Khloe Kardashian-Odom may be ready to admit that she is in pain amid rumors of a strained marriage.
Kardashian-Odom, the 29-year-old reality television star and wife to troubled NBA free agent Lamar Odom, is continuing to showcase her emotions in cryptic social media posts amid the troubling headlines concerning her husband.
Odom, 33, has made headlines in recent weeks for allegedly stepping out on his marriage and battling with a drug addiction that he allegedly only checked into a rehabilitation center for one day to treat. While Kardashian-Odom, 29, has yet to address the matter directly she seemed to acknowledge her pain in a recent cryptic Instagram post.
"She smiles to mask the pain in her heart," she posted, along with an image of a girl with a mask on. "She laughs to conceal the tears in her eyes."
While various media outlets have published conflicting reports about the type of drug addiction Odom is suffering from, his wife has only shared her feelings about the matter publicly on Twitter thus far.
"Really hard to sit here and listen to people talk (expletive) about my family," Kardashian-Odom tweeted last month. "(Expletive) you and shame on you! I'm too protective for this (expletive)!"
During an outing in Studio City, Calif. recently, Odom made sure to take pictures with fans before TMZ reporters questioned if he was doing ok.
"How do I look," Odom questioned before responding to the reporter who acknowledged that he looked great. "There you go."
When asked if he had a drug problem and needed professional help, the NBA forward simply responded, "nah."
Odom decided to respond to questions about him speaking to his wife amid reports of their separation.
"That's my wife," Odom said with a laugh. "Of course!"
While Odom averaged 4.0 points and 5.9 rebounds in 82 games for the Los Angeles Clippers last season, the free agent told TMZ he hoped to play for "anybody that's a fan" next season.