Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian have been surrounded by cheating rumors over the past few months, but the couple may be dealing with a much larger problem. TMZ reports that Odom has been battling a serious drug addiction for the past two years, and he seems to be hitting rock bottom.
The website has talked to sources who claim that Odom has been abusing heroin, while others claim it was actually the combination of Oxycontin and Ambien known as "Hillbilly Heroin" that is the NBA star's vice. TMZ reports that Kardashian forced Odom into rehab last August, even hiring private investigators to stand guard at the San Diego, California facility to make sure Odom didn't leave. The treatment was reportedly successful and Odom went on to have a good basketball season with the Los Angeles Clippers. After playoffs, however, Odom's problem allegedly resurfaced.
The relapse may have been triggered in part by the rumors of marital strife dogging the couple these past few months. Several women have stepped forward claiming affairs with Odom during the time he's been married to Kardashian. Sources claim Kardashian is now convinced the affairs did occur, but is now "more concerned about saving Lamar than ending her marriage."
Things are as bad as ever between the once-happy couple. Kardashian reportedly kicked Odom out of their home because he is refusing to go back to rehab.
The couple, who have not stepped out together publicly since June 2, haven't commented on either the relationship nor drug rumors.
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