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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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Santasunsetwoodica    

Keeping up

394 days ago
482.

Santasunsetwoodica    

Keepin up with the krackdashians💉

394 days ago
483.

NoseyBitch    

Khloe is beautiful. People ate so rude.

394 days ago
484.

NoseyBitch    

*are

394 days ago
485.

Santasunsetwoodica    

Klorenthal simpson kardashian

394 days ago
486.

TJ    

Kanye seemed to really open up on the Kris show, although he was definitely uncomfortable. Actually seems like a nice guy? Jenner really knows how to manipulate people, that was obvious. Educated KW is much more marketable than poor ole LAMAR, so Lamar is being unceremoniously kicked to the curb. Lamar failed to "pay off'."( same as Kris Humphries.) Kanye is much more malleable for the KK.s, especially since they determined his need, a child/family.All carefully calculated~

394 days ago
487.

TJ    

Anyone else have any opinions on the Kanye West interview? Would be interested in hearing your thoughts & opinions.

394 days ago
488.

Shadow64    

I would think that if he had a drug problem it would have been caught by his NBA team during routine drug testing. However, this might explain all of his candy bars and munchies he always has available to him. Considering that Rob K. is his buddy that would explain Rob's weight gain as well.
As far as his marriage goes, if he did indeed cheat on his wife then she needs to kick him to the curb, period!

394 days ago
489.

who-me    

Khloe is fat and ugly like her gross family

394 days ago
490.

Like It Is    

And yet, she has been trying to get pregnant by him and have his child. Way to go, Khloe. Smart thinking. NOT!

394 days ago
491.

Stillwaters    

Awwwee, how cute... Her first divorce!

394 days ago
492.

kat    

Why can I only get one page out of 773 comments. What am I doing wrong?

394 days ago
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Promisedlandliving    

Lamar was only good to them when he was on the lakers, they have turned against him! He should know he couldn't cheat on shreck!

394 days ago
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Promisedlandliving    

They gonna run his name through the mud...but addictions run in families and wasn't his dad on crack?

394 days ago
495.

buggaz    

The mutant ho' and the idiot. Take your pick

394 days ago
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