To say Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have been going through a rough patch in their marriage is an understatement. Between allegations of drug abuse, cheating rumors, and meetings with lawyers, it’s difficult to keep track of where it all went wrong.
Things started off quickly for the couple. After a whirlwind courtship, Khloe and Lamar married after knowing each other only a month. Divorce rumors hounded them continually, but on their E! reality show, Khloe & Lamar, the two always seemed lovey-dovey. In July 2013, when Jennifer Richardson claimed she’d had an affair with Lamar. When Polina Polonsky came forward a month later to admit she’d been with him, too, things seemed to fall apart for the basketballer and his wife. There are conflicting reports as to whether Khloe and Lamar are together, separated, or in the process of divorcing.
We’ve outlined the details in the timeline below, and we’ll keep you updated on the heartbreaking story.
August 27, 2009
Khloe and Lamar meet at Ron Artest’s Welcome to LA party. “I did not like Lamar, I hated him,” Khloe told Ryan Seacrest later. “[I was like] this guy was, ‘ugh you’re a basketball player, you’re typical, you’re annoying.”
September 3, 2009
Khloe obviously changed her mind and dined with Lamar at STK in Beverly Hills. “They’re very, very happy,” sister Kim said at the time, according to AccessHollywood.com. “They’ve been together a few weeks, and are literally inseparable. Khloe thinks he’s amazing and [he] makes her laugh and smile constantly.”
September 22, 2009
Khloe announced her engagement on her blog after Lamar proposed with a massive 9-carat diamond ring. They wanted to marry right away, before Lamar went to basketball training with the Lakers.
Kim said at the time that she supported the nuptials. "It was totally unexpected. Lamar is one of the sweetest, most compassionate guys I know.”
September 27, 2009
Lamar and Khloe wed in L.A. Khloe walked down the aisle with stepdad Bruce Jenner in front of 250 guests. Sisters Kim and a pregnant Kourtney were maids of honor. The extravaganza (and accompanying drama) was shown in an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. There were reports that the wedding was staged and not legal due to complications with the prenup.
March 24, 2011
Khloe says she and Lamar are trying to have a baby, but they are in no rush. "I'm not desperate to have a baby," the reality star told People. "Do I want children? Yes. But I'm very happy being just Lamar and I."
April 4, 2011
Khloe and Lamar announce names of their hypothetical future children: Luke Joseph for a boy; London for a girl.
April 10, 2011
Khloe & Lamar debuts on E! The show is full of hilarious hijinks and some adorable moments between the married couple.
May 6, 2011
Khloe explained why Lamar almost quit their reality show: "If he has a bad practice, he'll come back kind of with an attitude and needs like an hour to unwind," Khloe said. "But my camera crew don't care. They're like 'Nope, come on.'
July 9, 2011
Lamar’s cousin, Curtis Smith, died.
July 17, 2011
While in New York for his cousin’s funeral, Lamar was involved in a serious car accident. His driver struck and killed a 15-year-old boy.
December 11, 2011
Lamar was traded to the Dallas Mavericks after playing for the L.A. Lakers for seven years — though he’d felt unwanted by his old team. “I know for a fact blessings are everywhere!!! Everything happens for a reason. God is great,” Khloe tweeted.
January 8, 2012
Lamar has a “wild night” with strippers.
February 20, 2012
"I was writing down my ovulation days, but it took the fun out of trying to get pregnant in my opinion and for Lamar, too," Khloe said of her fertility issues.
February 22, 2012
Lamar took a 10-day leave of absence from the Lakers, supposedly because of his ailing father, but also to deal with his grief over his cousin and the deceased 15-year-old.
April 9, 2012
Lamar and the Dallas Mavericks “mutually agreed” that he should leave the team.
May 2, 2012
Khloe tells People it’s important to her to “put your husband first. … I like to think divorce is not an option.”
June 29, 2012
Lamar was traded to the L.A. Clippers.
According to TMZ, Khloe forced Lamar to go to rehab and had security guards standing outside his door. He stayed for three weeks.
September 18, 2012
Lamar moved out for a week, supposedly annoyed over the Keeping Up With the Kardashians filming going on around him.
October 12, 2012
It was reported that Lamar was upset that Khloe took a gig hosting X-Factor.
December 24, 2012
January 11, 2013
Khloe and Lamar were still trying for a baby.
January 24, 2013
Pregnant Kim insisted her sister wasn’t jealous of her and said Khloe and Lamar were “happy” and “perfect.”
February 6, 2013
The couple fights back against divorce rumors. “Khloe is everything I want in a woman. She’s strong, opinionated, and beautiful,” Lamar told Us Weekly.
February 20, 2013
A report that Khloe was concerned about Lamar’s partying. “He likes to party,” Joe Odom told Life & Style. “I think, probably as a wife, you know, you worry about your husband.”
March 5, 2013
Lamar fell asleep at a custody hearing for his kids. He and ex-girlfriend Liza Morales have two children together.
June 2, 2013
In their last “public” appearance together, Khloe and Lamar attend Kim’s baby shower.
July 10, 2013
Yet more cheating rumors, which Khloe ignored by tweeting that she and Lamar were getting a couple’s massage.
July 11, 2013
Lamar destroyed a photographer’s equipment after a paparazzo asked him about his alleged affairs.
July 12, 2013
Lamar tweeted, “Before her there never was and without her will never be. Wifey is real.”
August 14, 2013
Despite the two women saying Lamar had cheated on Khloe with them, Kris Jenner insisted to TMZ that there’d been no talk of divorce.
August 23, 2013
Khloe was photographed without her wedding ring.
August 25, 2013
TMZ revealed Lamar’s alleged drug use, including crack cocaine. Khloe tweeted, “Really hard to sit here and listen to people talk s--t about my family! F--k you and shame on you! I’m too protective for this s--t.”
August 26, 2013
August 27, 2013
Lamar's agent told ESPN, "Lamar is not missing. His wife knows exactly where he is." After four days, Lamar returned to his home with Khloe, rumored to look sick and thin. The same day, E! News reported that the couple was not divorcing. Also, Khloe’s wedding ring resurfaced.
August 30, 2013
August 31, 2013
Arriving via taxi, Lamar went back to his and Khloe’s mansion following his arrest. Earlier, Khloe tweeted a selfie along with a Mean Girls reference. Reportedly, she told him that he was not allowed to stay at their home until he got clean.
September 1, 2013
Khloe tweeted, “As much as I wish I were made of steel... I'm not. I'm pretty damn close to it though hehe.”
September 3, 2013
Per TMZ, Lamar was no longer speaking to Khloe after her ultimatum.
September 4, 2013
September 5, 2013
According to People, Lamar was in rehab but checked himself out the following afternoon. The Los Angeles Times reported that Lamar was seeking treatment, just not at a treatment facility. Apparently Khloe was unaware that he was getting help at all.