Lamar Odom’s Son Lashes Out At Father

Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom became one of the most prominent celebrity couples in recent memory and married after briefly dating. After seven years of marriage, the two split in 2016. In Nov. 2019, Odom got engaged to his personal trainer, Sabrina Parr. Here’s what his son, Lamar Morales-Odom Jr., had to say about their engagement.

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Lamar Odom’s relationship with Khloé Kardashian

To understand the way Morales-Odom reacted to his father’s engagement, one must first understand his father’s personal struggles, which coincided with his marriage to Kardashian. The two became a couple in 2009 and married after a mere month of dating. Thanks to Kardashian’s status as a reality show star and Odom’s career as a basketball player, the public was very interested in their relationship. The athlete became a fixture on the show Keeping Up with the Kardashians and was well-liked by the show’s fans.

Lamar Odom and Khloé Kardashian | Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

The public interest in their relationship helped the couple to spawn a reality show of their own, Khloé and Lamar, which lasted two seasons. The show’s short run was not the result of poor ratings. Rather, the athlete was sick of doing the show after twenty episodes. During Odom’s relationship with Kardashian, he struggled with sobriety and infidelity, ultimately leading to divorce.

His new relationship causes controversy

Lamar Odom in Los Angeles | Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images

At this point, history appears to be repeating itself. Odom is again marrying a woman whom he’s known for a brief time. Specifically, he is marrying Parr after knowing her for three months. The athlete posted a picture of himself with par on Instagram, captioning it “Introducing my new fiancé!! …She the ONE!!!!”

Morales-Odom learned about the engagement from a source other than his father: the internet. He was upset that his father failed to tell him about the engagement. He wrote on Instagram “Not a txt or phone call to see how people who’ve known this dude his whole life to see how we would feel or react. Knew shawty for…months and already got you twisted, fam n friends already don’t approve of homegirl but she already got your ass ina sunken place. Shame family gotta find out on social media but that’s been how life been all the time as a son of an Odom.” He later deleted the post, writing “I have nothing but love for my dad and what’s best for him.”

How does Khloé Kardashian feel?

According to Cosmopolitan, a close source to Kardashian says that she “isn’t surprised Lamar quickly got engaged.” The source seemed to betray that Kardashian isn’t particularly close to her ex-husband, saying “she heard about the engagement from friends.” Many fans are wondering if Kardashian is jealous of Parr’s relationship with Odom or upset by his decision to get married again so quickly. The source said that this is not the case, elaborating “Khloé wants Lamar to be happy.”

It appears Morales-Odom and Kardashian want the best for Odom. Despite his initial anger with his father over a lack of communication, it appears Morales-Odom is embracing this new chapter of his father’s life. One thing is for certain: given his history with television, Odom’s relationship with Parr probably won’t lead to a reality show.