Khloe Kardashian on Dating James Harden: “He’s Now Known for Being Someone’s Boyfriend”

Khloe Kardashian in Redbook
Khloe Kardashian opened up about her boyfriend, James Harden, in Redbook's December/January issue  Yu Tsai

It comes with the territory. Khloe Kardashian opened up about her boyfriend, James Harden — and the hoopla surrounding their relationship — in Redbook's December/January issue.

"Our family brings a different amount of — not fame — attention. Instead of just being known for his talent, he's now known for being someone's boyfriend," Kardashian, 31, told the mag. "We're used to it, but for a person new to this, I'm like: 'Oh, God. I'm sorry.'"

Khloe Kardashian on the cover of Redbook

Kardashian and the Houston Rockets NBA player, 26, took a brief time-out from their romance while the reality star's estranged husband, Lamar Odom, remained hospitalized after being found unconscious last month. But as Us Weekly exclusively reported, Odom told Kardashian that he needed space and asked her to leave Cedars-Sinai hospital on Oct. 23. She's since returned to visit Odom, and has been spending more time with her family. (On Sunday, she was photographed with Harden at Hollywood's Lure nightclub.)

James Harden and Khloe Kardashian leaving Toscanova

"My biggest wish is for [Lamar] to be happy. I still have a great deal of love for him," Kardashian told Redbook. "That doesn't mean I have to be by his side all the time."

Kardashian's been focusing on her career, too. On Monday, she did a signing for her self-help book, Strong Looks Better Naked, at The Grove in L.A. An onlooker tells Us that many of her fans who waited in line for a signature mentioned Odom's name in passing.

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian in 2010

"She was very thankful for Lamar well-wishes," the eyewitness said, "and said it means a lot [to have people thinking of him]."

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