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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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16.

Leopold butters Stotch     

A Kardashian intervention? No one this goon packed his bags, if this chick wants to keep this clown keep your goofy family away.

424 days ago
17.

Dakota    

Being married to a Kardashian would make anyone take and stay drugged.

424 days ago
18.

Andyconda#LITTLESTAR    

Fck hem

424 days ago
19.

deelady    

Iam so sorry khloe and lamar .....lamar please keep your wife that love u deeply and all her heart... and talk with each other and go to god...for help cuz he is the only one that can help you lamar i love use both ...soul mate ...both ..

424 days ago
20.

pseudonym    

Time for a divorce, Khloe. Some marriages are just not worth saving and this sounds like one of them. Should've contacted a divorce lawyer the second you found out he was cheating.

424 days ago
21.

KicksandGiggles    

So she is fighting to keep a drug abusing womanizer? Love does not have to be stupid. No one can help him unless he acknowledges the issues himself. His life. His choice. But I would boot his azz right to his mistresses and move on!!.

424 days ago
22.

fenuchi    

North West meets world on same day. Duh.

424 days ago
23.

Kelster    

that family is poison

424 days ago
24.

BaadBoy    

In the beginning, I thought these 2 were getting married for publicity. I'm impressed with Khloe; she seems to stand by her man no matter what. Of course everyone has their breaking point though. Lamar needs to wise-up before he loses her. It's drugs or his wife. ...decisions-decisions..

424 days ago
25.

RPAZ    

This isn't the first time he has been found to be on drugs...http://articles.latimes.com/2001/nov/06/sports/sp-744

424 days ago
26.

TJ    

Oh, good grief, Khloe! What did you expect when you married this type of individual!!? You are stupid if you stay with him!! Khloe likes to rescue stray dogs & lost souls. Doesn't bode well. Who tipped TMZ,anyway?? The K.s?? More pub for them, at anyone's expense!!

424 days ago
27.

mallball    

It ain't sing along unless u bring the weed along

424 days ago
28.

Jim    

I'd be using hard core drugs too, if my mother in law was KRIS JENNER.

424 days ago
29.

cris    

Khloe has always been desperate for a man. She isn't worried about him. She is worried about saving face. Remember, she only knew him for a few days before they got engaged. She doesn't want "I TOLD YOU SO" remarks. What a fool she is.

424 days ago
30.

Confused    

Just another Kardashians PR crap!!!

424 days ago
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