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Khloe Kardashian happy just being herself


There’s a lot of noise surrounding Khloe Kardashian Odo m. Her family is not a quiet bunch.

The family stars on the E! reality show Keeping up With the Kardashians, now in its eighth season.

Khloe, sisters Kim and Kourtney and their mom, Kris Jenner, are subject to 24/7 tabloid, Internet and paparazzi attention. But Kardashian Odom tunes out the media attention because she believes “it’s really toxic.”

“I don’t get Google alerts,” she said. “I don’t need to be alerted to what I’m doing. That’s just my personality. . . . Once you start living in (that fame world), you can start believing it, and it’s just so bad for you. That’s not the real world. All of this one day will go away no matter who you are, and I need to be OK with who I am as myself. . . . This is wonderful, and I love this ride but I’m also so blessed without it as well.”

Kardashian Odom also talked to the Associated Press about her spinoff reality show Khloe & Lamar with her husband, Los Angeles Clippers forward Lamar Odom.

Do you look forward to the day when all the fame and attention are gone?

You always want what you don’t have, and you have to be really careful what you wish for. I genuinely love what we do. When that day comes, it will give me more time to do other stuff, but I’m not begging for that day to come. I’m content either way.

Will there be another season of “Khloe & Lamar”?

Yes. It’s not finished. I’m really protective. I’m like a mama bear. And when my husband and I filmed season one, Lamar won Sixth Man of the Year, was the first (Los Angeles) Laker to do so, he won a gold medal, and he also won a championship ring for the Lakers. But the year he got traded, people wanted to say, “Oh, it’s because of the show.” So, I was really irritated. This is my husband’s career, and I just didn’t like that someone would use this tool in a negative way. . . . But, yes, it will hopefully come back sooner (rather) than later. Lamar loves doing the show.

You have a big family, but you, Kim and Kourtney are all married to or in a relationship with only children. From what we see on the show, Kourtney’s boyfriend, Scott Disick, sometimes needs his space. Lamar seems to embrace it more. What’s Kanye West like?

How weird that we all are with only children. (Laughs.) We’ve known Kanye for years, so he’s known what our family is like. He definitely does his own thing. Scott works with us. Lamar is away a lot (with basketball), and Kanye has his own career. But Kanye’s there for holidays and all the stuff that matters.

You’ll be married four years in September. Some people said it wouldn’t last!

I think everyone said it wouldn’t last. (Laughs.) But I totally understand why. We knew each other for like 30 days, and then we got married.

You’re the example of someone who says they “just knew” it was right to be together. Do you agree?

I just felt it — and same with Lamar. Thank God it worked. It very well could’ve gone the other way.

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