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Rob Kardashian

Lamar Leaving Family ...

Real Reason for Rob's Woes

8/1/2014 8:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Rob Kardashian Lamar Odom Problems
Rob Kardashian's downhill spiral was triggered by Lamar Odom ... but we've learned it had nothing to do with Lamar's drug use ... it was all about fatherly abandonment.

Sources connected with the Kardashian family tell TMZ ... Rob was devastated when his dad -- famed O.J. lawyer Robert Kardashian -- died back in 2003. We're told he took it much harder than his siblings and never really got over it.

When Khloe married Lamar ... the bballer became a father figure to Rob. Sources close to Khloe tell us Rob thrived around Lamar, inspiring him to start a business and get in awesome shape. They became best friends, but Rob idolized him.

Khloe has said on the Kardashian's show, Rob's recent troubles were triggered by the dark things that happened in the house. But we're told it's not about drugs -- Lamar compartmentalized his drug use and mostly kept it out of the family home. We're told Khloe was referring to the arguments and breakdown of the marriage.

Our sources say when Lamar cut off the entire family and went radio silent ... Rob went into a tailspin because he felt abandoned by the only person who measured up to his dad. And that's when Rob got deep into lean and other drugs, which resulted in a dramatic weight gain.

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31.

Ferndog68    

Only way to gain true happiness is by dealing with the issues

45 days ago
32.

twocentz    

I feel sorry for him and Bruce being in a house with those kind of women. His late dad was probably the only parental figure. He was a lawyer and probably a very prominent and bold man in the family. Bruce was always just a pushover. He was probably just living off Kris. Mom is too busy trying to be one of the sisters.

45 days ago
33.

Freshlycrown3d    

Lamar is gone find the real reason

45 days ago
34.

Brooklyn    

You can't blame a junkie because your brother got fat and started using drugs. Sorry but no. Maybe if you guys stopped injecting **** into your faces and asses and focused on troubled family members instead of how many Instagram followers you guys have, he would feel like he could come to his family instead of turning to outsiders, drugs and food.

45 days ago
35.

oleman    

PMK pushing this bull crap out now? This is not news, just more bull crap!

45 days ago
36.

TRENDY    

Cut this family off already. Im tired of them.....

45 days ago
37.

baby    

THIS STORY IS SO FULL OF BS! LOL, MAYBE IF HE DIDNT LIVE IN A DEN OF H0RES, HE WOULD NOT HAVE MEN IN AND OUT OF HIS LIFE. THE KARTRASHIANS ARE JUST GHETTO TRASH

45 days ago
38.

Traci Meadows    

people need to just quit hating! Come on if anyone of you had opportunities these guys have and were able to make the money they make do and what they do we would be doing the same thing come on let's get real. If you don't like the Kardashians or their show then don't watch it and don't read the articles it's that simple geez smh

45 days ago
39.

ROCKHARD22    

You have got to be kidding me. People suffer everyday due to traumatic life events! Stop being so dramatic and pick yourself up and man the **** up!!!

45 days ago
40.

Art    

Why are we still talking about this sluts!!!!

45 days ago
41.

Hera    

So sick of this family. Why they treat Khloe, who's a pill popper and not even a Kardashian, better than rob is dumbfounding.

45 days ago
42.

Chgome    

What a bunch of bullsh*t, most likely Rob was having an affair with Lamar and when he left Rob went crazy. That entire family is about sex, they would never admit Rob is gay, let alone an affair with Lamar.

45 days ago
43.

Brandie    

Dude has money.......go talk to a professional.....

45 days ago
44.

FreaKKa    

The kartrashians and their paid staff are reading these comments like flies on shyte. It's in their best interest to see what people say good or bad, after they leak these type of pathetic stories several times a week.

45 days ago
45.

Areader    

Memo to Khole`: You want Rob to feel better about himself? Stop airing his personal issues on TV for the world to see! Not everything in life is about ratings!

45 days ago
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