Ever since Khloé Kardashian officially filed for divorce from Lamar Odom on December 13, rumors have been swirling around about a rumored new beau in her life, Matt Kemp, an outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers. There have been reports that the two are dating and ones that say they aren’t — but now momager Kris Jenner has spoken out and set the record straight.

"He’s a family friend,” Kris told People at her #cirocthenewyear pledge party on Tuesday, December 17. “We all live in the same neighborhood and we all hang out. He’s a great guy who we adore, but he’s just a friend. That’s it." Thanks for clearing that up, girl!

The Kardashian matriarch went on to reveal that this is a very trying time for Khloé — just the icing on top of an extremely stressful year.

“What Khloé is going through is definitely challenging. I’m not going to lie,” the momager said. “It’s also a very interesting time for her because it’s very cleansing. She’s also showed this side of her that I didn’t know she had. I always knew Khloé was strong, but I never dreamed that she had this kind of strength.”

That is probably the most adorable thing we’ve ever heard Kris say. And while she knows that Khloé is going to be taking life lessons from all the craziness going on in her life, she admits that the situation is something she hates — though she fully supports her daughter’s decision.

“I still love Lamar and I love Khloé, and I hate, hate they’re going through this,” Kris continued. “But if it’s something that Khloé feels she needs to do, then I’m 150 percent behind her. We all lean on each other, we have to.” Word.

What do you think about all the drama in Khloé’s life right now? Do you think she’s really dating Matt Kemp? Hit the comments and let us know!

Source: People

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