Khloé Kardashian & Lamar Odom: A Timeline of Their Relationship
KHLOé AND LAMAR MEET
Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom's whirlwind romance began at a party for fellow NBA player Ron Artest in Aug. 2009. "With her I was like, 'If I do what I normally do, I'm going to lose her,' " Odom previously told Playboy. "And if I lose her, I think it's going to hurt a lot. Right then and there I knew. We were together every day."
KHLOé AND LAMAR GET ENGAGED
It only took a few weeks for the pair to take the next step in their relationship: getting engaged. "It may seem like it's a quickie wedding to everyone else, but Khloé knows what she wants," a source close to the couple told PEOPLE. "She and Lamar started talking about getting married really soon after they met. They knew this was it, and they're just having fun with this whirlwind." Cameras caught the official proposal on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians in Sept. 2009.
Nine days after getting engaged, Kardashian and Odom tied the knot in a lavish Beverly Hills ceremony held at the home of family friend and music producer Irving Azoff. "It was quick," Odom said of getting hitched. "I guess that just added to the speculation – 'Why can't they wait...' I didn't want to wait."
KHLOé & LAMAR DEBUTS
Shortly after their wedding, the pair signed on to star in their own reality show, which detailed the newlyweds' life together.
CHEATING RUMORS SURFACE
In July 2013, the pair were confronted with a slew of rumors claiming Odom had been unfaithful to his wife after playing a game for the Dallas Mavericks. Kardashian and Odom stood together, with the reality star tweeting in support of her husband after tabloid reports were released.
KHLOé OPENS UP ABOUT FERTILITY ISSUES
"I was 26 when [the infertility rumors] started, and I admit, I didn't know a lot about my body," she told Redbook in 2013. "It was hard for me to understand what was happening because my mom had six kids, and Kourtney got pregnant quickly. People assume I'm desperate for a baby. And, yes, I would love to have a baby. But I'm 28, and I've been married three and a half years. I love my life, but it doesn't feel incomplete right now."
KHLOé FILES FOR DIVORCE
Four years after their televised wedding hit E!, Kardashian filed for divorce in Dec. 2013 after months of speculation that Odom's substance-abuse issues, which led to a DUI arrest in August and a stint in rehab shortly after, plus a very public cheating scandal put an irrevocable strain on the couple's marriage.
LAMAR REFUSES TO SIGN DIVORCE PAPERS
"He needs to sign papers and he won't," a source close to the Kardashians told PEOPLE in October 2014. "He disappears here and there, and she can't find him. She just wants to move on."
LAMAR'S BEST FRIEND JAMIE SANGOUTHAI DIES
Sangouthai, who had grown up with Odom and served as best man at the NBA player's 2009 wedding to Kardashian, passed away from a flesh-eating disease caused by "his intravenous drug use," concluded L.A. Coroner's office assistant chief Ed Winter in June 2015. "This is all just really upsetting," Kardashian said on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, upon finding out the tragic news. "He's distraught and devastated. Lamar has suffered so much loss in his life. I'm always going to be there for Lamar, especially when something as tragic as this happens."
LAMAR'S FRIEND BOBBY HEYWARD DIES
Tragically, six days after the death of Odom's best friend Jamie, the NBA player's friend, Hollywood producer and writer Bobby Heyward, was found dead of a drug overdose.
KHLOé AND LAMAR'S DIVCORCE IS FINALIZED
After plenty of back-and-forth, Kardashian and Odom officially signed their divorce papers in July 2015, which proved to be very emotional for the reality star. Kardashian got candid about the painful split in the September/October issue of Complex. "I miss what we had – things we got to do together are just memories. I like looking back and holding on to that stuff," she said. "I definitely miss it, and there's times I'll get so sentimental and so sad, but this had to happen for some reason. I'll figure it out over time. Someone will give me that answer eventually."
LAMAR CONFRONTS KHLOé OUTSIDE L.A. GYM
In August, Khloé was ambushed by Odom outside of a SoulCycle studio in Beverly Hills. Odom reportedly began screaming and grabbing Kardashian's arm when the reality star continued walking. A source told PEOPLE that Kardashian had to change her phone numbers several weeks ago because Odom would not stop calling. "She's also worried about Lamar," said a source close to the star.
LAMAR RETURNS TO INSTAGRAM
Following a hectic time that included a drug relapse, divorce and the deaths of his two close friends, Odom returned to Instagram in September, sharing a snapshot of his healthy meal – a possible sign that the NBA player was making positive changes in his life.
LAMAR IS FOUND UNCONSCIOUS IN A BROTHEL
On Oct. 13, Odom was found unconscious in a brothel, and he was immediately rushed to a Las Vegas hospital. Kardashian, who is still legally his wife (meaning the reality star is in charge of his medical care), has been by his side since finding out about the severity of Odom's condition. "Lamar is still fighting," a source tells PEOPLE of Odom, who is said to have had cocaine and opiates in his system. "It's a waiting game right now. The first 48 hours will tell a lot."
KHLOé CALLS OFF PROTRACTED DIVORCE
In October of 2015, Karadashian called off their protected divorce proceedings. "This is a very delicate and difficult time for both Lamar and Khloé, and the most sensible thing to do at such a time is not make any big moves and put everything on hold," a source told PEOPLE.
THE TWO SPEND TIME TOGETHER
The Keeping up with the Kardashian star provided both emotional and financial support for Odom in the months following his hospitalization, staying day and night by his hospital bed, making sure he received the best medical treatment and helping him move into a leased home in the same gated community as her as he continued to recover. " In March, Odom spent time with Kardashian and her family, and the two enjoyed a meal together at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. But after he was spotted drinking at a bar with friends, a source told PEOPLE Kardashian was "very worried about Lamar and his behavior but Lamar refuses to listen to her."
KHLOé FILES FOR DIVORCE FROM ODOM FOR SECOND TIME
Kardashian filed for divorce for a second time in late May, citing irreconcilable differences, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE. "This was always the plan. The divorce has never been officially off. Khloé was waiting for the timing to be right," a source tells PEOPLE. "She was loyal for a long time and taking care of him, but she's not a babysitter and needs to move on with her life," a second source tells PEOPLE.