lamar. And if they only wanted to talk about Lamar and her feelings, then she could have turned down the cover. People would have a back up cover story.

  25. Daria Morgendorffer says:

    I saw this this morning and all I have to say is the optimist in me is disappointed because I really did give her the benefit of the doubt. I don’t blame her for not wanting to immediately go back to being married especially since who knows what Lamar’s mental capacity is. She may not even love him like that anymore. Could anyone blame her if she didn’t want to jump back into marriage with a man who has been ravaged by drug addiction? That’s a lot to take on. She also shouldn’t be expected to be his lifelong care taker either, should he need one. She’s only in her early 30s.

    …But really?! A photoshoot and interview? Because we all know nothing is more important than clearing the air and squashing rumors when your husband is lying in a hospital bed fighting for his life. These people are always bragging about their work ethic and their incredible business savvy. Would anyone really have faulted this woman if she had declined to comment? She was not obligated to talk about this. It’s all bullsh-t with this family.

    I fully admit I was wrong for thinking she had displayed some class here. There is not a single member of this family who wouldn’t sell their soul for fame. No topic is too personal or too taboo.

  26. MariaTR says:

    No way she said any of that. A PR person did. The tip-off? The word “fickle.” That stopped me in my tracks reading it. There’s no way a Kardashian knows that word.

  27. Dawn says:

    But of course she is. As was the whole family as they flew in a private jet and made damn sure we all knew it was PRIVATE to orchestrate his care. They also told a lie about who paid for Lamar’s ex and his children to fly in from the east coast. Truly, I don’t feel bad for Lamar because he brought these people into his life willingly but I do feel for his children as they are the two who are the most important and have the most to lose here. End of my rant!

  28. meme says:

    Is this a rhetorical question?

  29. pacsgirl says:

    I’m surprise all of them aren’t on the cover saying how we saved Lamar once again shameless

  30. Bucketbot13 says:

    You know I really want to give Khloe the benefit of the doubt. This is a lot to go through. And she’s trying. There seems to be no easy way. She leaves him and she’s damned but I believe there was something true and pure in their relationship for her to go do all she’s doing for him. I believe her intent is pure. And I like that she says that she’s in it more because of his health than anything else, which is smart. Hope it continues to be such. Now this Move seems sketchy but I can see this interview being pre-arranged for the book tour and now that that is not happening, this conversation happened.Yup.

  31. sassy says:

    UGH as someone who is going through the same situation with my ex’s brother (drugs, booze, etc now on life support etc) and my ex sisterinlaw was whining how hard it is for HER and how stressed SHE is .and making it about her and not her brother…i was like i’m sorry for (brotherinlaw) but i’m done of your family drama and its not my business anymore. I keep in touch with my ex and he keeps me informed…i do not need the rest of the crazy to drag me in .

  32. NeNe says:

    Well duh!!!!! She is a Kardashian. Enough said.

  33. Anoneemouse says:

    If you’ve never loved an addict, consider yourself lucky, I know what Khloe is going through. Leave her be.

  34. Dr. Funkenstein says:

    Yep, gotta go with “of course she is.” What else does Khloe really have to offer? This is her only means of support, essentially — manufactured or real crises, exploited for the sake of publicity and/or ratings for their dying show. It’s just another example of how hollow these people really are — there’s just no “there” there.

  35. Jayna says:

    I never got why people thought this whole dropping the divorce was working on their marriage. He is very ill with a long road ahead of him for his illnesses and then for drug rehabilitation. She dropped the divorce so she could have legal rights to take care of things for him and be there fo him. They have been apart for a long time and why people thought the stories of them back together and this and that was puzzling to me? The man is ill and will have mood swings up and down and all the energy will be on that, his recovery. There is no time for all of a sudden being in a rekindle relationship and it couldn’t withstand it anyway.

    I personally don’t see Lamar cleaning up. He kept drugging and lost the thing that kept him going all these years, his career. It’s what kept him from always going too far. But he threw that away for drugs. Then lost his wife. I am hopeful but, unfortunately, realistic about the chances of him getting clean.

  36. Mellie says:

    So who would have been his caretaker/decision maker had they been divorced? His dad looks damn shady and his kids are too young to have to shoulder that type of responsibility. If there is a best of the worst, Khloe is the best one to make these decisions, in my opinion.

  37. What an oxymoron–she called off the divorce, but she doesn’t plan on being married to him! Maybe she called off the divorce so that she will be his widow rather than his EX! The people cover photo looks like Kris.

  38. swack says:

    ROL has a story (now take this with a grain of salt, it is ROL) that the quotes about not going back to Lamar were before the OD.

  39. FWIW says:

    Well, I was giving Khloe the benefit of the doubt hoping she was different and her love for Lamar made her human but using him like this is not right. He is fighting for his life and she is showing she will use Lamar and his tragedy to promote herself. The Kardashians are users! Plain and simple. And Khloe is no different; she has it in her K blood. I feel sorry for anyone that gets involved with any of them. Poor Lamar. I want to see him recover and be a part of basketball in any way and hopefully he will leave the Kardashians behind.

  40. parissucksliterally says:

    There is NOTHING sincere about this family. NOTHING. They ALWAYS have an agenda.

  41. Nik says:

    He won’t be out of the hospital for a long time then I’m sure months and months of physical therapy Last report I saw docs don’t even know fully the extent of the damage. Thinking about their love life is kinda ignant? No? I do agree they all have an uncanny ability to make anyone else’s drama about them.

  42. Brasileira says:

    She’s a Kardashian (at least, she carries the name and was raised as one)….. ain’t that enough to answer the question in the title?

  43. Meg says:

    Khloe responded to the criticism by saying this interview happened prior to everything with lamar, but these quotes clearly are from after all the lamar stuff happened. people mentioned her book but focused on lamar. I bet Khloe’s mom is loving this. She sells her daughters sex tape, she’ll sell this

  44. sauvage says: