Khloe Kardashian’s marriage has reportedly been torn apart by the damning allegations that have threatened to destroy Lamar Odom’s lucrative basketball career.
However, Lamar Odom reportedly returned to the couple’s marital home on Monday after “going off the grid” for as many as 72 hours over the weekend.
According to TMZ, Lamar Odom may be addressing some “serious issues” with his wife of nearly four years – including an alleged drug addiction.
Khloé Kardashian, 29, is said to be determined to help the 33-year-old NBA player get his life back on track despite the report which claims his drug use has escalated to an “alarming and life-threatening level”.
For his part, a source close to the former LA Clippers star told TMZ that Lamar Odom is “open to reason and listening to the people who love him the most”.
While talk of the popular athlete undergoing treatment for his alleged problem continues, Lamar Odom is apparently “receptive” to the possibility.
Khloé Kardashian still remains tight-lipped about her marriage drama
Khloé Kardashian’s older sister Kim, meanwhile, reportedly still holds out hope that her sibling can save her marriage.
Kim Kardashian, who recently welcomed her first child with boyfriend Kanye West, is said to be “very supportive” of her sibling and her marriage to Lamar Odom.
Recent reports have claimed Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s divorce is imminent after rumors surfaced of the basketballer cheating with two different women while on the road and his alleged drug use.
But Kim Kardashian hopes the pair can move past their problems.
An insider tells E! News: “She only wants what’s best for Khloé … [Kim Kardashian] would like to see them work it out.
“She knows how much they love each other. Everyone in the family feels divorce should be the last option.”
Khloé Kardashian apparently kept the details of her marital problems a secret from her tight-knit family, with the insider revealing that Kim was “shocked” to learn of the extent of the issues.
In a previous report, another source revealed: “Khloé did keep her marriage issues with Lamar a secret from her family for quite some time – no-one knew.”
Vladimir Putin and his wife of 30 years Lyudmila Putina had gone on national television to tell the world their marriage was over.
But it appears many Russians still refusing to believe that a Russian president could even contemplate getting a divorce.
People think that Vladimir Putin, 60, and his 55-year-old wife had responsibilities to the Russian people and to God and could never divorce.
Such disbelief is understandable after all, it’s 300 years since the last time a Russian leader annulled his marriage.
That was Peter the Great, who dispatched his spouse to a nunnery.
Vladimir Putin and Lyudmila Putina interview, during an interval at the ballet, was the strangest affair and came across as highly stage-managed.
Up until this interview, the private life of Vladimir Putin had been taboo for Russia’s state media.
Reporters would never dare to ask the Kremlin leader about his marital problems.
Vladimir Putin and his wife of 30 years Lyudmila Putina had gone on national television to tell the world their marriage was over
On Thursday night, though, a state television correspondent posed the hitherto unthinkable questions: was it true that the president and his wife were living apart? Were they divorced?
It’s hard to believe such uncomfortable quizzing could have gone ahead without official say-so.
The reporter sounded nervous; at one point she apologized for mentioning the D-word – “divorce”.
So why is the marriage over?
Judging from what was said in the interview, it comes down to Vladimir Putin spending too much time at work and Lyudmila Putina’s loathing of being in the public eye. But could there be another reason?
On Moscow radio, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov was asked about “rumors” that another woman had come into the president’s life. Dmitry Peskov denied it, dismissing claims as “gossip, rumors and speculation”.
It’s unclear how the divorce will affect Russia’s perception of their president.
Some Russians will clearly be disappointed that the Kremlin leader is pushing ahead with plans for a divorce.
Yesterday’s edition of Izvestia warns that President Vladimir Putin risks alienating a key section of his supporters – married women.
And yet there has been a degree of sympathy and support for Vladimir Putin in the media and in blogosphere; some Russians praise him for being honest about his private life and his marital problems, and for showing that a Russian president is no demigod: he’s just human, like everyone else.
Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila Putina have announced their marriage is over.
The Russian president and his wife, who had been married for 30 years, made their divorce public on Russian state television after attending a ballet performance.
“It was a joint decision: we hardly see each other, each of us has our own life”, Vladimir Putin said.
Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Putina had rarely been seen in public in recent months, prompting much speculation in Russian media.
She is known to dislike publicity, and told the TV reporter that flying was difficult for her.
The divorce was “civilized” and the couple would “always remain close”, she said.
“I am very grateful to Vladimir… that he still supports me. And the children, he really cares for them and the children feel this,” Lyudmila Putina added.
Vladimir Putin confirmed on TV that the two were no longer living together.
Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila Putina have announced their marriage is over
Vladimir Putin and Lyudmila Shkrebneva were married in 1983. They have two daughters, Maria and Yekaterina, both in their 20s.
“Our children have grown up; they have their own lives,” Lyudmila Putina added.
She and Vladimir Putin were last seen together at his inauguration for his third term as president on 7 May 2012.
Neither clarified whether or not their marriage had been legally dissolved.
Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said: “They separated a long time ago. I don’t know if the divorce has been formalized but I can confirm that we are talking about a civilized divorce.”
The announcement came after the couple had gone to see the ballet Esmeralda at the Kremlin Palace – they left after the first act.
Thursday’s announcement confirms what had been rumored for years, that the Putins were having marital problems.
But the news has still come as a shock to many Russians, who are not used to their leaders getting divorced.
The Putins’ marriage has been the subject of speculation before.
In 2008, Vladimir Putin denied rumors that he had secretly divorced and was planning to remarry former Olympic gymnast Alina Kabayeva.