Things are coming up Khloe: Kardashian finalizing divorce from Odom, gets talk show

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, shown in 2010, are closer to finalizing their divorce.

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, shown in 2010, are closer to finalizing their divorce.

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Khloe Kardashian is finalizing her divorce from former NBA star Lamar Odom and managed to deflect that development by announcing on the same day that she’ll be getting her very own primetime talk show.

“Such a crazy day!!! Very emotional! Thank you all for being so loving and supportive!!!” the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star tweeted on Tuesday following the announcement of her FYI network talker, “Kocktails With Khloe.”

The E! fixture filed for divorce in December 2013 after four years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. The troubled couple reportedly reached an agreement and signed off on documents that were received by Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday.

The documents are awaiting review by the court to officially dissolve the marriage, the Los Angeles Times confirmed on Tuesday.


Kardashian’s petition was stagnant for more than a year since the case was filed and was in danger of being dismissed in October 2014 and April 2015 because of inactivity from both parties.

The youngest of the three Kardashian sisters wed Odom before the 2009 NBA season after dating for only a month. Kardashian, 31, filed her divorce petition after a spate of infidelity and drug rumors swirling around the Lakers and Clippers star.

Since then, the E! reality star has been dating “I Luh Ya Papi” rapper French Montana on and off and was linked to Houston Rockets star James Harden earlier this month.

In April, the fashionista told E! News that she would “never, ever not love Lamar,” further fueling rumors of reconciliation with her Unbreakable fragrance co-creator that played out in gossip publications and on her reality show.

“I was so obsessed with him in a healthy way. He was my husband, and I still wish he was, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that,” she said, adding that Odom had to make some changes and that if she had her way, she’d be married to him “in two seconds.”

On Tuesday, cable network FYI ordered prime-time hybrid talk show “Kocktails With Khloe” from Pilgrim Studios, which will be hosted and executive produced by the former “X Factor” host.

The show will premiere late this year, and production on eight one-hour episodes will begin immediately, the network said in a statement.

“ ‘Kocktails with Khloe’ is something I’m extremely proud of and I’m excited to execute it with my amazing partners, Pilgrim and FYI,” Kardashian said. “I’m lucky that I’ve been able to invite fans into my life and home on a weekly basis and this show will give me an opportunity to continue to do that with new and exciting guests.”


The host, following in the footsteps of Kardashian momager Kris Jenner’s “Kris,” will invite celebrity guests and friends to intimate dinner parties “filled with cooking, pop culture, conversation and outrageously fun party games,” the statement said.

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