Khloé Kardashian was in the process of divorcing her pro-basketball player husband Lamar Odom when he overdosed in a New Mexico brothel in October. Kardashian put the divorce proceedings on hold and stayed by his side throughout his recovery (figuratively and literally). But Khloe's reportedly been stressed about the fact that Odom has been drinking again (who can blame her?), despite the fact that he almost died.
On Sunday, Khloe posted an Instagram with a sad, sweet, but also kind of cryptic letter about letting go of people you love when they don't or aren't able to love you back. Because that's how celebrities use Instagram.
Her caption reads in full:
'Letting go doesn't mean that you don't care about someone anymore. It's just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.' Letting go with love takes great strength. We have to learn to stop taking on peoples problems as if they are our own. Loving people does not mean we have to carry their burdens and confusions on our back. Sadly, You can only express your opinion on a situation. You can't want their life more than they do. This is in fact their life to figure out on their own and in their own time. I do believe in timing. I do believe timing is everything. You forcing your beliefs and dreams down ones throat is only going to cause resentment and possibly manifest deeper issues. Possibly to the point of no return. 'People say time heals all wounds... I say time heals wounds but scars are left to remind you what you have been through and what you survived.' Stop shattering your own heart by trying to make a relationship (friend, family, partner) work that clearly isn’t meant to work. We have to stop trying to repaint people's colors. We have to learn to believe the love we AREN'T given. You can't love someone into loving you. (God I wish it were that easy) You can’t force someone to be loyal, kind, understanding. You can’t force someone to be the person you need them to be. Even if it's for their own good!! Sometimes the person you want most is the person you’re best without. You have to understand... some things ARE supposed to happen in your life, but they just are NOT meant to be. Damn... It took me so many years to understand that. Don’t lose yourself by trying to fix what’s meant to stay broken. God always has a plan even if we can't understand it (or don't want to understand it) Even in the darkest of places... Our Lord sees His vision. We might not understand it at the moment but I promise you, your future will always bring understanding and clarity of why things didn’t work out. Don’t put your happiness on hold for someone (family, friend, partner) who isn’t holding on to you. 'A Girl once told me… Be careful when trying to fix a broken person. For you may cut yourself on their shattered pieces.'
She's got a lot of things in quotation marks there, but no attribution. Who said these things, Khloé? Was it a real person? Or is she just looking at a catalog for motivational posters?
Of course, everyone freaked out and assumed this was her way of saying she was done with Lamar and the marriage. After Lamar got out of the hospital, it looked like Khloe might actually stay with him; he attended Kanye West's fashion show with the rest of the Kardashian family, and he spent Easter Sunday with them. They even went on a date in March. But her post has over 26,000 comments, and websites immediately started speculating about what her letter meant. Is it about Lamar? Is she done with him for good now?
Immediately before that Instagram, she posted another one.
The caption on this one is much shorter: "Just because someone doesn't love you the way you love them, doesn't mean they don't love you with all their heart."
So what does it all mean? Or was she just having Sunday Deep Thoughts? Khloé, ARE YOU OKAY? Do you need to be rescued from whatever Hallmark greeting card aisle you're trapped in?
Maybe it doesn't mean what everyone thinks it means. Because a bit later that same day, she tweeted:
"Don't read too deep into things. This is crazy lol everything gets turned into something else. SMH"
Of course everyone's going to read into stuff, these are famous people, and therefore it's important that everyone be clear about what's going on in their personal lives.
Stop trying to be so mysterious. Just say what you mean already, Khloé. Also, gotta love someone saying "don't read too deep into things" after posting what has to be the longest and most serious photo caption Instagram has ever seen.