Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom made peace with each other after their friend, basketball star Rasual Butler, was killed in a tragic car accident, RadarOnline.com exclusively learned. Butler had appeared on his friends’ reality show Khloe & Lamar while he was dating another friend of theirs, Malika Haqq. “Lamar is crushed about Rasual’s death,” a source close to him told Radar but he and his ex-wife were in contact after the horrific crash. Click through Radar’s gallery for details about Kardashian and Odom’s struggle to deal with their friend’s death.
“Khloe and Lamar talked after they heard about Rasual’s death,” an insider told Radar. Butler, 38, and his wife, Leah LaBelle, 31 was killed after his Range Rover crashed in Los Angeles at 2 AM on January 30, 2018. LaBelle starred as a contestant on American Idol in 2004.
“Lamar is crushed about Rasual’s death, and it was shocking for Khloe too,” the source told Radar. Even though Kim Kardashian recently slammed Odom for saying his marriage to Khloe was over “when she was with her second or third NBA player,” the tragedy hit close to home for both of them.
“She told him that she was so sad about the accident. And he is numb,” the source revealed about Kardashian and Odom’s conversation after Butler’s shocking death.
Haqq and Butler dated in 2011 and they appeared on Khloe & Lamar together, but broke up when he became suspicious of her interest in other men.
The mangled Range Rover lost control and smashed into a pole, killing both Butler and LaBelle. Odom posted a photo with Butler on his Instagram page and wrote: “Words can't explain this feeling ?? R.I.P. Lil bro #SualBop.” We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.