After the shocking death of his best friend, there was nobody Lamar Odom wanted to turn to more than Khloe Kardashian. In a clip from the October 3 episode of ‘KUWTK,’ Khloe lets it be known that she’ll always be there for her guy, no matter what’s happened between them.
On the October 3 episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Khloe Kardashian, 31, is hanging out at DASH in Beverly Hills with besties Malika and Khadijah Haqq, when she receives an urgent phone call from Lamar Odom. Though she seems reluctant to pick up, she immediately does — his best friend Jamie Sangouthai, has just died; she’s going to be Lamar’s rock.
“lamar has experienced so much loss in his life,” Khloe tells the KUWTK cameras during her talking head. “I’m always going to be there for Lamar, especially when something so tragic happens. I’m really on high alert for Lamar because anything will set him to spiral and that’s kind of the last thing I want for him.”
It’s an emotional clip to watch, now that we know the details of Jamie’s death, and the harrowing nightmare Lamar suffered through the loss of his best friend, and in the aftermath. Throughout that entire time, Khloe was his shoulder to cry on, and his steady ship in the storm. At this point when the episode was filmed, it seems that Lamar is already in the throes of his crisis, especially with Malika and Khadija instructing Khloe to answer the phone so quickly.
Khloe tells the camera that Lamar is “distraught and devastated” over the loss of Jamie, the best friend he knew since he was 12. Jamie died in June 2015 due to necrotizing fasciitis as a result of heroin use. It was a gruesome and unexpected death, one that hit Lamar extremely hard. Add that to the fact that one of Jamie and Lamar’s other friends, Bobby Heyward, also died unexpectedly just weeks later. Lamar was going through something unimaginable hard.
It makes more sense to see Khloe talking — “flirting” — on the phone with Lamar in another preview clip for the episode. Kim is livid that her little sister is paying the guy who broke her heart the time of day, but he’s really in need of a friend right now! Khloe’s always going to care about him.
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— Samantha Wilson