Call off the missing-persons-alert: Lamar Odom has returned home and is talking again with wife Khloé Kardashian.
Amid rampant reports that his five-year marriage is on the rocks, Lamar surfaced on Monday afternoon in the San Fernando Valley. It's the first time the NBA star has been seen since publicly last Wednesday.
Odom was photographed in a white SUV near the home he shares with Khloé, and was later seen driving into their gated community.
In a positive sign that the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" twosome is trying to work things out, Lamar was photographed with his wedding ring on. X17online also spotted Khloé, who had ditched her band last week on a trip to the gym, sporting her ring on Monday afternoon post-workout.
The Kardashian family has been concerned about Lamar. Several sources close to the clan have confirmed to omg! that the basketballer, who played with the Los Angeles Clippers last season, was struggling with drug abuse. However, the insiders insisted that the family knew where Lamar was and that he was not missing as some reports had claimed.
Odom, 33, has acknowledged smoking pot in the past. Sources tell omg! that he has recently moved on to harder drugs.
TMZ, which first broke news of Odom's latest personal struggles, reported on Tuesday that Odom's worsening drug use affected his 2012 basketball season with the Dallas Mavericks. All indications are that Odom was clean during his past season with the Clippers but then fell back on bad habits once the season ended in June. Tabloid cover stories have also claimed that Lamar was cheating on Khloé, which they have both denied.
However, according to Us Weekly, Khloé, 29, had been hiding her marital problems from her family before things exploded last week.
Still, the couple is trying to put down reports of imminent divorce.
In a Tuesday story, E! News quoted a family source as saying, "They have never spoken to a divorce attorney.
"Right now the family is focused on getting Lamar better."
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