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Published:Monday | May 30, 2016 | 5:11 AM
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Kanye West with his wife Kim Kardashian
Chris Brown
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Khloe, Lamar divorce back on

KHLOE KARDASHIAN’S family is happy she has filed for divorce from Lamar Odom.

The 31-year-old reality TV star called off her divorce from the 36-year-old sportsman last year in order to help him recover following his collapse at a Nevada brothel, but has now filed the papers again and is ready to move on.

A source told People: “Everyone in her family is happy that she is moving on. She has all the support possible.”

Khloe is also “at peace” with her decision, and although she was happy to provide emotional and financial support for Lamar following his collapse after a drugs and alcohol binge, she wants to focus on her own life.

Another insider added: “It was always the plan to go through it. The divorce has never been officially off. Khloe was waiting for the timing to be right. She never wanted to file for divorce in the first place and it’s not easy the second time around, either. But she knows it’s the right thing for her.

“She took care of Lamar out of love, but she is ready to move on now. She wants to remove herself from the situation a bit. She wants to focus on her own happiness now. She was loyal for a long time and was taking care of him, but she’s not a babysitter and needs to move on with her life.”

Khloe married Lamar in 2009 following a whirlwind romance and first filed for divorce four years later after discovering he had been cheating on her and taking drugs. 

 

Heard’s abuse claims denied

JOHNNY DEPP’S lawyer has accused Amber Heard of alleging abuse in order to secure a financial settlement.

Johnny has been ordered to stay 100 yards away from his estranged wife Amber, 30 years old, after she filed for a restraining order amid allegations the Black Mass actor physically abused her. However, his lawyer insisted the abuse claims are an attempt by Amber to get money from Johnny.

Laura Wasser, who represents Johnny, 52 years old, said in court documents: “Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.”

Amber asked for spousal support after filing for divorce from Johnny last week but he asked the judge not to allow it.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star – who is estimated to be worth around $400 million – is said to have rejected Amber’s claim.

They are not thought to have put a prenuptial agreement in place before they wed in February 2015 in Los Angeles, followed by another ceremony in the Bahamas. 

Meanwhile, Amber has claimed she is living in fear of Johnny Depp and said in a written declaration to the court that she had “endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse” during their 15-month marriage. The former couple met on the set of 2011 film The Rum Diary.

Amber was in a three-year relationship with girlfriend Tasya van Ree until 2011.

 

Bodyguard will keep mum for back pay

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West’s former bodyguard says he will stop talking about them if they pay him for the work he has done.

The couple is said to be furious with Steve Stanulis – who is believed to have signed a confidentiality agreement – for giving a number of interviews about them and have threatened him with a US$10-million lawsuit. However, he claims he is owed back pay and will stop talking once he gets his wages, according to TMZ.

The website reports that Stanulis has not submitted his invoice or expense report to the security company which hired him, which is why he has yet to be paid.

Speaking previously about their former bodyguard – who alleged he was fired by a jealous Kanye for talking to Kim – Kanye’s representative said: “The West family will no longer tolerate the spreading and selling of fake stories in a desperate, transparent and shameless attempt for publicity at their expense. This sad, parasitic maniac has violated every basic human tenant of decency with his story of lies. As such, the Wests will explore all legal means at their disposal to silence this nonsense.”

Mr Stanulis also previously branded Kanye ‘difficult’. He said: “It is his world and everyone just exists within it. I don’t know how Kim stays married to him. I had to look after his toddler daughter once and it was so much easier than babysitting the father. He’s 10 times worse than what you see.”

 

Jonas mute on exes

NICK JONAS no longer speaks to his exes Miley Cyrus or Olivia Culpo.

The 23-year-old singer had his first kiss with Miley almost 10 years ago and went on to date her for 18 months. Nick split from Culpo, Miss Universe 2012, in 2015 after two years of dating.

Speaking about Olivia he told Entertainment Weekly: “I haven’t heard from her in a year. I don’t know if I’ll hear from her again. I’m not sure.” And when asked about Miley, 23, who recently rekindled her romance with Liam Hemsworth, Nick said: “I don’t have a relationship with her now really, but that’s not because we have any bad blood – we just sort of run in different circles. I love Wrecking Ball so much. I still think it’s one of the best pop songs of the last 10 years ... . It’s a lot like watching your high-school crush do well, just on a bigger scale.”

Nick also revealed that Olivia inspired a number of tracks on his latest album Last Year Was Complicated, and he often wonders if she has heard it and what she thinks.

He said: “I’ve thought a lot about whether she’s heard it and I’m sure she’s heard Champagne Problems at this point. The concept of the song, which maybe doesn’t stand out on first listen, is, ‘You’re amazing, you’re all the things I hope to find with somebody, but timing, circumstances, all these things play into it not being right.’ Champagne is amazing; it tastes delicious but gives you a really bad hangover. That’s the idea...”

 

Co-parenting with Chris Brown a pain

Nia Guzman “can’t say anything positive about” co-parenting with Chris Brown.

The model, who has two-year-old daughter Royalty with the Yeah 3x hitmaker, has criticised her former lover, insisting he always knew about the baby.

She said: “Well, the world didn’t find out about her until a year ago. He always knew about her; he just wasn’t ready to deal with the situation. But it’s been quite the experience. I can’t say anything positive about it ... at all. Nothing positive.”

The pair’s feud escalated recently when Chris accused Nia of “sexualising” their daughter when she posted a photograph of Royalty on her way to ballet class in a tutu. Referencing the incident, she said: “I mean, the fact that I had just spoken with him. He had already seen a video of her on her way to ballet class. To make that remark online was totally insane to me because I have a phone. I have a phone and I tried over and over and over to co-parent, to try and get this right.”