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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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46.

TJ    

What's eating Rob K?? He is starting to look like Orson Welles.Rob needs an intervention, or a job, perhaps!

424 days ago
47.

jwoolman    

And she actually thought it made sense to post Kardashian guards at the door to keep him in rehab?!? She can't seem to face the fact that he was a cheater when they met and he still is, drugged or sober. It's easier for her to make it all about drugs. Making an "intervention" yet another plotline in their stupid show (which you know they will) is unlikely to help. Meanwhile, they're jeopardizing his career with their stories, even though obviously he doesn't let it interfere during the playing season. He has to make his own decisions about such things. Khloe and Mama Ten Percent had better worry about their own problems with alcohol and just let Lamar go.

424 days ago
48.

BR3478    

What did she expect after marrying someone she only knew for a month???

424 days ago
49.

JJG    

I believe it! Explains why he got so skinny!

424 days ago
50.

theroyalgs    

It took 5 minutes for the Kardashians to ruin his career and chance to ever play Basketball again......Is this not Private.........He has been a Kardashian Puppet for years now......Duh.........

424 days ago
51.

Spunky Funk    

A little TMI. Wow. What family member leaked this? So sickening, the rumor of drugs, alone, could ruin is career. Also - poor Khloe.

424 days ago
52.

Laura    

Karma--I know there's a lot of wives that stay and are willing to work past the cheating. I wasn't one of them--the drugs/cheating together were too much. They are a cute couple, and I am sure Khloe is hurting. I got really strong, really fast, and I think Khloe will too. Take those lemons and make some lemonade!

424 days ago
53.

David    

Lamar is good guy. Glad Khloe is trying to help out. It'd be sad to see this clan lose a positive and be replace with that douchebag Kanye.

424 days ago
54.

Harvey-SUX    

Unscripted drama! Wait for mmmy to spin it

424 days ago
55.

2idiots    

whats with the pic of lamar at a gas station or convenient mart watching as his "friend" loads stuff into his trunk. if Squatch tossed him out of the house why is he at the mini-mart?
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These Trash-kanian sisters are something else. One WONT get married, one tried it several times but most recent gave up after 72 days and Squatch who would prefer to try and salvage a marriage that's clearly OVER. I guess I should keep in mind WHO their "mentor" was....Granny the Pimpin' Old Ho'

424 days ago
56.

Bryce    

Poor Khloe. Nice girl.

424 days ago
57.

2idiots    

i bet they do divorce, i said this the other day when Kim drags her spawn out, Khloe and Lam-Lams marriage will end. It's all timed around the "big" reveal of Nor Wes

424 days ago
58.

pj    

Damn the only kardashian i actually feel sad for . :s Hope everything will be just fine ...

424 days ago
59.

Jennifer De La Rosa    

How sad . I have been in her position . All I can tell you khloe is the Lord saved my husband . Pray pray for him just don't call it quits if you really love him pray to God on your hands and knees girl !

424 days ago
60.

2idiots    

when the marriage does officially end, Squatch can join the rest of the Klan and jump on the "i'm a victim" bandwagon.
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I feel bad for Lamar, can you imagine their monthly food bill.....WOW!

424 days ago
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