Well, this is awkward!
Khloé Kardashian, 32, dropped a major bombshell on the June 11 season finale of Keeping up With the Kardashians when she admitted that she "fake tried" to get pregnant with ex Lamar Odom, 37.
"I knew the circumstances weren't the healthiest," she explained, referring to her toxic marriage with the NBA star that ended more than three years ago. "So I just kept pretending I was doing it," meaning the fertility treatments she underwent to conceive.
The reality star's confession left Lamar and his family reeling.
"There's no way to defend what Khloé did. It is disgraceful," Lamar's cousin, Simone Greggs, exclusively told In Touch. "Yes, Lamar deceived Khloé with his infidelities, but she deceived him too by faking fertility treatments when she knew all along she didn't want to bring a baby into the world. That's betrayal."
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Lamar recently came clean about his drug use and infidelity and took responsibility for his role in their failed four-year marriage. Yet it was difficult to hear those words from Khloé.
"As far as he knew," says the insider, "they really tried to have a baby."
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According to Dr. Julie Armstrong, an LA-based psychologist, "What Khloé describes in her behavior is very dysfunctional and symptomatic of much bigger relational problems. It's an example of the extreme lengths she was going to hide their problems."
While Dr. Armstrong — who has not treated Khloé — agrees it was a good decision on her part to not bring a baby into the situation, she says it's "unfortunate she couldn't stand up for herself and say, 'No, I don't want to have a baby.' She had to do it in a secret, surreptitious way."
Simone believes that revealing this information now only makes Lamar look bad.
"If Khloé has moved on with her life, then why is she still throwing shade? If you wished him well and moved on with your life, keep his name out of your mouth. She needs to leave Lamar out of it."
Meanwhile, Khloé recently admitted that she's officially off her birth control and is hoping to have a baby with boyfriend, Tristan Thompson.
Will this be the year Khloé becomes a mother? Only time will tell!
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