Khloe Kardashian and French Montana have gone on a break.

The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star and the rapper - who started dating eight months ago - have reportedly split because the 29-year-old musician was said to be too ''needy'' and ''dependent'' on her.

A source told Us Weekly: ''They are on a break. The relationship got too heavy and Khloe needed to take a step back.''

Another insider added: ''It grated on her that he became so dependent on her.''

News of the couple's reported split comes just one month after French praised Khloe, 30, for being so down to earth.

He said: ''That's my Koko. She's a real cool down to earth person. I don't think a lot of people get to meet her to find that out.''

But he refused to support speculation that he was only dating her to boost his own profile, which was reportedly the thoughts of Khloe's sister Kim Kardashian West and step-father Bruce Jenner.

He said: ''I don't look at it like that. She's the funniest person ever.''

In July, French was said to be so smitten with Khloe - who filed for divorce from her husband of four years Lamar Odom in December following allegations he cheated and took drugs - that he was preparing to propose to the brunette beauty.

A source said: ''He has started to look at rings. French knows she's the one for him. They've discussed their future and she's said she would marry him.

''If he got his way, French would propose soon, and they would marry by the end of the year. So Khloé is going to try to push her divorce through as soon as possible.''