The recovery process is coming along slow and steady for Lamar Odom, but he’s still got a ways to go. The former NBA star hasn’t stopped fighting to get better, though, and HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned that Khloe Kardashian is the biggest reason for that. Get the scoop here!
Thank goodness for Khloe Kardashian. The reality star has been by her ex, Lamar Odom’s, side since his drug overdose in October, and without her, he might not be as far along in the recovery process as he is. HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVE details about how Khloe has helped motivate Lamar to fight for his life right here!
“Khloe has been his inspiration,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He still has caregivers to keep an eye on him, but he’s been practicing basketball and hitting the gym and weight room. His dreams of returning to the NBA may be far from reality, but his hope of what might be possible is keeping him motivated to make progress and work hard every day. Just like returning to the NBA may be a pipe dream, so is a reconciliation with Khloe, but both are dreams of his and keep him dedicated to work hard. If he can achieve either dream, NBA or get back with Khloe, it would be the ultimate comeback.”
The 31-year-old called off her divorce from Lamar while he was in the hospital last year so she could make medical decisions for him, and while she’s been clear that they’re not back together, she also hasn’t completely ruled out a romantic reunion. However, if that does happen, it’s not going to be anytime soon.
“I don’t think anything, like, romantically about Lamar,” she explained on the March 9 episode of Kocktails With Khloe. “I’m coming from a place of complete care and concern and I want Lamar’s well-being, but people find that so bizarre for some reason. I genuinely care about someone’s well-being and I want them to be happy. When you spend that many years with someone, they will always be in your life.” Stream episodes of KUWTK on Amazon Prime right here.
Lamar made his first public appearance since his Oct. overdose at Kanye West’s Yeezy show in February, with Khloe and the entire Kardashian family by his side. “Kanye was really instrumental in Lamar’s getting better,” Khloe admitted. “Kanye would come to the hospital and play his album for Lamar and Lamar couldn’t speak at this time, but music is definitely a form of therapy. But Lamar would say he could understand everything, but he couldn’t get the words out and he felt really trapped within his own body, which was terrifying and we were afraid he was going to stay like that. So when he was finally able to speak he would always say, ‘Kanye really helped me.’ I loved that he would come and do that for him.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Khloe would ever get back together with Lamar?