The marriage of reality-TV star Khloe Kardashian and basketball star Lamar Odom is reportedly hanging by a thread as he battles an addiction to crack cocaine.
The story is being reported in detail on TMZ.com, but no one from the Kardashian camp or E! Entertainment Television — where the two are seen regularly on the various “Kardashian” reality shows — have yet commented or otherwise confirmed the story.
The story paints a picture at odds with the domestic tranquility seen on TV in shows such as “Khloe & Lamar” and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” According to the story, Khloe ordered Lamar to leave their house last Wednesday after he refused to participate in an intervention she was arranging.
The story says Odom, 33 — now playing with the Los Angeles Clippers — has long struggled with an addiction to crack cocaine, a habit that TMZ says Khloe, 29, has successfully kept secret from her own family. The story says Odom has been addicted for as long as two years. The couple were married in September 2009.
The story cautions that neither Khloe nor Lamar have filed for divorce or consulted divorce lawyers, but they are separated.
The question now is: Will their domestic strife be acknowledged on any of the Kardashian reality shows, particularly their own? That show happens to be on hiatus, a break in production that was reportedly requested some time ago by Khloe.