Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom leaving Mr. Chow restaurant in Los Angeles (October 1st 2009)

Newlyweds Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom were spotted holding hands as they left Los Angeles’ celebrity hotspot Mr. Chow restuarant Thursday evening (Oct 1) after having a dinner date.

There still are a ton of questions surrounding how real their marriage is, but Lamar himself wants people to know that his marriage is “real” even though they were only dating for about a month before they exchanged vows.

“It’s crazy how perception works in America when you’re looking at things from the outside,” Odom told reporters. “It might be off, it might be on. But anybody that was there will tell you that it was a beautiful event and it was real.”

He also made sure to add that the wedding wasn’t for publicity, adding that he’s a famous basketball star and he doesn’t need press. And he was quick to defend their choice to get married quickly.

“I don’t need that. I get enough with the Lakers,” he said. “I do well for myself. There’s people who’ve been married for 25 years and they get divorced. There’s people who get married overnight and the next thing you know they’ve been married 25 years.”

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Khloe and Lamar’s wedding will air on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” on November 8th on E!.