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Khloe Kardashian and her basketballer husband, Lamar Odom, are only weeks away from celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary, though the couple may exchange the traditional anniversary gifts, fruit and flowers in Odom’s rehabilitation facility.
Just two days ago, news broke that Odom had checked himself into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation following an arrest for driving under the influence, for which Odom is expected to plead no contest. Reports of Odom’s rehab stay have since been denied, though the story broke at a tumultuous time for he and Kardashian.
The shocking news comes in the wake of numerous rumors of the couple’s separation, including speculation that friends and family are pushing for a divorce. Though the youngest of the Kardashian sisters planned to renew their vows, it seems that the plan will have to be put on hold as the protective 28-year-old deals with all the haters and attempts to remain composed while under the watchful eye of the media. While it can be imagined that this fall will be particularly difficult for the reality television personality, she and her husband are no strangers to drama, both real and fabricated, as her past year in the limelight displays.
Kardashian started off 2013 by once again defending her marriage to Odom, slamming rumors that she and the former L.A. Laker were heading for a split after troubles conceiving a child. The couple then added to their family just as sister Kim Kardashian announced her pregnancy with rapper Kanye West (a coupling that young Kardashian views as a personal accomplishment). The pair tried to show the press that they are still very much in love, especially when questions about mother and stepfather Kris and Bruce Jenner’s living arrangements sparked curiosity among fans and media.
The vocal former host of The X-Factor spoke about the Jenners’ odd arrangement from experience, having lived apart from her husband. The two struggled while Odom was playing for the Dallas Mavericks in 2012. Commuting from Dallas to Los Angeles was not the only hardship for the couple that year, who continued to battle rumors of infertility, infidelity, and impending separation. During their time apart, Kardashian vowed to put her husband first.
Hopefully, as the real story with Lamar unfolds, Khole is able to smile. Friends, family, and even members of the press have noticed her fire and resilience during past ups and downs in her relationship, and this time should be no different.