Khloe Kardashian covers People Magazine, which means even the top-selling magazines anticipated a slow news week. Star Magazine’s filler made its way onto People’s cover, with a not-especially-timely interview about her marriage. It’s a tepid interview, offering little insight readers couldn’t have conjectured themselves.
People’s cover this week reads: “Khloe Speaks Out: Fighting For My Marriage. Why She Pulled The Plug On Her Reality Show. Khloe Kardashian Odom explains why she’s putting husband Lamar first: ‘Divorce is not an option.’”
A couple of things: it would appear, observing the couple the past few weeks, there’s no critical turmoil in their marriage; as in, they’re not literally headed to divorce court yet. The headline is over-dramatised. Another example, People.com were first to report that Khloe & Lamar is not cancelled, it’s postponed indefinitely. So it’s misleading to say they’re “pulling the plug” on the cover. Then, inside the issue, conflicting her rep’s statement that Khloe & Lamar is only on hiatus and her personal statement to Entertainment Tonight saying the same thing, Kardashian appears to concede that “there’s less pressure on us” to only film cameos on Keeping Up With The Kardashians rather than a whole spin-off (she could just mean “less pressure” in the interim). And, it’s unlikely Kardashian offered the quote “Divorce is not an option.” She was probably asked directly, to which she replied “No,” being forced into a corner with a loaded question.
They’re under pressure in the marriage, Kardashian admits. But (one surmises), no more so than any other married couple.
Asked how she makes the logistical nightmare that is her marriage work, Kardashian tells the magazine: “I think what makes a marriage work is honestly, loyalty and prioritizing. We just wanted to prioritize a little [with Khloe & Lamar]. Life is short.We just wanted a little pause. Part of being married is knowing when your husband needs your support.”
She adds, “I’m a modern girl, but you should put your husband first. I like to think divorce is not an option.” And she’s supporting her husband, who’s trying to rebuild his career: “I’m definitely his cheerleader.”
Asked about baby-making plans she thrust into the spotlight herself by talking about it so tirelessly (probably assuming she’d have at least one kid by now), she adds: “We’re trying, but I’m not writing down my ovulation dates or anything. We’re just not using any birth control,” and they’re not using IVF although she’d consider her options if she didn’t conceive naturally within a few more years.