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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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181.

DeeMaree    

I'm not knowledgable about pro basketball so I looked up the drug testing policy. Players are randomly tested for all drugs 4 times during the season and twice during the off season. The NBA has nothing to do with the testing, it's all done by an independent agency. Supposedly no one can know ahead of time when they will be tested. A serious drug problem...how would Lamar get away with that? If this is true tmz then the bigger story would NOT be this ONE pro bb player doing drugs but the fact that the NBA's drug testing system has been compromised. These are serious allegations.

238 days ago
182.

ted    

He had to be high to have sex with Khloe.

238 days ago
183.

jacqueline howe    

that is so sad they are like a power couple hope they work it out and get though it ok lots of love for khole and Lamar

238 days ago
184.

LK    

Hopefully he was practicing safe sex !!!

238 days ago
185.

JMP    

Yeah right.... Any lie is good enough to hide the fact he cheated.

238 days ago
186.

LK    

Maybe it was little help fm the blow that helped Khloe drop all that weight so quickly ?? Hmmm ? lol

238 days ago
187.

Brittx    

i actually like this couple above all the other kardashian couples...

238 days ago
188.

Sam    

If you married into this family, wouldn't you turn to drugs too?

238 days ago
189.

lady    

Good grief TMZ, your getting as bad as those rags in the supermarket checkout. Thank God I don't believe everything you print. But I can laugh along with the odom's, jenner's & the kardashians. Thanks for the smile!!!!

238 days ago
190.

Andyconda#LITTLESTAR    

Think i saw him on alien vs preditor

238 days ago
191.

zodwa    

Sad.... I hope he will not destroy his millions with bad choices.... By the time Khloe wakes up on it, they may be in debt....

238 days ago
192.

LK    

SO i JUST READ HE IS FREEBASING (SMOKING CRACK)
All the money in the world & he wld & rather enjoy life Instead he hits the pipe . Maybe him & his father are a lot a like ???

238 days ago
193.

LK    

Maybe Khloe really can get pregnant & didn't want 2 get knocked up with his polluted sperm ??? lol

238 days ago
194.

LK    

Or my other theory is He got fixed & never told her Because he already has a few of his own already fm a past marriage .

238 days ago
195.

Sam    

Way to take the heat off of all the negative Nori comments. Too late, you can't undo that image.

238 days ago
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