News

Khloe Kardashian files for divorce from Lamar Odom

Khloe Kardashian files for divorce from Lamar Odom

SPLIT UP: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are heading for divorce court. Photo: Reuters

By Dana Feldman

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Reality television personality Khloe Kardashian has filed for divorce from her husband of four years, NBA basketball player Lamar Odom, capping months of reports that the couple’s relationship had turned rocky.

Kardashian, 29, cited irreconcilable differences in seeking to end her marriage in court documents filed on Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Kardashian, a younger sister of the better-known TV celebrity Kim Kardashian, married Odom, 34, a former player for the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks, in September 2009 after a whirlwind romance. The wedding was featured on the E! channel reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” The couple have no children together.

A representative for Kardashian declined to comment to Reuters on the court filing.

The divorce filing comes after months of headlines in various tabloid media outlets about marital strains between the couple as Odom, an NBA free agent who does not belong to any team, has displayed increasingly erratic behavior in public.

In August, the basketball player was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving on a Los Angeles highway.

Neither Kardashian nor Odom has commented publicly on the status of their marriage.

The divorce filing asks that the wife’s formal name be restored to Khloe Kardashian from Khloe Kardashian Odom. (In this story Odom’s NBA status in first paragraph has been corrected by dropping extraneous word ‘former’)

(Writing and additional reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

Recent Headlines

in Lifestyle

Study: Kids like new, healthier school lunches

schoollunch

A recent study suggests that most elementary age students like eating the healthier school lunches required by the USDA.

in National

Sugar tax could be coming to your soda

soda

A lawmaker will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda, the latest bid to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.

in National

U.S. economy bounces back in second quarter

consumer

Economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter, bolstering views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year.

in Entertainment

Drew Barrymore’s sister found dead

drewbarrymore

Jessica Barrymore, daughter of actors John Drew Barrymore and Nina Wayne, was found dead in her car.

in Local Sports

Bells take 2-1 pitchers duel over Medford

Fresh
Bells logo on field

Teams wrap-up series at Joe Martin Field tonight