Khloe Kardashian wears all-black sweatpants and a hood on a hot 90°F / 32° C day while on her way to the gym in Los Angeles
Khloé Kardashian Odom and Lamar Odom are not separating despite rumors to the contrary.
Media speculation has been buzzing that the two are heading for a divorce but a source close to the situation tells E! News that is simply not true.
In fact, there were reports over the weekend that the pro basketball player had gone missing and wasn’t in contact with his family.
« Lamar was never missing, » the insider explained. « He has been with Khloé. They have never spoken to a divorce attorney. »
The source added, « Right now the family is focused on getting Lamar better. »
And Khloé has been slamming the speculation through her Instagram and Twitter lately.
Just last week she posted a sharp message on her Instagram account that definitely didn’t mince any words.
« Never judge someone without knowing the whole story. You may think you understand, but you don’t, » the message read.
Then on Sunday, she vented on her Twitter account in a characteristically candid fashion.
« Really hard to sit here and listen to people talk s–t about my family!, » she wrote. « F–k you and shame on you! I’m too protective for this s–t! »
On Monday, Khloé was spotted leaving a gym wearing her gorgeous wedding ring. She held up her left hand (with the blindingly large sparkler) in an attempt to shield her face from the cameras.
The couple has been married for almost four years now and tied the knot on Sept. 27, 2009, at a family friend’s beautiful home in Los Angeles.
The rumors, sadly, are true. As suspected for weeks now, Khloe Kardashian has reached a breaking point in her nearly four-year marriage to Lamar Odom. Coming in between the reality star, 29, and NBA free agent, 33, among other things: His serious battle with substance abuse, multiple sources confirm in the new issue of Us Weekly, out now.
« The addiction had taken over their marriage, » a mutual pal tells Us. « The problem is cocaine. He would be high for three or four days at a time. » (One rumor that’s false, according to a source: TMZ’s claim that Odom is addicted to crack.)
Desperate, Kim and Kourtney’s younger sister gave her « Lammy » an ultimatum on Aug. 21: Get help or get out. Khloe « wants to save her marriage and him, » the confidante says.
Up until that dramatic intervention, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star had been making excuses for her man’s erratic behavior. « She says the things he does are because of the drugs, and she just wants him to get help, » another friend says.
« I feel so bad for her, » the pal continues of Khloe, who wed the athlete after a whirlwind courtship back in September 2009. « She really loves Lamar. »
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Eminem, famous for dissing the likes of Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and Moby in his hit songs, is at it again with his new single « Berserk. »
Produced by Rick Rubin, the track clearly has an old school Beastie Boys feel, not surprising given Rubin’s past work with the group. But it’s his harsh line about Khloe Kardashian that’s most likely to get people talking.
« They say that love is powerful as cough syrup and Styrofoam / All I know is I fell asleep and woke up in that Monte Carlo / , we done both set the bar low, » he raps.
Eminem also calls out Kevin Federline, poking fun at his fluctuating weight.
« So maybe just make like K-Fed and let yourself go, » he raps in the chorus.
Eminem’s highly anticipated new album, « The Marshall Mathers LP 2, » is set for release on November 5.
Lamar was spotted driving into the gated community where he lives with his wife, Khloe, on Aug. 26, and a source reveals he hasn’t left their marital home since! After a tearful reunion with Khloe, it appears Lamar is back for good. Read on for all the EXCLUSIVE details!
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom‘s marriage has been on the rocks ever since news broke of his alleged drug addiction and infidelities. After Khloe, 29, reportedly kicked the NBA star out of their Tarzana, Calif. home, Lamar, 33, gave her an ultimatum:
“Let me move back into the house or I am going to file for divorce.” It looks like Khloe listened, because she welcomed Lamar back into their multi-million dollar mansion in an unexpected step toward reconciliation.
Lamar Odom Moves Back In With Khloe Kardashian — Divorce Ultimatum
Lamar had reportedly been staying in a hotel ever since Khloe kicked him out, but that living situation didn’t last long, after Lamar threatened to file for divorce if Khloe didn’t let him come home soon.
Lamar was seen driving into the couple’s neighborhood on Aug. 26, and an eyewitness tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that he hasn’t left since.
“Lamar is back at home with Khloe as of yesterday [Aug. 26],” the source reveals. “Khloe slept at her mom’s last night, but returned to her house this afternoon. Rob [Kardashian] was also at Khloe and Lamar’s house earlier today and left in the late afternoon.”
Has Khloe forgiven Lamar? It sure seems like it because she was also spotted wearing her wedding ring on Aug. 27, just four days after taking it off, Radar Online reports.
Lamar Odom’s Tearful Reunion With Khloe Kardashian
We told you Lamar’s Aug. 26 reunion with Khloe was so emotional that it left the NBA star in tears.
