Is Rob Kardashian going to take in Lamar Odom after the former NBA star got kicked out of his Calabasas, California, home following an alleged drug relapse?
According to a new report, Rob Kardashian, who is currently planning his wedding and expecting his first child with Blac Chyna, wants Odom to come live with him and get his life back in order.
“Lamar’s in trouble and could be hitting rock bottom yet again,” an insider told Hollywood Life on June 16, claiming Odom has returned to a drug habit that nearly took his life just months ago. “And the one person who knows what it’s like to be there, and who doesn’t want Lamar to get there, is [Rob Kardashian]. Rob’s been talking to Lamar and has secretly seen him several times in the past weeks.”
Rob Kardashian is BEGGING Lamar Odom to move in with him & Blac Chyna https://t.co/IZrOhqNOJK
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) June 17, 2016
“[Rob Kardashian] has begged Lamar to come and live with him and Chyna until he figures out his next move but Lamar refused, saying he doesn’t want to burden Rob and Chyna, especially since they have a child on the way,” the source continued.
Rob Kardashian was extremely close to Lamar Odom in the years after he wed Rob’s sister, Khloe Kardashian, and lived with the pair until Odom was accused of drug use and infidelity in 2013. At that point, Odom moved out, and Khloe filed for divorce.
In the past, Khloe has been vocal about Rob Kardashian’s closeness to Odom, and how her split from Odom may have added to his struggles with depression and weight gain in the years that followed.
“[Rob Kardashian] told Lamar he isn’t a burden and insisted LO stay with him and Blac so that he can have a family support system,” the source said. However, “[Lamar] still didn’t take him up on the offer but told Rob he may reconsider. Rob’s hoping he reconsiders sooner than later.”
— Starpulse (@Starpulse) April 30, 2016
Earlier this week, a source claimed Odom was back on drugs, which had recently led Rob Kardashian’s sister to boot him from the Calabasas home she had been renting for him since his hospital release in January.
“He is using again,” a source close to Khloe Kardashian revealed to Us Weekly on June 15. “So Khloé had to put her foot down and stop helping him out… More than anything, Khloé wants to be in Lamar’s life, but only if he gets healthy.”
Odom suffered a drug overdose in October 2015 and right away, Rob Kardashian’s family, including Khloe, Kim and Kris Jenner, flew to Nevada to be by his side as he nearly passed.
While a friend of Odom’s told the magazine that he wasn’t using drugs, the 36-year-old athlete was photographed drinking in early May at a bar inside the Beverly Center mall. He was also accused of visiting a couple of other bars in recent months.
“He has definitely been partying,” a second source added.
As Odom’s struggles play out in photos, Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are headed for a reality show as they continue on with their whirlwind romance. Earlier this month, E! News confirmed the couple’s upcoming series, Rob & Blac, which will give fans an inside look at their romance in six one-hour episodes that will be followed by a special celebration of the birth of their child.
For more of Rob Kardashian and his family, tune into Keeping Up With the Kardashians Season 12 on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on the E! Network.
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