As Lamar Odom continued being treated Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, his estranged wife — Khloe Kardashian — called off their pending divorce.
Kardashian filed for divorce from Odom in December 2013, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple were married Sept. 27, 2009.
Court papers finalizing the divorce were not signed until earlier this year, but due to a backlog in the court system, the papers still had not been processed, meaning the couple were still technically married.
According to the website TMZ.com, Kardashian’s attorney, Laura Wasser, went to court Wednesday and asked a judge to withdraw the divorce papers, and the request was granted.
Kardashian has been at Odom’s side since last week, when the former NBA star was taken to a Las Vegas hospital after being found unconscious at a Nevada brothel, where he had allegedly been using cocaine and took roughly 10 herbal Viagra substitutes during a three-day stay.
Although his prognosis was originally believed to be grim, the 35-year- old Odom made enough progress that he was discharged from the hospital in Las Vegas on Monday and flown to Los Angeles.
His recovery, however, is still expected to take months. A source told the Los Angeles Times that he may have experienced brain damage as a result of multiple strokes.
The former Laker and Clipper has had a history of substance-abuse problems, which are believed to have contributed to the marital problems with Kardashian.
Despite those troubles, however, Kardashian has remained close with Odom — a relationship that was featured repeatedly in the various Kardashian reality TV shows.
With the divorce now called off, there’s been no reaction so far from NBA star James Harden, who Kardashian has been dating. She famously threw Harden a star-studded birthday party aboard a yacht off the coast of Marina del Rey in August that was punctuated by a midnight fireworks display. The unannounced display prompted dozens of calls to local authorities from residents who were awakened by the noise.
—City News Service