If there’s anything that has proved Khloe Kardashian’s love for Lamar Odom, it’s her dedication to staying by his bedside while he has been in the hospital. After two full weeks of offering loving support, Khloe spoke out about her feelings for Lamar in a new interview. See what she said here.
When Khloe Kardashian, 31, filed for divorce from Lamar Odom, 35, in December 2013, it was easy to assume that the love she once had for her husband had faded. But after she rushed to the hospital to be with Lamar when he was found unconscious on Oct. 13, her loving support for him proved otherwise. In a revealing new interview with People, Khloe opened up about her affection for Lamar, confirming that she’ll always be there for him and — as vowed on their wedding day — her love for Lamar really is eternal.
Khloe held nothing back when talking to the magazine about Lamar and their relationship. Although the interview affirmed that she is still dating NBA star James Harden, she admitted, “I love Lamar, and I’ll always be there for him like I promised.” Khloe has certainly kept her promise through Lamar’s medical crisis by sticking by his side and doing everything she can to make him feel loved. Perhaps one of the biggest reasons she continues to love Lamar is because of how he made her feel while they were married.
“Lamar loved me for who I was. He never talked about my weight. That didn’t matter to him. That’s what gave me so much confidence,” she said. “There are pictures where I’m in a bodycon dress and it isn’t the most flattering, but I’m holding his hand and I’m smiling from ear to ear. I was content in my world, and that was enough for me.”
But with the happiness came struggles, and Khloe reached her breaking point in December 2013 when she filed for divorce from Lamar. A choice she said was for the best, Khloe insisted that their split didn’t change her love for Lamar. “When I got married, I believed every vow that I took. I don’t believe love is fickle.” She added, “I would rather have had [our marriage] for that limited time than to never have had it at all. It was the most magical, special time in my life, and I know what we had was really rare.”
Although nearly two years have passed since Khloe filed, it was determined that their divorce hadn’t been finalized in the middle of Lamar’s hospitalization, which meant they were still technically married. Not long after, Khloe decided to call off the divorce completely. She declared to People that this does not mean they are back together, but admitted, “I will always love him. You don’t have to be with someone in order to love him.”
As Lamar is currently dealing with failing kidneys and cognitive damage from 12 reported strokes, Khloe remains there for him every step of the way. She has even spent time with his family and kids — for whom she also confessed her love in the interview — during their hospital visits. While actions typically speak louder than words, Khloe definitely has both to prove that she will always love Lamar.
HollywoodLifers, send your thoughts to Khloe as she helps Lamar through his recovery, and shoot well wishes his way.
— Taylor Weatherby