A roller-coaster of emotions: Khloe re-evaluates her feelings for James

They've been inseparable for close-to six months.

Indeed, in August when a loved-up Khloe Kardashian threw a mega 26th birthday bash for the equally-smitten basketball star James Harden, it very much seemed that the pair were the real-deal. 

However, in light of her estranged husband's collapse in a Nevada brothel and subsequent hospitalisation, Ms Kardashian has been forced to re-evaluate their fledgling relationship.

And despite friends and family being hugely supportive of their union, it's not good news for Mr Harden.

Yes, perhaps unsurprisingly, the 31-year-old reality TV star has now made the decision to cut all romantic ties with James so she can focus 100 percent on Lamar Odom's rehabilitation and recovery – which reportedly will take several months. 


James Harden alongside Khloe Kardashian at his 26th birthday in Marina Del Rey on Tuesday night.

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TMZ, which broke the story, now says: "We're told Khloe is putting her relationship with the NBA star on ice, and as one source puts it, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see she still has deep feelings for Lamar."

She and Lamar, 35, split in December 2013 but only signed divorce papers in recent months – documentation which hasn't yet been processed. 

Ms Kardashian dated rapper French Montana last year before hooking up with 6ft 5in Houston Rockets star James. 

After staying quiet on social media while Mr Odom remained in a critical condition, Mr Harden has in the last 48hours made a return to Instagram. He posted a snap which shows him posing up alongside Houston Astros baseball star, Carlos Correa.

On Sunday an interview he did before Lamar's collapse appeared in the The Houston Chronicle. "Turning 26 was special,' Mr Harden admitted.

"Khloe did an amazing job with the birthday party."

He added that professionally and personally, things in his life were going well. "Everything is flowing. Everything is what I imagined it would be," James explained. "My family is great. Friends. Everyone is in a good place right now."