This is a big step for Lamar Odom.
The former NBA player made his first public appearance at Kanye West
's album release party
and Yeezy Season 3 fashion show at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, after nearly losing his life
in October, when he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel.
Lamar and Kanye walked out together after all the Kardashians, dressed in white, sat down. Kendall was holding North. in In a sweet moment, the two shook hands, as the crowd cheered them on.
's family is staying at an NYC hotel, where she was spotted accompanying her 36-year-old estranged husband on Thursday, as seen in photos obtained exclusively by ET
. A source close to the Kardashians confirmed to ET that Lamar was in town to show his support during Kanye's show.
Lamar was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles almost a month ago, and has continued his recovery in a facility near Khloe's Calabasas home.
This morning, Kris Jennerspoke to ET
about how "excited" she is to see the basketball player get back to his life.
"Kanye invited him to come, and it's a big deal for him to be able to come," she said. "I'm excited. For him to have this, you know, this is a milestone for him to be able to travel. So, baby steps. But this is a big one. This is a huge step for him."
"It's a really short [trip]," she added, explaining that Lamar is "ready" to handle the outing. "I think it's a great thing for him to be with the family, and come out and do something that we're all a part of, and he really wanted to support Kanye. He really wanted to be here for him, because Kanye was very instrumental in part of his recovery."
"Kanye would go to the hospital and play him music, and that's what he really, really responded to," she continued. "He was amazing. Lamar started rapping again before he could talk. Isn't that wild?"
"She's a very realistic girl," Kris said. "So, when he was going through some dark times, Khloe sort of braced herself, you know? But she's the strongest girl in the world. So, I said to her, 'I'm now changing my medical directive because of you and the way you were with Lamar.' If anything ever happens to me, I want Khloe there! Because she's amazing. OK, Kourtney, you're out. Khloe's in!"
"She just really, you know, nursed him right back," Kris said. "Every one of my kids really, really amazed me at their strength and at the way they were so selfless about just dropping everything."
In response to whether Khloe and Lamar might rekindle their romance, Kris said that she considers Lamar one of her own kids, and wants to see him happy.
"I think it's no secret that that's probably right out there, written on my forehead or something," she gushed. "Yeah, I mean, I always want my kids to have a happy ending. All of them. And I consider Lamar, he's one of my kids. So, I fall in love with anybody my kids, you know, bring to me and we have as part of our family. They'll always be family, so I always want there to be a happy ending."