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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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106.

Word-Up    

She seemed to be the most grounded but at the end she had to pick someone that was somewhat famous which should have prepared her for this kind of ridicule..

344 days ago
107.

Perky    

If I found out I was married to a hermaphrodite, I'd turn to drugs, too. Pouring buckets of saved-up baby batter down a funnel into Khloe's vadge and not producing any babies, I would've given up after 6 months. Have to give him credit for sticking it out for all those subsequent seasons of KUWTK.

344 days ago
108.

Kookla    

Sad very sad. Why do all black men cheat??

344 days ago
109.

Stillwaters    

Wow, really didn't see the drugs coming... That's not sarcasm.

344 days ago
110.

sS6xpax    

Another Kardashian pushes yet another man to destruction. They shouls label all those girls Kardestructionshians

344 days ago
111.

Georgie    

i don't care what anybody says about the kardashians, Khloe has a big heart, I LIKE THIS girl, and she has shown this man nothing but LOVE. She does not deserve this, it really pisses me the **** off that he is doing that to her. Yes, I am taking it personally. I hate when good people get screwed over.

344 days ago
112.

sS6xpax    

Another good man destroyed by another Krashdasian

343 days ago
113.

Teresa Ducham    

WTF!!!!!! You do not deserve Kloe. Loser Cheater, s***.

343 days ago
114.

purejuice    

he's been looking pretty heavy-lidded lately. quelle surprise.

343 days ago
115.

sS6xpax    

Its what they deserve,,,everyone of those freaks,,they think they have everything guess what they got the sh**,also hahahahaha

343 days ago
116.

mary    

how can he be so into drugs and play for the NBA? don't they test? looks like he couldn't hide the effects of drug use. on the show it was just sex in every conversation like that's all they think is important. the last time I saw the show, bruce was watching tv, kris came in and asked if he was watching porn (she was smiling) he gave her a hateful look and said no. they need to face reality, its not all about sex. I just don't see how he could be such a hard core drug addict, and hide it from NBA

343 days ago
117.

sS6xpax    

cant wait to see more of there world crumble ,,,there lucky to be around such great men except that new lil sawed of half pint wanna be thats with kim she is gonna get that jerk off in trouble too,, there all fedup mental cases everyone ,,poor Bruce you shoulda ran long ago ,,and now we getto watch 2 more of the lil hussies grow up and fall down hurray.

343 days ago
118.

Teresa Ducham    

How dare you to cheat on a woman that loved you so much! **** You, you bastard!

343 days ago
119.

Teresa Ducham    

Loser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

343 days ago
120.

waterfalls    

Khloe, don't give up on ur hubby. Nourish that luv.

343 days ago
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