I have always liked Khloe Kardashian the most of all the Kardashians. Yeah, even more than Kourtney Kardashian whose inability to register any affect has long brought me great joy. True, Khloe might not save humankind from the cruel and suction-cuppy tentacle-clutches of the aliens of Throbtron in the not so distant future (*cough* Kim Kardashian *cough*), but she has a great sense of humor and has always seemed to prioritize her marriage.
That's why I'm of two minds when it comes to the news that Khloe and Lamar Odom's disintegrating marriage will be the focus of the next season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. On the one hand, how could it not be? They can't ignore the giant, possibly drug-addled, elephant in the room for much longer.
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Plus, making them the centerpiece explains the hard push on the Khloe confessionals they've edited into this season of the show. But on the other (tentacle-riddled) hand, it's a trifle disappointing. I don't mean in terms of content -- the family K always produces on that front. I mean in terms of what it says about Khloe. I've also respected her stance when it came to her marriage. Khloe kept that ish sacred and as private as possible in her very public family.
In a way, it feels like Khloe must not have had a choice about this angle. I can't see Khloe doing this unless she was left with no other options than to present her marriage, fissures and all, to the public for inspection. If she's going into it happily, that means the entire personality Khloe's displayed since she first became a reality T.V. fixture has been little more than a figment. Being a Kardashian, the notion that her very personality (as we know it) isn't the genuine article shouldn't be shocking, but still -- that's where I find myself if this option is true, feeling shocked.
Do you think Khloe's been faking who she is for the camera, or that things with Lamar have gotten so bad that she didn't have any other options?
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