*Khloé Kardashian Odom opened up about her rocky marriage to Lamar Odom on Sunday’s season finale of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
“As many times as I have protected Lamar or dodged a bullet for him, lately everything is getting more than what I can protect or control,” Khloé, 29, said during a confessional after her husband’s agent called looking for him. “I’m getting bombarded with questions, and I don’t know what to say.”
Reports first surfaced in August that the former Los Angeles Lakers star, 34, was using “hardcore recreational drugs” for two years and even spent time in rehab.
“I feel like a connection with him because he’s married to my sister, but I don’t know what goes on in that house,” Khloé’s sister Kourtney Kardashian said on the show, adding that couple who are currently leading separate lives “live in their own world” with “weird stuff going on.”
On an earlier episode of “Keeping Up,” Khloé also addressed her marital woes, explaining, “I laugh to keep from crying,” while telling Lamar through cameras, “You’re not my child. I can’t lock you in a room, as much as I would like to.”
Meanwhile, TMZ is reporting that Odom has been spending a lot of time with Khloe’s stepfather Bruce Jenner in Malibu, and the former Olympian has been counseling Lamar on ”various life issues,” including how to stay clean and who in his social circle to avoid.
According to the website, Bruce – who recently split from Khloe’s mother Kris Jenner after 22 years of marriage – has been telling friends that Lamar is now clean and sober and has been working out with aims to relaunch his NBA career. Bruce has reportedly told friends that Lamar is a “good soul” and is pleased to be a positive influence on him.
He told one friend: “Everybody’s got s**t in their life and they need to learn how to deal with it. Lamar didn’t deal with his very well.”
And even if Khloe and Lamar split for good, Bruce has vowed to stay close to the ball player because he loves him and “genuinely cares.”