Khloé Kardashian is finally ready to end her marriage to Lamar Odom… for good. The reality star filed for divorce from the former basketball player for a second time Thursday, and it may have something to do with her desire to start a family.
Sources close to the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star told TMZ that the 31-year-old is ready to have kids but knows she can’t move on until she’s officially divorced from Odom. According to the outlet, Kardashian talked with Odom and told him that she really would like to have children but couldn’t start looking for a new beau until she was single again.
Odom supposedly understood because she’s been clear from the very beginning that she only called off the divorce last year so she could look after him and help him get back on his feet. Kardashian initially filed for divorce in 2013 citing “irreconcilable differences” but called it off shortly after Odom was hospitalized in October. As previously reported, she filed the paperwork for a second time Thursday, once again citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split.
According to People magazine, Kardashian never had any intention of rekindling things with her estranged husband. A source explained to the outlet that she was simply waiting for the right time to file again and thought now was a good time. “This was always the plan,” the source said. “The divorce has never been officially off. Khloé was waiting for the timing to be right.”
Another source added: “She’s honestly fine, and it’s more of a formality at this point. She’s there for him, and they’re in regular contact and she wishes him well. She’ll always be there for him. But as far as their marriage is concerned, that’s over and has been for quite some time. It was time to make it official.”
Kardashian has always been open about her desire to start a family. During a January episode of her now-canceled show “Kocktails With Khloé,” she said that she and Odom had serious plans to expand their family. “I always wanted to work with kids, either be a social worker or be a school teacher,” she said. “Lamar and I wanted to conceive; we wanted to adopt but also to foster kids.”