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Lamar Odom's Addiction

Khloe's Dark Secret

8/26/2013 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Khloe Kardashian kept Lamar Odom's crack addiction secret from her entire family for most of her marriage ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the family tell us ... Khloe did not want to burden her family and jeopardize the Kardashian machine by telling the brood about Lamar's drug issues. We're told Kourtney and Kim Kardashian learned of Lamar's addiction "very recently."

We're told Kris Jenner has known about it for a longer period of time, but was still kept in the dark for many months.

Our sources say even when Khloe reached out for professional help -- for example hiring private investigators to follow Lamar -- she lied about the extent of the addiction. Our sources say Khloe told private investigators Lamar was addicted to "performance enhancing drugs" and that's why she needed their help. She never played the crack card.

When stories started to surface about Lamar sleeping with other women ... and the family started asking questions ... Khloe felt she needed to reveal the real issue. As one source put it, "Khloe was a real trooper. She's been living a nightmare."

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76.

Laura    

Most sites are talking about his cheating, not this nonstop drug use talk. This should be private--shame on this family and on TMZ for this one sided, disgusting character bashing. If he's using, none of this is helping--not him, not anyone. This family looks terrible talking about this so publicly. It's too late for them to save face about anything anyway--America is sooooo sick of this family.

337 days ago
77.

Dr Gary Lance Grody    

Dr Gary lance Grody..Psychologist and social commentator said thhis week. Darryl Strawberry, Mike Tyson and Lamar Odom, super talented , rich and famous all self destucted...Why? The adolescent inside of them is still stuck in arrested development, along with the old habits from the culture they were raised in. No amount of money or adulation is going to overide the distrust of authority, disrespect for women and the innability to live in an adult world with rules..LESSON: Talent ,Money, and Fame is not a treatment plan for insecurity and fear...it all starts from the inside.

337 days ago
78.

justme    

The ONLY PERSON WHO CALLS HER KIDS "TROOPER " WOULD BE PIMP KRIS JENNER ...

337 days ago
79.

justme    

The ONLY PERSON EVER CALL THEM "TROOPER" WOULD BE ......KRIS JENNER and she's very close to Harvey Levin ....it's better to tell the truth ...this way you don't have nothing to hide .........

337 days ago
80.

sexy c    

If that true i hope he gets help

337 days ago
81.

Sher    

I am trying to figure out if what all of this means is that Khloe believes that because of his addiction, his cheating is somehow mitigated? I mean there are a lot of ways one can deal with addiction, but if he chose other women, that is a huge red flag, addiction or not.

337 days ago
82.

GrilledCheese    

And again: way to throw your (husband,lover,best friend as you state)- under the bus!Just like scientologists the krapdashians are scientologists they stalk, lie, steal, cheat, use survallience, desperate, lonely, vindictive cult! 😜haahaa lol

337 days ago
83.

Kfan    

I don't believe any of this until I hear it out of Khloe or Lamar's mouth. After all people, the news was all over the story that Kanye left Kim, etc. Did anyone see his 45 min interview with Kris? Those stories reported couldn't have been further from the truth.

336 days ago
84.

Areader    

Khloe Kardashian is good people!

336 days ago
85.

ju    

one stupid ho drugs kill dah so she continued to hide it just like a trashadian dumb and stupid

336 days ago
86.

DahhTroll    

she is only expose-ing him now, beaucse he wants out.The more she trys to help him the more he wants to escape.Its good she divocre him cuz she wants kids. She should waste no time in finding another guy who is more family focused.Unless Lamar loves b ballmore than crack he is a lost case.The curse of the KKK srtikes again!
and anotherone bites the dust.

336 days ago
87.

oceanality     

Wonder how my,h the Kardashians Mom pays YNEZ for all the publicity......n if this is true....kind story played out, another daughter needed to start a new story line

336 days ago
88.

nancyk    

As someone going through exactly what Khloe is going through its a personal matter. She didn't tell the media. Its personal and they need left alone to deal with it. I know.

336 days ago
89.

nof    

-"Mess with a Kardashian at thine own risk."


HOW TO BECOME TOAST?


"HUMILIATE a Kardashian."


I should have done the same thing - but kept letting it slide.


"Letting it slide, letting it slide, letting it slide..."


Broken people NOT interested in change?
(and I'm not saying Lamar is or isn't I don't know)


Cause you the most grief, harm, hurt.


If the Kardashians took to a blindside and an intervention?


It means "That ship has passed (Lamar)."


It's a great opportunity for L.O. to show what he's made of -


... this was a bomb, a howitzer, lethal.


I too was a broken basketball star at one point -
(not NBA caliber)


You can get better.


Praise to the Columbia University psychiatrists.


The best there was, is, will ever ever be.

336 days ago
90.

black dyamond    

Lamar khloe I liked y'all relationship thought y'all reallygot alone but this I'm sorryto hear that um lamar it ain't the end of your worldu n da family w plenty$ and khloe adores u I think but I thought y'all had it together

336 days ago
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