Khloé Kardashian’s Boyfriend Is Totally Cool With Lamar Odom, Family Plans to Move Him to LA Rehab
As she continues to stay by her estranged husband’s bedside, her boyfriend, James Harden, is in no rush to call her back home. In fact, the Houston Rockets shooting guard has reportedly been nothing but supportive of Kardashian, 31, as she continues to care for Odom, 35, at the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas after he fell into a coma last week.
“He is so nice and being as supportive as humanly possible given the situation,” a source tells People of the dynamic. “Lamar essentially has zero consistent family other than the Kardashians, and James understands that. The last thing he would want to do would be to add more stress to her plate.”
“He never had any intention of going to Vegas. He supports her of course, but understands she needs space and to be with Lamar,” another insider adds.
According to Us Weekly, Kardashian is planning to move Odom to a rehab in Los Angeles soon so they can still be with him as he continues treatment.
“Khloe and Kris [Jenner] decided to move Lamar to a rehab center in L.A. so they can all be closer to him,” a source tells the publication. “The doctors are starting to talk about plans for what happens when he gets out and that’s how rehab came up, but he still has a ways to go.”
“Khloe is committed to staying with him,” the insider continues. “Everyone is so happy he’s alive but taking it very carefully (as you know anything can turn towards the worst again). It’s a slow process but Khloe is there every step of the way, and her family is supporting her and Lamar’s family is there too. It’s all been so draining and emotional.”
Odom’s former teammate, Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest) recently expressed that “not every Kardashian needs to be around” Odom as he recovers.
“The only Kardashian that needs to be there is Khloe,” he told Los Angeles Daily News. “Not every Kardashian needs to be around. They need to keep it simple, so Lamar’s children can see him whenever they want to see him. They’re waiting in line to see their own father.”
As previously reported, Odom is slowly beginning his recovery after pulling out of a coma on Friday. As there’s an “undetermined amount” of permanent damage to Odom’s body, he will most likely have to endure physical and speech therapy among other rehabilitation to get back to his potential.
Odom was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel on Tuesday, Oct. 1 3 as a result of overdosing on a combination of an herbal Viagra named Reload and possibly cocaine. Doctors say traces of opiates were found in his system and the star athlete had suffered an ischemic stroke.