2. Lamar Odom


This is actually a very sad case, because Odom by all accounts is a caring, giving person who has battled the demons of alcohol and drug abuse for much of his life. In 2009, however, things changed when Odom met Khloe Kardashian, and after a whirlwind courtship of about a month, the two decided to get married. Khloe has said in interviews that she believes Odom was her soul mate, and he has shared similar feelings for her, but the truth is, for a man trying to win the battle over addiction, being thrust into the spotlight that is a natural part of the Kardashian lifestyle was a bad idea. Not only did Odom appear in the flagship show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” but E! decided to greenlight a spinoff, “Khloe and Lamar,” that chronicled the newlyweds and their life together.

Odom and Khloe’s marriage soon hit rocky seas, and the couple split and separated. Although Khloe can’t be entirely blamed for Odom’s recent misfortune, the fact that they have decided to suspend their impending divorce is an ominous sign. Khloe may really love Odom, but bringing him back into the family’s clutches, where no doubt, there will be specials about his recovery will not benefit the former NBA star in any way. Here’s hoping that Odom’s recovery goes well, and that it is never televised in some Kardashian reality show.