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Lamar Odom surprised a lot of people (his children included, apparently) when he announced his engagement to Sabrina Parr on Monday night, roughly three months after the couple went public with their relationship on Instagram. People, Us Weekly, and E! all promptly got sources to talk about how his ex-wife Khloé Kardashian feels about the news. She’s happy for him and not entirely surprised things escalated so quickly in his new relationship.
Kardashian and Odom’s own relationship was a bumpy ride: Odom cheated on her throughout their marriage. He overdosed at a Las Vegas brothel in 2015 when he and Kardashian were still legally married (Kardashian had filed for divorce in December 2013). Because they were still married, Kardashian dismissed the divorce petition so she could make medical decisions for him. She ultimately refiled for divorce in May 2016, and she and Odom were on good terms then.
A source told People that now, years later, Kardashian is “very happy” for her ex. “She still has a soft spot for him, and will always be a friend to him. They were never going to get back together, but she always wanted him to find happiness and is glad for him that he’s moving on.”
According to Us Weekly, Kardashian wasn’t shocked he proposed. A source told Us that Kardashian wants “nothing but the best” for Odom and “isn’t surprised Lamar quickly got engaged. She heard about the engagement from friends.”
E!’s source reiterated what People‘s and Us‘s said. Kardashian is genuinely happy for him. “Khloe wants Lamar to be happy,” the source said. “She has always had hope that he would find his way and live a long and healthy life. She’s happy for him if he has found happiness again. The chapter of her life that she shared with Lamar is closed and she has moved on. She harbors no ill will or jealousy. She wishes him nothing but the best.”