'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' "Move It Or Lose It" Addresses Lamar Cheating On Khloe
It's undoubtedly been a rough year for Khloe Kardashian. The reasons for this are obvious: The whole wide world of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians audience has watched the dissolution of her marriage to Lamar Odom, and that's not even touching the rabid tabloid attention that's been aimed at the two since before the show even acknowledged the rift publicly. No matter your opinion on the Kardashians and their tendency to do things like try to equip their backyards with helipads, there's no denying that this has been a heartbreaking time for Khloe.
Much of this season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians has been addressing the Kardashian-Odom divorce all along — scenes acknowledging Khloe's pain, her efforts in saving her marriage, the difficulty in having committed to someone in the throws of addiction, the difficulty of even pinning down where Lamar is at any given moment. But July 13's episode, "Move It or Lose It," certainly brought it all to a head.
The biggest "bombshell" of this episode would have to be Khloe's public acknowledgment of Lamar's infidelity. Lamar, as part of a press tour for his new team, kept giving interviews suggesting that he and Khloe were trying to work things out and that he was more devoted to his marriage than ever. Khloe, upset at his lies, talks about it angrily with Kourtney, referencing particularly hurtful incidents of the past couple of years and how hard it was to hide away in attempts to keep their troubles secret. One example had Khloe hiding away on her birthday while Lamar fooled around with other women elsewhere with Khloe telling people that she and Lamar were spending the evening together. "The way I was living is not a way to live."
There was a subplot in this episode featuring Brody and Bruce's training for a golf tournament, but Khloe was the clear story here. Spotlights were shined on her partying as an escape mechanism, her barely (and sometimes not at all) suppressed anger, her family's helplessness in wanting to make her feel better. It was rough.
And then she got robbed.
The Kardashians are hardly have-nots — aka the jewelry that was stolen costs more than an entire pricey college education — but a rough year's a rough year, and as Khloe said, that kind of violation can be the sort of "straw that breaks the camel's back." Khloe's long been one of the most rambunctious, fun, effervescent, clever of the Kardashians. Like some fun cousin who you know way too many personal details about, seeing her in pain kinda sucks.