Khloe Kardashian "effectively" declared a separation when she asked her husband, Lamar Odom, to leave their L.A. home on Wednesday (21st August). According to sources speaking to TMZ, the couple have been struggling with a number of problems over the past few months.

Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian has thrown her husband out of their L.A. home.

In addition to claims that Odom has been cheating on Kardashian with a number of women, sources have recently claimed the NBA star has been battling with a drug addiction for a number of years. 

It seems Kardashian threw Odom out of their home after he refused to enter rehab. It seems this comes after Kardashian finally admitted to her family that Odom had a substance abuse problem. The family staged an intervention asking Odom to enter rehab. However, sources suggest Odom refused and Kardashian decided the couple needed some time apart. 

Lamar Odom
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TMZ reports Odom has a crack cocaine addiction and he has battled this for two years. Sources claim Odom entered rehab last year but left after only three weeks. Despite living sobering for a new of months, Odom has succumbed to his addiction. 

Neither Kardashian nor Odom have consulted a divorce lawyer, as yet. However, should the couple decide to divorce Odom will walk away from the marriage empty handed. This is due to a pre-nuptial agreement Kris Jenner pressured her daughter into acquiring before the couple married in 2009. The couple married after knowing one another just four weeks. Their marriage has lasted four years so far, we will have to wait and see how long it can continue.

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
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