“The breaking point is that Kourtney wouldn’t let him see the kids in the state he was in,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She was protecting the children, not letting them see him in the state he was in. As long as Scott was partying and drinking Scott was not going to be allowed to see his kids. And just being sober for a day or two wasn’t enough. He’s doing this for himself but also for his kids. He wants to have partial custody and their children and getting sober is the only way to do it.”
Since announcing their split back in July 2015, Kourtney has made good on her promise to put her foot down with Scott, making it clear that she does not want to share custody of her three children with him so long as he is in the state that he is in. “Kourtney won’t allow Scott split custody,” the source told People. “She thinks he is a drunk mess and not fit to be a parent without supervision.” Out of concern for her three children then, Kourtney will “only agree to supervised and limits visits,” between Scott and the kids. The possibility that he may never get to see his kids again was enough to inspire Scott to finally get his act together and commit himself to rehab “100 percent.”
Coincidentally, Scott’s rehab shocker comes just after it was discovered that Khloe Kardashian’s, 31, estranged husband Lamar Odom, 35, was found unresponsive in a Nevada brothel on October 13, and was struggling to survive after reportedly overdosing on a plethora of drugs, including crack cocaine and opiates.
Lamar’s tragic condition was no doubt a major wake up call for Scott, and while he wishes he could be by the former NBA player’s bedside at this time, Scott has made a promise not to leave the rehab facility until he gets better. “Scott is 100% in rehab in Malibu. He would like to be there for Lamar but he really needs to stay in rehab,” the insider EXCLUSIVELY revealed to HollywoodLife.com. “Scott got clean as soon as he got back from Florida. This isn’t a joke like the previous times he checked himself to get treatment he really wants to get help.”
We for one really hope that this it for Scott and wish him the very best on his road to recovery.
— Alyssa Montemurro, reporting by Tim Blank