kris jenner khloe kardashian matt kemp rumors Kris Jenner on Khloe Kardashian and Matt Kemp rumors: 'He's a family friend'“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star Khloé Kardashian has been having a rough go of it lately. She recently filed for divorce from husband Lamar Odom after four years of marriage, amidst his drug problems and rumors of his cheating.

Mom Kris Jenner tells People that Khloé is going to be OK, though — because she’s proving to be a strong woman through all of this.

“What Khloé is going through is definitely challenging, I’m not going to lie,” says Jenner. “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.”

“It’s definitely life lessons that she will be able to apply and use later in her life. She’s a learned a lot from this situation,” Jenner adds.

She also squashes rumors that Khloé is dating LA Dodgers star Matt Kemp.

“He’s a family friend,” says Jenner. “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.”

Khloé herself tweets, “This, in and of itself, is heart breaking and torture to my soul. Please, I don’t need the extra rumors and BS right now.”

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."