Khloe Kardashian asked her husband Lamar Odom to enter rehab on several different occasions this summer. She held interventions, got her family members involved and even reached out to former teammates. Finally, after his recent driving under the influence arrest, she reportedly issued an ultimatum. If he didn’t seek help, he wouldn’t be allowed back in the house. Recent reports indicate he decided to go with option b, seek help, but oddly, he doesn’t seem to have told his estranged wife.

According to TMZ, Khloe heard about the news just like the rest of us, via random Internet news reports last night. She apparently has no idea what facility he’s checked into or even who might have dropped him off. She’s completely out of the loop, though she’s reportedly relieved that he’s at least making an effort and trying to get his life in gear.

Addicts who try to get better for the benefit of other people tend to fail. Every prominent addiction specialist says addicts need to do it for themselves. So, in that way, it’s a good thing that Lamar checked into rehab with the apparent goal of getting better rather than saving his marriage, but at the same time, the general outline of what happened doesn’t seem to be a good sign for that marriage. How does a man who has a wife who’s worried sick about him not at least shoot her a phone call and say, “I’m going to go get some help”? The whole thing is just bizarre on a lot of levels, but I suppose everything about Lamar’s life had been bizarre for the past few years.

Wherever Odom might have gone, Pop Blend wishes him nothing but the best in his recovery efforts. He has so much left to contribute in life and on the basketball floor, and whether his marriage can be saved or not, he needs to get better to make the most of his time here. Hopefully, this trip to rehab will be the exact spark he needs to make that happen.



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