Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom were sort-of married yesterday at the LA estate of music manager Irving Azoff. The event was attended by around 200 guests including Kelly Osbourne, Joe Francis, Brittny Gastineau, Kobe Bryant and Ryan Seacrest. The quickie wedding wasn’t without its setbacks. Lamar wisely arranged a “postnup” with his bride-to-be through their respective lawyers, and it’s thought that they held a non-binding ceremony in order to be able to work out the details before making it legal. According to TMZ, the two had to get married on Sunday because “one of the Kardashian reality shows is footing the $1 million bill for the wedding, but the deal is that the wedding must be shot this Sunday.” What’s more is that Lamar’s ex girlfriend and the mother of his two children expressed her surprise that he was making a lifelong commitment after just a few weeks, and called him a “commitment phobe.” Neither of his kids attended the wedding.
It looks like reports that OK! Magazine would be paying a hefty fee for the photos, around $300,00, were likely correct. OK! promises to have the exclusive photos and story in the upcoming edition:
ongratulations to newlyweds Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom! A rep for the 25-year-old reality star confirms exclusively to OK! that the couple were wed in the home of family friend and music-industry legend Irving Azoff on Sunday afternoon.
Hundreds of balloons were released into the sky over the ceremony after Khloe, in a gown by Vera Wang, and L.A. Lakers basketball star Lamar said their “I do”s.
Khloe was escorted down the aisle by her stepfather, Olympic decathlete Bruce Jenner. Sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian acted as maids of honor while younger half-sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, best friends Khadijah and Malika Haqq and Lauren London were her bridesmaids — all of whom also wore dresses designed by Vera Wang.
Meanwhile, Lamar’s best man was his business partner, Jamie Sangouthai and his groomsmen were Robert Davis, Alex Harris, Lester Knispel, Jeff Schwartz and Khloe’s only brother, Robert Kardashian Jr.
Be sure to check out the new issue of OK! — the only place for all the photos and inside details from the wedding and reception — on sale everywhere Thursday!
[From OK! Magazine]
TMZ has a photo of Khloe’s Vera Wang wedding gown and it looks lovely. It’s a strapless form fitting gown with a large gray sash under the bodice and a ruffled train.
Odom’s boss, LA Lakers Coach Phil Jackson, is thought to have attended the wedding. He gave his well-wishes in an interview with the LA Times and said “I’m very supportive of Lamar and want everything in his world to go right for him.” Coach Jackson did say that he would have to have a talk with his team about minimizing distractions, though, and that “there’s a certain amount of privacy that we have to demand from them about what our business is so that it doesn’t become street business.I think that’s where the distinction has to be made and I think that these guys are professionals. They’ll understand that.” We’ll see how well Odom does this season. I’m not that familiar with basketball, but Odom seems to be an accomplished player from what I understand. The guy has a $33 million, four year contract so he has to have talent.
Best wishes to Lamar and Khloe. Maybe the two will get their own reality show once basketball season ends. If that’s the case they’re probably doomed. It’s rare that a relationship can survive a reality show, but you never know.