Lamar Odom's Drug Use At Root Of Marriage Troubles With Khloe Kardashian (REPORT)

Aug 29, 2013 | Updated Aug 29, 2013

As rumors about an imminent split between Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom swirl, many are pointing to the basketball player's addiction issues as the root of the problem. Now Us Weekly reports that Odom has a "serious battle with substance abuse," according to multiple sources who confirmed that the 33-year-old lost control of his sobriety.

"The addiction had taken over their marriage. The problem is cocaine. He would be high for three or four days at a time," an insider told the publication, adding that Kardashian had given Odom an ultimatum and that she "wants to save her marriage and him."

Odom has been open about his drug use in the past. In 2001, he was suspended from the NBA for violating drug policy, and admitted to smoking marijuana. "I hope everyone doesn't pass judgement 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," he said at the time. "This will never happen again."

The couple have not been spotted in public together in three months, though Odom did resurface Wednesday in Los Angeles, where he was photographed ordering Taco Bell at the drive-thru from his car.

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