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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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511.

Blkwdw    

Read this and you'll figure out quick how full of **** this site has become: www.crazydaysandnights.net/2013/08/kris-jenner-stars-spinning-khloe-and.html

427 days ago
512.

Francie    

Surprise, surprise.....who gives a f**k! These useless Kardashians glom onto the first black guy that looks at them twice, they neither know them well nor love them. They just hook up, plus Chloe is pretty desperate to just have anyone I guess, just like Kim, she has a kid with a guy she has barely been with, just because, I think Kanye might be gay actually.No biggie, but I think that is why he always nasty. On the downlow Kanye?

427 days ago
513.

irie    

Lamar is addicted to OxyContin. He was almost exposed last summer after trying to dodge the Olympic officials when they tried performing the mandatory drug test required to play overseas. Paid them off.

427 days ago
514.

Roger    

"Hardcore recreational drugs" what does that even mean?

This story reads very one sided on Khloe's behalf, that she is more concerned for Lamar and it paints things as if Lamar is a heroin addict or something.

Likely, he smokes a little pot, and this is just a "dirty little secret" being let out by Kardashian camp to sully his image some and get under his skin, get attention and make her look good.

Just the usual bs drama you'd expect here, nothing else.

427 days ago
515.

Duh    

Obviously you kept this story as your main for 3 days for a reason. Is it helping? No. You just destroyed a man. I hope you are happy.

427 days ago
516.

Duh    

This isn't about Kardashians...its about a man with an actual job. Now you messed that up for him.

427 days ago
517.

Duh    

Some people actually need certain medications. Athletes are injured all of the time. Who is to judge whether its necessary..or abused..Khloe?

427 days ago
518.

djb    

#WillSmithAsBatman

427 days ago
519.

lk    

I think you'd have to be on drugs to be married to one of the Kardashian kows.

427 days ago
520.

Linda    

I don't believe this story, Don't they have to submit drug test to play where he's playing, he will now, if he wasn't. But I would think that when they pay out that much money , they keep up with their investment in every way, and that means pot smoking too. Heck that's nothing, but they don't want their players doin it. Or even prescription pills would affect there game. Someone wants some money for a story, or that basketball team is more naive than I thought.

427 days ago
521.

emily    

I am surprised that the kardashians brown noser let this out with the kardashians putting an end to it. Doesn't he call kris before a story is on, just so she can all the lawyers.

427 days ago
522.

lorraine curran    

lamar is such a great player;he should go to AA,get sober-go to 3 meetings a week-raise his hand in a discussion meeting-and lay off kardashians until his game is back-he doesn't need their PR--he is that good a player-i'm 38 years sober--he can do it too.

427 days ago
523.

rcsocha    

No wonder he had such dental problems, it wasn't the candy that he always are it was the crack! Totally makes sense now!!

427 days ago
524.

betterdaysahead    

you people (im from chicago) are nuts! all these guys are tested ALL THE TIME. maybe you should check Khloe....she has dropped a lot of weight recently....k

427 days ago
525.

YaValioCacaWates    

I'd like to get while on the rebound, and give her a few slam dunks. Umm.... good.

427 days ago
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