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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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211.

angerjuice86    

What is he smoking ? Marihuana

388 days ago
212.

Areader    

Khloe Kardashian & Lamar are good people, I sincerely pray that they work this out!

388 days ago
213.

BB not bb    

This is how Jennifer Aniston lost Brad Pitt. She threw him out of the house when he got too difficult and then Angelina "just accidentally" scooped him up. I wonder if one of the women he cheated with is waiting in the wings. As for the drug use, apparently he feels entitled to keep using drugs around her. I don't blame her for finding that unacceptable.


Maybe she should have just called the police or dumped out his drugs in the toilet. I don't think rehabs usually work. They only seem to work if someone decides they want to quit anyway, maybe from fear of having to do a rehab.


I still feel bad for Jennifer Aniston. I think she always loved Brad but was just trying to teach him a lesson. He got lost in his own head and then Angelina the master of mind games rode in. This guy seems like he is lost in some mind games too. A lot of Hollywood marriages seem to break up when one person starts to think they are too good for their partner.

388 days ago
214.

STAYCLASSYSANDIEGO    

a basketball player cheating on the road. what? i don't believe it. really?

388 days ago
215.

DiM    

Khloe also does cocaine. Ask any "sources" who have seen this couple at clubs.

388 days ago
216.

Pink    

See people, this is what happens when you marry someone so quick that you don't even know anything about and going off of lust only. Well you got what you deserved a drug addict, had you had the opportunity to meet that father of his first, that would have given you insight as to what you might have to deal with, you stupid Krapdashian girls need to listen to Bruce and not that wine happy do anything for money momanger of yours, he is always trying to lead you in the right direction, look at the man Kourtney has a JERK, look at the man Kim has an A'zzhole, look at the man you have an addict. Bruce is the only decent man you know and ya'll won't listen to him EVER because you think you know everything already, you are leading your little sisters down the same path of destruction, with your drunk a'zz momanger leading, smmfh, do you dumb iches ever learn? Bruce get your balls back from drunk a'zz money hunger Kris and lead this family and stop letting drunk a'zz Kris wear them.

388 days ago
217.

HillbillyHell    

Hope he sees the light and gets his ass into rehab. Follow up with regular NA meetints. Good luck.

388 days ago
218.

07302    

Plzzzz he is sick of the families BS circus , also wants new P**** honeymoon is over

388 days ago
219.

NobodySpecial    

This is how they get the "ok" for the divorce. PMK said everything was ok but now there is nothing left but divorce.

388 days ago
220.

french opinion    

Poor Khloe.

388 days ago
221.

laffnbear    

NO ONE can "save" anyone.
The only person who can do that iare the users themselves.

388 days ago
222.

TruthBeTold9    

Why would you report this story off hear say? Someone is really going to eff one of you gossiping men up one day.And it's going to be big news.

388 days ago
223.

Susan62509    

I doubt if Khloe threw Lamar out of the house. Lamar probably left on his own after that annoying Kardashian family tried to intervene. If Khloe wants to help Lamar, then have an intervention with HIS own family. That would have more impact.

388 days ago
224.

Pablo Escabar    

If I were married to a Kartrashian, I'd do a lot of drugs too.

388 days ago
225.

Umm ok...    

If their marriage was more important than anything, they should have dumped her crazy family and all the cameras long ago and moved somewhere else.

388 days ago
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