Lamar Odom is making a miraculous recovery after an overdose last week in Las Vegas. Doctors found traces of cocaine and several types of other drugs in the former NBA Lakers player’s system. This is not the first time that Lamar has partied with drugs and other substances. He has struggled with sobriety throughout his life and has always been surrounded by tragedies and fatalities.
Lamar was in a coma for a few days after being found unconscious in his hotel room from a weekend of partying. When he finally woke up the first person he sees is Khloè Kardashian (who was in the process of divorce with him). There are very little details regarding the amount of physical and mental damage that Lamar obtained through the overdose, but we do know that Khloé is going to help in his recovery and rehabilitation.
The couple has been through a lot over the last six years and it is almost unbelievable that they are going to give it another go. With rumors of infidelity and drug abuse, Lamar wore out Khloé and over the last year we have seen her trying to move on by dating other men including rapper French Montana and basketball player James Harding. To understand the difficulty of their relationship, let’s start from the beginning.
Lamar and Khloé met August 27th and less than a month later Lamar proposed to Khloé and they rushed to put together a wedding in five days so that they could get married on September 27th. Although no one believed that they could really be in love with each other after a month, they proved themselves through a reality show, Khloe and Lamar.
Rumors surfaced in 2012 about the couple as women stepped forward claiming to have slept with Lamar. The couple ignored it and continued on with their marriage. Early in 2013, divorce rumors came out and the couple denied them.
After continuously using drugs and drinking heavily, Khloé gave Lamar an ultimatum, rehab or a divorce. Lamar was not able to give up his addiction and the couple began the process of separating. When their 4-year anniversary came around, the couple tried to work out their differences. Things were going well until a video on Lamar’s phone was found where he rapped about doing drugs and cheating on his wife. That seemed to be the last straw and Khloé filed for divorce in December of 2013.
Lamar went missing for weeks at a time and his career as an NBA basketball player has gone up and down. There hasn’t been much news about him until the recent overdose. Khloé, who has admitted a few times on the show Keeping Up with the Kardashians that she still cares for and loves Lamar, rushed to the hospital to stand by his side. This upsetting event has brought the couple closer and they’ve probably realized what is really important to them, each other. Due to the huge delay on the divorce papers, they were never officially approved by a judge so, Khloé was able to take them back as the couple tries to rebuild their marriage.
We will have to see if Lamar’s recovery really brings them back together or if it is really just another excuse to try something that just does not work.