UPDATE: This is scary stuff. According to TMZ, Lamar has been "deep into crack cocaine for at least 2 years." Sources told the site Lamar's alleged crack use was extreme before rehab but he cleaned up his act during the basketball season. But when the season was over, he allegedly fell back into the drug use. TMZ reached out to Lamar's reps, but they have yet to comment.
The rumors of trouble in paradise for Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have been a daily onslaught in recent weeks, citing multiple instances of infidelity. However, an exclusive TMZ report now claims that there is indeed turmoil for the couple —but that "hardcore recreational drug use" is the cause for the strife.
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According the the shocking claims brought forth by TMZ, Lamar has already been to treatment once last August in a San Diego rehab facility, which he left after three weeks. While Lamar reportedly stayed clean throughout the 2012-2013 basketball season, he allegedly resume his drug use once the Clippers' postseason was finished.
The TMZ source goes on to confirm that, while Khloe believes there have also been infidelities, it's Lamar's drug use that has most heavily factored into their recent problems. "Khloe is more concerned about saving Lamar than ending her marriage," one source told the website. In fact, the family reportedly went so far as to stage an intervention in an attempt to save Lamar.
Earlier in the day, Khloe was spotted leaving the gym with a silver ring in place of her dazzling wedding ring. While that might not seem too strange, the reality star usually wears it at all times, even for her routine workouts. Khloe drew her hood over her face as the paparazzi snapped away and had an uncharacteristically somber expression, which in hindsight seems to lend credibility to TMZ's claims.
We sincerely hope, if the reports are true, that Lamar gets the help he needs.