Khloe Kardashian Visits Paris for First Time for Kim Kardashian's Wedding, Wanted to Go With Ex Lamar Odom
Cue the violins. Khloe Kardashian is visiting Paris, France with the rest of the Kardashian clan this week to kick-off sister Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's over-the-top wedding weekend. However, for Khloe, the trip—which is surprisingly the well-traveled star's first visit to France—may also be a reminder of what might have been. Back in January 2013, the reality star told Us Weekly she was "dying" to explore the City of Lights with someone special—her then-husband Lamar Odom.
Three years into their marriage, the seemingly smitten couple told Us about their traveling plans.
"So many," Kardashian, now 29, told Us of places they wanted to visit.
"So many, so many," NBA player Odom, now 34, added. "We haven't been able to go to Europe together."
Kardashian said: "Well, I've never been to Paris or France and I'm dying to go."
Odom agreed, eager to make his wife happy. "I'm dying to take her to Paris and Italy. I can just really explore and experience a European vacation. Sometimes I'm so busy in the summer with basketball, sometimes work doesn't stop." (After Friday festivities in Paris and nearby at the Palace of Versailles, Kim and Kanye's guests will travel to Florence, Italy for their formal wedding ceremony on Saturday, May 24.)
He added: "Yeah. I'm thinking we can do Paris, we can do Paris, maybe this summer. Hopefully this summer."
Another idea was to travel abroad after Odom's retirement in 15 years or so. "We've discussed, when it's the end of Lamar's career, maybe him still playing overseas a little. I don't know, I think maybe doing something abroad. Something new," Kardashian told Us. Odom added: "Maybe a little Italian village tucked away."
Kardashian, at the time, pointed out that even with busy schedules "if you want to do something" with your loved one then "you can do it." Unfortunately, the pair never did go to France together, but Odom did touch on how they always made time for each other in-between his busy basketball schedule.
"I think being married and wanting to really be with somebody and knowing that they are the person that you want in your life forever, it's all about making it work," he told Us. "It's all about being responsible for each other and wanting that responsibility."
Nearly one year later, Kardashian filed for divorce in December 2013 following revelations of the athlete's cheating and drug use. (Odom quit the Spanish basketball team Baskonia in March 2014 after suffering an injury.) She's currently dating rapper French Montana, but a source tells Us that he will not be attending the Europe wedding extravaganza as her plus one.
Since arriving in Paris, Khloe has mainly spent her time with sisters Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner. The women have shopped at the Montaigne Market (where Khloe bought an envelope clutch from Valentino for $1,800), have been taking selfies, and watching movies back at their George V Four Seasons hotel room. "Hotel room party!!!! Kourt, Rob, Kendall, Kylie and I are all in my room watching the Never Ending Story!!! #Perfection," she tweeted on May 20.