Was the writing on the wall for Khloe Kardashian all along? The reality star subtly hinted at marital strife with husband Lamar Odom during an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians that aired on Sunday, Oct. 6, filmed prior to the couple's estrangement just last month.
"There are a lot of emotional issues I think that Lamar has," she opened up to sister Kylie at one point in the episode after Odom, 33, called Khloe repeatedly, demanding to know where she was. "I do want to help or cater to Lamar but also, there is only so much anyone can take."
"Lamar is a very depressed person, which is sad but understandable with everything that he has been through in his life," she added.
The 29-year-old reality star, who recently sat down for a long talk with her estranged husband on Tuesday, Oct.1, also shut down then-pregnant Kim's attempts to get her to consider adoption or visit the fertility clinic.
"Why would I do that? I am not ready to continue with fertility treatment," she snapped at 32-year-old Kim at one point.
"I'm not the type of person who, I guess, likes to bore people with my personal problems," she said. "There are some things that not everybody knows, and me and Lamar are the only ones that do need to know that."
Khloe also repeatedly pouted as Kim and Kourtney bonded over motherhood, at one point lying down on the floor of the apartment to bemoan their continued banter.
"You don't listen and when I talk you talk over me to get Kim's attention, because you have kids and are holier than thou, and think that you and Kim have this connection," she accused Kourtney, 34.
Regardless of their on-screen bickering, however, Khloe knows that her family is still her biggest support system. Following the episode's airing on Sunday, the youngest Kardashian sister took to Twitter to fend off potential haters.
"Speculate all you want. The armor I put around MY family can't melt or even scratch," she wrote. "So continue to throw your daggers. You will never cut us, you will just tire yourself out. Strong and united we will still stand."