Does Khloé Kardashian Regret Divorcing Lamar Odom?
Khloé Kardashian might have seen her fair share of relationships come and go over the years, but one romance she has always cherished was the one she had with Lamar Odom.
Despite getting married just one month after getting engaged, the pair had quite the ideal relationship in the beginning. They were each other’s best friend and established a pretty solid bond right off the bat.
However, due to Odom’s drug use and infidelity, Kardashian ended their marriage for good in 2016.
While Odom fully regrets his actions that lead to their divorce, we can’t help but wonder if Kardashian wishes she hadn’t ended their marriage?
Kardashian and Odom had a complicated relationship
To say that Kardashian and Odom had a rollercoaster of a relationship would definitely be an understatement.
After only dating for a month, the couple got engaged in front of close family and friends while filming Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Just nine days after their engagement, Kardashian and Odom wed in a private Beverly Hills estate on September 27, 2009.
Though many were concerned that the couple has rushed into marriage, Kardashian and Odom fully embraced the married life and fell more in love with each other day after day.
After living blissfully for four years, their marriage unfortunately began to fall apart in 2013 following the NBA star’s constant drug use and cheating scandal.
The reality star filed for divorce later that same year and was in the process of going forward with the proceedings until Odom experienced a near-fatal overdose in 2015.
Instead of moving forward with their divorce, Kardashian opted to remain by her husband’s side and make all of his medical decisions while he was hospitalized.
Once Odom woke up from his coma and started to regain his strength, Kardashian re-filed for divorce in 2016 and the proceedings were finalized later that year.
Odom still considers losing Kardashian his biggest regret
Although he’s always loved Kardashian and never wanted to hurt her, Odom knew that he had to let her go.
While he has since moved on with his life and continues to maintain his sobriety, the NBA star admits that he misses being with Kardashian.
In his memoir, “Darkness into Light,” Odom recalls all of the things he’s put the reality star through and explains that he regrets nothing more than losing her.
“It still bothers me to this day,” he told People back in May. “But regret is something we have to learn to live with.”
Odom fully understands that his struggle with sex and drug addiction lead to their divorce, but hopes that he and Kardashian “can start over being friends.”
The reality star has admitted to missing her ex-husband
Despite divorcing Odom and moving on with her life, Kardashian has considered reconnecting with her ex-husband.
During a recent episode of KUWTK, the Good American founder opens up to sisters Kim and Kourtney Kardashian about where things currently stand with her and Odom.
“I miss him all the time, but I’m not in a place where I want to get back with him,” she said. “So he called me and he was like, ‘I just knew we were going to talk again at some point, I’m just so happy. I would love to see you, I’ve been dying to see you in person. I just feel like we have so much to talk about.'”
Although she knew divorcing Odom was for the best, Kardashian admits that there was a point in time where she didn’t regret her decision.
“I always felt after this overdose, that I did everything in my power to be there through sickness and health,” she continues. “And once I saw that he wasn’t in the head space to really want to change his bad situation, then I was fine letting him go. I’ve never thought twice about it or why we’ve stopped talking or anything like that.”
Now that the NBA star has turned his life around and continues to maintain his sobriety, Kardashian wants to reconnect with her ex but is afraid of giving him false hope.
“I really don’t know what the right thing to do in this situation is — I don’t want to mislead him in any way,” she says. “But I would like to meet with him.”
Kardashian’s life wouldn’t be the same if she stayed with Odom
Although the divorce was hard on her at first, Kardashian has since found happiness again.
In 2018, the reality star gave birth to her first child, True, with ex Tristan Thompson and has fully embraced the joys of motherhood.
Kardashian’s main goal has always been to have a family of her own and finally got what she’s always wanted.
As for Odom, he too has found happiness again and is currently in a committed relationship with personal trainer and life coach Sabrina Parr.
Although they have both moved on with their lives, Kardashian and Odom will always love and respect each other no matter what.