Former NBA star, Lamar Odom is spilling some tea about his past life and we are all here for it.
The basketball star who famously dated and married reality TV star, Khloe Kardashian in his new memoir “Darkness to Light,” which would arrive this month has admitted that he regrets cheating on her as well as admitting he has a sex addiction problem.
Asides cheating and sex addiction, Odom also opened up about his addiction to cocaine as he says he regrets all of it. He says,
“I wish I could have been more of a man. It still bothers me to this day. But regret is something we have to learn to live with.”
Below is an excerpt from the book,
“For a while, being with her was bliss and I was the happiest I’ve ever been. We were one of the most famous couples in Hollywood and we made more money together than we had individually.
At the start of our marriage, I was faithful to her. I could not handle the lethal cocktail of the spotlight, addiction, a diminishing career and infidelity. Oh, did I mention the paranoia, anxiety, depression?
I couldn’t keep my d–k in my pants or the coke out of my nose. Drug addicts are incredibly skilled at hiding their habit. I’d get defensive and Khloé would just drop it.”
Lamar Odom also admitted to cheating on Khloe Kardashian while they were married and she found out.
“I was shocked and embarrassed,” Odom told People, “I wanted to take it back, but you can’t. [I] wanted to hide it. But that sick sin was hard for me to hide … I had a problem.”
He also revealed how she stood by him during his life-threatening overdose in 2015. It would be recalled that in 2015, Odom overdosed during cocaine and booze-fueled binge at Love Ranch brothel in Nevada. Lamar told People,
“Her love for me must have been unconditional. That’s the only thing I think that gave her the strength to still love me at that time.”
On his sex addiction, the 39-year-old wrote that he has slept with over 2,000 ladies including strippers and prostitutes. In the book, Odom writes,
“I have been obsessed with sex for as long as I can remember. There were too many strippers to count. It wasn’t a big deal, but often I would pay them. I never thought less of them.”
He blamed porn addiction for his addiction to sex by revealing that sex would trigger his drug use because it would allow him to “double up on that good feeling.” He wrote,
“I ran out of porn to watch! That’s how you know when you are going a little overboard.”
Although admitting that he feels like he is winning the battle, Odom still considers himself an addict.
Odom and Kardashian were married in 2009, they separated in 2013 but officially got divorced until 2016.