It’s an understatement to say that Khloe Kardashian has had some bad luck with men. It seems like every time she finds a new relationship, it turns into a total train wreck that fans feel equally horrified over and compelled to watch.
That’s probably the biggest reason that everyone felt so protective over Khloe after the latest drama with Khloe Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend and baby daddy Tristan Thompson. The NBA star cheated on Khloe while she was pregnant with his baby and somehow she found it in her heart to forgive him. And the thanks she got for it? He cheated on her again, except this time it was with her sister Kylie Jenner’s best friend. So uncalled for.
Tristan Thompson might be the one grabbing all the headlines right now, but he’s not Khloe’s only ex-boyfriend. There’s one man she used to love who deeply regrets the way he treated her when they were together. Who is it? None other than ex-husband Lamar Odom.
Khloe and Lamar had a complicated relationship
Khloe Kardashian met her future husband at a Hollywood party and according to her, it was love at first sight—or at least lust at first sight. Apparently, they “instantly hit it off” and didn’t waste any time taking their relationship to the next level.
At the time, Lamar Odom had just signed a $33 million contract with the Lakers. He and Khloe got married just one month after meeting. They claimed it was because they wanted to get the wedding out of the way before basketball season started. And, you know, they were totally in love.
But things went south soon after. In 2013, Odom started a downward spiral fueled by drugs, alcohol, and crumbling under the pressure of fame. The pair filed for divorce in December 2013.
Lamar Odom’s new book included shocking confessions from their marriage
Lamar Odom is making headlines all over again thanks to his new tell-all book, Darkness to Light. The memoir recalls some disturbing incidents that happened with Khloe during some of Lamar’s darkest days.
Apparently, he once threatened to murder his own wife. “I’ll f**king kill you! You don’t know what I’m capable of!” he told Khloe while they were still married, in the midst of a drug-induced rage. “I’m pretty sure she had to be scared at that point in time… I’m thinking about it now, I couldn’t believe how I was treating that queen like that,” he said during an interview.
He admits to owing Khloe and her family an apology for the way he acted while he was using. He also admits to sleeping with multiple women while the two were married.
“I was professional at hiding it, Khloe didn’t know for a long time,” he told Good Morning America. “When you’re married you don’t want your wife to know you sniff coke and have sex with other women… She took care of me. Everything I ever wanted or needed.”
Lamar will always love Khloe, and she still loves him too
When Lamar Odom overdosed in 2015 and was found unconscious at a legal brother, Khloe flew out immediately to be by his side.
A source told Entertainment Weekly that she’ll “always love Lamar” despite his many shortcomings. “Lamar is not a bad person, he just has very bad demons,” the source explained. “When Lamar is good, he’s good. But when he’s bad, there’s no way of getting any worse.”
Likewise, Odom regrets the way he treated his ex-wife and wishes things could be different. As a source close to him told HollywoodLife, “He thinks about her constantly and that breakup was such a hard thing for him.”
“Lamar is considering now more than ever reaching out to her, but of course, he’s afraid he’ll get rejected by her. He will always love her.”
In a different world, these two might have made it. But now it’s unlikely she could ever forgive and trust him again. It’s a real shame.