Khloe Kardashian is having early contractions and her family is jetting to Cleveland to be by her side and lend support in the wake of the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal … TMZ has learned. How long does it take to earn best friend status?? A new study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships recently calculated that, on average, it takes about 50 hours of time with someone before you consider them a casual friend, 90 hours before you become real friends, and about 200 hours to become close friend. MARINERS BEAT KC 4-2. Off today. Back at SAFECO to play Oakland this weekend.