Khloe Kardashian and French Montana have dating rumors churning
Khloe Kardashian might have a new man in her life. Emphasis on the "might" right now, but more like a "probably" by the end of this post.
The fellow is Moroccan-born rapper French Montana. At first, Kardashian was spotted with Montana at the sweet 16 bash of Sean “Diddy” Combs’ son Christian. Montana was invited to perform at the April 4 celebration, E! News reports. After the party, Kardashian posted an Instagram shot of attendees, including her close friend Malika Haqq, and, oh hey, Montana. (Nothing too obvious at that point.)
Kardashian and Montana then swung by Hooray Henry’s nightclub in West Hollywood on Wednesday night, TMZ reports. It appeared as though the pair made quite the effort to avoid being pictured together: Kardashian exited first and got into her car alone. A minute later, Montana came out of the nightclub and got into his car, where Kourtney Kardashian’s boyfriend, Scott Disick, was patiently waiting. (Definitely pushing the buttons here.)
Then on Thursday night, Khloe and French were photographed at Cecconi’s restaurant in West Hollywood, accompanied by sister Kourtney and Disick. (OK, Ms. Khloe, third time’s the charm.)
Given all that, there’s one more detail to the story. Montana, whose real name is Karim Kharbouch, has an estranged wife, Deen Kharbouch. With her, he is dad to a 4-year-old, Kruz.
According to Life & Style, Deen Kharbouch was Montana’s rock. “He and I worked together to put him where he is,” she told Life & Style. Montana is the founder and chief exec of Cocaine City Records and has a joint-venture recording deal with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group and Combs’ Bad Boy Records. The 29-year-old can be heard on tracks with Jennifer Lopez, Lil Wayne and Miley Cyrus.
As Montana gained popularity, Kharbouch said, he left her and their son behind. “As soon as he popped, it was as if Kruz and I didn’t exist,” she continued. “He practically abandoned us.” Kharbouch also revealed that Montana pays $7,000 a month for child support after “he was forced to do so.”
With that, she had a word of advice for Khloe. “She has to be careful,” she told Life & Style. “Things are not what they seem.”
Though Kardashian filed for divorce from estranged husband Lamar Odom in December, the split is still not legally final.
Trina-- I'm Done with French Montana
It seems French Montana is banging Khloe Kardashian ... and his main squeeze Trina is hotter than fish grease over it -- and the rapper's now telling friends she's done with his tricky ass.
Trina and French weren't officially BF and GF -- but we're told they were living together in New Jersey -- sources close to the couple say she was devastated after seeing video of Khloe/Montana all over each other last week at a strip club.
We're told Trina feels like she got played -- She and French were talking regularly up until a few weeks ago when he started working in L.A. on his next album ... and now it's radio silence.
There's been no confirmation Khloe and French are dating -- but they're definitely banging, right?
French Montana Ex-Wife Warns Khloe Kardashian: Things Are Not What They Seem
Khloé Kardashian is back in the media spotlight — for a change — but, on this occasion because of a “friendly” warning she has received from the estranged wife of her current beau.
It’s rumored that Khloé is dating rapper French Montana,29, and wife (for now) Deen Kharbouch, has been warning her ” to be careful” in an exclusive interview she gave to Life & Style. She added that, with her almost-ex, “things are not what the seem.”
The magazine reports that Khloé, 29, and French Montana — real name Karim Kharbouch — have been dating for a few weeks now, and going public with the relationship in the usual way that celebrities do — by hitting the clubs and nightspots together, and providing fodder for the the ever voracious paparazzi.
But, in a total contradiction of the story, another publication, Hollywood Life, quotes a source as saying there is absolutely no truth to the rumor and that ” Khloé is not dating a soul.” The claim is that the relationship is “strictly platonic and in no way romantic.” However, Khloé was allegedly all over the rapper during a recent music video shoot: “It was so crazy. She was kissing his neck and hanging on him”, a source told Life & Style.
As far Deen Kharbouch is concerned, her ex is nothing more than a deadbeat dad who “abandoned” her and their four-year-old son, Kruz, the moment he hit the big-time. The couple were married in 2007 and their only child was born in 2009; the couple separated in 2012.
Deen told Life & Style: “He and I worked together to put him where he is. As soon as he popped, it was as if Kruz and I didn’t exist. He practically abandoned us.”
Karim Kharbouch (French Montana) is not only a rap singer, but he is also the founder and CEO of Cocaine City Records. And, strictly speaking, he is not exactly French, since he was born in Rabat, Morocco 28 years after the country declared its independence from French rule,
Khloé Kardashian is also still married to Lamar Odom. Although the couple split after four years together, the divorce has yet to be finalized.
Along with warning KK of the danger which comes with Montana, Deen revealed how the rapper forgot about his family after blowing up.
"She has to be careful," Deen exclusively tells the new issue of Life & Style, on stands now. "Things are not what they seem." Deen tells the mag she and French used to have a happy marriage and she helped support his career. "He and I worked together to put him where he is," she explains to Life & Style. But as French started to become successful in 2012, he took off, leaving her and their son, Kruz, now 4, behind. "As soon as he popped, it was as if Kruz and I didn't exist," she charges. "He practically abandoned us." Even now, Deen shares, "Sometimes we won't hear from him for two or three months." (Life & Style)
According to recent reports, Montana has relied on Khloe for helping find a home in California.
Khloe Kardashian and rapper French Montana have been spending a lot of time together ... the kind of time that leads people to ask, "Are they banging?" We're told French is on the hunt for a new pad and took Khloe along to check one out -- a 4,800 sq. ft. Hollywood Hills home that rents for $29,000/month. It's a 4 bedroom, 4 bath house with a wine and cigar cellar, a sauna, and screening room. (TMZ)
They also linked up to hit an Arizona club over the weekend.
And, they hit up Pink Rhino in Phoenix this weekend where French was a promoted guest. We're told the pair and their entourage went through 10 bottles (on the house, of course) and shelled out $7K on girls. Our spies inside the club say French and Khloe were "close" all night -- taking photos with fans, never posing together. (TMZ)
After growing speculation, KK and Montana had rumors shut down a few days ago.
The reality star is "not dating a soul," according to our insider. "Nobody is occupying her time in a romantic way and yes, she's good friends with Frenchie but it's strictly platonic and in no way romantic," the insider tells HollywoodLife.com. "She has a gazillion friends in hip hop and he's one of them ... She's just having a good time, being Khloe and wants to express her life through pictures." (Hollywood Life)