After Khloe Kardashian learned of husband Lamar Odom's year-long affair with Jennifer Richardson, the reality star reportedly kicked the NBA player out of their house when proof of the infidelity surfaced, sparking rumors that a divorce is soon to follow.
Odom allegedly had an affair with Richardson, who he met at a strip club after a Washington D.C. basketball game in January 2012. Odom and Richardson didn't have sex during the initial encounter, but their relationship apparently escalated in the following months, with the former Dallas Mavericks player courting his mistress with first class flights, free basketball game tickets and five-star hotels.
Kardashian learned that her husband and Richardson's relationship was not a mere fling, but rather a full-fledged relationship that had Odom's mistress traveling across the country to watch his games. "He flew her first class every time," a friend of Richardson revealed. "Between games, she would just go home and repack for her next trip with Lamar," the source added. Richardson's friend insists that the adulterous relationship was not for notoriety, but love.
"She didn't do this for fame. She did this because they had a connection," the friend of Richardson explained. "They shared all their secrets with each other. Lamar fell for her, and she fell for him," the source added. Among the secrets that Kardashian's husband and Richardson shared? According to the source, Odom told his mistress that he was unhappy with his relationship, hinting that Kardashian's reality TV lifestyle was tarnishing the marriage.
Richardson said Odom was "deeply unhappy" in his marriage to Kardashian, and once when leaving a hotel room that they shared he told her, "I have to go be a Kardashian now." Kardashian has been adamant about her intentions to keep her marriage alive, once saying "divorce is not an option," but with recent reports of Odom's affair, along with alleged proof of his relationship with Richardson, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star may have changed her tune.
"Things have been very, very tense in the house for a great deal of time," an insider said. "Khloe kicked Lamar out of their bedroom several months ago and he was sleeping in one of the mansion's guest rooms," the source added. If there is any merit to divorce speculation, it may explain the usually mild-mannered Odom's recent altercation with paparazzi where he violently smashed camera equipment in a furious rage. Sources say Odom's attack came after the cameraman asked about the alleged affair.