Lamar Odom slammed for saying he left Taraji P Henson after falling for Khloe Kardashian

Lamar Odom slammed for saying he left Taraji P Henson after falling for Khloe Kardashian
Lamar Odom revealed that he used to have a picture of Taraji P Henson in his wallet (Allen Berezovsky/David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

A 2019 video of the retired NBA star Lamar Odom, 42, has resurfaced on the internet and has got people sharing their opinions about it. The video, which is a clip from an episode of TV One show 'Uncensored', shows Odom talking about his relationship with Taraji P Henson and how he left her to be with Khloe Kardashian

In the video, Odom explains that he met Taraji at an HBO party and felt the sparks flying. "I met her and we hit it off right away," he said at the beginning of the outtake. He talked about how he really liked her and that he now wishes that he had done things differently with her. Odom even says how much the connection was very important to him and how much priority it held for him. "She was a little older than me but I learned a lot from her because that was the most significant relationship as a grown-up that I had with a Black woman," he says.

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Delving even deeper into rather personal details of the relationship, Odom revealed that he used to have a picture of Taraji in his wallet. "I used to carry her picture on the road with me," referring to his days when he was playing in the NBA. Odom also talked about how much he was inspired and positively influenced by the movie star. "She gave me inspiration... a black woman working like that, that's just as good at her craft as I am in my craft," he said. 

However, things got interesting in the interview after Odom admitted that the relationship ended mostly because he was immature and reckless.  "Things ended with Taraji because of me being an immature punk. I didn't know how to tell her that I was falling in love with another woman named Khloe Kardashian," he said in the interview. Soon after the athlete's breakup with Taraji, Odom got into a relationship with Khloe Kardashian. 

Only weeks after dating, the couple got engaged back in 2009. Their relationship was documented in the Kardashian family's TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The couple even got married in the show and scored a spinoff show as well called Khloe and Lamar. The two released a unisex fragrance called Unbreakable later on. 

Lamar's relationship with Khloe ended in 2013 after the couple had to separate due to Lamar's issue with substance abuse. However, social media did not take his interview very well and fans expressed how Taraji would have been much better off if she had never gone into a relationship with Lamar. "Taraji has done a really good job of not speaking about [Lamar], the least he could've done is returned the favor for doing her like this," a user stated. 


Another fan said, "He did Taraji a favor. Her career/brand did not need that tomfoolery he had with him." 


Fans did not have nice things to say about Lamar's choice of decisions and the video from back in 2019 has gotten people to talk about their relationship and put their few cents in on the kind of decisions the athlete made. 


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