Insiders tell E! News exclusively that Khloe Kardashian and her NBA star boyfriend Lamar Odom are already considering tying the knot.
Odom, a forward for the L.A. Lakers, and Khloé recently have been "talking about rings," says a source close to the couple.
Members of the Kardashian family are neither confirming nor denying the wedding plans or a date. A rep for both stars have declined to comment.
The in-the-works marriage would be the first for Khloé, 25, and Lamar, 29, who had three children with his former longtime girlfriend, Liza Morales. They have a 10-year-old daughter, Destiny, and a 7-year-old son, Lamar Jr. (On June 29, 2006, Odom's 7-month-old infant son, Jayden, reportedly died from SIDS while sleeping in his crib in New York.)
Sources say Khloé and Odom met over the summer through mutual friends. "They instantly hit it off," says a source. "It's like they've known each other for years."
Khloé first confirmed they were dating on Sept. 4. "He's a great guy," sister Kim has told us of Khloé's beau.
While Lamar is her tallest romantic partner (at 6-foot-10), he isn't Khloé's first pro athlete beau. Last year, she dated Rashad McCants, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
(Originally published Sept. 17, 2009, at 7:35 p.m. PT)