Lamar Odom isn't throwing in the towel in his marriage to Khloe Kardashian just yet. In fact, he's trying to win her back, sending her a Valentine's Day surprise!
In an effort to let Khloe know she’s still on his mind, despite her recent divorce filing, the basketball pro sent her a big bouquet of pink roses on February 14.
When Us asked about Khloe, Odom held nothing back, referring to Khloe as his “wife” and hinting that the divorce is not a done deal. “I love my wife,” he says.
“She’ll always be my wife, no matter what,” adds the troubled athlete.
He’s refusing to respond to Khloe’s divorce filing, so that certainly helps the 34-year-old's statement remain true, at least legally and in the short term.
“We don’t know that the divorce will go through,” Lamar Odom says.
“I hope not. But even if we divorced, she would always be my wife.”
While Khloe is determined to let go, he's determined to ... not.
“She still loves Lamar but is trying to move on,” a friend says.
On the flip side, Lamar is “certain she’ll forgive him,” and he’s been talking about an April reconciliation when he returns from his stint playing in Europe.
“He is in Spain for two months, and he thinks by the time he gets back to L.A., they can be back together,” says a source. "The mentality of a champion.”
1. Lamar with Kim and Khloe
Lamar Odom poses here with Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian. He has since fallen on hard time.
2. Lamar Odom, Kris Humphries, Kardashians
Lamar Odom and Kris Humphries have something in common: they have each seen a Kardashian sister naked.
3. Khloe and Lamar Sighting
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have fallen on hard times. Can their marriage be saved?
4. Lamar and Khloe, Looking Sad
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian have seen better days. They walk with their heads down in this photo.
5. Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian in a Car
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian look fine in this photo. But there's been talk that their marriage is in ruins.
6. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom in NYC
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom go for a stroll in NYC in this photograph. They actually seem like a happy couple.
7. Khloe Kardashian Odom and Lamar Odom
The sex life between Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom is "intense." Khloe says so herself.
8. Lamar and Khloe Kardashian-Odom
Lamar Odom laughs it up here with wife Khloe Kardashian. They actually do seem in love.
9. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Fragrance
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have come out with a new fragrance. Will you give it a whiff?
10. Khloe and Lamar Pic
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have talked openly about someday having a baby. They actually seem like they'd make good parents.
11. Lamar & Khloe
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian pose here at the E! network Upfronts. The married couple has defied all divorce expectations.
12. Khloe & Lamar Picture
Khloe Kardashian strikes a pose here alongside Lamar Odom. It's a promotional photo for their reality show.
15. Dallas Bound
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian have proven us wrong. This couple has stuck together and seems truly happy.
16. Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian Together
Look out, Dallas. Due to a NBA trade, Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian are headed your way.
17. Khloe and Lamar on the Red Carpet
This is either sweet or sickening, depending on your point of view. Lamar Odom lays a big kiss in wife Khloe Kardashian.
18. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Photograph
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom will continue to star in their own reality show. It has been renewed for season two and three.
19. Khlomar Pic
Khloe and Lamar Odom have been married for longer than they were engaged. Many people didn't think it would last that long.
20. Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian Wedding Picture
A gorgeous wedding photo of Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian. They make the sweetest pair. We really hope this thing lasts.
21. Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Odom!
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom kiss for the cameras. The two got married in September 2009. We give it at least until the end of the year!
22. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
Khloe Kardashian has done it! She's found someone taller than she is to date: Los Angeles Lakers power forward Lamar Odom.
Champion's mentality or not, he may end up being let down.
Khloe appeared to throw another jab at her ex-husband on Instagram this week, firing of another of her inspirational posts which tells everyone that:
"You deserve someone who knows how to make things up to you after hurting you. Not someone who is very good with just the word, 'sorry.'"
In other words, when it comes to love, actions speak louder than words ... especially when one has also uttered some harsh words on crack videos (below).
The message, which is heavy on self love, states that people shouldn’t settle for being hurt by loved ones, only to accept a half-assed apology from them.
Keep trying, Lammy. Keep trying.
Should she take him back?