Khloe Kardashian: I was nervous Dallas wouldn't welcome or like me
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/15/2012
Khloe Kardashian admits she was worried that she wouldn't receive a warm welcome upon her move to Dallas with husband and Khloe & Lamar co-star Lamar Odom.
"I love Texas and in Dallas, we've had such a warm, overwhelmingly genuine welcome with open arms, which is amazing -- which I was nervous about. I didn't want Lamar to be traded [from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks] and then the team be like, 'Oh God, his wife is coming with all of her baggage and the cameras.' I didn't want that to happen, but Marc Cuban is a phenomenal owner and embraces us with open arms. So, it's great," the Keeping Up with the Kardashians and former Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami star said during a Wednesday morning appearance on NBC's Today show.
"But even the drama before that of going through an NBA lockout and possibly getting traded to New Orleans and then that getting cancelled and how emotional that's been for Lamar. They called us at midnight and were like, 'The plane's at 7AM. Get ready.'"
Kardashian said that fact that Khloe & Lamar's cameras were following her along the way made the transition from Los Angeles to Dallas even more difficult.
"It definitely, I feel like, added extra pressure. We were in the middle of filming and we have a contract, so it's not like I can say, 'Okay guys we're done' just because we're moving. For them, they loved it. They were like, 'drama, stress, great!'" she explained.
However, the anxiety the couple faced during the big move wasn't the only drama that will play out during Khloe & Lamar's second season -- which will premiere on Sunday, February 19 at 10PM ET/PT on E! -- as they also had to deal with former Dancing with the Stars participant Rob Kardashian's decision to hastily move out of their Los Angeles home.
"Lamar felt some sort of wave at Rob moving out and not saying anything. Rob just sent movers to our house, which I thought was so not like my brother to do, but I didn't think he knew how to handle wanting to move out," Kardashian said.
In a preview for what's to come on Khloe & Lamar's upcoming season, Kardashian asked the NBA basketball player whether he was jealous that her sister Khloe is expecting her second baby, and he unfortunately was.
"It's always on the plan for Lamar and I to start a family. When I heard that, it really broke my heart to hear that, because I didn't think he felt that way. Definitely, we want kids. But you know what? We really are just like, 'When it happens, it happens," and people have so many rumors out there that I'm doing all these fertility treatments," Kardashian explained.
Kardashian went on to say that she received Valentine's Day flowers from three different fertility treatment services in Dallas this week, a gesture she labeled "sweet" but "a little presumptuous."
While the new season of her show will include scenes showing the couple in the bedroom, Kardashian clarified that the footage wasn't captured in their actual bedroom.
"That's not my bedroom. It was Rob's bedroom that I converted," said Kardashian, who had previously explained Odom's discomfort with having a camera crew in such an intimate setting was ultimately why the couple had opted to install black-and-white security cameras instead.
"There are security cameras that get the footage. I don't have actual cameramen in there, but Lamar is definitely very uncomfortable by those cameras," she added.