When two people meet and marry within one month, one is tempted to speak of a whirlwind romance and possibly even true love. If those two people are reality TV star Khloe Kardashian and NBA basketball player Lamar Odom, one pauses. Celebrities are not known for enduring relationships and unfortunately the same seems true for those two.
For two years everything was wonderful. Lamar played successfully for the L.A. Lakers, his wife was part of a hugely lucrative reality TV show and they were talking children. They even got their own show “Khloe and Lamar”, though it is no longer running; it was successful at the time and showed them as a loving couple.
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But things took a turn towards the unfortunate for Lamar when he was pretty much let go from the Lakers and traded to the Dallas Mavericks. His new team was reportedly thrilled to have him there and Khloe joined him in going to Dallas, though she was sad about how things ended with the Lakers.
His drug abuse problems were known by then and the first allegations that he cheated on Khloe had also made the news. His wife eventually forced him into rehab, where he ended up staying for three weeks. It wasn’t the last time, but the couple still remained together and continued to try for a baby.His run with the Mavericks was brief and unsuccessful, however, and he and Khloe soon returned to L.A. where he joined the L.A. Clippers.
2013 took a turn for the worse when cheating rumors showed up at every corner, drug problems persisted and Lamar fell asleep at a custody hearing for his two children. To say that the marriage of Khloe and Lamar was on the rocks is understating it.
They spent more and more time apart and it is a mystery to anyone what possessed Lamar to record himself rapping about drugs and cheating on Khloe on his cell phone. It was the straw that broke the camel’s back and shortly after this incident Khloe filed for divorce.
Naturally, Lamar went out of his way to claim that he had been ready to end it anyway; she just beat him to filing for divorce. Apparently he needed to focus on getting his career back on track and she wasn’t good for him.
Khloe moved on and Lamar’s NBA career all but ended.
He is said to have been dating here and there for a while, but it has become clear in the last few months that he wants his wife back.
It would appear that he’s been making quite the effort at winning her back, writing love letters, apologizing, trying to sober up, and being a much better father to his children. Not only is he trying his very best to convince her to take him back, but he promises that things would be different in the future and that she would be his main focus.
But it would seem that Khloe won’t even consider taking him back unless Lamar enters rehab to get help once and for all. Sobering up by himself and being a better father to his children doesn’t seem to count as much as actual rehab would.
Since Lamar is said to be so determined that he will do whatever it takes, he should be seriously thinking about rehab as well. He says he loves her and wants her back to have a family, which would include a baby with her. So why not do that for her as well, and more importantly for himself?
He doesn’t want to divorce her that much is clear. Khloe doesn’t seem to be pushing for a finalization either. And she, too, wants a family and a baby. The fact that they are still legally married and he seems to be more than willing could make a transition back that much easier.
Cynics may say that Lamar has not much else going for him than his marriage. His career is over and a divorce would not be beneficial for him at all. Khloe is young, beautiful and extremely successful, so why wouldn’t he want to hold onto her?
Few relationships survive long-term break-ups such as this one, especially with all the things that have happened. It remains to be seen if Khloe will take Lamar back, but the possibility is there. And even if they do get back together, it would take an enormous amount of love, commitment and work for them to stay together.