On Wednesday, Khloe Kardashian threw down the gauntlet and threw Lamar Odom out of their house. She made the NBA player pack his bags and leave their Californian home because of his long-standing drug problem. Now it appears that Lamar is missing and presumed to be on a drug binge.
TMZ has reported that sources who are close to the Clippers player and the Kardashian clan have said that no one has been able to contact Lamar. They have also said that attempts to find Odom have ended in failure. The biggest concern from both camps is that he is laying low somewhere while partaking in his drug of choice crack cocaine.
The 33 year-old husband of Khloe Kardashian has been the invisible man for the last 72 hours and people are getting pretty concerned for his safety.
Khloe kicked Lamar out of the house when a last-ditch intervention was staged by the entire Kardashian clan to steer the basketball player away from drugs. Their desperate last attempt failed and it was this combined with the news that he had been fooling around that forced Khloe to act.
The 29 year-old reality TV personality has been trying to get Lamar away from the hard drugs that he uses for a while now. Lamar has been a recreational user of hard drugs for the last two years. Last year, Khloe bullied Odom into attending a rehab center which he reluctantly agreed to. While he only stayed for three weeks, any chances he may have had to leave earlier were thwarted by his wife hiring private investigators to watch him.
Once he checked himself out, he managed to stay clean for the entire 2012/13 NBA season. In fact he did so well that the LA team expressed interest in bringing Odom back for the next season. But as soon as the season ended Lamar went straight back to his recreational hard drug use. For Khloe, this was the last straw.
But Lamar has not been in touch with anyone for over 72 hours and no one has been able to contact him. Everyone close to the Kardashian family and Odom are getting worried. And Khloe isn’t worried that her husband has run off with another woman, she is more concerned that he is on a drug binge.
Her kicking Odom out of the house was not a prelude to divorce. Sources close to both people have said that neither of them have approached lawyers or started paperwork for a divorce. This was despite the recent stories of Lamar having not one but two affairs.
According to TMZ, Khloe’s biggest problem with her husband is his heavy recreational drug use. She wants to save Lamar from himself and does not want to end her marriage. Apparently when the kardashian family intervention failed, she felt drastic action was needed to make Lamar see the seriousness of his problem.
Unfortunately it looks like Lamar has taken his ejection from the family home badly and has disappeared off the face of the earth. It would be nice to think that Odom has checked himself into one of the many rehab centers that apparently litter the Southern Californian countryside.
But it is more likely that, as the family fear, Lamar Odom has gone missing presumed to be on a drug binge. We only hope that for Khloe’s sake, Lamar doesn’t wind up being another senseless and tragic statistic.
By Michael Smith