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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Putting My Marriage And Husband First, Divorce Is 'Not An Option' - Khloe Kardashian

With husband Lamar Odom facing an
uncertain future with the NBA amid tabloid
rumors, Khloe Kardashian talks to PEOPLE
magazine in an exclusive interview about
halting her reality show to focus on her
marriage. Over the past six months Khloé
has had ample opportunity to prove that
when it comes to her marriage, her man
comes first – even before the televised
attention she and her siblings seemingly
crave. With Lamar, 32, suddenly benched
and working to rebuild his confidence, the
27-year-old reality star has pulled the plug
on filming a new season of the couple's
reality series Khloé & Lamar (the spinoff to
her family's wildly successful E! show
Keeping Up with the Kardashians) until her
husband's career issues are resolved.

"I think what makes a marriage work is
honesty, loyalty and prioritizing," Khloé tells
PEOPLE. "And we just wanted to prioritize a
little. Life is short."

Though the couple will continue making
appearances on Keeping Up (and Khloé,
along with her family – including sisters Kim
and Kourtney, mom Kris Jenner and stepdad
Bruce Jenner – just signed a reported $40
million deal with E!), cameras will no longer
be capturing the ins-and-outs of the
newlyweds' life at home. "We just want a
little pause," she explains. "Now there's less
pressure on us."

With Odom's career woes playing out
onscreen, "it was stressful," says Khloé.
"With the NBA lockout [last summer], then
the short season and all eyes on Lamar
because of the attention that surrounds our
family, it almost felt like there was no right
way he could have [handled things]." Add to
that nonstop speculation about when the
couple would start a family – one tabloid
report said that Khloé had started in vitro
fertilization in a desperate attempt to get
pregnant; another claimed she miscarried
earlier this year – along with other rumors
that their marriage was in trouble, and
Khloé says it was time to draw the line. "If
she has your back, she's going to follow
through," a soft-spoken Odom says of his
wife. "There's not a tough time or any
situation that's going to deter her. She loves
unconditionally." Adds Khloé: "I'm very
protective of Lamar. I hold our relationship

Her intense devotion to Lamar has been
surprising to those who thought their
relationship would quickly fizzle – as well as
those who might compare her life to that of
her sister Kim. "Nowadays people don't take
marriage as seriously as they should, but
when you share bank accounts and homes
and assets, it is serious. For me, I like to
think that divorce is not an option." She
adds, "I'm a modern girl, but you should put
your husband first. And you need a partner
who will do the same for you."

For Khloé and Lamar, that give and take has
proven the key to their marital success. "We
are each other's priorities," she says,
pausing, "and I feel like we have both
sacrificed for our marriage." Khloé has
turned down endorsement deals in order to
stay home with her husband, while Lamar
often passes on high-paying overseas gigs
in the off-season so he can remain close to
his wife. Says Khloé: "Life is full of
unexpected things, so I want my
relationship to come first."


  1. Wow...I respect khloe a lot. She is not in anyway like that her dump sis.

  2. Wow...I respect khloe a lot. She is not in anyway like that her dumb sis.