Following months of tabloid speculation and reports on the state of the Kardashian-Odom marital union, Khloé Kardashian, an avid Instagram user, has suddenly dropped her married name ‘Odom’ from her very public user profile for the popular photo application, further signifying that the already estranged couple’s trip to splitsville could be imminent.
After standing by the man that she has adored for the past four years, it may be that Khloé has gone as far as she can on her wedded journey, as well as with her efforts to help husband Lamar out of his drug and infidelity issues that have been plaguing their marriage, resulting in their living separate lives for the past few weeks.
A source was also recently reported to say that as life is continuing to move forward for Khloé and her family, that there will be no more interventions over Lamar by any of them. While Khloé’s family have been supportive over any of her choices, there seems to be little point in attempting to help someone who does not want to help himself out of a substance abuse situation, let alone admit to having one.
So as long as Lamar refuses to admit that he has a drug problem, Khloé will have to be the one to end the marriage formally and according to sources, it will probably be soon.
Things seem to have been progressing rapidly downhill following Lamar’s DUI arrest on August 30 on a Los Angeles freeway. Lamar was booked and taken into custody with a $15,000 bail on his head.
Odom had failed to complete a sobriety test and then refused chemical testing for evidence. Odom was seen later after his release, as he pulled into the driveway of the mansion that he once shared with his wife.
Lamar, after his extremely brief stint in rehab, had checked himself out in a matter of hours, demonstrating his reluctance to deal with or resolve his substance abuse issues.
No doubt at her wit’s end as to what to do anymore, Khloé, whom sources claim to be extremely upset by what has transpired over the last few months leading to the eventual breakdown of her marriage, had dispatched her assistant out to collect all of her estranged husband’s personal effects and deposit them off at his loft residence. Khloé has reportedly said that she just wants to live her life, even if it is very separate from her husband’s, as things stand now.
It is only a matter of time now, before a formal split will be announced and although friends of Khloé have said that if anyone is to make the decision to split up, that it would be her, it must still be extremely difficult to admit, that in spite of all one’s efforts to try to patch up a relationship, that things have not gone according to plan.
Khloé may still not be quite ready enough to file those divorce papers, as this would truly signify the real dissolution of a marriage, but sources have said that she is most certainly through with trying to save it single-handedly.
Khloé’s mom, Kris Jenner was reported earlier this week to have told her daughter to file the divorce papers, so at the insistence of her mom, Khloé paid a visit to a divorce lawyer, although she was alleged to have done so in the hopes of saving rather than dissolving her marriage.
Ms Kardashian was recently seen this weekend heading to her gym and sporting a “Yeezus” tee shirt, in support of Kanye West, but as she held her cell phone in her left hand, she had wrapped the sleeve of her top so tightly around her fingers. It would appear that revealing the removed wedding band would spark further gossip and speculation, leading to her having to answer a lot of questions, which is something that Khloé probably would not want to deal with right now.
Taking part in a reality show with one’s entire family would naturally expose parts of one’s life that one would not necessarily wish to become common knowledge, but as it was the family’s choice to take part in a ‘warts and all’ reality show, exposure of the Kardashian’s private life would also, in this case, include unpleasant marriage break-downs.
With the blanket media blitz of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Khloé and Lamar, Khloé cannot be surprised that the family’s choices to air their private lives means that the public gets to make judgments on them too, including the speculation over the Kardashian-Odom marriage split, following Khloé’s dropping of her married name ‘Odom’ from her very public Instagram profile.
Khloé’s Instagram profile carries another message at the top of the page, which reads:
“Sometimes you just gotta be your own hero and save your own little heart. Because sometimes, the people you can’t imagine living without, can actually live without you.”
How true. Despite the media circus that surrounds the family, here’s wishing Khloé and Lamar a happier and healthier future, whether it be together or on new pathways toward fresh new beginnings.
Written by: Brucella Newman
Instagram photos by: Brucella Newman