When Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom negotiated their prenup, no one could have ever predicted this tragic possibility could actually happen.
Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner was instrumental in arranging the prenup, and a key component was life insurance — namely, Odom’s life insurance policy. And this particular term puts Khloé in a very awkward position.
Odom “has a $10 million life insurance policy, and under terms of the prenup, Khloé was to remain the sole beneficiary, even if the couple [was] to divorce,” a source familiar with the situation told Radar Online.
The position this puts Khloé in is a nightmare, because since the couple is still legally married despite having signed divorce papers last summer, she is his next of kin and as such, is responsible for making medical decisions pertaining to his care while he is incapacitated.
Emotions always run high in these situations, and we could easily see this causing a feud between Khloé and Destiny and Lamar Jr., Odom’s two children with his former longtime partner Liza Morales.
In addition to her own fortune earned from the Kardashian empire — her net worth is an estimated $25 million — Khloé already nabbed $500,000 for each year the couple was married, and kept the pair’s $4 million home and her $1 million engagement ring.
So if the worst does happen, will Khloé keep the cash? She certainly doesn’t need it. She could give it to his children, but hopefully he had an additional policy to take care of them. Alternately, she could put the money to really good use and start a foundation in his name.
Regardless, Khloé has some major decisions to make. Odom is in rough shape: as of Thursday morning, he showed no signs of consciousness or improvement, and four major organs are failing, including his kidneys, according to TMZ.
And although he still has a 50-50 chance of pulling through, “the doctors are concerned it has been too long that he’s been in this condition and now it’s not looking good,” a source said.
If it comes down to it and Odom is declared brain dead, only Khloé can legally decide whether or not to pull the plug.