Well, folks, it's official: Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom today. As the world reacts with a collective "Took 'er long enough!" details are emerging that Khloe tried very hard to save the marriage by going with Lamar to couples therapy. Which is super-admirable. But it was actually what went down with their therapist that lead to Khloe saying enough is enough, a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
Apparently, Lamar was lying in their therapy sessions, and how's this for another bombshell?! It was there that he admitted to being so drunk in that "cheating" confession rap video that he didn't even remember what he said in it. Ugh.
The source, a friend of the Kardashian family, elaborated:
The therapist made it clear that the only way their marriage could be saved was if both Khloe and Lamar were 100 percent honest during their sessions. ... [Lamar] took no responsibility for [the rap video] whatsoever, and that’s what Khloe is so outraged about — his unwillingness to take any responsibility and his complete unwillingness to tell the truth.
What a nightmare ... Who could blame Khloe for feeling that was the last straw? It's one thing to have communication issues, but if your spouse acts like a petulant child who can't admit he screwed up and refuses to be honest, there aren't very many options left. I feel like there are a lot of problems that can chip away at a relationship/marriage, but dishonesty and a lack of trust are two total dealbreakers. Without them, it really can be impossible to fix what's been broken.
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The real reason Khloe and Lamar split seems to prove that. The source continued:
If Lamar had been honest, no matter how much it hurt, she would have stuck it out with him. She kept giving him chances and their therapist encouraged Khloe to file for divorce if Lamar wasn’t going to at least meet her halfway.
Marriage is nothing if not a partnership. Sure, we all find ourselves occasionally pulling the bulk of the weight at one time or another, but 9 times out of 10, both parties have to show up, be willing to meet in the middle and own their mistakes to keep a relationship afloat. If Lamar had really wanted Khloe to stay, he would've done all of the above, but sadly, in the end, it sounds like he didn't want it badly enough. Oh well. The good news is that now, Khloe's so much better off!
What was the final straw for you when you ended a relationship?
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