Did Khloe Kardashian affair split Liza Morales and Lamar Odom? 'Basketball Wives' star shares heartbreaking reason
Lamar and Liza broke up over a text.
Liza Morales and Lamar Odom dated for almost a decade before they called it quits. She learned they were done for good when the former NBA star texted her he was getting married to Khloe Kardashian, with whom he had been for four weeks. According to popular belief, his connection with the reality royalty allegedly caused a rift between the former couple and that was when they ended their relationship.
But 'Basketball Wives' star shared another version of the story, in which she blames their son Jayden's death and drugs as reasons for their break up. "I realized I lost Lamar when our son Jayden passed away. We grieved so differently," she told Page Six last week. Jayden died in the crib from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) aged six months.
"I started hearing a lot of rumblings. People coming to me, knowing I am the mother of his kids, telling me, ‘I think you need to watch Lamar with the white stuff,’" she recalled and added that even though Lamar doing drugs would bother her she couldn't focus on it completely because the loss had impacted her too. Liza was "severely depressed" for two years straight. "A lot of people don’t talk about that stuff. In my family and communities of color, we don’t talk about that stuff. So I finally got diagnosed after I went to a therapist.”
Lamar then famously went on to marry Khloe, which was naturally the final straw that ended any hope for the couple to pick up the pieces. "He was getting married and he told me in a text message. I’ve known you since I was 15; I deserve better than a text message," Liza expressed.
While it's refreshing to finally have Liza open up on some of the intense experiences of her life but maybe fans would love it if she did the same on the show as well? It's been a few episodes and all we have heard from Liza concerning Lamar is that he left their kids with no college money. Here's hoping she addresses issues beyond just this in the coming episodes.
Catch all the new episodes of 'Basketball Wives' Season 9 on VH1 every Tuesday at 8/7c. For more information, check your local listings.