“He’s deeply saddened by Khloé filing for divorce,” a source told the site. “He knew it was coming and it was only a matter of time. He felt like he gave his all to try and save the marriage, but ultimately he wasn’t able to.”
The source adds that the reality star’s reasons for taking that step ahead of the holiday seasons is that she wants to start anew in 2014.
“She didn’t want to drag this into the new year,” the insider adds. “She wants a fresh start. It wasn’t any easy decision, but at the end of the day she’s not going to stay with someone who refuses to get help.”
The NBA player has been going through some nasty struggles lately. He was arrested for DUI on Aug. 30 and soon checked into rehab, but he went out after just one day.
Earlier this week the athlete was sentenced to 36 months of probation after entering a no contest plea following his DUI charges.
Kim is said to be “very, very hurt” by how things played out but she’s got her family’s support.
“Kim and the rest of the family fully support her,” the source said. “The family is extremely solid, so of course they’re behind her.”