Lamar Odom’s kids are reportedly devastated about their father’s allegedly ongoing struggles with addiction.
According to a new report, Lamar Odom’s 17-year-old daughter, Destiny, and 15-year-old son, Lamar Jr., are “so upset” that their father has not gotten help after a failed intervention earlier this month.
“They are so upset,” a family source revealed to Us Weekly on July 28.
“[Lamar Odom] says he is not going back to Los Angeles. He wants to rebuild his life in New York — but that’s not really happening,” the source continued.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) July 28, 2016
On his way to New York City, where his children reside with his first wife, Liza Morales, Lamar Odom was kicked off an airplane after vomiting on himself during the flight. According to the report, Lamar Odom visited a Santa Monica bar before catching his flight out of Los Angeles, where he reportedly “got really angry and started getting drunk.”
Since arriving in New York City, the source claims Lamar Odom often disappears for days at a time and has been “hitting strip clubs, smoking pot and drinking heavily.” In response, his family, including Destiny and Lamar Jr., Odom’s ex Morales, and Odom’s aunt, JaNean Mercer, planned an intervention on July 22 with addiction specialist Ron Dock, who was prepared to transport Odom to the Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center in Florida. Unfortunately, Lamar Odom’s childhood friend tipped him off, and the former professional athlete immediately abandoned his Manhattan hotel room.
“The kids really wanted the intervention to happen,” the insider added. “Everyone wants [Lamar Odom] to get help.”
As for Lamar Odom’s estranged wife Khloe Kardashian, the 32-year-old reality star was helping Odom get on his feet earlier this year and even rented him a mansion in Calabasas, but after news began swirling of Lamar Odom’s alleged drug relapse, she quickly canceled the lease.
“She will never stop fighting for [Lamar Odom], but there’s only so much [Khloe Kardashian] can do,” the source explained of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star.
— EntertainmentTonight (@etnow) July 27, 2016
“Everyone is really worried for [Lamar Odom’s] safety right now,” another source close to Lamar Odom revealed to Entertainment Tonight on July 27. “Lamar is not in a [good] place right now, we’re really worried.”
According to the source, their concerns have increased following Kardashian’s decision to end her marriage to Lamar Odom and move on with her life.
“Thank God [Lamar Odom] had Khloe near his side in the fall,” the source revealed. “If she wasn’t there, God knows what could have happened to him. But now that Khloe is not in the picture anymore, there is no one there looking out for him with his best interests at heart. He won’t listen to anyone. He has this attitude that if [his actions] haven’t killed him already, [they] won’t. It’s sad and scary. I feel bad for his kids because they’re really worried too. He really needs help, but he doesn’t want to accept any of it.”
In May, as rumors swirled regarding Lamar Odom’s drug use, Kardashian refiled documents to divorce the former NBA star after previously having her request for divorce thrown out as he recovered from his October 2015 drug overdose in Nevada.
Another source close to Khloe Kardashian told the outlet that she and Lamar Odom are “100 percent done” and no longer speaking to one another.
The source added that Kardashian had done all she could do for Lamar Odom.
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