Khloe Kardashian, just days past filing for divorce from husband Lamar Odom, may already be dating. The reality star has been seen in the company of Los Angeles Dodgers’ outfielder Matt Kemp in recent days and rumors of a budding romance are flying.
The two were reportedly spotted heading to a Los Angeles gym together on the same day that Kardashian filed for divorce. They have also been seen together at a Drake concert, a Jay-Z concert and a John Legend show in the past few weeks.
Confirmation of at least some link between the two was made on Thursday when Kemp posted a photo of the Kardashian clan’s Christmas tree to his Instagram account from their home in Calabasas. The caption accompanying the photo read “Best time of the year!! It’s gonna be a Cali Christmas this year.” Kemp’s fans have already been weighing in on the rumored relationship via social media with comments like “not the Kardashians!”
If Kardashian is, in fact, already dating Kemp, the pairing seems as though it would be keeping in line with old habits. Khloe seems to have an eye for the athletes, having apparently moved on quickly from NBA star Lamar Odom to Kemp. Likewise, Kemp seems to have an eye for celebrities, having previously been linked to Rihanna.
Kardashian filed for divorce on Friday after four years of marriage. Court documents reportedly attribute the divorce to “irreconcilable differences.” The couple’s struggles have long been known to the public, however. Odom has reportedly struggled seriously with alcohol and drug addiction and allegations of his infidelity have long plagued their relationship as well.
Kardashian stood by her man through DUI charges and several stints in rehab, but a recently released video featured Odom not only apparently rapping about his infidelity, but also drunk while doing so. Some sources say that it was this virtual proof of his continued substance abuse that pushed her into finally filing for divorce and putting the relationship behind her. A source close to Kardashian has said that she would like to have children but is not interested in starting a family with someone who cannot overcome addition.
For his part, Odom is reportedly now claiming that he dumped Kardashian prior to her filing for divorce. He has been quoted as saying “she brings out the bad side in me.”
Odom’s addiction and infidelity did not play much of a part in their spin-off reality show, Khloe and Lamar, and many fans thought the two were destined to stay together forever.
The upcoming ninth season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians will apparently provide an inside look into how the breakdown in their marriage came to be. Previews for the next season show a glimpse of Khloe Kardashian explaining to her sister, Kourtney, that she needs to move on and change her life.
Apparently Kardashian has elected not to seek spousal support and requests that her soon-to-be-ex not be granted any support from her either. The couple reportedly has a prenuptial agreement that may make any division of property and assets a simple process. If the rumored match-up is accurate and Khloe Kardashian really is dating already, a speedy divorce may be good news for Kemp.
By Michele Wessel