Khloe Kardashian Afraid Divorce Would Drive Lamar Odom to Overdose

Plus, Kardashian had mansion swept for drugs after Odom left.

Posted: 10/08/2013 08:45 AM EDT
Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom

Folks have been waiting for the other shoe to drop on Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's marriage — namely, a divorce filing — for weeks now, but it isn't just second thoughts that are holding Kim Kardashian's younger sister back. According to sources at TMZ, Kardashian knows that a permanent split is "inevitable" but is refraining from making it official because she believes divorce would drive the former NBA player to overdose and die.

Kardashian and Odom have been living apart for weeks now, and their marriage has been strained since last June, at which time allegations of infidelity on Odom's part surfaced. Soon after, rumors emerged that the Los Angeles Clippers player had a serious drug problem that the couple had kept hidden from the public. 

Odom has been staying at his downtown Los Angeles condo during the couple's separation, but Kardashian took major efforts to ensure his bad habits wouldn't affect her. According to RadarOnline.com, the reality star had her Tarzana, California, mansion swept for drugs after her estranged hubby moved out. 

“She did this because Khloe didn’t want cops to show up with a search warrant and find drugs in the house, because she could be arrested as an accessory," a source tells the gossip site. “Secondly, in case Lamar were to move back in, she didn’t want him to go looking for the drugs and using again.”

Though Odom did visit their once-happy home on October 1, and reportedly had a long talk with his wife, it doesn't seem like moving back in is in the cards. 

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