Yesterday, we told you about TMZ’s report that Lamar Odom is on crack. The details were sparse and vague.
TMZ has come out with more details, but the fact is that it is still TMZ so realize that nothing is confirmed, by any means. Here’s what we’ve got.
Odom’s wife, Khloe Kardashian, kicked him out of their house, and he’s been missing for three days. They don’t know where he is, and they’re worried he’s on a crack cocaine binge.
Also, this problem isn’t new.
We’ve already told you Lamar’s been battling addiction for at least 2 years — and even reluctantly agreed to go to rehab in San Diego a year ago … although he bailed after 3 weeks.
Here’s how this all (allegedly) came out:
Sources connected to the family tell us … Khloe did not want to burden her family and jeopardize the Kardashian machine by telling the brood about Lamar’s drug issues. We’re told Kourtney and Kim Kardashian learned of Lamar’s addiction “very recently.”
We’re told Kris Jenner has known about it for a longer period of time, but was still kept in the dark for many months.
Our sources say even when Khloe reached out for professional help — for example hiring private investigators to follow Lamar — she lied about the extent of the addiction. Our sources say Khloe told private investigators Lamar was addicted to “performance enhancing drugs” and that’s why she needed their help. She never played the crack card.
When stories started to surface about Lamar sleeping with other women … and the family started asking questions … Khloe felt she needed to reveal the real issue. As one source put it, “Khloe was a real trooper. She’s been living a nightmare.”
Khloe and Lamar are reportedly separated.
Bad news, all around.
Then again, TMZ also reported this:
3:00 PM PST: We spoke to a rep for Lamar who says Lamar is fine, however he would not say anything about his whereabouts.
Moral of the story? Let’s hope TMZ is living up to its reputation and this is all a lie.