Temptation is coming once again for former NBA star Lamar Odom. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Lamar Odom suffered a near-fatal cocaine overdose in October 2016. Odom’s brush with death came during an extended vacation at the Love Ranch, a brothel in Nevada. Fans hoped that one brush with death would be enough to dispel the worst of Odom’s addiction demons, but the fight more difficult soon.
According to TMZ, Dennis Hof, owner of the Love Rance, wants Lamar Odom to visit his brothel again as long as he leaves any and all drugs off the property. To sweeten the deal, Hof offered to pay for Odom’s first night and the first two women he spends it with plus unlimited Remy Martin.
Dennis Hof insists that alcohol and women have never been Lamar Odom’s problem. According to Hof, Odom’s biggest problem has always been drug use.
Hof’s promises of a drug-free environment might concern longtime fans of Lamar Odom from his basketball career and marriage to Khloe Kardashian. In the months after Odom’s near-fatal overdose, several unseemly details surrounding that night at the Love Ranch emerged.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, several of the prostitutes who worked at the Love Ranch quit the night Lamar Odom arrived. Reportedly, Odom was encouraged by Hof to pick women who were known for hard partying and drug use. Adding to the scandal is the fact that Hof insisted on receiving the $75,000 payment Lamar Odom agreed to when he arrived at the Love Ranch despite Odom’s brush with death. The prostitutes who accompanied Odom the night of his overdose were supposed to split $37,500, but reportedly Hof refused to pay them.
Fans may wonder why Dennis Hof is inviting Lamar Odom back to the Love Ranch, given that his last visit brought so much scrutiny to the brothel. In addition to the scrutiny, Odom’s near-fatal overdose brought income to the Love Ranch. Reportedly, business at the Love Ranch tripled in the wake of Odom’s overdose. Patrons who spent more than $500 even had an opportunity to see the room where Odom almost died. As the months passed and Lamar Odom’s health improved, the focus shifted to his marriage to Khloe Kardashian. Interest in his cocaine overdose faded, as did the increased interest focused on the Love Ranch.
Without a doubt, Dennis Hof and the Love Ranch are a painful embodiment of Lamar Odom’s past. As Odom’s past continues to tempt him, reports have emerged that his future may be brighter than ever if he can finally conquer his demons.
According to ABC News, Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian discussed the possibility of reconciling on a recent episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The conversation began when momager Kris Jenner pointed out that her friend Melanie Griffith married Don Johnson twice. Khloe mentioned the possibility of another marriage to Odom and both seemed agreeable to the idea. However, both Odom and Khloe Kardashian agreed that they want to legally dissolve their marriage first so they don’t risk bringing bad vibes into their new life together.
Generally, a few months separate the taping and airing of each episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Unfortunately for fans, the conversation doesn’t prove that Khloe and Lamar are back together, but it does prove that both have at least considered the idea. In fact, Lamar Odom takes the idea of reconciling with Khloe so seriously that he insisted on having another wedding if they ever remarry.
Only one thing stands in the way of Lamar Odom’s happily ever after: Lamar Odom. Recently, reports have emerged that Lamar Odom is drinking again. From there, the slippery slope back to addiction seems inevitable, and it looks like Khloe Kardashian is preparing herself for it.
Unfortunately for long-time fans of Khloe and Lamar, it doesn’t look like a reconciliation will happen anytime soon.
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