Life & Style can exclusively reveal that Khloé Kardashian’s husband of less than four years, Lamar Odom, has asked for a trial separation while he hits the road with the LA Clippers for two weeks of away games.
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“He told Khloé he needs time to think and be away from her,” an insider shares in the new issue of Life & Style. “He feels completely smothered by her. He feels like he has lost a lot of himself in their marriage and being a part of the whole Kardashian machine, and he is over it.”
Lamar's first night away was Jan. 28 — and he didn't waste any time falling back into his bad habits. An insider says he was back to "partying and talking to other women,” just days into the break. In fact, an eyewitness tells Life & Style on Jan. 31 Lamar was grinding with a scantily clad brunette at Bloke & 4th in Toronto. “They were into each other and majorly flirting,” a fellow clubgoer tells Life & Style. “At one point, Lamar sat down, took off his knit cap, and the woman was right there rubbing his head.”
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On Jan. 30 — their second day apart — Khloé arrived two hours late to a Kardashian Kollection clothing campaign shoot. “Khloé looked flustered and as if she’d been crying,” an on-set insider dishes to Life & Style. “She didn’t speak to anyone and went straight into hair and makeup. Her assistant came out and told staff that they needed to get her a glass of champagne. It was only 8 a.m.! Something was very wrong — and everyone was speculating it was because of Lamar.”
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“Lamar just wants to be with his teammates and friends and let loose — he and Khloé were barely speaking when he left for his road games,” the insider adds. "I wouldn’t be surprised if he moved out after this separation. He is completely checked out.”
For more on Khloé and Lamar’s trial separation, pick up this week’s issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now!