Lamar Odom's Unemployment Could Destroy Khloe Kardashian Marriage, Expert Says

Fri, April 13, 2012 1:38pm EDT by 23 Comments
Khloe Lamar Love

While Khloe is busy promoting the Kardashian brand, Lamar is sitting at home unemployed. If things don’t change soon, a relationship expert says it could hurt their union!

It’s never easy when one person in a relationship is unemployed and the other is not, and unfortunately, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are realizing just that! “For the average couple, it can impact a relationship significantly when one person loses their job, but the magnitude can be greater for those like Lamar who are in the public eye,” Amy Levine, a sex and relationship expert, EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com.

Both Khloe and Lamar have reportedly been feeling depressed since Lamar parted ways from the Dallas Mavericks earlier this week. “Often getting laid off can lead to a depressed state, which is hard on the person who is out of work and difficult for the partner too,” Amy acknowledges. “For men, particularly those whose identity is tied to their profession, it can be emasculating and embarrassing.”

Even if Lamar doesn’t get another job playing basketball professionally, Khloe earns well-enough money for the couple to live comfortably. However, Amy cautions that “If the partner of the person out of work feels like the other is not carrying their weight, so to speak, it can be a source of contention and lead to resentment.”

And so the question remains… will Khloe and Lamar’s relationship suffer if Lamar remains unemployed for a lengthy amount of time?

To show her support, Amy suggests that Khloe let Lamar know that she fully stands behind him during this difficult time in his career. “It will be helpful to encourage him to do what he loves and to follow his heart, which may or may not be playing professional basketball,” Amy says. “Also, just to remind him that it’s the down times in life that can serve as a vehicle to catapult us to the top.”

Do YOU think that Khloe and Lamar will split if Lamar remains unemployed?

– Jennifer Kamm

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  3. Lamar Odom Blames Khloe Kardashian For Quitting Dallas Mavericks

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nick

Posted at 3:45 PM on May 4, 2012  

Honestly whether lamar odom is unemployed or not should kloe’s love or feelings change for him because of that senario.If so than that relationship from the start was and is very shallow and is not worth trying to save on lamar’s part for the simple fact that kloe only wants to be with this guy because of his status (i.e) bieng on sports center every night or on the cover of sports magazines everywhere.Because as the article states she makes enough money to support him & herself very well,but by no means do am I implying that she should have to do so.

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Carol

Posted at 8:44 AM on April 25, 2012  

These two are absolutely going to make it through these challenges. They have their priorities in the right order. They put each other and their marriage first. As long as they continue to do this, everything else will fall into place. I really think Kris needs to keep her visibility and presence in reference to Khloe and Lamar at a minimum. Their marriage, and their happiness must never be sacrificed for the ratings of the reality show. The MOST important thing is for Khole and Lamar is to do that, which is best for the two of them, and only they and they, alone know what this is!

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ann

Posted at 10:29 PM on April 15, 2012  

Hey, Age ain’t nothing but a number for these loved-up A-Listers. My BF and I both think so! He is almost 10 years older than I. We met via ~~Agelessmeet . COM~~ a nice place for younger women and older men, or older women and younger men, to interact with each other! Maybe you wanna check it out or tell your friends: )

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natty

Posted at 8:55 PM on April 15, 2012  

it’s like khole says to him in one of there esp. this might be a blessing in disguise things occur for a reason, maybe khole might get pregnant and he might have more time with his family and even if he dosen’t get a job i’m sure she will love him the same way, i’m sure when one door closes anther opens for a reason. this is just a test in there marriage like any other relationship. this article is bs don’t listen to everything you read clearly this is just some person who is hating on them.

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natty

Posted at 8:52 PM on April 15, 2012  

it’s like khole says to him in one of there esp. this might be a blessing in disguise things occur for a reason, maybe khole might get pregnant and he might have more time with his family and even if he dosen’t get a job i’m sure she will love him the same way, i’m sure when one door closes anther opens for a reason. this is just a test in there marriage like any other relationship.

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YouHigh?

Posted at 10:14 AM on April 15, 2012  

You people don’t know what you are talking about, Lamar is unemployed but he is still getting paid his 8.9mil a year, he is still under contract but he can’t play and any other team can still get him on a trade or they can pay 2.9mil to dallas and negotiate a new contract with Lamar.

So clearly u people don’t know what you are talking about and are an unreliable source
@HL STAFF – You smoking pot

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YouHigh?

Posted at 10:13 AM on April 15, 2012  

You people don’t know what you are talking about, Lamar is unemployed but he is still getting paid his 8.9mil a year, he is still under contract but he can’t play and any other team can still get him on a trade or they can pay 2.9mil to dallas and negotiate a new contract with Lamar.

