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Khloe and Lamar

Marriage Crisis

Triggered By Drug Abuse

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


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.  

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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SADLY for Khloe, she really loves him. But his career is over.He is too old now for pro game. He knows there is nothing else he can or wants to do.Lamar is now a has-been. What else can he do but sit around the house, do drugs and then cheat on her.
Get out girlie...,,,he is middle age and it will not get better only worse.

426 days ago


I highly doubt the issue is actually drug use and not Lamar whoring around, as has been reported by numerous media outlets in the part.

426 days ago


Nice cover for his cheating ways.

426 days ago

Jo Ann    

Drugs and cheating with several other women, and why is khloe still with him? He isn't worth the effort. Khloe needs to dump this low-life and move on. Her next partner should not only have good dental hygiene, he should come from a good family, be educated enough to carry on an intelligent conversation and have a real job! These qualities are musts for many young single women. I don't understand why the Kardashians girls don't seem to care and settle for less.

426 days ago


So drug addict,cheater and yenta. Damn what a catch and find. Couldnt happen to a better family

426 days ago


Sadly, in the images where Lamar is at his car he looks like DMX. Not Romeo Must Die, DMX....but the mugshot hall of fame, DMX.

426 days ago

Serpent of Sandoz    

I'm guessing adrenochrome.

426 days ago


Please try to help him. You will try your best. Talk till u turn blue in the face. Also pray pray him into rehab snd be specific. Believe it.

426 days ago


Absolutely! My 'pharmacist',would be on speed dial. Lol, but really.

426 days ago

BB not bb    

There have been rumors of his cheating for months. She always flat out denied it was going on. She shouldn't have been so patient for so long She should have asked him about those women and said that it wasn't okay for him to be with them. From what I saw of her on the bit of the Kim and Kourtney take NY show, Lamar seemed aloof and disrespectful.

I don't he can handle the stress of the marriage. He seems like he just wants to punk out instead of deal with the issues. I am sure he has been acting difficult for a long time. Maybe now that he has driven Khloe to this point he will feel free to file for divorce himself.

426 days ago


funny how tmz mentions every little dirty detail when it comes to everything else and when it's weed they call it drugs to make it seem much more serious than it really is.

426 days ago


Well, if she was prettier, she would have a better selection of famous black guys to choose from. She might look into other races to date, black guys aren't the only ones with big muscles and large clocks. Just sayin'

426 days ago


Well, if she was prettier, she would have a better selection of famous black guys to choose from. She might look into other races to date, black guys aren't the only ones with big muscles and large clocks. Just sayin'

426 days ago


they married after only 30 days what the heck did you expect to happen 24 months later LOL to renew their vows ? LOL

426 days ago


If I was married to khloe I would need to get high also

426 days ago
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