Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom Have Reportedly Called Off Their Divorce

According to TMZ, Khloe Kardashian has called off her divorce from Lamar Odom following his recent hospitalization, reportedly because the estranged couple wants to give their marriage another change. Khloe’s lawyer Laura Wasser allegedly appeared before the judge today, asking to withdraw the divorce papers Kardashian and Odom had already signed and were awaiting processing, all that remained for their split to be official in the eyes of the law. The judge supposedly granted Wasser’s request. Khloe has been by Lamar’s side ever since he was discovered unresponsive at a Nevada brothel, having allegedly taken some sort of herbal Viagra. He was in a coma for a few days before coming to, and has since been transferred to a hospital in Los Angeles for further treatment.

Oh goodness, does this give me mixed feelings. As a consumer of celebrity culture and a romantic, the part of me that sees Khloe and Lamar as characters on a TV show is tickled that the pair, who genuinely seemed so madly in love, are giving it another go. But as a person who had both been in love with a drug addict and lost a parent to drug addiction, and who recognizes that Khloe and Lamar are not characters but real people, this bit of gossip strikes me as anything but romantic. (I, frankly, have so much more to say on this subject, which I’ll save for another post.) Don’t get me wrong — I do hope that this works out for both of them, but more than that, I hope Lamar Odom gets well and Khloe stays mindful of the fact that addiction recovery is solely his responsibility. [TMZ]

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