Lamar Odom Confesses He Wished He Might’ve Been ‘Extra Of A Man’ For Khloe Kardashian

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Whereas reflecting on his troubled marriage with Khloe Kardashian and the way he put her by way of hell along with his infidelity and drug use, Lamar Odom admitted that he ‘regrets’ how he handled his ex-wife.

“I want I might have been extra of a person,” Lamar Odom, 39, stated to PEOPLE when talking about his four-year marriage to Khloe Kardashian, 34. The NBA champion admitted that he cheated on the Protecting Up with the Kardashians star and that he was hooked on cocaine whereas he was with KoKo. It’s been 5 years since they break up (they finalized their divorce in 2016) and Lamar admits he nonetheless regrets the way it all got here crashing down. “It nonetheless bothers me to today. However remorse is one thing we have now to study to stay with.”

“For some time, being together with her was bliss and I used to be the happiest I’ve ever been,” the previous Los Angeles Lakers star writes in his new memoir, Darkness To Mild (which was completely excerpted in PEOPLE.) “We have been one of the crucial well-known {couples} in Hollywood, and we made more cash collectively than we had individually. … At first of our marriage, I used to be trustworthy to her. I couldn’t deal with the deadly cocktail of the highlight, dependancy, a diminishing profession, and infidelity. Oh, did I point out the paranoia, anxiousness, despair. … I couldn’t preserve my d*ck in my pants or the coke out of my nostril. Drug addicts are extremely expert at hiding their behavior. I’d get defensive, and Khloé would simply drop it.”

Lamar’s drug dependancy practically price him his life in 2015, when he was hospitalized following an overdose at a Nevada brothel. Lamar, who would inform Kevin Hart in 2018 that he suffered 12 strokes and 6 coronary heart assaults when the overdose occurred, spent 4 days in a coma. When he lastly regained consciousness, one of many first issues he noticed was his ex-wife by his aspect. “I keep in mind waking up and [Khloe] displaying me photos of my mom,” Lamar informed PEOPLE. His mom, the publication famous, died of most cancers when he was simply 12. “I used to be stunned on how fast she was to indicate her devotion to me.”

Will Lamar get a second likelihood at love with Khloe? Within the wake of her break up from Tristan Thompson, Lamar was “fascinated by her and desperately need[ed] to deal with her,” a supply shut to LO informed HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. He “picked up the telephone 100 occasions fascinated by calling her, and he’s put the phrase out by way of associates that he’s there for her at any time when and wherever she wants.”

Lamar Odom’s memoir, Darkness To Mild, is due out on Could 28.

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