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TMZ: Lamar Odom's hardcore drug problem


09:39 AM ET 08.24 | 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.


Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Barry King/Getty Images Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Barry King/Getty Images
August 24, 2013  09:44 AM ET

Can't Keep Up With The Kardashians, Bro?

August 24, 2013  09:59 AM ET

Rumor? How hasn't he had a dirty drug test?

August 24, 2013  10:05 AM ET

Rumor has it that the dude has a huge problem with Heroin like his Dad.

August 24, 2013  10:31 AM ET

Odom is over.

August 24, 2013  10:52 AM ET

If anybody was married to a Kardashian.. they'd have a drug problem too

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August 24, 2013  11:19 AM ET

Easy money and Odom is going to let it slip away, such a FUped perspective Bro

August 24, 2013  11:41 AM ET

He is done. I'd be surprised if somebody picks him up if this is true.

August 24, 2013  11:41 AM ET

MEH... I have nothing for this ****....

August 24, 2013  11:52 AM ET

Mark Cuban really effed up Lamar...

August 24, 2013  11:57 AM ET

Now we know what kind of candy he's really hooked on...

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August 24, 2013  12:14 PM ET

Any one with Kanye as a brother in law would have a drug problem... smh..

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August 24, 2013  01:10 PM ET

Have you seen her without makeup? You would need to "get your drugs on " to

August 24, 2013  01:19 PM ET

If anybody was married to a Kardashian.. they'd have a drug problem too

True....but Lamar was damaged goods long before Khloe hooked up with him.....he's been nothing but a high maintenance problem for her.......time for her to cut him loose and look for something better............."what you put up with, is what you end up with"

August 24, 2013  01:31 PM ET

Poor Lamar. I hope he can overcome it. Drugs sucks. Nice to see Khloe trying her best to help her man. Maybe she is not so f up as it may seem.

August 24, 2013  03:08 PM ET

If I was waking up next to Khloe every morning. I would have a drug problem as well. Odom has to be high just to climb into bed with a Kardashian.


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