‘Dancing With the Stars’: Lamar Odom Reveals He’s a Fan Because of the Kardashians

Lamar Odom is known for a few different things. First, he helped to lead the Lakers to victory several times over the course of seven seasons. Another thing that he is most known for is his infamous marriage — and divorce — to Khloé Kardashian.

The couple was married for almost seven years. During their marriage, Odom had appeared on Kardashian’s reality show: Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The famous duo also had their own reality show for one season: Lamar and Khloé. 

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After a lengthy separation, the pair officially divorced in 2016, but still seemed to be on good terms after their relationship was over. Kardashian remained supportive of Odom through some of his darkest times. She had even helped him with his recovery when he had a drug overdose in 2015.

One of the newest adventures that Odom has decided to embark on is becoming a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. Many fans were surprised by the news, but Odom has admitted that he has been a fan of the show for years because of the Kardashian family.

The Kardashians have a history with ‘Dancing with the Stars’

In 2008, about a year after Keeping Up with the Kardashians first aired, Kim Kardashian was a contestant on the Dancing with the Stars. At the time, she wasn’t quite as well known as she is today so she was brought onto the show as a B-list celebrity.

Her and her partner, Mark Ballas, gave it their all on the dance floor. However, the fans just didn’t seem to think Kardashian’s dance moves were quite up to par.  Sadly, she was voted off of the show after only a couple of weeks. 

The reality star was not the only member of the Kardashian family to try and obtain the iconic mirror ball trophy. Her little brother, Rob Kardashian, appeared on the show in 2011. He shocked fans all over the country when he showed the world that he actually had some pretty good dance moves. He and his partner, Cheryl Burke, made it all the way to the season 13 finale. In the end, he did not get the trophy, but he was the runner up, which is still a huge accomplishment.

Lamar Odom hopes ‘Dancing with the Stars’ will bring out the best in him

Odom has signed on to appear on season 28 of Dancing with the Stars. The show has not released who his partner is just yet, but Odom said that he hopes he is paired with Peta Murgatroyd. The newest season is set to premiere on September 16, on ABC.

Recently, Odom was interviewed by People and they wanted to know if he was excited to be on the Dancing with the Stars. Odom revealed that he felt blessed to be a part of the new cast. He also said: “Every day I’m just trying to get better and better and better, be a better person. Hopefully, just bring out the best in me.”

Will Khloe Kardashian be in the audience to support Lamar Odom?

In an interview with Extra, Odom said that he had been a fan of the show after he watched Kim Kardashian and Rob Kardashian perform. Bringing up the Kardashians prompted the interviewer to ask if he thought that any member of the Kardashian family would come out to support him.

Odom replied: “I mean, I don’t know. I don’t know. It’s not about that. It’s about me.”

Seeing his former brother and sister-in-law on the show may have been what made him want to also give it a try. So far, no member of the Kardashian family has confirmed if they are planning to come see him perform. But even if they don’t, Odom seems to just be happy to be given an opportunity to be on the show.