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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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76.

Susanlsmith    

He's just not that "into"her

239 days ago
77.

chichi    

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

239 days ago
78.

TJ    

The reapers are here!

239 days ago
79.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

The booger sugar strikes again! That face only a drug dealer can love.

239 days ago
80.

Mumra the Ever Living    

No doubt the drug is Viagra. Tell the truth, I'd have a hard time getting it up with that ugly hump lying naked in bed next to me.

239 days ago
81.

latinaflava    

aww I love khloe n Lamar...there so good with each other n she clearly loves Lamar.....

239 days ago
82.

AdorkableFatty     

Runs in his family and I'm sure he thinks he has control over it like all addicts do. I'm sure losing his family member, the car killing that kid, his being traded, and the kardashian family triggered it and/or made it worse. I think khloe is a good woman but is in over her head. I hope Lamar can leave the demons behind and recover and stop cheating.

239 days ago
83.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

The sad part is Chewbacca has to look for a new mate.

239 days ago
84.

Lei_LaLa    

they are human after all... Hope you both get thru this

239 days ago
85.

Rusty Shackleford    

do you really expect us to believe this?

the only believable part of this story is that khloe was acting controlling and overbearing...

239 days ago
86.

Lizz    

This makes me so incredibly sad, both for Khlòe, Lamar, and Lamar's children. This explains a lot about Lamar's behavior- particularly how odd he was the day that photog caught up with him. It also explains why Khlòe hasn't popped out a baby.

Lamar's father is a recovering addict, and it's sad that Lamar is going down the road that his father already travelled- especially when you consider how many problems Lamar has had with his father because of that.

I'm sending love and light to Khlòe and Lamar. He has much to make up for, but she wouldn't be there if she didn't truly love him.

238 days ago
87.

EnquirerLover    

What can I say? Not surprised at this marriage breakdown, but very surprised at this situation!! Lamar is an idiot! You have a woman who loves you, a team that wants you, children who need you. Yet, this is the path you choose? Women and drugs? Classic fail. Oh, and TMZ, "A" for drama on Lamar's picture. Great illustration!

238 days ago
88.

Quiet    

what a crock of shizz
kris thought f this excuse cus the real core excuse is him cheating and now they use this for the real reason. dosent his job make hin get drug tested .. she so desperate to stay married to him she will make up anything to pretend the affairs are the real reason.

238 days ago
89.

bfs    

not surprising, the guy's been stoned for years. he's very likable but always plays the victim...obvious druggy behavior. move on girl...

238 days ago
90.

Plastic_Police    

That's rough - I never would have guessed. I feel really bad for Khloe - she's the only one of the KKKs that I actually like. Even the youngsters are turning into little skanks. Hang in Khloe.

238 days ago
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