Call it a mother’s instinct. A source close to the Kardashians tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Kris’ distrust of Lamar started long before his recent struggles became public.
It’s always Kris Jenner’s job to be ultra-protective of her children, and that motherly instinct apparently began to flare up over Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s marriage when the basketball star decided to make a major purchase.
Why Kris Jenner Never Trusted Lamar Odom
A couple of years after Lamar and Khloe got married, the athlete bought a luxury apartment in downtown Los Angeles near the Staples Center, where the Lakers and Clippers play. But Kris didn’t quite understand his reasoning.
“When Lamar was so eager to have a place near Staples where he could ‘unwind’ after basketball games, this idea did not sit well with Kris,” a friend of the Kardashian family tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She told Khloe that she thought it was strange — why couldn’t Lamar just have a driver bring him back to his seven bedroom home to be with his wife?”
“Kobe Bryant lives further away in Newport Beach and he doesn’t have a luxury apartment in downtown LA. The same goes for a bunch of other players,” says the friend. “Kris warned Khloe back then that this was not a good sign. That if he wanted to stay near Staples, he could just stay in a hotel.”
Obviously Kris’ intuition turned out to be pretty spot on.
Kris Jenner Feels Like Lamar Odom Betrayed The Entire Family
And now the momager is butting heads with her daughter Khloe — who is still trying to stand by her struggling husband — especially because she believes he’s been doing more than just using drugs.
“Kris feels like Lamar betrayed Khloe by cheating on her. It’s one thing to have a drug addiction she feels, but to cheat is a separate issue,” explains the friend. “Kris doesn’t fully understand that the two pretty much go hand in hand. Kris also feels like Lamar betrayed the entire family when he decided to cheat on Khloe.”
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers, is Kris being too hard on Lamar? Do YOU think most mothers would be suspicious under the circumstances?
–Reporting by Sandra Clark
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