“He broke down, literally broke town in tears when he was with her yesterday,” a source close to Lamar tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He has more shame than anything. Khloe held him, and she cried too. It’s a sob fest.
“He’s ashamed of himself and feels like he’s let a lot of people down,” the source adds.
Khloe may be disappointed in Lamar, she is still determined to support him.
“I don’t know that many women with the strength to go through all this and in public,” the source says. “She’s true to him and he knows that deep down.
We’re so glad Khloe is standing by Lamar during this difficult time. Whatever’s going on with Lamar, it’s clear that he really needs her help right now.
Life has often seemed to be an open book for the Kardashian family — but, as it turns out, Khloe Kardashian has been keeping her troubled marriage uncharacteristically close to her vest. In fact, until recently, even her famous family members were left in the dark about the extent of her problems with Lamar Odom, her husband of nearly four years.
« Khloe did keep her marriage issues with Lamar a secret from her family for quite some time – no one knew, » a source tells Us Weekly of Khloe, 29, who is famously close with older sisters Kim and Kourtney and mom Kris Jenner.
As countless reports pop up about NBA player Odom, 33 — cheating rumors, supposed drug use and the status of his contract with the L.A. Lakers — a second insider close to the Kardashian family acknowledges that the embattled couple met and had a long talk at their house over the weekend. « They are not separated, » the insider insists. (One outlet had claimed the Odom had gone missing; his agent Jeff Schwartz assured ESPN.com on Monday Lamar is not missing. « His wife knows exactly where he is. »)
« Khloe has seemed very unhappy lately. She’s not herself, » a third confidante reveals to Us. « It’s heartbreaking to see how unhappy she is, because she is in love with him. It’s so sad. »
The E! reality star was spotted late last week looking glum, with her wedding ring noticeably absent. She took to Twitter late Sunday to lash out against the media glare. « Really hard to sit here and listen to people talk sh-t about my family! » she fumed. « F-ck you and shame on you! I’m too protective for this sh-t! »
« Lamar has always been Khloe’s number one priority, » says the first source. « His health and his well being are the biggest priorities to her. »
Amid speculation that Khloé Kardashian Odom and Lamar Odom are having marital issues, Odom is now under fire from reports that claim he has been abusing drugs.
In the first report over the weekend, unnamed sources told TMZ that Odom, 32, has been using « hardcore recreational drugs » for the past two years and went to rehab last August. The report claims Odom stayed clean for the duration of the basketball season but started using drugs again once his run with the Clippers ended.
Reps for Odom and the Clippers have not returned PEOPLE’s multiple requests for comment. A rep for Kardashian Odom declined to comment.
A source close to the couple tells PEOPLE that Karshadian Odom has been struggling to help her husband.
« It’s a really hard time for Khloé, » the source says. « She’s kept this secret for almost two years trying to save Lamar and their marriage. »
The 29-year-old « recently came clean and [her family] has been trying to help since, » the source says.
Another source who has known Odom for years says the couple have clashed over his partying: « Lamar genuinely doesn’t think he has a problem – it’s all ‘work hard then party hard’ with him until it goes off the rails. They really do love each other. But she really feels that this problem is out of control, and she’s hurt that he won’t get help. »
The couple has not been spotted together in public since June 2, and neither has commented on the status of their marriage, even following reports of infidelity allegations (which Odom has denied). On Thursday, Kardashian Odom was photographed looking unhappy and not wearing her wedding ring for a trip to the gym. On Aug. 25, she Tweeted, « Really hard to sit here and listen to people talk s— about my family . . . I’m too protective for this s—! »
« It’s absolutely heartbreaking for her, » the source close to the couple says of their struggles. « This is such a heavy load. »
Odom’s Past Problems
This is not the first time Odom has faced drug accusations. He was suspended in 2001 when he violated NBA drug policy twice in eight months. He admitted at the time to smoking marijuana, telling reporters: « I hope everyone doesn’t pass judgment on my mistake. I’ve made a couple and I may make a couple again, but hopefully they won’t be as big as this one … This will never happen again. »
His close friend and former coach Jerry Degregorio has said:
« Lamar, in crisis situations, he has a tendency to want to get away and hide. He just wants to go away and hide and be by himself. »
In 2012, Odom disappeared from the Dallas Mavericks for 10 days amid reports his father was ill.
« It was really personal and it was something I had to tend to, » he said when he returned. « There are times when we have to fix what is going on off the basketball court in order to fix what’s going on on the court. »
Sources say Kardashian Odom, whom he wed in 2009, has been a supportive influence.
« Khloé is so insanely protective over Lamar, » says another source close to the family. « Whatever they’re going through in their relationship is taking a back seat to getting him better, I can tell you that. »