Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom: A Timeline of Their Marital Problems
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom: A Timeline of Their Marital Problems
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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom: A Timeline of Their Marital Problems


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 “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.

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom: A Timeline of Their Marital Problems
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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.”

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom: A Timeline of Their Marital Problems
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June 29, 2012

Lamar was traded to the L.A. Clippers.

August 2012

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

Amidst rumors the basketball player had been cheating, photos popped up of Lamar and Khloe kissing and cuddling behind the scenes of their Christmas card shoot (which took place in October).

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.”

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom: A Timeline of Their Marital Problems
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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

It was reported that Lamar had gone missing for three days. Meanwhile, Kris Jenner met with Laura Wasser, Kim’s divorce attorney.

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

Early in the morning, Lamar was arrested for a DUI and had his license suspended for refusing to take a drug test. Moving trucks were spotted outside Khloe and Lamar’s home the same day.

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

People reported that Lamar checked into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility. TMZ contradicted the story in another report.

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.

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom: A Timeline of Their Marital Problems
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September 10, 2013

Radar Online reports that Lamar has been cheating on Khloe with far more women than he let on. In fact, that site says that Khloe's private investigator has proof that he's cheated on her with at least five different women. That's obviously bad news for Lamar since there's definitely an infidelity clause in their prenup. Good thing for Khloe, she's got friends with inspirational quotes about being "your own hero," at a time she really needs it.

September 12, 2013

Khloe reportedly gets checked for STDs due to all of Lamar's cheating, while another reports claims that Lamar pawned some of Khloe's jewelry for money. Sigh. According to sources, Lamar wanted to leave marriage, while Khloe didn't, despite reports that her mother, Kris, was still pushing her to file divorce papers.

September 25, 2013

Amid it all, Khloe and Lamar reportedly make plans to spend their anniversary (September 27) together. The next day, there were reports of Lamar on a drug binge with two women in a private house outside of L.A. Distressed, K tweeted "I should be surprised anymore. SMH."

September 27, 2013

Although Lamar was allegedly dropping a whopping $100,000 on Khloe's anniversary gift, the only thing Khloe got for her special day was a workout at the gym. The couple met up for a short time after Lamar's binge, and Khloe later revealed an unhappy anniversary message.

October 4, 2013

Reports claims that Khloe has signed divorce papers, but is waiting to file the petition. Uh oh.

October 31, 2013

After various conflicting reports, Lamar and Khloe were spotted together again at Kanye West's concert, and Lamar opened up to Us Weekly saying that they were "wonderful" and "unbreakable."

November 19, 2013

Sources claim that Khloe has decided to not divorce Lamar until after her returns to the NBA for fear that their breakup may lead to a relapse.

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom: A Timeline of Their Marital Problems
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November 22, 1013

Lamar makes the ultimate mistake by rapping about using drugs and cheating on Khloe in a video on his cellphone. He even brags about his mistresses, which Khloe (after seeing the news) says is a "slap in the face." The next day, reports say that Lamar was nervous about apologizing for the video, and by Thanksgiving, the two were spending time apart.

December 11, 2013

By now it's been reported that Khloe will definitely divorce Lamar by 2014 and the NBA player is totally expecting it. They both attend a Kanye West concert, but do not interact.

December 13, 2013

Amid reports that Lamar has been attempting to win Khloe back, Khloe and Lamar's relationship comes to an with her filing for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences."

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