Khloe Kardashian plays to win — especially when it comes to scoring James Harden has her boyfriend! Now, HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop that she’s taking it slow when it comes to her new relationship with the Houston Rockets star.
Khloe Kardashian, 31, hasn’t made a big display about her feelings for Houston Rockets star James Harden, 25, and that’s because it’s all part of her plan. As she and James develop their relationship, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned Khloe’s strategy to make James her boyfriend.
Khloe was spotted courtside at one of James’s games and fans better get used to seeing her there. Khloe “wants to be [James’s] biggest supporter and cheerleader, a source close to the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com, adding “she also wants to sit courtside at every home game and watch her man play,” the source says.
But, that doesn’t mean Khloe wants to spend every waking moment with him. Though they’ve been seen together at events like Kylie Jenner’s birthday party and graduation ceremony, Khloe’s plan is to take things slow with James. “Khloe doesn’t want him to get the impression that she’s moving too fast or worse — a clinger,” the source tells HollywoodLife.com, adding that she “understands James needs his space and she wants to give it to him.”
After Khloe’s ex, Lamar Odom, ambushed her at SoulCycle, it seems like she appreciates the idea of alone time. Though, she seemed to like being close to James, as she flew out to Houston to grab Chipotle with him after the Lamar scare.
But, when Khloe’s in Houston for Burrito Bowls or Rockets games, “she’s not suggesting [that] she lives with him at his house there,” the source tells HollywoodLife.com. Instead, she’ll find her own place to crash while she and James take it slow and steady. “Khloe knows she’s a got a winner on her hands,” the source said, adding “she’s not interested in letting him go anytime soon.”
It’s a good thing that Khloe wants to take things slow with James. After signing a $200 million deal with Adidas, James is one of the hottest basketball players in the game today. As his career takes off, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that James is more focused on basketball than love, telling friends “he’s just ‘having fun’ with Khloe and they’re taking things slowly. He does like her, but at the same time, nothing comes before his career.”
Do you think Khloe and James should take things slow, HollywoodLifers? Do you think they’re a good couple?
— Jason Brow, Eric Mitchell reporting