Khloe Kardashian’s woes over estranged husband Lamar Odom’s alcohol addiction have been a constant source of pain and frustration for the 32-year-old reality star for years, dating back from those days when they were still considered by many as “happily married.”
On Sunday’s episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Khloe expressed her distress over Odom’s alcohol problem during the family’s trip to Cuba, which occurred back in May, People reports. While talking with best friend Malika Haqq, Khloe opened up about how she put her life on hold to help Lamar on his way to recovery.
“Lamar has come a long way since his whole hospital situation,” she said. “I’ve put my life on hold to get him on the right track… but there’s so much he has to fix for himself.”
As everyone knows, Khloe became Lamar Odom’s primary source of emotional support since he was found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel due to drug and alcohol overdose back in October. It was Kardashian who stayed with Lamar for most of the time he spent recovering at the hospital.
Unfortunately, Odom’s alcohol dependence is proving too much for him to handle despite the rehabilitation treatments he had undergone over the past few months.
Khloe knew that was indeed the case when Odom asked her for cash just before she and her family flew to Cuba for their vacation. She knew that he was just waiting for her to leave just so he can indulge himself once again. After all, it happened too many times before.
“It’s scary to go to another country and then not have any access to back home,” Khloe added. “Lamar knows that it’s not easy to reach me. There’s like one hotel in all of Cuba that has wi-fi… that’s just a nerve-wracking thought.”
“I mean I have put a lot of my life on hold to try to help Lamar and get him on a great track,” she said. “Every time I would leave town [when] we were married, this happened. I just didn’t think he would still do the same thing.”
“I already know that he was like, waiting for me to leave town,” Kardashian added.
Khloe’s intuition hadn’t been off the mark, as Lamar was photographed buying a cognac from a bar inside the Beverly Center on Mother’s Day around the time of the Kardashians’ Cuba trip. Not long after photographs of Lamar drinking alcohol again went their rounds on the internet, Khloe took to Twitter to air her frustrations, writing, “Hummmmmm… People disappoint.”
Malika Haqq offered the Strong Looks Better Naked author some good piece of advice on what to do over her difficulties with Lamar.
“You’ve done everything you can do,” Haqq said. “You can’t control him. You want to try and be the best, but honey, if he wants to run himself back into the gutter, he’s gonna do just that.”
During their trip to Cuba, the Kardashians went to Ernest Hemingway’s house, except for Khloe. This frustrated Kim.
“This house is so cool, it’s such a part of Cuban history that I wish Khloé could see this,” Kanye West’s wife said on the tour.
In her final interview during the trip, Kim opened up about her frustrations over Khloe’s struggles with her estranged husband on account of how they prevent her sister from enjoying life to the fullest.
“I just want her to, like, live life and enjoy herself and not worry about it all, which just breaks my heart because it’s, like, the same cycle over again,” Kim lamented. “It just really sucks.”
Do you think Khloe Kardashian should take an active role again in helping Lamar Odom recover from his alcohol addiction? Or has she suffered enough for the sake of someone who doesn’t want to help himself, even if that person is someone who had been – and probably still is – an important person in her life? Sound off in the comments section below.
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