With all the recent talk of Tristan Thompson cheating on Khloe Kardashian, it’s easy to forget that this isn’t the first time Khloe has chosen poorly while drafting from the ranks of the NBA.
Yes, before she was mother to baby True, Khloe was Mrs. Lamar Odom.
And if you’ll recall that relationship wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows, either.
Lamar was also unfaithful to Khloe, but the consensus has always been that what really drove the couple apart was Odom’s drug use.
His substance abuse was so severe that it eventually left Lamar comatose and fighting for his life in a Los Angeles hospital.
Khloe stood by his side as he recovered, which is futher evidence that she never stopped loving Lamar, but was forced to end their marriage simply because she couldn’t stand by and watch him destroy himself.
Or at least that’s what the Kris Jenner publicity machine has led us to believe!
Lamar has a memoir coming out next month, and today, the former NBA star spoke with US Weekly about the book:
“I”m very excited to work with BenBella Books, Inc. to release my very first book,” Odom said.
“My fans have always been the best and I really wanted to release this book to give you all a chance to get to know Lamar Odom and my real story, directly from me.”
“I hope to [be] an inspiration to many that you can overcome adversity and challenge no matter where you fall from.”
Pretty generic, boilerplate stuff, to be sure.
Lamar probably had a PR rep feeding him lines through an earpiece for that part of the interview.
Later on, however, things got mildly interesting:
According to Us, Lamar stated that the book would reveal “what led to the end” of his marriage to Khloe.
Normally, we’d say he’s just trying to move some units, but we all know the public version of the Kardashians’ personal lives is never the real story.
Maybe Lamar really does have some bombshell news that will make him seem like the sympathetic party here.
Of course, if he’s planning on engaging in any Khloe-bashing, his timing couldn’t be worse.
Generally, people aren’t fond of ganging up on new moms who just got cheated on by their partners.