Helen of Troy could own thousands of ships, because with one bikini photo Khloé Kardashian has launched a major feud between her ex Tristan Thompson and Lamar Odom.
The two basketball stars walked straight into the trap of thirsting for reality TV gear earlier this week after she took a break from posting cryptic Instagram quotes to share photos of her bathing in the tropics.
Kardashian’s horrendous comments came pouring in with Thompson and Odom openly thirsting for their one-time partner.
“Hottie,” Odom wrote in the comments alongside a series of fire emojis and heart eyes, while Thompson followed suit with some of his own drool emojis.
Both of their responses raised eyebrows, considering that Kardashian and Thompson split for the umpteenth time in June amid a new round of cheating allegations. Odom and the founder of Good American, meanwhile, tied the knot in 2009 after a month of dating. The two called it quits in 2013, but their divorce was not finalized until three years later.
Despite having absolutely no basis to stand on, Thompson lashed out at Odom after he learned of the latter’s flirtatious comment.
“@lamarodom God brought you back for the first time. Play if you want, different results,” wrote Thompson, apparently referring to the near-fatal overdose of Odom.
In 2015, he was hospitalized after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel and suffering “12 strokes and six heart attacks” while in a coma following the incident. Kardashian rushed to his side and helped him recover, even though the two broke up at the time.
Odom has yet to respond to Thompson’s dig, which many commentators have criticized as unfairly cruel given how the basketball star publicly struggles with substance abuse.
Kardashian recently opened up about where she stands with Odom, explaining at the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” reunion that while the two are “out of touch,” her entire family “really supports her and wants the best for her.”
“I loved that chapter of my life, I loved it, no matter how dark and crazy it sounded,” he said. “It’s still a very important part of my story and my life and I’m not going to change that. It sounds crazy but it was meant to be and it happened.”
As for Thompson, he seems interested in regaining the Kardashian grace after his many well-documented missteps. The former couple, who share 3-year-old daughter True, rekindled their romance last fall, but decided to separate once again after he was spotted entering a room with several women at a party.
Since then, she has had a habit of writing lovey-dovey comments about the Kardashians on social media, leaving some fans confused about where exactly they stand.
But Kardashian appears to be “single and seems to be fine with it,” an unnamed source told People this week, adding that “she continues to co-parent with Tristan and they spend time together as a family. Even though he has disappointed Khloé many times, he is still very loyal to Tristan.”
The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” cameras may have stopped rolling, but this drama really never stops.
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