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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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121.

Teresa Ducham    

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

241 days ago
122.

Teresa Ducham    

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

241 days ago
123.

waterfalls    

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

241 days ago
124.

Dina    

Multiple sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... we fed you CRAP for the past two years. We hope you enjoy the latest news we call fiction.

241 days ago
125.

Quiet    

guess she wont be having bowel movement on a gold toilet her sister kim recently bought for 850k

poor lil klhoe dosent know what to do with her own net worth of 7 million.. she could buy her next husband and tell him what to do. but oh no she needs lamars income for child support for 18 years.. just clinging onto the marriage to have a baby when guy cheats... if she was 6 months pregnanat right now she would file for divorce and make up drug stories cus the real reason is he is cheating on her.. if she was pregnaant she couldnt care less if he cheated cus she just secured 18 years of cild support on his income.

thats what she gets for marrying him after knowing him for three months

money user pig family

no other man of lamars income status will ever marry her in the future this is khloes last attempt to get preganant by a rich income earning ..

241 days ago
126.

coffeeeee    

He look like his breath stank

241 days ago
127.

jeannie    

luv ur show

241 days ago
128.

Glam    

no doubt wtf its like they are trying to help them down play the cheating and lying for alongg time , cheating has zero to do with drug use, ud cheat regardless just maybe have lower standards high !! khloe he cheated on you he should be crying n screaming to the world how sorry he is and come totally clean ..bet he hasnt n wont fully! i luv em both but i hope she realizes she will be awesome with or without him, maybe theres an even better life out there just as special without cheating!

241 days ago
129.

someone    

Regardless of what you feel about the Kardashians, a man's life is suffering. Why would you all say such awful things. I think it shows strength that Kloe' is supporting Lamar rather than playing into the media about cheating rumors. Drugs can affect all areas of life such as fidelity and it really doesn't reflect his feelings toward Kloe' it reflects his feelings about himself. He probably doesn't feel good about himself and believes he doesn't deserve a good marriage. I hope they can work it out and prove love can conquer it all!

241 days ago
130.

CaliCakes702    

So why is this under TMZ sports? I know he plays basketball, but this story has absolutely nothing to do with basketball..? It's the same as the other ****ty stories about the Kardashian family. If you guys are paying someone to write sports stories I think you should probably fire them.

241 days ago
131.

UNLV1990    

Kris is spinning this, her ugly illegitimate daughter lost her baller to drugs and whores. Lamar is fine, he's just living the nba life. What did she expect, he would be monogamous, not happening. Now the gypsy publicity machine is trashing Lamar and wrecking his career for wanting out. Just wait Kanye, you're next.

241 days ago
132.

Swift-1!    

Poor Khloe!

241 days ago
133.

Theresa    

Ok. Was he just smoking weed or was it Really A Controlled Substance, or Khloe' & her Weird Family ???

241 days ago
134.

TT    

When other news agency talks about issue between Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, Harvey kept saying its BS, now its exclusive? Its already an old story that TMZ claims is "new".

241 days ago
135.

HoTMZ    

Why is everyone downplaying weed if that's the drug in issue? It is very difficult being in a relationship with a pothead. They're boring, antisocial, just want to stay home or hang out with losers to smoke leaving their partner behind, flake on everything and when push comes to shove they will almost always pick pot over their loved one who always comes second. So I don't see why people are trivializing if he is a pot addict because if she doesn't smoke it is just as destructive to the relationship as meth and coke addiction (but not as bad for your health I get that).

241 days ago
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