Lamar Odom has confirmed he was having multiple affairs while married to Khloe Kardashian.
The retired NBA basketball player married the reality TV star in 2009 one month after they met and they split in 2013 amid rumors he had been unfaithful, with one mistress even going public with her story. Lamar denied the allegations at the time, but Khloe confirmed the news in a 2014 episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Lamar has now opened about the allegations in a cover interview with Us Weekly magazine, in which he admitted he regretted sleeping with other women.
“If there is one thing I regret when I was married, it was having multiple affairs with different women,” he confessed. “That wasn’t the stand-up thing to do. I wish I could have kept my d**k in my pants.”
He explained that being married to Khloe and sharing their marriage on reality TV gave a surge of popularity with the opposite sex.
“It also opened this gate up with other women who probably wouldn’t have been interested in me,” he continued. “When I became Khloe Kardashian’s man and on TV, it made me look more enticing. People who didn’t even know basketball would approach me because they knew Lammy… B**ches and THOTs (hoes) came out of the woodwork.”
Following their split in 2013, he moved out of their marital home and into an apartment in Los Angeles with a friend and his drug abuse, which Khloe had been aware since 2011, stepped up “another level”.
The divorce proceedings were put on hold when Lamar suffered an overdose in a Las Vegas brothel in October, 2015. Khloe rushed to be by his hospital bedside. She was the first person he saw when he woke up and he credits her with helping his recovery.
“She said, ‘Hi, Mookah.’ ‘Mookah’ is a name my mother used to call me. She said it to let me know I wasn’t dead,” he said. “She played a major role in me getting my memory back. She would bring pictures of my mother and my grandmother.”
When asked if they reconnected romantically at that time, he said they hadn’t “been intimate” in years and he was “just blessed” to have her around.
Khloe refiled her divorce papers in May, 2016 and they were finalized in December (16). She has moved on with sportsman Tristan Thompson while Lamar has publicly declared he wants her back.