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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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61.

Sue from jersey    

Khloe I hope this is not true about Lamar.I hope you guys can pull through this. I think your a great person.Thanks for making me laugh your a great stress reliever !

371 days ago
62.

Simone    

Give me one good reason why I should believe this is true when everything the K's put out there is FAKE. One. Good. Reason.

371 days ago
63.

Toilethead    

Just a ratings ploy.

371 days ago
64.

Big Momma    

They met and married within a month or so...he got all the publicity of this fame whoring family and she got the big ring, the big house and....finally...some recognition in her family being the least attractive and lesser known sister. Imgine all the surprises they have had. Both getting what they deserve. Pimp mama kris should have had this story on her awful show instead of whoring out her granddaughter.

371 days ago
65.

hawkette10    

When is the world going to admit these people actors? They don't even know who they are anymore or what is really important. How sad for them all!

371 days ago
66.

JiLL1    

With all these celebrities dying of drug overdoses, you'd think people would take their addiction seriously . Hope Lamar gets it together

371 days ago
67.

immamamma    

If this is true then I hope he gets the help he needs and their marriage can survive this. It is sad to see people get taken over by substance abuse.That being said, Kris is probably behind this trying to make money somehow. I agree, it is probably for ratings. This family puts out the good, bad, and the ugly so they can make money.

371 days ago
68.

Tesla_Consulting    

She can't be blasse about cheating and it be weed. I vote cocaine.

371 days ago
69.

Lola    

Which one of these disgusting kadashian s leaked this story to tmz, you disgusting slut monkey's. why would you bring such a private family matter to the press? This is between lamar and his wife. And you know lamar has a career, why would you swines put this out there. I guess only the kadashian problems should be dealt with privately. Kayne if I was you I would run.

371 days ago
70.

2idiots    

there are lots of comments on the "Baby Nof Revealed" thread saying the baby is too big to be a premie....that explains why THIS story is up...gotta deflect! Suddenly we're hearing about Lam-Lam's drug use - same day people question the authenticity of "the baby".....AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Nice try Trash-Kan-Klan

371 days ago
71.

SevenCostanza    

I would be doing some hard core drugs too if I had to be around the Kartrashians...

371 days ago
72.

2idiots    

Hey Harvey, the other day on TMZ LIE you said everyone was "scoffing" at the divorce rumors so why wud you run a story that implies divorce is possible?

371 days ago
73.

Susanlsmith    

He's just not that "into"her

371 days ago
74.

chichi    

This family is unbelievable! Drug use really? Can we say being Habitual Liars is the only TALENT the K`s have! : )

371 days ago
75.

TJ    

The reapers are here!

371 days ago
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