Infertility is a physically and emotionally draining ordeal for any woman – but even more so when all the world is watching you go through it.
It’s no secret that Khloe Kardashian has been trying to have a baby for some time with husband Lamar Odom. Rumors have been flying for months upon months about her desire to become a mom, her many attempts and even – sadly – a phony story about a miscarriage that hurt Khloe almost as much as if she’d actually experienced the loss.
Now the latest story to hit the tabs says that Khloe is calling a temporary halt to her journey for her husband’s sake. According to InTouch Weekly (as reported by HollywoodLife.com), the couple has stopped trying to conceive for the moment.
“[Khloe] and Lamar are taking a break from trying to have a baby while he settles into his new job back in L.A.,” says an unnamed source. “Lamar said that he and Khloe were trying for a baby, but admitted that he’s not ready because he needs to give his all to his game.”
The source adds that Khloe feels like a “failure” for not being able to give Lamar a child – and, presumably, the sense of frustration is worse because sister Kourtney just had her second baby.
But how believable is this latest report?
Our bogus-a-rama meters are beeping big time on this one. Why?
Several sources have already announced that Khloe is undergoing fertility treatments at a renowned Los Angeles clinic. If this is true – and it’s certainly a possibility for a young woman who hasn’t gotten pregnant on her own after more than a year – then there wouldn’t really be a reason to hold off for the sake of Lamar’s career. Women undergoing IVF get blood tests and procedures done at the doctor’s office, and they can go on their own. The husband doesn’t have to do much more than making a certain deposit, which can be done in one visit.
And why would they need time for Lamar to “settle in” to his new team before they start a family? The couple was presumably trying during their brief time in Texas earlier this year. Now that they’re back at home – and surrounded by Khloe’s loving family – they seem to have the comfort and support they need to make their baby dreams happen.
Anyway, this all sounds like another baseless rumor, and hopefully Khloe will let it pass quietly until she’s ready to announce the news everyone’s been waiting for.
In the meantime, she seems to be focusing on living a rich and full life with or without children. She tweeted early Monday morning, “Open up your heart. Accept peace and love for your life.”
Here’s hoping all the gossip and rumors give way to some real news about Khloe expecting the baby she’s wanted for so long.
[Photo: via PacificCoastNews.com]
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