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Khloe Kardashian is reportedly being urged to divorce Lamar Odom by her mother, Kris Jenner, however sources claim the reality TV star is determined to save her marriage.
In July Kardashian, 29, and Odom, 33, were embroiled in a cheating scandal after two women claimed to have engaged in extramarital affairs with the NBA veteran. Weeks later reports of addiction issues surfaced online and Jenner, 57, reportedly believes that the explosive rumors could ultimately have a negative affect on the entire Kardashian brand.
"At Kris' insistence, Khloe did meet with a divorce lawyer…it was something she was forced into doing by her mom. Kris was very heavy handed and said Khloe had a responsibility to her sisters, Kim and Kourtney, and the Kardashian brand to distance herself from Lamar," a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com.
"It's all about the bottom line with Kris, and Khloe could care less about that. She is still holding out hope that her marriage to Lamar can be saved," the source explained.
On September 27 Kardashian and Odom are expected to celebrate their fourth wedding anniversary however reports claim this is unlikely as they are currently separated. While Kardashian is believed to have kicked the former Los Angeles Clippers star out of their marital home in the wake of cheating and addiction rumors, the reality TV star is reportedly reluctant to file for divorce at this time.
"Khloe's entire self-worth and identity is wrapped up in her marriage and relationship to Lamar. Remember, four years ago, before Khloe married Lamar, she was just sort of fledgling," the source explained.
"Kourtney was on her way to having her first baby, and Kim was dating Reggie Bush. Khloe was living with Kourtney in a townhouse, and her life was just lumped into her sisters'," the source went on.
Kardashian married Odom within one month of meeting him and despite the widespread criticism about the couple's alleged lack of foundation, the E! Star appeared to be the happiest she has ever been.
"So when she met and married Lamar, it was a huge change for her. It was a chance for Khloe to distance herself from the Kardashian name," the source revealed.
"All of a sudden, Khloe was getting tons of attention from the media, and she was very popular with Lamar's teammates' wives," the source continued. "She had this huge mansion, a wardrobe to die for, and the man of her dreams. It was everything her other two sister's didn't have."
Both Kardashian and Odom have remained tight-lipped regarding divorce rumors.