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Khloé Kardashian's relationship with her ex-husband Lamar Odom had a lot of ups and downs. The whirlwind romance led to a wedding that took place just 27 days after the couple first met at a mutual friend's birthday party. The couple made their marriage last from September 2009 until they called it quits in 2013. During their years as a couple, the pair seemed happier than ever, even though they were dealing with plenty of turmoil behind closed doors. 

Most of their relationship was chronicled on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and that eventually led to their own spin-off series on E! titled Khloé & Lamar. What fans didn't know was that Khloé was dealing with her then-husband's personal issues like his drug and sex addictions, while also dealing with his infidelity

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Together they took on various business opportunities and seemed to be building a beautiful life together, but in the end, it didn't work out for the couple. With rumors of fertility struggles and cheating, Khloé saw herself having to end the marriage she worked so hard for. After their split, the reality star found herself by her ex's side at the hospital after he was found unconscious at a brothel in Nevada in 2015. The basketball player had suffered an overdose, but Khloé and her family flew to the Las Vegas hospital where he was being treated to be by his side. 

Lamar has spoken about his ex-wife's unconditional love for him and how that was her driving force for supporting him through such a dark time. The couple had a roller-coaster ride of a love story, and even after she has tried to move on, the relationship seems to resurface every now and then, even years later. 

They had a whirlwind romance. 1

They had a whirlwind romance.

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The celebrity couple met at the end of August 2009, and it was love at first sight. They had great chemistry and hit it off at a party in Hollywood, California.

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They had a wedding just a month after meeting. 2

Khloé and Lamar got hitched in September 2009, after just one month of dating. The reality star wore a custom-made Vera Wang gown for the beautiful occasion, which was televised on KUWTK

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Lamar gave his girl a massive diamond engagement ring. 3

Lamar gave his girl a massive diamond engagement ring.

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What a beauty! The NBA star proposed with a 12.5-carat radiant-cut engagement ring worth a hefty price tag of $850,000. After they split, she made sure to keep the ring. Duh! 

The couple moved into a gorgeous mansion together. 4

In 2009, the lovebirds purchased a lavish custom-made $4 million mansion in Tarzana, California. In the midst of their split five years later, they decided to sell the seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom home to actress Kaley Cuoco for $5.5 million. 

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Khloé was involved with his kids from a previous relationship. 5

Khloé was involved with his kids from a previous relationship.

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Khloé was all about being a stepmother to his kids. The former basketball player has two children, Destiny Odom and Lamar Odom Jr., with ex-girlfriend, Liza Morales. 

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He shared his love for basketball with his wife and her family. 6

He shared his love for basketball with his wife and her family.

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During their marriage, Lamar grew very close to the Kardashian clan and loved spending quality time with the famous family. He took Khloé and Kim to his childhood basketball court in Queens, New York. He was probably reminiscing about the days before his $33 million Lakers contract. 

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They moved to Dallas so he could continue his basketball career. 7

They moved to Dallas so he could continue his basketball career.

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That same year, Lamar was traded to play for the Dallas Mavericks. Khloé supported her then-hubby all the way, and the couple relocated in December 2011, televising their stressful move on the hit E! show. 

They released a couple's perfume in 2011. 8

They released a couple's perfume in 2011.

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In 2011, the couple launched their unisex fragrance, Unbreakable Bond. The perfume featured notes of fresh spices, champagne, jasmine, and musk. 

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Khloé openly shared her thoughts on marriage. 9

Khloé openly shared her thoughts on marriage.

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In 2012, Khloé and Lamar sat down with Oprah to discuss their relationship. "I feel the pressure from me to be a great wife,” she said. 

Their fairy-tale romance began to show cracks. 10

Their fairy-tale romance began to show cracks.

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In 2012, Odom was done playing for the Mavericks, and the couple moved back to California. There were reports that they were plagued by fertility issues and some cheating rumors, but they continued to deny the news. 

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Lamar had been secretly battling his addiction. 11

Lamar had been secretly battling his addiction.

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In 2013, Odom's battle with drug addiction came to light. TMZ reported that the star had "gone off the rails with drug use." A year before, he checked into a rehab facility for his crack and cocaine use, but he left three weeks later. 

There were reports that the basketball player was cheating on Khloé. 12

There were reports that the basketball player was cheating on Khloé.

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In 2013, a video surfaced of Lamar rapping about doing drugs and cheating on his wife. It was the last straw for the Kardashian sister. 

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Khloé filed for divorce in 2013. 13

Khloé filed for divorce in 2013.

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Khloé filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences," in 2013. Since they signed a prenup beforehand, it was set to be a clean financial split. However, Lamar refused to sign the divorce paperwork and stalled the proceedings. This meant they were not officially divorced for years after the initial filing. 

Khloé rushed to her ex's side when he nearly lost his life. 14

Khloé rushed to her ex's side when he nearly lost his life.

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After news broke in October 2015 that Lamar had been found unconscious from an overdose at a brothel in Nevada, it was quickly reported that his ex had flown to be by his side at the hospital. Her family also flew to Las Vegas to visit Lamar as he fought for his life. 

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The pair called off their divorce in 2015. 15

The pair called off their divorce in 2015.

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Khloé called off their divorce during Lamar's health scare, but not because she had plans to reconcile. She did it so that she could have legal rights to make medical decisions for Lamar while he was unable to. 

The couple made a rare appearance together in 2016. 16

The couple made a rare appearance together in 2016.

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Lamar made his first public appearance since his near-fatal overdose at Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 fashion show in New York's Madison Square Garden in February 2016. The crowd cheered him on as he walked out with the Kardashian clan and posed for pics with his ex-wife.

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The former couple attended church together on Easter in 2016. 17

The former couple attended church together on Easter in 2016.

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Khloé and Lamar caused quite a frenzy on Easter Sunday 2016 when they attended church together. Some thought that meant they were back together, but they probably headed to church because they had a lot to be grateful for. 

Their divorce was finalized in 2016. 18

Their divorce was finalized in 2016.

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Once Lamar was fully recovered, Khloé filed for divorce again in May 2016. A judge in California finalized their divorce that December, and the former pair were officially single.

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Lamar commented on Khloé's pregnancy in 2018. 19

Lamar commented on Khloé's pregnancy in 2018.

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Khloé and then-boyfriend Tristan Thompson announced in December 2017 that they were expecting a baby together, and Lamar was asked about his ex's pregnancy during a TV appearance.

"I’m happy for her," Lamar said on the show Mancave in January 2018. "She took care of me. She’ll be a good mother, for real. She’s a great woman."

Lamar opened up about his regrets for cheating on Khloé in 2019. 20

Lamar opened up about his regrets for cheating on Khloé in 2019.

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Lamar released a memoir titled Darkness to Light in May 2019, in which he opened up about having a sex addiction and a cocaine addiction that he struggled with during their marriage. He revealed that he had slept with more than 2,000 women in his life, and some of it was during his relationship with the reality star.

"I could not handle the lethal cocktail of the spotlight, addiction, a diminishing career and infidelity. Oh, did I mention the paranoia, anxiety, depression," he wrote in the book. "I couldn’t keep my d--k in my pants or the coke out of my nose. Drug addicts are incredibly skilled at hiding their habit. I’d get defensive and Khloé would just drop it."