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Khloe Kardashian: Love For Lamar Odom Keeping Her From Committing To James Harden

Tue, November 10, 2015 6:07pm EDT by Add first Comment

Khloe Kardashian would love to give all of her heart to James Harden, but part of it still belongs to her husband, Lamar Odom. HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop how Khloe’s feelings for Lamar are holding her back from committing herself completely to her boyfriend.

Poor Khloe Kardashian. The 31-year-old author of Strong Looks Better Naked had just started a new, exciting love with James Harden, 26, when the crisis with Lamar Odom, 35, threw everything out of whack. Now, as Khloe puts her love life back together, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned that her feelings for her estranged husband are stopping her from going all the way — emotionally — with James!

Despite Khloe confirming her romance with James, she “isn’t about to abandon Lamar, no matter what,” a source EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com. Khloe is still sticking by Lamar’s side as he continues his recovery from his near-fatal coma. Though Khloe said that she decided to remain married to Lamar for reasons OTHER than intimacy, the source says Khloe “definitely still loves him and everyone can see that.”

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“Although she says there is nothing romantic between them,” the source tells HollywoodLife.com, “it’s clear she cares for him more than just a friend.” Considering that Lamar was once considered Khloe’s “soul mate,” it’s no surprise that she would still have some love in her heart for her estranged husband.

While these feelings have been helpful taking care of Lamar during his health crisis, they’re now starting to interfere with Khloe’s personal life. The source said that Khloe’s feelings for Lamar “are definitely holding her back from fully committing to James.”

These feelings might work in Lamar’s favor, as the source tells HollywoodLife.com that he “doesn’t love” the fact that Khloe has been spending more time with her boyfriend. He actually had a specific plan to keep Khloe away from the Houston Rockets star during L.O.’s birthday weekend, hoping to look back on the “good old days.”

Those days may be over, as Khloe is ready to move on with her new life — and new love. She and James went on their first date since Lamar’s crisis, and there are plenty more in store. However, Khloe may need to figure out how to let go of Lamar so she can completely open up to James.

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What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Khloe can open her heart to James or will her history with Lamar stop her?

— Jason Brow, Tim Plant reporting