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Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian are still legally married and she's making his medical decisions

Published 15/10/2015 | 07:39

Professional basketball player Lamar Odom and TV personality Khloe Kardashian in 2012
Professional basketball player Lamar Odom and TV personality Khloe Kardashian in 2012
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner argue about Lamar on an upcoming episode of Kourtney and Khloe take The Hamptons
Rob Kardashian slaps hands with (from L-R) Los Angeles Lakers' Lamar Odom and sisters Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian in September 2012
Television personality Khloe Kardashian (L) and Lamar Odom in 2010
Basketball player Lamar Odom and TV personality Khloe Kardashian attend Voli Light Vodka Supports The 19th Annual Race To Erase MS "Glam Rock To Erase MS" at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 18, 2012 in Century City, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/WireImage)
(L-R) Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner arrive at Cody Simpson album preview party held at Casa Del Mar on May 19, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian are still legally married, it has been revealed.

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The couple wed in 2009 before splitting in 2013 and eventually filed for divorce in June of this year. However, due to a backlog in divorces at the Los Angeles Superior County Court, they are still legally married and wouldn't have been divorced until December at the earliest.

"He never signed a living will, so Khloé is making decisions for him. It's very stressful. She is lost," a source told People.

Lamar was found unresponsive at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada during the afternoon on Tuesday 13 October. It’s claimed he checked into the brothel on Saturday 10 October and has been using an herbal supplement throughout his stay.

Khloe has also flown out his father Joe, his ex-wife Liza Morales and their two children Destiny (17) and Lamar Jr (13) to be with their father at his bedside.

Read more: A life punctuated by tragedy - a timeline of Lamar Odom

She is being supported by her mother Kris and sister Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, while Kendall Jenner flew early from Shanghai Fashion Week to be in Las Vegas with her family.

Kris has broken her silence on her son-in-law's condition, urging followers to pray for him on social media. While social recluse Rob has even been seen at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, where Lamar (35) is being treated, and posted a rare message on Instagram saying he is "praying nonstop for my brother."

Please pray for Lamar #ourfighter

A photo posted by @krisjenner on

Kendall posted a message on Twitter saying "please don't go."

A family source told People magazine they are rallying around Lamar.

"They're pretty sure this is goodbye, but they're praying for a miracle. They know that God has the power to heal him, but that's really the last hope at this point. This is really bad."

"Everyone has dropped everything to get there. There are a lot of calls and texts going back and forth as everyone is figuring out how they can help and be there for each other. The family has been told that this isn't just a minor thing; that it was extremely serious."

Praying nonstop for my Brother !!

A photo posted by ROBERT KARDASHIAN (@robkardashian) on

Odom's NBA pals have also joined in, with former LA Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant flying to Nevada to be his former teammate's side. And Kobe's wife last night pleaded for responsible reporting.

Read more: Lamar Odom become 'irate' after phone call about appearance on KUWTK

"At the end of the day, he has a family and loved ones that care for him. People shouldn't be posting/reposting that he is deceased when it isn't true. Just imagine what his loved ones must feel like to receive such terrible news," she wrote, posting an image of Odom in his No. 7 L.A. Lakers uniform."

According to a press conference held by local Sheriff Sharon Wehrly and the Nye County Sheriff’s Office yesterday, Odom had used "up to 10 tabs of sexual performance enhancements over a three day period.”

(l-r) Kendall Jenner, Rob Kardashian, Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian Odom, Kim Kardashian, Bruce Jenner, Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner -- (Photo by: E! Entertainment) in 2012
(l-r) Kendall Jenner, Rob Kardashian, Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian Odom, Kim Kardashian, Bruce Jenner, Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner -- (Photo by: E! Entertainment) in 2012

In the 911 calls, obtained by TMZ, two women can be heard saying that  “was unconscious but breathing and had blood coming from his nose and mouth along with a white substance.”

The Sheriff’s Office also revealed that they contacted a member of the Kardashian family who was "understandably distraught" at learning of his condition.

However, no illegal drugs were found in the suite where he was found.

Love Ranch Owner Dennis Hof said: "We never saw it. My staff told him: no drugs."

Read more: Lamar Odom become 'irate' after phone call about appearance on KUWTK

Hof added that Lamar was in a good mood until he received a phone call Sunday that "bummed him out."

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian in September 2012
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian in September 2012
(L-R) Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner arrive at Cody Simpson album preview party held at Casa Del Mar on May 19, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
(L-R) Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner arrive at Cody Simpson album preview party held at Casa Del Mar on May 19, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
(L-R) Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner arrive at Cody Simpson album preview party held at Casa Del Mar on May 19, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

It is believed that the phone call was in relation to his portrayal on the reality show starring his wife, Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

His best friend Jamie Sagouthai died in June of this year of a drug overdose and at the time, the E! star said she was "always going to be there" for her ex.

"I'm always going to be there for Lamar, especially when something as tragic as this happen," she added.

"I'm really on high alert for Lamar because I mean, anything I think will set him to spiral, and that's kind of the last thing I want for him."

Earlier this year, Khloe told E! News she would always be in love with her ex-husband.

"I was so obsessed with him in a healthy way. He was my husband, and I still wish he was, and I don't think there's anything wrong with that," she said.

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