Sources told TMZ that Odom has been clean for five days. He believes removing certain "friends" from his life will help him stay on the right track. He is willing to seek outside help, but only from a private counselor, not a public rehab facility.
Lamar Odom has reportedly been battling drug problems for years. In 2001, the NBA suspended him after he failed two drug tests in eight months. At the time, the then-Clipper admitted he smoked marijuana.
"I hope everyone doesn't pass judgment on my mistake," Odom said. "I've made a couple, and I may make a couple again, but hopefully they won't be as big as this one ... This will never happen again."
But clearly Lamar Odom was wrong about staying sober. Earlier this week, the reality star made his first public appearance in days. The NBA star went to visit Khloe Kardashian but looked shockingly thin and tired. Just days earlier, TMZ reported that Odom was smoking crack and partying nonstop. He did go to rehab last month but left after less than 24 hours.
Khloe Kardashian has reportedly demanded that Lamar Odom get sober, and there have been rumors of cracks in their marriage. Kardashian recently dropped the last name "Odom" from both her Twitter and Instagram accounts, fueling divorce speculation. However, a rep for the reality star has insisted this is not the case.
"Her Twitter name was never changed, and on her Instagram she took off Kardashian AND Odom on her bio only," the rep said. "Her Instagram handle has ALWAYS been just Kardashian to match her twitter name — so both of her names are @KhloeKardashian. They always have been — but, yes, in her bio she removed both of her last names, so it simply says Khloe."
But even before Kardashian changed her social media profiles, there were reports that her marriage was over. A source told E! News in September that a divorce was imminent.
Besides the drug rumors, Khloe Kardashian has also dealt with reports that Lamar Odom cheated on her with several women. One of those ladies, Jennifer Richardson, recently took and passed a lie detector test on a syndicated talk show.
Still, Khloe Kardashian was spotted with her wedding ring on Tuesday, shortly after Odom left her home. So if Lamar Odom can stay sober, perhaps the two can salvage their marriage, after all.
Check out a clip below of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom in happier times.