Amid allegations that Lamar Odom is cheating on his wife, Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner reportedly wants to make sure the couple does not get divorced. While the reality star and her NBA-playing husband have not been seen together for weeks, Jenner is trying desperately to salvage the relationship.
Kardashian’s mother and manager has been “acting as the de facto marriage counselor and mediator between Lamar and Khloe,” a family insider tells RadarOnline. “She is encouraging Khloe NOT to give up on her marriage and not file for divorce.”
Two women have come forward in the past month claiming to have had sexual relations with the 33-year-old athlete. Polina Polonsky, 33, a lawyer in Sherman Oaks, Calif., told Star magazine this month that she was intimate with Odom for six weeks earlier this summer. She even passed a polygraph test backing her claims.
Prior to Polonsky, another woman, Jennifer Richardson, 29, told the magazine that she had a tryst with the Los Angeles Clippers forward in January 2012 after meeting him at a strip club in Dallas. At the time, Odom was playing for the Mavericks and Richardson said she often traveled with him to road games, adding that they would sleep together before he returned to Los Angeles and reunited with his wife. Richardson also claims Odom even told her that he loved her on a number of occasions.
Despite persistent divorce rumors, the 29-year-old’s mother and manager, Kris Jenner, has insisted that the couple isn't splitting up, though Khloe reportedly kicked Odom out of their home several weeks ago. She visited him this past Friday at a Hilton hotel in Calabasas, Calif.
“Khloe and Lamar are absolutely not getting divorced," Jenner told E! News. "There’s been no talk of divorce.”