While reports about Lamar Odom’s condition have varied wildly since the former NBA and reality TV star was hospitalized Tuesday after being found unconscious at a Nevada brothel, one fact that is not in dispute is that estranged wife Khloe Kardashian has not left Odom’s bedside since rushing to the hospital with family members after learning of the news.
And on Wednesday, several outlets reported another piece of news that has Kardashian facing some of the most agonizing and difficult decisions of her life.
Multiple outlets have reported that though Kardashian and Odom both signed divorce papers in July, a judgment was never entered into court and thus their divorce was never finalized. That means the two of them remain legally married and thus, according to the reports, Kardashian is in charge of making all medical decisions for Odom.
“(Odom) never signed a living will, so Khloe is making decisions for him,” a source told People Magazine, adding that the 31-year-old Kardashian “is lost.”
TMZ reported Wednesday that the delay in the granting of divorce is due to “an extreme backlog in the family law courts,” and that the divorce is not expected to be finalized for two more months.
TMZ also reported that Kardashian has “already made several” medical decisions on Odom’s behalf.
TMZ reported Tuesday night that Odom, 35, had suffered multiple strokes and organ failure, and that he was comatose and breathing with the assistance of a machine.
The Nye County Sheriff’s office held a news conference on Wednesday, during which time they confirm Lamar Odom was on life support.