Khloé Kardashian and Ex-Husband Lamar Odom Were Arrested for the Same Crime

Any good relationship is built on a foundation of similarities with a dash of differences to keep it interesting. The old adage says that opposites attract, but often couples build their relationship based on something they share. For former couple Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom, it turns out that each of them has a similar troubled history with the law that might point to a common personality trait in the pair.

What were they both arrested for doing, and does it have anything to do with why the pair eventually split? Let’s take a closer look. 

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Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom got serious fast 

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Kardashian and Odom met at a party in 2009. At the time, Odom was a player for the Los Angeles Lakers, and he later confessed he didn’t even know who Kardashian was then. He just knew he was attracted to her, and he started up a conversation. Almost immediately, the pair were inseparable, getting serious very fast. 

They were married a month later (just nine days after getting engaged), making them one of the fastest-moving celebrity couples. Adding to the dramatic flair of their fast-paced nuptials was the fact that they tied the knot in front of the cameras for Keeping Up with the Kardashians. From the very beginning, the duo was front and center in the reality TV spotlight. They even got their own spinoff show called Khloe & Lamar. Between the different reality TV platforms, fans got an up-close and personal look at this pair’s marriage, and things were happy for a while. 

The relationship took a turn for the worse

In 2013, Odom faced cheating accusations. He was also caught up in rumors about drug use and other erratic behaviors. The happy marriage — once marked by lavish gifts like a $400,000 Rolls-Royce for Odom — was showing signs of trouble. By the end of that year, Kardashian had filed for divorce. 

Kardashian made headlines by rebounding quickly with rapper French Montana. Meanwhile, Odom’s downward spiral continued, and in 2015, he was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious in a brothel in Nevada. Kardashian immediately rushed to his side and called off the divorce process, causing broad speculation that the pair were reuniting. She insisted she was simply trying to look out for his well-being. To help underline her point that she wasn’t trying to reconcile with Odom, Kardashian was simultaneously maintaining a relationship with athlete James Harden. 

Even so, when Kardashian and Odom appeared together at a fashion show in 2016 (and the divorce still wasn’t final), fans were back at their speculation that the pair would make it work. Unfortunately, Odom once again relapsed, and the divorce proceedings were back on. By the end of 2016, the divorce was official. 

Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom share an arrest record

While Odom was certainly the one portrayed as wild and out of control in the headlines surrounding their divorce, it turns out that he and Kardashian share a past indiscretion. In fact, both Odom and Kardashian were arrested for the same crime: driving while intoxicated. 

Odom’s charge came in 2013 when arresting officers noted he was driving in a “serpentine manner” while going 50 miles per hour. He was ultimately sentenced to 36 months of probation and lost his license for a year. This incident was part of the breakdown that led to his eventual divorce from Kardashian and his years in the headlines for bad behavior. 

Kardashian’s arrest came before she and Odom even met. She was arrested in 2007 but only spent a few hours in jail before being released due to overcrowding. Her mugshot, however, has earned prominent display in both her mother’s and sister Kim Kardashian West’s houses. 

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