Khloe Kardashian Calls Off Divorce

After filing for divorce almost two years ago, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have decided to stay married as the former NBA star recovers in hospital.

By Avital Borisovsky
Updated: November 04, 2015
Khloe Kardashian Calls Off Divorce

Reality TV star Khloé Kardashian Odom has called off her divorce to former NBA player Lamar Odom.

Kardashian’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, went before a Los Angeles judge to request that the couple’s divorce papers be withdrawn on October 21. The judge granted the request, meaning the couple will continue to stay married – at least for now.

Kardashian and Odom got married in September 2009, just one month after meeting at a party for one of Odom’s Los Angeles Lakers teammates. In December 2013, Kardashian filed for divorce; although papers were signed by both parties in July 2015, the Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage had not yet been signed by a judge.

Odom was found unconscious and in critical condition due to a reported drug incident at a Nevada brothel a week ago on Oct. 13. Currently, the 35-year-old athlete is recovering at a Los Angeles hospital. He regained consciousness on Oct. 16, and his condition has since improved. The 31-year-old star of the TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians has stayed by Odom’s bedside throughout his recovery.

According to reports, although Odom has begun to speak and eat food on his own, he still requires treatment for aspiration pneumonia and must remain on dialysis for his kidneys. Once he leaves the hospital, he will require many months of rehabilitation.

The request for was filed without prejudice – which means that Kardashian can file the case again, or request that the complaint be reinstated at a future date.

In most jurisdictions, the party (or parties) can cancel their divorce after the papers have been filed but before a judgment has been entered by asking the court to dismiss the divorce. This dismissal can be “with prejudice” (meaning that the case cannot be reinstated in the future), or “without prejudice” (meaning that the case can be reinstated in the future). In this context, the term “prejudice” does not refer to any prejudice on the part of the judge, the lawyers, or the divorcing couple: it only refers to whether or not a party may refile a divorce action.

Kardashian’s rise to fame began when her family was given the opportunity to star in their very own reality series in 2007. She and her sisters, Kim and Kourtney, have launched various clothing lines and fragrances. The Kardashian family has gained immense popularity over social media and celebrity gossip sites. Since filing for divorce, Kardashian has dated American rapper French Montana and, most recently, NBA player James Harden. Kardashian ended her relationship with Harden when she decided to call off her divorce.

Odom began his professional basketball career in 1999 when he was drafted to the Los Angeles Clippers. He is most known for playing for the Los Angeles Lakers between 2004 and 2011; in 2009 and 2010 he helped his team win the championship, and was then named NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011. Odom made several appearances on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and later was given his own series with Kardashian in 2011, titled Khloé and Lamar.

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October 21, 2015

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