Lamar Odom opens up about medicine, dishonest on Khloé Kardashian

Greater than six years after the tip of his turbulent marriage to Khloé Kardashian, Lamar Odom mentioned he’s open to reconnecting with the truth TV star.

“I would love to just take Khloé out for dinner,” Odom informed TMZ’s Harvey Levin. “[To] be a friend. That’s it.”

The previous NBA participant spoke to Levin for the documentary “TMZ Presents: Lamar Odom: Sex, Drugs & Kardashians.” The 43-minute particular, which aired Monday on Fox, tracked the previous couple’s relationship — from their assembly at an L.A. get together to the basketball star’s infidelity and substance abuse, which led to their divorce.

Odom, who started courting the Good American co-founder in 2009, mentioned he discovered Kardashian’s “power and strength” enticing and loved spending time with the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” stars. After 30 days of courting, Odom and Kardashian tied the knot in September 2009 and shortly grew to become the celebs of their very own self-titled collection.

The truth TV highlight, Odom informed TMZ, was a “blessing.” However the relationship was lower than good, as started abusing medicine and seeing different girls. “Drugs was my — that was my girlfriend,” he informed Levin. “I had a wife and cocaine.”

Holding his head in his hand and tearing up, Odom praised Kardashian as “a good wife.”

“She wasn’t dismissive,” he mentioned. “She was protective, wanted to protect me.”

Additionally laughing out of “embarrassment” over his previous actions, Odom mentioned he as soon as went “so heavy with drugs” {that a} lady he was seeing used his telephone to name Kardashian to select him up. Regardless of Kardashian submitting for divorce in 2013, the athlete’s drug habits and infidelity continued effectively into October 2015, when he overdosed at a Nevada brothel. The couple known as off their divorce whereas he recovered, then refiled and accomplished the cut up in 2016.

Even after their breakup, Odom mentioned he’s assured that Kardashian was the love of his life however informed Levin that he’s “too shy” and “afraid” of being denied to rekindle the previous flame.

In the meantime, Kardashian has moved on. The truth star now shares two youngsters with basketball star Tristan Thompson. (That relationship has its personal share of drama.)

“When she gets hurt, of course, that hurts me. I think what hurts me more is that it’s not in my place to protect her,” Odom mentioned of Kardashian’s on-and-off relationship with Thompson. “I can only protect her when she say, ‘Lamar, I need your help with this.’”

Even when he doesn’t hear again from her, Odom mentioned he solely needs what’s finest for Kardashian.

“Hopefully the next guy in her life will do a lot better,” he mentioned. “Hopefully he’ll learn from me and Tristan.”