So clearly u people don’t know what you are talking about and are an unreliable source
@HL STAFF – YouHigh???

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you

Posted at 7:45 PM on April 14, 2012  

full of a ishh. Lamar O will work again Don’t worry about him & Khole

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HolcombEddie

Posted at 2:27 PM on April 14, 2012  

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ann

Posted at 9:47 AM on April 14, 2012  

Age ain’t nothing but a number for these loved-up A-Listers. ~~Agelessmeet . COM~~ the premiere online community for men & women who don’t rule out relationships with people that are significantly older or younger than themselves. Feel comfortable with the possibility of starting an age-gap relationship in a community where people think just like you. May be you have experienced a lot in life already and now want a totally different type of relationship. Recapture some of your youth and try striking up a relationship, whether romantic or just for friendship.

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Robert

Posted at 2:52 AM on April 14, 2012  

SHE TOO GOOD FOR HIM.

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hanadi

Posted at 1:56 AM on April 14, 2012  

Their soooo cute together and out of all the kardashian’s sister khloe is the coolest and realist one. I’m sure their love will just get stronger and khloe will always support lamar like she always has. Hopefully soon God sends them a blessing :)

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Robert

Posted at 2:53 AM on April 14, 2012  

you are one sick puppy to say that she too good for him.

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beverly seymour

Posted at 12:44 AM on April 14, 2012  

You two have to work thru everything you are such a great couple. You get each other dont quit that. I love your show but if you need to quit it to save you love story do it.

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paige

Posted at 12:26 AM on April 14, 2012  

OMG first this site says KHLOE LOVES LAMAR WITHOUT THE NBA, then its like OH IS IT DESTROYING THEYRE MARRIAGE… please.

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Sammy

Posted at 11:11 PM on April 13, 2012  

So much for “for richer or for poorer.”

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erykah

Posted at 9:43 PM on April 13, 2012  

Normal people go thru this and most make it thru a tough time like this… That being said, imagine all your skeletons on TV, all your problems on magazines at the grocery stores and your job fires you because of it… I would have a hard time functioning much less being my best. How any couple can deal with it is beyond me… You’re expert advise is true for people with private lives statistically… But success depends on them… I think they can do it… I’d hate to see them lose each other on top of everything else….

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Amy

Posted at 7:07 PM on April 13, 2012  

He left the Mavs 2 or 3 days ago. It’s really ridiculous to claim that their marriage is in trouble. Also Lamar has been a top player for years. He’s not poor and living off of Khloe.

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Lexa

Posted at 4:07 PM on April 13, 2012  

This article is so stupid.. No one said that he will be unemployed forever.. He is making money regardless, plus he has an online store online, they have a unisex perfume and he makes money off of there reality show.. Khloe is an amazing wife and her and Lamar will have more time together to build there family and etc.. This article really upset me.

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jesica

Posted at 5:50 PM on April 13, 2012  

i agree with lexa this article is pointless and stupied. thay are a good and cute couple. honestly you people have nothing better to do than talk about other people life. some people like there privesey. talk bout your life..you people dont do that to yourselfs cause you want priesey.

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Dylan Ahrens

Posted at 3:46 PM on April 13, 2012  

The person that wrote this article is clueless about the NBA. He will get another job next year if he wants one. He is worth much more than she is. He is getting millions to not work this year. The real problem is all the outside criticism that he is going to have to face by peers, and NBA fans everywhere. This is an extremely uncommon occurance and shows real mental instability on his part. Do a little research before writing your next article. I guarantee if he wants a job next year he will get one. He is worth more money than khloe, so why would she have to support him?

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Tress

Posted at 2:34 PM on April 13, 2012  

Lamar is getting paid 1.5 Million dollars for the rest of this season. Lamar will also get another 2.4 million on June 26 when the Mavs buy him out. He will sign with another team and have a new contract. He WILL get a check from the Mavs right along with the other players on the team. He is NOT unemployed. He will still make more money for April 13- May 13 than you will make in a lifetime. Please stop these FAKE reports.

Khloe and Lamar’s marriage is fine. It seems obvious that YOUR check is depending on these stories.

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Shelly

Posted at 2:04 PM on April 13, 2012  

IMO Khloe and Lamar were on the road to splitsville before he got dropped from the Mavs.

Anyway, Lamar has money and Khloe has money so this layoff should not be a big deal or a threat to their marriage if they are indeed still together. Lamar was depressed BEFORE he was dropped from the Mavs which is the reason he was dumped so you can’t say being dumped made him depressed. Since Khloe is always running off at the mouth about how much she’s in his corner, how much they are in love, blah, blah, blah…..this should bring them closer together. lol

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