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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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31.

Jordan    

I am not buying the drugs. The NBA test for drug use and so does NBA teams, The Clippers Paid millions of dollars for Lamar and they did every test to make sure he is healthy.

339 days ago
32.

Lori    

I don't believe it at all!!! Lamar seems to normal of a man to turn to drugs, I think it is BS.

339 days ago
33.

Observer    

That's how you do it when you want to get out of a marriage. Lamar wants to be the ONLY black guy in that family. He couldn't stand Kim's first husband, Kris Humphries. He's jealous of the attention Kanye is getting.
No way is KIm going to get rid of Kanye until Kanye gets ready.
So, Lamar is leaving. It's HIM or KANYE!

339 days ago
34.

christy    

Damn Khloe this sucks. Let him go. You know he's cheated and it's probably not the first time. I really did love these two together and the Kardashian family as crazy as they are have been good to him. Screw him if he wants to screw up his life and career with drugs thats on him!! Painful as it is move on and let him suffer with what his losing... A great wife who truly cared for him. He's a jerk. JMO

339 days ago
35.

John    

What bull****...

First off NBA has a pretty damn good welness testing...

Then add on top of that the whole PI standing guard bull****.. They can't do that... its ****ing against the law on so many levels.

"As one source put it, "Khloe is more concerned about saving Lamar than ending her marriage."

She is worried about his bank account and not him..

339 days ago
36.

tgrfan42069    

id be pissed to if this bitch felt the need to send PI's to baby sit me a grown man. that was the first straw to show him that she didnt trust him.why kiss up to someone who doesnt trust you? i dont blame him for cheating

339 days ago
37.

News Flash     

I like Lamar, he got Klhoe away from her bagina. That's all she used to talk about.

339 days ago
38.

Sharon Garcia    

sad, I love them 2, I thought they were the (normal) ones and would last... Happily ever after yeah right, not in the public eye

339 days ago
39.

Abcdefg    

Bs! TMZ doesn't run the stories of him cheating, and once it is out they run what they are "fed" by klan K??? Never thought they would sell out. Pretty lame

339 days ago
40.

News Flash     

Kris drove him to it.

339 days ago
41.

Metta Worldhate    

Hey, Kardashians, you are lying, manipulative b-tches and we don't care about you or what you have to say.

339 days ago
42.

BC    

OH, PLEASE! Pimp Mama Kris is TMZ's source, and it's never a Kardashian's fault.

339 days ago
43.

Diego    

He has only been in trouble for weed... Besides the NBAs drug policy, it's not a big deal... At least not in Cali

339 days ago
44.

sparkles-lovely    

They're both crazy it's all about money!!!!! An another TV show....... lIke team wouldn't put him in rehab......ain't they giving him millions..... anything for TV & TMZ time........

339 days ago
45.

Dee    

TMZ...are you sure he's being kicked out of a house?? Looks more like he's leaving building of some kind...you know, a business....maybe a gym

339 days ago
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