Khloe Kardashian is back in the dating pool again – or rather the dating court. The reality TV star was spotted out in Las Vegas with NBA standout James Harden over 4th of July weekend amid speculation that the two are dating.
It’s a return to the NBA for Kardashian who, is actually still married, to former basketball player Lamar Odom. Harden, who was most recently linked to Farrah Flossit, is the latest member of the Kardashian crew, brand-new friends with Khloe’s brother-in-law Kanye West.
Here’s what you need to know about the maybe-couple:
1. Khloe Kardashian & James Harden Were Spotted in Las Vegas Over 4th of July Weekend
TMZ first reported the Kardashian-Harden date over the holiday weekend, publishing photos of the two leaving dinner at the restaurant, Wynn, on Saturday night. According to the gossip site, sources claimed the two looked close, snuggling throughout their meal.
After dinner, the two went to Drai’s Nightclub and were spotted dancing in the crowd during Chris Brown’s performance.
Although most didn’t seem to have a problem with Kardashian and Harden’s budding romance, rapper Trina, was not impressed. In fact, Harden’s ex-girlfriend took to Twitter to explain her reaction:
2. Kardashian Was Previously Linked With French Montana
Kardashian’s most recent relationship was well-documented on ‘Keeping up With the Kardashians.’ French Montana, who has come into his own recently in the rap world, was a frequent presence on the reality show as well as the spinoff ‘Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons,’ where his and Khloe’s trip to Africa was a major plot point during the recent season.
But while Montana was a frequent guest on the reality show, his relationship with Kardashian wasn’t quite so easy. The two were on-again-off-again almost constantly and despite featuring his girlfriend in his music videos, Montana wasn’t always comfortable with the spotlight on his relationship.
He told People:
I definitely let her see [my music] when I’m around. It’s always positive feedback. I like to keep my private life private because that works with my sanity, but she’s a good, beautiful person.
3. Kardashian is Actually Still Married to Former NBA Player Lamar Odom
The first televised ‘Keeping up With the Kardashians’ wedding didn’t involve Kim. It was Khloe and Lamar. After just a few weeks of dating, Kardashian and Odom walked down the aisle in a fully-televised event and followed up with their own multi-season spinoff.
But while Kardashian filed for divorce more than a year ago, the two have yet to officially file any sort of advanced paperwork. Aside from the initial filing, there has been no movement by either party to further the divorce. According to Hollywood Life, Kardashian can’t quite shake her feelings for Odom:
Khloe loves Lamar so much. She’s convinced he’s her soul mate and that they have a special deep connection. But then she sees his actions and shady behavior and she backs off. If he would just get his act together she would 100% call off the divorce permanently. It’s as if he forced her to file for divorce, but she always hoped that just by filing he would get scared and act right
Lamar was also, reportedly, in Las Vegas over the holiday weekend as well.
4. Harden Most Recently Dated Farrah Flossit
The Houston Rockets center was most recently linked to aspiring rapper Farrah Flossit earlier this year after she posted a photo of the two in bed on her Instagram page. Flossit is a social media regular, updating her Instagram with photos of her, including a handful of provocative poses that include guns.
Prior to Flossit, Harden was linked with Sarah Vivian, an Atlanta radio personality who gave birth to Lil’ Wayne’s child.
5. He Was a Coach at Kanye West’s Basketball-Birthday Party at the Staples Center
Before their romantic, PDA-filled weekend, Kardashian and Harden first met at Kanye West’s basketball-birthday bash at the Staples Center in June. Kardashian’s sister, Kim, rented out the space for her husband and his friends, including Harden, to play basketball.
This wasn’t some simple scrimmage either. TMZ reported that Kim hired NBA referees, brought in a few Laker girls and used NBA standouts as the team’s coaches. John Legend even sang the pre-game National Anthem.