Associates of Lamar Odom were mentioned as possible suspects in a burglary that was reported on Monday at Khloe Kardashian’s mansion, from which watches and gold chains were reported stolen.
Jewelry worth approximately $250,000 was stolen, TMZ reported. Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner, discovered the home had been robbed when they emptied it to prepare it for its new owner. After filing for divorce from Odom in December, Kardashian, 29, sold the home to actress Kaley Cuoco. Now, reports claim Odom’s alleged drug dealers could be responsible for the theft.
According to the reports, the former NBA star did not pay for his illegal drugs last year, despite telling his dealers he had plenty of money and would eventually pay them back. Apparently, however, he never did. Soon after, Odom, 34, allegedly received threatening texts from the dealers, claiming they would break into his home to get the money they were owed. Odom is currently in Spain, playing basketball for the Spanish team Baskonia.
Police are still investigating the case, but there was no sign of forced entry. A source told TMZ he believed one of the drug dealers had ties to someone who had access to the home and worked for the Kardashians.
Kardashian filed for divorce in December, after months of speculation that her former-NBA star husband cheated on her with numerous women and indulged in substance abuse. The pair married four years ago after a 30-day courtship.
Last November, Odom admitted to cheating on Kardashian in a bizarre rap video while drunk. In August, he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence. “This, in and of itself, is heart breaking and torture to my soul,” she tweeted after filing.
Her mother, Kris Jenner, spoke to E! about the robbery. “Khloe really is so great," she said. "She’s strong and … the good news is that she’s busy. But she’s good ... She’s got all of us all around her, and I’ll see her later, and yeah, she’s good. She’s one of my biggest blessings. I think that when you have a tough decision to make and you finally make it, it’s always a relief to come through that process.”