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Actress Khloé Kardashian at the 2013 Kids Choice Awards in Los Angeles REUTERS

Khloé Kardashian and French Montana are “on a break,” just weeks after it was alleged they were engaging in a fake relationship for her E! reality show “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” But did the couple really take a break, or is French Montana’s contract with E! up?

"They are on a break. The relationship got too heavy and Khloé needed to take a step back,” a source tells Us Weekly. French Montana was too “needy,” another insider said. “It grated on her that he became so dependent on her.”

Kardashian’s relationship with the Moroccan-born musician was allegedly all show for the cameras, and he even got a paycheck for appearing on her show, according to recent reports. Kardashian's mother and manager Kris Jenner reportedly worked out a deal with Montana to have him on the show. “The way that the Kardashians’ [show] is set up is very unusual: It’s the only show that I know of where a producer can say, ‘Here’s the cast and this is what they’re getting paid,’” a source told the Daily News. “Usually to add a cast member to a show, you’d have to fire a cast member to keep the budget balanced. But in this case, Kris just offered French Montana a check to be in the show. He’s expensive, and some people at E! just don’t think he’s worth the money. I’ve heard execs moaning about it, saying, ‘We’re just paying so much for him!’"

Kardashian and Montana began seeing one another shortly after the 29-year-old split from her husband, NBA player Lamar Odom. The two married in 2009 after a 30-day courtship, and she filed for divorce this past December.