"Khloé thinks it’s actually great that Lamar went on because it’s more an opportunity than anything else,” a source told Us Weekly, especially because he's earning a paycheck.
“It’s income for him and something new and exciting.”
Lamar, 42, is currently one of the houseguests on the third season of the CBS competition series. While the ex-NBA star recently made his feelings known that he would jump at the chance for a reconciliation with Khloé, his intention to join the Celebrity Big Brother cast wasn't to get her back.
The insider said Lamar “didn’t go on the show with the intention of it being a platform to talk about Khloé again.” It's an "opportunity for him to get paid [and] to be back in the spotlight and to grow his fan base."
When it comes to his ex-wife, Khloé isn't worried about what might come out of Lamar's mouth because "she’s heard it all" before.
“[It’s] something Khloé would be proud of like, ‘Good for him,’” the source continued. “He has no ulterior motives.” His team doubled down on the insider's claims.
“Lamar’s appearance on CBB is in no way a ‘ploy’ to reunite with his ex-wife. Lamar has moved on with life and is working diligently to build an image and a brand as a businessman in the athletic and entertainment industry.”
Lamar “will always carry a fondness for Khloé and her family in his heart,” his management stated. "He does regret his behavior while married to her and [whenever he is] given an opportunity to apologize privately or publicly, he does so.”
Khloé married Lamar in 2009 after just one month of dating.
They split in 2013, but the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star put their divorce on hold following Lamar's near-death overdose. Khloé filed for divorce for the second time in May 2016. It was finalized later that year.