What Lamar Odom Would Say to Ex Khloe Kardashian Today

Lamar Odom, who is working on his new podcast Keeping Up with Sports, exclusively told E! News the heartfelt message he would share with his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian if they spoke again.

By Leah Degrazia Mar 26, 2024 8:00 PMTags
Watch: Lamar Odom Shares His Message to Ex Khloe Kardashian (Exclusive)

Lamar Odom has a message for Khloe Kardashian

The former NBA player revealed what he would say to his ex-wife—who now shares daughter True, 5, and Tatum, 19 months, with ex Tristan Thompson—if the pair were to cross paths again.

"That I love her," Lamar exclusively told E! News' Francesca Amiker, "and that I'm grateful and that I miss her."

The 44-year-old added, "And I wish her and her kids the best."

And while Lamar admitted he hasn't seen Khloe in a "long time," he also said the Kardashians star—who he married one month after they met at a party in 2009—will always hold a special place in his heart. 

"I'm only speaking for myself, but it'd be hard to really forget somebody after you married them after 30 days," Lamar explained. "[It's] probably impactful, you know, for the rest of your life—whether you stay with them or not."

Khloe & Lamar: Romance Rewind

Khloe and Lamar were married for seven years before finalizing their divorce in 2016. Since then, the basketball star has admitted that his drug use and infidelity played huge roles in their split.

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"Drugs was my girlfriend," Lamar shared in the 2022 special TMZ PRESENTS: Lamar Odom: Sex, Drugs & Kardashians. "I had a wife…and cocaine." 

The retired basketball forward added, "I mean behind the scenes, I put her through some s--t. Like s--t that y'all don't know…The stories that y'all don't know is, like, really crazy."

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And though their relationship didn't work out, Khloe has expressed similar sentiments regarding their past relationship. In fact, she even recalled being happy to reconnect with him in 2019.

"I miss him, all the time," the 39-year-old said during an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. "But not in a place that I want to get back with him."

For now, he's is focusing on his next chapter: hosting the upcoming Purple Banter Entertainment Network podcast Keeping Up with Sports alongside Caitlyn Jenner and Zach Hirsch, a project that Lamar said taught him to let go and be his best self each day.

Read on for more on the love lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family.

Kris Jenner

Why, yes, Kris Jenner and longtime love Corey Gamble are still doing amazing, sweetie. In 2014, the music industry insider approached the world's most famous momager at fashion designer Riccardo Tisci's 40th birthday bash in Ibiza and "I just tried saying, 'You're beautiful. I'd love to get to know you,'" he shared on the family's OG series, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, "and it went from there."

Kourtney Kardashian

With all due respect for all the small things, Kourtney Kardashian's husband has made some pretty grand gestures throughout their yearlong marriage. Take her 44th birthday that saw her and Travis Barker take a trip up the California coast to Santa Barbara. The Blink-182 drummer, 47, marked the occasion by filling their room at the famed Kennedy Cottage with rose petals and gifting her with a $161,819 piece by artist Yoshitomo Nara

The Poosh founder has fully embraced her new life as the girl at the rock show. And in November 2023, she and Travis welcomed their first child together, son Rocky Thirteen Barker.

Kim Kardashian

As Kim Kardashian put it in a trailer of The Kardashians, "Things change really quickly." When season two wrapped, the SKIMS founder was still living it up with then-Saturday Night Live standout Pete Davidson.

She later got fans hoping she was getting back in the dating game with retired NFL quarterback Tom Brady

Alas, the mom to North West, Saint West, Chicago West and Psalm West—with ex-husband Kanye West—wasn't on the hunt for a new teammate. "They have friends and business partners in common, but [are] not dating," a source told E! News in May 2023. "Kim is very focused on her kids, her businesses, law school and preparing for American Horror Story."

She briefly dated Odell Beckham Jr. until news broke of their split in April 2024.

As a source told E!, Kim is "open to finding love again if she meets the right person." 

Khloe Kardashian

In a 2023 episode, Kris shoots her shot while chatting with Khloe Kardashian about Tristan Thompson, asking, "How's everything going with Tristan?" Safe to say the Good American founder has the L.A. Lakers power forward benched for now. Though the exes have worked out a game plan for raising daughter True and son Tatum, Khloe shot down the idea that they're back together in May 2023, calling the narrative "tiring."

She's more interested in starting a fresh story. After meeting Love Is Blind star Alexa Lemieux the following April, Khloe pitched a winning idea to Netflix, writing on Instagram, "I think some of us single K sisters should go on LIB. What do you think?"

Kendall Jenner

Months after Kendall Jenner's split with NBA guard Devin Booker in fall 2022 , the model's love life got an assist from friends Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber. The married duo were spotted enjoying a double date with the reality star, 27, and musician Bad Bunny, 29, in February 2023. The following December, it was reported that the two had called it quits.

Kylie Jenner

Seems Kylie Jenner has found herself a new beautiful boy. Last seen publicly with rapper Travis Scott—dad to her daughter Stormi, 5, and son Aire, 15 months—at an Art Basel party in December, the beauty mogul, 25, has been linked to Oscar-nominated actor Timothée Chalamet, 27, since April 2023. Now, rise and shine because you don't want to miss the glimpses they've given us of their romance at New York Fashion Week and the US Open, as well as live on TV, when they showed PDA while seated together at the 2024 Golden Globes.

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