Khloe Kardashian has been at Lamar Odom’s bedside since the 14th. She has reportedly been sleeping at the hospital and focusing all of her attention on Lamar’s medical care. Yesterday, we heard that Khloe is now focusing on Lamar’s rehabilitation, as in Lamar is still in bad shape physically and he’s going to need months of physical rehab to get back on track, and Khloe is focused on being there for him for that as well. TMZ mentioned yesterday that Khloe hasn’t spent much or any time thinking about or talking to her boyfriend James Harden. And now we sort of know why: Harden is giving Khloe “space.”
As Khloé Kardashian stays by Lamar Odom’s hospital bedside, her boyfriend James Harden is respectfully keeping his distance.
“He is so nice and being as supportive as humanly possible given the situation,” a source close to the Kardashians tells PEOPLE. “Lamar essentially has zero consistent family other than the Kardashians, and James understands that. The last thing he would want to do would be to add more stress to her plate.”
Odom, 35, woke up from a coma Friday, four days after he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel. The former basketball star is being treated at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, and his estranged wife has not left since rushing there Tuesday. Kardashian, 31, is still legally married to Odom even though they both signed divorce papers in July. The couple split in 2013, and she began dating Houston Rockets shooting guard Harden in June. Now, he’s comforting Kardashian from afar.
“He never had any intention of going to Vegas. He supports her of course, but understands she needs space and to be with Lamar,” another source tells PEOPLE.
Raise your hand if you believe that Harden really cares one way or the other. Now raise your hand if you believe Khloe gives a crap one way or the other. I mean, I have no doubt that she was having fun with Harden and all of that, but Khloe has shown the world her priorities and they involve Lamar and not James Harden. I doubt it’s any big deal and in a few weeks, we’ll probably hear that they’ve split up with no hard feelings. I didn’t get the impression that they were super-serious anyway and this Lamar situation has just put a quick end to all of that.
Oh, and Lamar has been transferred to LA by helicopter, with Khloe at his side.
Update: well, that was fast! TMZ says that Harden and Khloe have already split, or “put their relationship on hold.” Obviously.
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