UPDATE: Scott Disick Enters Rehab Center for Drug and Alcohol Issues
UPDATE (10/14/2015 4:49 p.m. ET):
Scott Disick has checked into a rehab center, a source tells Us Weekly. The mag claims Scott began treatment in Malibu before Lamar Odom's hospitalization and will be getting treated for drug and alcohol addiction.
ORIGINAL STORY (10/14/2015 12:07 p.m. ET):
In light of Lamar Odom’s hospitalization after days of partying at a Nevada brothel, it’s hard not to think of another Kardashian ex who’s been on a downward spiral recently: Scott Disick.
The father of Kourtney Kardashian’s three children has been the one making headlines of late with his wild partying, bizarre social media postings, and rumored relationship with an 18-year-old model. And while there certainly are differences between him and Khloe Kardashian’s former husband, there’s more than a few similarities between the two men, as well.
Many will (and have) blamed the Kardashian-Jenner women for the downfall of their ex-boyfriends and husbands, from Ray J to Kris Humphries to even Caitlyn Jenner. But in the case of Scott and Lamar, the high-profile breakups are just one contributing factor to their troubled lives.
Hopefully, the still young 32-year-old Scott can take a look at the similar patterns between himself and the NBA star, and use it as a wake up call to get his own life back on track. Because at the end of the day, no one deserves to go through the pain Lamar’s friends and family are enduring right now.
The Tragic Losses
In just one month alone, Lamar lost not one but two of his best friends to drug overdoses: frequent Khloe & Lamar guest star Jamie Sangouthai, who passed away in June, and Bobby Heyward, who lost his life one week later.
The Tumultuous Breakup
Even after the two were in the middle of a divorce, Lamar was still unable to let Khloe go, calling her “his wife” as recently as August and even ambushing her outside a SoulCycle to tell her he still loved her.
While Scott and Kourtney aren’t divorcing (they were never married), he’s been all over the place recently, first traipsing around Miami with a barely legal blonde, then posting Instagrams that made it appear he wants his baby mama back.
Lamar has been open about his struggle with addiction (namely, crack-cocaine), and after his split from Khloe, he seemed to return to old patterns.
At the end of their relationship, the former baller was out with college kids (not unlike Scott drinking with young girls in NYC), and as recently as June he was reported to be getting high “regularly” in Vegas. Meanwhile, Scott checked into rehab in March after an Atlantic City bender, only to check out before his treatment was complete.
Along with Lamar’s widely-reported drug issues, he also has had a long-standing penchant for prostitutes, something that was further confirmed with the tragic occurrences of this week. While Scott hasn’t been tied to escorts of any kind, the main impetus for his split from Kourtney was his alleged cheating with stylist Chloe Bartoli. And as mentioned, since then, he’s taking up with models who just graduated high school.
See below for more of Wetpaint’s coverage of the Lamar Odom news:
Inside the Brothel Where Lamar Odom Was Found Unconscious
Are The Kardashians Really Filming This Incident for KUWTK?
Reality Stars, Athletes & More Send Lamar Odom Well Wishes
Report: Lamar Odom Bender Spurred by Mystery Caller?
Lamar Odom Was “Foaming” at the Mouth, Vomiting Blood