Last week, we reported that Khloe Kardashian had revealed to family and friends that she was planning to file for divorce from Lamar Odom.
The news came as a shock to many fans.
After all, Khloe put the divorce on hold following Lamar's near-fatal overdose back in October, and many believed the couple would eventually get back together.
However, that hope faded quickly.
Khloe went out of her way to state more than once that the arrangement was only temporary, and she was holding off on the divorce without necessarily hoping or wanting to reconcile.
She did so purely so that she could make legal decisions on Lamar's behalf while he was in a coma, which we have no doubt was true, even if she harbored an emotional connection as well.
But now, a combination of factors - including Lamar's recent relapse at an LA bar - have led Khloe to finally take steps to pull the plug.
Or so we thought, mere days ago.
Unfortunately, insiders say Khloe is so terrified of how Odom might react to a divorce that she's considering holding off on filing the papers yet again.
“Khloe will officially divorce Lamar at some point, but she’s not overly anxious to do so,” a source close to the situation hells Hollywood Life.
"She’s not about to run off and remarry, so there’s really no rush for her waste her time and money to start the process all over again.”
Because the risks outweigh the potential reward, the insider believes “they can stay married on paper but the fact is her heart’s not in it."
Symbolically, divorce packs a serious punch, and apparently, the fear is that at this point, a divorce might trigger a relapse for Lamar.
Frankly, it's not hard to see why Khloe feels that way.
It's an unusual situation, but if staying legally married is enough to save her beloved ex's life, than she clearly made the right decision.
Not an easy one, but the right one.