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Khloe Kardashian recently explained why she and husband Lamar Odom decided to cancel their "Khloe & Lamar" E! reality TV show following reports that the pair are headed for a divorce.
"We just wanted to prioritize a little. We just wanted a little pause, [now] there's less pressure on us. Part of being married is knowing when your husband needs your support" Kardashian told People.
The couple, married for two-and-a -alf years, made the strategic move to end their show in a bid to help revive Odom's NBA career, which remains at a standstill since his abrupt departure from the Dallas Mavericks.
"I'm a modern girl, but you should put your husband first," Kardashian said. With regards to speculation that the reported strain on their marriage has finally taken a toll, she added, "I like to think divorce is not an option."
Odom, a 13-year NBA veteran, has watched his career crumble in recent months since being traded from the Los Angeles Lakers in December, and some critics attribute his poor performance on the court to his involvement with reality TV.
"Lamar should get the shows out of his system now, because nobody wants to deal with the headache it will bring to the locker room if a team signed him," one NBA insider told Hollywood Life.
"Teams have to deal with enough, and these outside distractions will not be welcomed. Teams are now worrying about younger and cheaper players that are not headcases who do reality shows- they are against it," the source added.
Kardashian, 27, has openly been struggling to conceive for quite some time and in conjunction with Odom's career woes ,their marriage is said to be in trouble. Kardashian is reportedly doing everything possible to avoid divorce, however.
"Khloé is fighting to save her marriage. She realizes the toll reality TV and being in the public eye has taken on her relationship with Lamar," a source said.
"Khloé wants to make Lamar and starting a family her number one priority right now! [She's] even considering not doing another season of 'Khloé & Lamar,'" the source previously added.