People were not happy with Khloe after photos and videos of Lamar in crisis were shown on ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians.’ But the reality star’s estranged husband came to her defense, saying that those pictures actually helped him get better.
Khloe Kardashian, 31, took photos of Lamar Odom, 36, in the hospital following his near-death experience and they were featured on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Fans were not happy with the fact that such a tragic time was publicized on the reality show, but Lamar came forward after the backlash to defend Khloe taking them.
“Lamar’s not tripping on those photographs. It is what it is,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Thats what really happened to him and those images are part of his journey to a full recovery. Lamar pushed Khloe to put those images out there because it’s a reminder of how close he was to death. Lamar may not be the most outspoken public figure, but he does hope that people out there who see him clinging to life in those images think twice before making a decision that could land them in that hospital bed.”
Khloe took those images of Lamar in the hospital in Oct. 2015, in order “to share his progress when he got better,” according to a source close to the E! show’s production. After Lamar gained some of his strength back, Khloe showed him the images. And it wasn’t until he saw them that he decided to show them on the show.
So it looks like it was just a misunderstanding. Although the images showed the former Laker in a vulnerable state, usually with tubes in his mouth or in intensive care, it’s hard to think that Khloe would do anything without thinking of Lamar’s best interest. In fact, even Lamar has credited his recovery to Khloe and the rest of the family’s support.
Lamar and Khloe have had a rocky couple of years, especially as Lamar’s substance abuse got worst, but they have both admitted that they still have a lot of love for each other. Their relationship status is still a little unclear right now, but Khloe revealed on the latest season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, that she would consider marrying Lamar for a second time! But they probably have a lot of time before they think of renewing their wedding vows.
Right now, it seems like the main focus is getting Lamar back in the best shape possible. There’s still a long road ahead for him, but it’s good to see that he’s been doing much better.
HollywoodLifers, do you think those photos of Lamar in the hospital should’ve made it on the reality show, or did they cross a line?