Did you know that Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are still legally married?
While they both finally signed off on divorce documents last July, there’s been a major backlog in the family law courts, and their divorce won’t actually be finalized for two more months.
Because Khloe’s still legally his wife, she’s the person making medical decisions for Lamar at this time.
Meanwhile, Lamar’s ex-wife Liza and his two children arrived in Las Vegas earlier to be by his side as well.
via Mail Online:
Lamar and Liza met when they were in 9th grade at a Queens, New York high school and dated from 11th grade. They were together for over a decade.
Liza has said they bonded due to both coming from broken homes and they often spoke about marriage. They were engaged at one point, but Lamar would tell her NBA marriages don’t last and they never married.
The two never got married despite having children together. Liza would later accuse him of having an affair with another women.
‘I struggled to deal with all the groupies around him and with whatever else that was going on and just stayed put. My denial came to an abrupt end in 2006 after the death of Jayden,’ she wrote in 2013.
Their third child, Jayden, died tragically when he was only six months old of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
‘Lamar and I never really talked about our loss, which I know wasn’t healthy and also meant our relationship would never last. It couldn’t. I found out soon after that he’d had a long-term relationship with another woman—a relationship he said he’d end but he didn’t—and that was that.
‘We kept things cordial for the children’s sake after the breakup, but that changed when he married Khloe.’
Lamar married Khloe Kardashian on September 27, 2009.
‘I don’t think I’ll forget the tight knot I felt in the pit of my stomach the morning I received the text message with three simple words on the screen. It read ‘I’m getting married’ and it was from the man I’d spent more than 10 years of my life with,’ she wrote a few years later.
By that time the two only communicating through lawyers and third parties.
The legal battle has been going on for years with no real resolution taking place, insiders say likely due to Lamar’s marriage, NBA career and his personal demons over the years.
Lamar filed suit against Liza in New York in 2010, attempting to get a judge to sign off on an order for child support along with a custody schedule.
Prayers up for Lamar.