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Khloe and Lamar

Marriage Crisis

Triggered By Drug Abuse

8/24/2013 2:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The marriage of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom is in crisis, and TMZ has learned ... the core reason is hardcore drug abuse.

Multiple sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Lamar has had a problem for 2 years.  It got so bad, last August Khloe pressured Lamar to go to rehab.  Lamar went to a facility in San Diego, but he was so resistant Khloe hired private investigators to secretly stand guard at the rehab place to make sure he didn't leave.  The P.I.s stood guard 24/7. 

Our sources say Lamar constantly threatened to leave and Khloe made several visits to prevail upon him to stay.  We're told after 3 weeks, Lamar left for good.

We're told Lamar actually stayed clean once he left rehab and was able to play well for the Clippers this past season.  But when the season was over, sources say Lamar slipped deep back into hardcore recreational drugs. 

As for reports that Lamar was cheating recently, we're told Khloe is convinced it happened, and she feels she's been hit with a double whammy ... but drugs are the main problem.

As for divorce ... neither Khloe nor Lamar has contacted a lawyer.  As one source put it, "Khloe is more concerned about saving Lamar than ending her marriage."

We're told the situation has become dire.  Sources tell us ... within the last 2 days, the entire family staged an intervention, trying to convince Lamar to go back to rehab, but he wouldn't have any of it.  

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In fact, on Wednesday morning, right after the failed intervention, Khloe threw Lamar out of the house and as you see from the pic (above), one of Lamar's friends is loading Lamar's stuff in his car as Lamar watches.

We attempted to reach Lamar for comment ... so far, no word back.

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evarts1    

ok I am a very active person when I smoke!! I play hoopfest which is the biggest basketball tournament in the frikn nation as well as all my friends you pile!!

424 days ago
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evarts1    

letit go and do some research bonehead lol

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Zambonie    

snd that word is *staged*



oops hit enter by mistake

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154.

treck7    

i'd rather be poor & healthy than to be rich & sick on drugs!!Yuck,surely god cant give you everything in life!!

424 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

GEEEEEEEEEEEZ....HUGS U!

424 days ago
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ACE317    

What is with the Kardashian kids, esp the girls n f-ing black guys? It only leads to trouble! Kim and an ULGY kid n Khloe with sum druggy! Come on Kris & Bruce, keep ur kids away from these hood-rats!!!

424 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

Khloe is a awesome.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..I am wishing and praying for her in these times......................................SUCKS......LOVE HER!

424 days ago
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aimee6akj    

Do you guys actually EVER fact check ****? Or is it more of "print now, attempt to Ron lives, fact check later" kind of thing??? You're ridiculous!! Sad...pathetic...disturbing...disgusting...rumor mongers!!! did I day pathetic???

424 days ago
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aimee6akj    

*ruin* NOT Ron

424 days ago
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HoTMZ    

What if his drug addiction is the real reason the Lakers gave him the boot?

424 days ago
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dtc    

Being related too Oj blood wise or marriage would probably led too addiction.

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BOHOE    

Kanye the Kardashian Kurse is upon you - get out now,,,,,,,,,,,,

424 days ago
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kathi303    

Dang!! What a shame. I certainly didn't see this coming. If anyone can help Lamar, its Khloe. She truly loves him.

424 days ago
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Dobby    

Damage control from the Kardashian PR machine...

424 days ago
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kitnplayn    

America, The DrugAddicted.

424 days ago
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