Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian’s marriage played out before the public, and the last few years of their union were nothing short of chaotic. However, these days Lamar has been reflecting on his excesses from the failed marriage.
It’s been only a few months into 2022, and for most of it, NBA’s Lamar Odom has been making headlines. The former sports star has been outspoken about his failed marriage with Khloe Kardashian.
Odom, who joined the “Celebrity Big Brother” show, has shared many thoughts on where he stands with his ex-wife, and how he wanted to right his wrongs. Look back at their sweet union that veered into scandals till the end.
Lamar Odom And Khloe Kardashian Had a Whirlwind Romance
The love story between the former Lakers forward and Khloe Kardashian dates back to 2009. The romance bordered on love at first sight because Odom and Kardashian pretty much spiraled in their affection for each other.
After a few months of dating, the pair were sure about forever. The whirlwind romance, which debuted in September 2009, culminated into a lavish wedding ceremony in the same month.
Odom and Kardashian said their vows at the mansion of the Kardashian’s family friend, Irving Azoff. With over 200 guests, including Kardashian’s famous family and Odom’s basketball pals, the event was memorable.
Inside The Couple’s Marriage
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian’s marriage started on a great note, with the pair getting matching tattoos of their initials after a few weeks. After that, they rode high on the ecstasy of love, gushing over each other everywhere.
From buying a $4 million home to making plans of starting a family, Kardashian and Odom seemed to be doing marriage the right way. In April 2011, the couple bagged their hit E! reality series, “Khloe & Lamar,” where they showed their lives as a loving couple.
It was also in this period that the lovebirds started trying to have kids. The couple showed all their endeavors as they planned towards starting a family. Odom and Kardashian’s TV show was a huge success, and it ran for two seasons.
Khloe ended it as she decided to focus on becoming a mom solely. She reportedly became a regular at a Los Angeles hospital, where she took fertility treatments.
The Tumultuous Years Set In
While Kardashian tried to keep up her quest of wanting to become a mother, Odom sank into cocaine addiction. By February 2013, split rumors began to swivel. The couple denied it, stating that their romance was getting intense.
However, inside sources stated that Odom’s substance abuse was hindering progress in their union in the following months. Soon enough, the former basketball champ had a run-in with the law on DUI and had to check into a rehab.
By December of the same year, Kardashian filed for divorce. That made it four years after their wedding. However, Kardashian decided to put the divorce on hold after Odom was found knocked out from an overdose.
The star was said to have taken too much cocaine and suffered several strokes. However, Kardashian did not hesitate to be by his side and asked a judge to withdraw their divorce filing.
By 2016, Odom was out of the foxhole and well on his way to recovery. However, it was at this point that Kardashian decided to pursue the divorce process again. Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian eventually finalized their divorce in October 2016.
Odom Wants Kardashian Back
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian’s marriage was a fairytale that turned into a nightmare and an ultimate breakup, but Odom seems to be rethinking his steps these days.
After joining the cast of “Celebrity Big Brother,” Odom became vocal about wanting to return to Kardashian. The star shared that he secretly wished she would be one of the stars on the show.
While Odom pined and expressed his feelings about wanting to fix things and get back with her, Kardashian was also going through some turbulence. Her next serious relationship after Odom was with another NBA star Tristan Thompson.
Till the end, the relationship was tumultuous and riddled with cheating scandals. However, everything finally came crashing down with no hopes of repair when Thompson’s paternity issues with a secret lover got out.