Is Khloé Kardashian Really in Contact With Lamar Odom? Get the Scoop on Her Relationship With Estranged Husband

Insider tells E! News that she has not visited the athlete in Vegas

By Ken Baker, Alyssa Toomey Jun 24, 2015 10:35 PMTags
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Khloé Kardashian has reached out to estranged husband Lamar Odom as the former Lakers star copes with the death of his two friends. 

Following the passing of both Jamie Sangouthai, Odom's childhood friend who died due to complications from longtime drug use, and Bobby Heyward, another Odom pal who passed from a reported drug overdose, E! News has learned that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has been checking in with Odom, from whom she filed for divorce in November 2013.

A source tells E! News that Khloé has been in touch with the 35-year-old athlete for quite some time, although she is not in near constant contact as some outlets have reported. 

The insider adds that Khloé loves Lamar and always hopes he's doing well (she echoed similar sentiments during a previous chat with E! News), but reveals she has not been to Vegas, where Odom is currently living, to visit him.  

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The source also notes that Odom's transition out of pro basketball has been a difficult one and his move to Vegas, was, in part, to save money due to the area's low cost of living. 

As for the reports saying friends are very concerned for Odom? The insider says there is concern, but that has always been the case for Lamar. 

A second source adds that Odom moved to Vegas because he's "trying to start a new life" and is "working out with a boxer and trying to get back in shape." 

"It really affected him, shook him up," the source says of Jamie and Bobby's deaths. "We are all hoping that this will wake him up and help motivate him to stay on a positive track."

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As for Khloé? 

We're told she's looking and feeling better than ever (thanks, presumably, to all those hours at the gym) and is in a much better place than she was at the time she separated from Odom. 

"About two years ago I decided to turn to fitness as a form of therapy and as a stress reliever," Khloé wrote on Instagram in February. "I started slow and eventually I started working out 4 to 5 days a week."

"I genuinely enjoy sweating out my frustrations and living a healthier life," she added. "My workouts are not all about vanity. They are about clarity for my mind and soul. We all have different journeys in life, make sure your journey is for you and you alone." 

—Additional reporting by Senta Scarborough

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