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Khloe Kardashian and Matt Kemp are expected to spend the holidays together as sources claim the MLB star will attend two Christmas parties at the Kardashian-Jenner household.
On Dec. 13 Kardashian, 29, filed for divorce from Lamar Odom, 34, after four years of marriage and Kemp, 29, is believed to be offering emotional support to the reality TV star during this difficult time. Jenner, 58, reportedly extended an invitation to the Los Angeles Dodgers star to attend her family's annual Christmas Eve party in Calabasas and also to their Christmas day festivities.
"[Jenner invited] over 200 friends and family of the Kardashian's. Matt, a nearby neighbor, and love interest of Khloe's will be at the party," a family insider told RadarOnline.com.
The pair recently sparked dating rumors after Kemp was photographed driving alongside Kardashian on the same day that she filed for divorce. While some sources have denied reports of a blossoming romance, others claim they are in the beginning stages of a relationship.
"Don't expect Khloe and Matt to be huddled in a corner off by themselves as they know people are talking about them dating … at this point, they are taking things very slow," the insider revealed.
"Khloe is still extremely sad about the end of her marriage to Lamar Odom, but she had moved on several months ago," the source said.
Jenner, who recently expressed support for Kardashian during her divorce from Odom, is reportedly fond of Kemp. The MLB star once dated pop star Rihanna.
"Kris [Jenner] really likes Matt and thinks he's so adorable and likes the way Khloe lights up when he's around," a source said according to HollywoodLife.com.
"He's been to their house a little often these past few weeks and an invitation has been extended for he to spend the holidays with Khloe and the family," the source explained.
Kemp recently posted a photograph of the Kardashian-Jenner family's Christmas tree via his personal Instagram account which fueled romance rumors. Jenner was first to post the family tree photo first on Dec. 10.
Sources close to the pair insist that they are just close friends and that Kardashian, who was married to Odom for four years, is not ready to move on yet.
"The main thing now is that they're friends and they're both not trying to begin anything romantic so soon. Khloe's still sad over her marriage to Lamar and is in a lot of pain," a source revealed.
"Matt's helping her out a lot by being there, being her workout partner and being a friend," the source added. "He's been a good friend to her and she's cried on his shoulders, literally, because she's still hurting after having to divorce Lamar."
Kardashian and Odom wed in 2009, just one month after they first met. The estranged couple was rocked with cheating allegations in July when two women came forward accusing the NBA veteran of having extramarital affairs.