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Khloe Kardashian: 'Divorce Is Not An Option' (VIDEO)

Posted: 05/ 3/2012 11:08 am Updated: 05/ 3/2012 11:08 am

By now you've heard that Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are taking a little break from the spotlight. The couple has decided to put their reality show "Khloe & Lamar" on hold while they figure things out -- particularly the future of Lamar's career.

"We just wanted to prioritize a little," Khloe told People magazine. "We just wanted a little pause. Part of being married is knowing when your husband needs your support."

It's a surprisingly wise thought from the 27-year-old reality star, but the couple has had a whirlwind couple of years. After dating for only three weeks the pair tied the knot in 2009, and since then they've been seen as one of Hollywood's happiest couples. But when Lamar was traded by the LA Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks in December 2011, things started to unravel.

The couple made the move to Dallas, but Lamar played the worst season of his career with the Mavericks, ended up parting ways with the team in April and is now on the inactive list.

Although Khloe said she made sure cameras weren't around Lamar, 32, when he had a basketball game, now they'll only be appearing on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," so they won't have to deal with cameras following them on a daily basis, putting less pressure on the couple.

And if there is one thing Khloe and Lamar know, it's pressure. Being traded, moving, quitting and Khloe's much publicized struggle to get pregnant could be enough to make the sturdiest of marriages crack.

But there is no showmance here: Khloe and Lamar are for real. The extra pressure of the reality show wasn't worth the risk of damaging her relationship, Khloe told People.

"I'm a modern girl, but you should put your husband first. I like to think divorce is not an option," she said.

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