Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom call off their long-delayed divorce
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are still married — and it looks as if they’re going to stay that way, at least for a while.
A request for dismissal of their divorce petition was filed Wednesday morning at the Los Angeles County Superior Court clerk’s office and granted, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed.
Attorney Laura Wasser signed on behalf of Kardashian while former NBA champion Odom signed on his own behalf, according to TMZ, which first reported the news. The final divorce petition had been waiting since July 21 for a judge’s approval, which was delayed by a court backlog.
Over the course of their separation, the two seemed reluctant to go through with the split.
Though Kardashian filed for divorce way back in December 2013 after a video went public in which Odom rapped about cheating on his wife while she was away, the two dragged their feet getting the split finalized. In October 2014 and again this past April, the court threatened to toss the action due to inactivity on both sides. They both signed the papers on July 21.
Then, last week, Odom was found unresponsive at a Nevada brothel after a weekend binge that according to police included cocaine, alcohol and an herbal sexual supplement. He spent a week at a Las Vegas hospital, four days of that in a coma, with Kardashian at his side before being airlifted Monday evening to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
On Tuesday, Kardashian issued a statement thanking friends, family and fans for the “outpouring of love and endless prayers that Lamar has received.”
The two apparently decided a few days ago to give their marriage another chance, TMZ said. The site reported that Kardashian intended to stay by Odom through what’s expected to be a lengthy rehabilitation.
In the season finale of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” which aired as a repeat the Sunday before Odom was found, she was talking to Odom on the phone and saying in an interview, “I love Lamar and care about him a lot.” In an episode that aired in 2014, however, she admitted that she knew he’d cheated on her, and said she hadn’t been able to get in touch with him for months at a time.
Odom has said more than once since their separation that he loves Khloe and that she would always be his wife.
“This is a very delicate and difficult time for both Lamar and Khloe, and the most sensible thing to do at such a time is not make any big moves and put everything on hold,” said a source familiar with the situation. “So that’s what she is doing.”
Odom’s alleged refusal to seek help for addiction reportedly fueled Kardashian’s initial filing. “She flip-flopped several times, but she can’t imagine having kids with someone who refuses to seek help for his disease,” a source close to the reality star told Us Weekly in December 2013.
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