How Many Children Does Lamar Odom Have and What Is His Net Worth?
After taking some time away from the spotlight, this former NBA basketball player is back in the news sharing his story with the world. As we all know, Lamar Odom was one of the most sought after basketball players in the world –playing for the Los Angeles Lakers for many years. In fact, his marriage to Keeping Up with the Kardashians starlet Khloé Kardashian pushed him into the spotlight even further.
However, while we delighted in watching the couple on their hit reality show, Khloé & Lamar –Odom was quietly struggling with some demons of his very own. Once the baller was traded from the Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks in 2011 –Odom began to rapidly decline as did his marriage to Kardashian.
After he and Kardashian split in 2013 (officially divorcing in 2016), Odom’s addiction got the better of him. On October 13, 2015, Odom was found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel. He was placed on life support and suffered several strokes and heart attacks while he was in a coma. Now, he is doing much better and sharing his story in his new memoir, Darkness to Light.
How many children does Lamar Odom have?
Odom is the father of two children –Destiny and Lamar Jr. from his relationship with his ex-Liza Morales. The couple also shared an infant son, Jayden who tragically died when he was six months in 2006 due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Odom has stated that the support of his children helped him get through the worst moments in his life.
Morales recently spoke to US Weekly about her kids’ relationship with their father, especially during the darkest hours of his addiction. She explained,
It has been a little tough on my son. He shares his father’s name and he has to have that pride in himself and confidence in himself. I’m trying to instill in him that, ‘Yes, you carry your father’s name and you carry it proudly, regardless of how the world views your father. That’s not you. You carry his name, but that’s not you, that’s not your journey. As far as his legacy, [Lamar] knows that that’s hard on his son. But they’re good. Lamar loves his kids, they love him. But it’s no secret that it definitely hasn’t been an easy road as a family.
What is Lamar Odom’s net worth today?
Despite his past troubles, Lamar Odom has done quite well for himself. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Odom is worth $30 million today. Now that Odom is retired and in recovery, his next business ventures will only serve to increase his net worth.
Why didn’t Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom have children?
During Kardashian and Odom’s marriage, they hinted at infertility issues. Now we know that was not the truth. In fact, in 2017 after their marriage ended, Kardashian revealed that she was simply covering for Odom’s substance abuse.
On an episode of KUWTK she revealed, “I knew it wasn’t the right situation to bring a child into, and I think I’ve done a lot of covering up for him — even when it made me look like I was the problem. But I was fine taking on that burden on my shoulders, because he had a lot of other deeper s— to deal with.”