But it seems Khloe Kardashian also feared if she didn’t, it could spell the end of her marriage.
The 27-year-old expanded her decision to take a break from the couple’s hit E! show Khloe & Lamar, stating: ‘Divorce is not an option.’
Making sacrifices: Khloe Kardashian says she and Lamar Odom have put their reality show on hold for the sake of their marriage
She told People Magazine: ‘We just wanted to prioritise a little; we just wanted a little pause. Part of being married is knowing when your husband needs your support.’
Khloe and her beau will still appear on the brood’s main programme, Keeping Up With Kardashians, although reportedly they will significantly limit their time on the show.
However Khloe is relieved for the hiatus of her spin-off show, telling the magazine: ‘There’s less pressure on us.’
And as the pressure built up, Khloe was aware it could start to damage their relationship.
Burnt out: Khloe, who stepped out with her beau on Monday evening, spoke out in an interview to admit she and Lamar need a break
Hiatus: The couple have insisted they are merely taking a break from Khloe & Lamar and not cancelling the show
She admitted: ‘I'm a modern girl, but you should put your husband first. I like to think divorce is not an option.’
On Monday the reality star had spoken out amid rumours she was quitting the show, insisting that while she and Lamar will be taking a much-needed break, she has no plans to leave Khloe & Lamar behind for good.
'Our show is not cancelled,' she said during an interview on Entertainment Tonight.
'Lamar and I have chosen to take a break this summer. We've been on a whirlwind and doing back to back shows, so we just want to take a little time off for Lamar to be with family... kids, basketball, Olympics, you never know. So, we have a lot on our plate right now.'
Lamar, 32, added that the couple would go back on air when they are ready.
Doting wife: Khloe has said part of being married means putting your husband first
Family matters: Khloe, pictured with sisters Kourtney (L) and Kim (R) and mother Kris Jenner, will still be appearing on Keeping Up With The Kardashians
'We just want to be happy,' he said. 'We’ll take our time and we’ll get back to it when it’s time.'
Later Khloe and Lamar put on a display of solidarity, posing arm in arm as they joined their famous clan to promote the new series of Keeping Up With The Kardashians at the E! Upfront event in New York.
According to TMZ.com, Lamar is keen to revive his playing career, after he was put on the Dallas Mavericks 'inactive list' following a less than successful season.
A source told RadarOnline.com that Lamar thought the show was not helping his sports career.
'Lamar felt that being on the show hurt his prospects of being signed with another NBA team because he was so unhappy on recent episodes of the show when he was traded to Dallas,' the source said.
Eyes on the ball: Lamar is hoping the move will help revive his basketball career after being placed on the Dallas Mavericks 'inactive' list
'This season on Khloe and Lamar's reality show viewers have watched Lamar sulk and complain about how the Los Angeles Lakers traded him and his inability to find his groove with his new teammates.'
Lamar released a statement earlier this month when the news of his Dallas departure was announced, which read: 'The Mavericks and I have mutually agreed that it's in the best interest of both parties for me to step away from the team.
'I'm sorry that things didn't work out better for both of us, but I wish the Mavs' organisation, my team mates and Dallas fans nothing but continued success in the defence of their championship.'
The sportsman, who now lives in Los Angeles full-time with Khloe, has hired a trainer in a bid to improve his skills on the court.
It is believed he is hoping to be traded from the Mavericks once the basketball season draws to a close.
Hit show: Khloe & Lamar proved popular with viewers but the couple say they will return to the spin-off when the time is right