Finally some good news in the sad string of stories we've seen recently about Lamar Odom's disturbing behavior. He has reportedly checked himself into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.
A source told People, "He realized he needs help." Thank God. It has been truly devastating to watch the details of his self-destruction play out with a DUI arrest last week and reports (which may or may not be reliable) of his serious drug habits and penchant for prostitutes. All the while, Khloe Kardashian has stood bravely by as the world has gained insight into his alleged crack-cocaine addiction and what she's likely been putting up for some time within her marriage.
It was just this past weekend that she reportedly gave Lamar an ultimatum -- enter rehab or leave the home they share together. Thankfully, it appears he's chosen the former.
It's been shocking to learn all of this when on our television screens they have always appeared so happy together and in love. They seemed like the "normal," down-to-earth ones in the whole crazy Kardashian bunch. It just goes to show once again how no one knows what happens in a marriage besides the two people in it ... even if their lives are broadcast for all to see.
Will rehab be enough to save their marriage? It's too early to say. Based on what we know and have heard, there's got to be a lot of hurt there. For now, however, the focus needs to be on him getting better, learning to deal with his demons, and hopefully emerging stronger for it. They say the first step is admitting you have a problem, and by entering rehab, he's doing that. That takes courage.
Best of luck to him and to Khloe. We wish them the best during this difficult time. Stay strong!
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