Poor Lamar Odom. In the wake of the death of two close friends, the former NBA star is being consumed by his grief. Now, more than ever before, he needs the love and support of his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian, HollywoodLife.com has learned EXCLUSIVELY.
Lamar Odom, 35, has suffered losses we wouldn’t wish on anyone. After the death of two dear friends — Jamie Sangouthai, 37, and Bobby Heyward, 30, within the past two weeks — he’s hurting deeply. Fortunately for him, Khloe Kardashian, 30, has been a shoulder to cry on through this horrible time, and he’s now realized that he absolutely needs her so, so much.
Lamar is drowning in unimaginable grief. First his lifelong friend Jamie passed away on June 14, followed by the death of his pal, Bobby, on June 21. It’s been almost too much to handle for the troubled athlete. But through it all, Lamar has had Khloe to lean on — and he’s recognized that greatly. He’s never needed her more than now, and with so much loss in his life, he doesn’t want to lose her either. “Times like these are when he needs Khloe the most,” a source close to Lamar tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She’s always been that bedrock of love and support and he desperately needs that from her. He’s lost two of his best friends on the planet – the last thing he wants now is to lose Khloe. He’s in a really rough head space now and is trying to do his best to cope with reality. He’s trying to stay active and be around supportive friends and family,” the source continues. “He needs to stay occupied because if he’s left alone and to his own devices, it could be extremely bad for him and no one wants that.”
Khloe Has Been There For Lamar
We can’t imagine what Lamar is going through. But it really seems like Khloe isn’t going anywhere. Khloe has truly been there for Lamar throughout this whole ordeal, and even far before everything happened. These lovebirds have had a volatile relationship, but it’s clear that they care for each other very deeply, through thick and thin. We wish Lamar nothing but the best, and hope that Khloe can help him cope during this difficult time.
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— Written By Samantha Wilson, Reporting By Eric Mitchell