Things are going so well between Khloe Kardashian and James Harden…he’s even ready to propose! But there’s one thing holding the NBA star back — he fears Khloe is still pining over her ex, Lamar Odom. Yikes!
James Harden, 26, wants to take things to the next level with Khloe Kardashian, 32, but she’s still legally married to Lamar Odom, 35, and he’s a much bigger part of her life than James would like. Khloe’s continued relationship with her ex even has the 26-year-old hesitating to put a ring on it, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned. Here’s the scoop!
“James is still not certain that Khloe’s over Lamar, and it drives him crazy!” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He found it odd that they both sat on their divorce for more than a year. It’s like they were giving each other more and more time to get back together. That scares James and is still on the back of his mind.”
Even though Khloe has FINALLY made moves to finalize the split, which she filed for in Dec. 2013, her new man is still skeptical. “James is also tired of seeing Lamar’s s*** at Khloe’s house and in her garage,” our source adds. “Little remnants of him still linger in Khloe’s life and he feels that if she were totally over Lamar, she wouldn’t have things in her home to remind her of him.”
It’s clear that the reality star still really cares about her ex — we’ll even see that in the upcoming season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. In a newly released clip from the show’s upcoming season, Khloe freaks out over misplacing her Blackberry because it’s the only phone she has with LamLam’s number in it. Her sister, Kim Kardashian, 34, finds out about this, and gives Khloe a judgmental response. “I wanted to make sure he’s okay. Can’t I do that?” Khloe asks.
In the clip, she further expands on why she still feels the heed to check up on her ex. “Lamar and I loved each other deeply and I don’t believe in just acting like that relationship never existed,” she tells the camera. “Things happened by that doesn’t just stop me from caring about him or loving him, so if I feel the need to check on Lamar, that’s my prerogative and I’m going to do it.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Khloe should be with James…or Lamar?
— Alyssa Norwin, reporting by Eric Ray Mitchell