Khloe Kardashian Drops "Odom" on Instagram. Is She Sending Out a Signal?

Is the reality star's name change on Instagram a clue about the state of her marriage or much ado about nothing?

Is Khloe Kardashian sending out signals that she's done with Lamar Odom? The reality star hasn't commented publicly at all about her husband's drug problem, except with veiled messages on social media. Earlier this month, she removed the NBA player's picture from her Twitter profile. Now she's dropped his last name from her Instagram bio. Though her Twitter name remains "Khloe Kardashian Odom," it really does seem like she's trying to publically distance herself from Lamar. Her rep, however, is adamant that isn't the case.

"She took off Kardashian AND Odom on her bio only. Her Instagram handle has ALWAYS been just Kardashian to match her twitter name — so both of her names are @KhloeKardashian, they always have been but yes in her bio she removed both of her last names, so it simply says Khloé," her rep told HollywoodLife on Monday.

It would appear that the official Kardashian party line is "Lamar and Khloe are happily married," despite all the evidence indicating otherwise. Why the denial? Well, you see, season 8 of Keeping Up with the Kardashians has just begun filming. And the family was clearly not prepared for this particular plotline.

"Khloe is steadfast, that she won’t decide whether she wants out of the marriage until she is done shooting the current season of the … show," sources told RadarOnline. "She has been through so much the last year with Lamar, and Khloe just doesn’t want this to be played out in front of the cameras."

We wonder if it's really Khloe making the decisions here, or if mom/manager Kris Jenner is pulling the strings. Not to be too cynical here, but Jenner has made her family's fortune by packaging and selling her daughters' personal lives. The last thing she wants is a messy, abrupt divorce for Khloe and Lamar, who have established their own "brand" together with their spin-off show and fragrance line. For the sake of the Kardashian empire, Kris will want this split to go down on her own terms.

Maybe Khloe wants that too, but judging from her Twitter and Instagram posts, she's struggling to hold it all in. Here's what she posted Monday:

And a few days earlier, there was this:

Meanwhile, Khloe is walking the walk, going clubbing with The Game and posing for photo ops with her sisters. She may be in her own little world while she's shooting Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but even Kris Jenner can't stop time: Khloe's fourth wedding anniversary with Lamar is on Friday.

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