Poor, Khloe Kardashian. The reality star looked to be enjoying herself at Kanye West’s birthday party at the Staples Center on June 8, but HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned that she had a minor meltdown behind the scenes…and it was all because of Lamar Odom.
It’s been more than a year since Khloe Kardashian, 30, filed for divorce from Lamar Odom, but she just can’t seem to escape him. Even on a joyous day, like Kanye West’s, 38, exclusive birthday bash at the Staples Center, Khloe was reminded of her ex. HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop on her mini-meltdown at the party.
“Khloe did her best to keep it together, but she had to go into the locker room at one point during Kanye’s party,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “The environment reminded her way too much of Lamar and she couldn’t handle it.”
In case you forgot, Lamar played for the Los Angeles Lakers while he and Khloe were together, and the Staples Center is where their home court is located. “There were times, after Lamar’s games, when he and Khloe would go onto the court when everyone had left the building to play horse or a game of one-on-one,” our source adds. “Those were some of the most spontaneous and romantic times they had together, and being there reminded her of that. She couldn’t handle it.”
Luckily, Khloe was able to get herself under control pretty quickly, and didn’t let Kanye or her sister, Kim Kardashian, who organized the event, see her crying. “She went into the locker room with her friends and assistants and stayed there for about 30 minutes,” our source adds. “Then she was able to pull it together and compose herself.”
This isn’t the first time Khloe has had Lamar heavy on her mind recently, either. On June 7, she took to Instagram to share another one of her infamous cryptic quotes, that seemed to be a pretty direct message about where her relationship with LamLam stands.
“It wasn’t a matter if I loved you, it was a matter if you fought and stayed,” the quote reads. Before filing for divorce in Dec. 2013, Khloe gave Lamar a ton of second chances amid cheating and drug allegations, but he never delivered. So, it would make sense if the quote about someone not fighting hard enough for her would be able him.
Meanwhile, the exes’ divorce is still pending, and in a preview for the upcoming season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, we even get a glimpse of Khloe chatting with Lamar on the phone — and Kim accusing her of flirting with him! Looks like there’s definitely a chance of a reconciliation here.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Khloe should be so hung up on Lamar still? Or is it time for her to move on?
— Alyssa Norwin, Reporting by Eric Ray Mitchell