Khloé Kardashian’s challenging divorce
Khloé Kardashian says it was a "challenge" deciding to divorce Lamar Odom.
Despite not believing in divorce because of her religious upbringing, the ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ star felt it was important to split from the basketball star because she had to "take care of her own mental and emotional well-being" first.
She shared: "I’ve been blessed with a lot in my life, and I’ve also had challenges. It was a challenge for me when I decided to get divorced. At my core, I don’t believe in divorce. But I came to a point in my marriage where I had to make the choice to take care of my own mental and emotional well-being in order to protect myself and my happiness. I am at peace with that decision and do feel like I honoured my vows to the very end.
"I feel that I kept the serious vows I made in front of God with every inch of my heart, which is why I am still honouring them today even though my relationship with my ex-husband is in a different place. I believe in caring for my partner – past or present – ‘in sickness and in health,’ and feel at peace with my relationship with God even after the fact. I’m thankful that I can rely on my God, who, along with my family, has led me through some of the most difficult times of my life."
The 31-year-old television personality – who stalled her divorce from Lamar when he was rushed to hospital after being found unconscious at a Nevada brothel following a drink and drug binge – admits she has "always been a very spiritual person".
Writing for Lena Dunham’s Lenny newsletter, she added: "I’ve always been a very spiritual person. Believing in a higher power is what guides me to make the right decisions. While I believe in heaven and hell and angels and spirits, I don’t judge people for their beliefs. And I don’t understand how others can sit around casting judgments on people because they have different religions and a certain point of view. I don’t believe you need to be a certain religion to embrace someone else’s religion. It’s a matter of respecting someone. I’m a Christian but I don’t think a church necessarily makes you religious."