Khloe Kardashian's ex Lamar Odom reveals he's a 'sex addict' and admits he's slept with 2,000 women
Khloe Kardashian's ex husband Lamar Odom has admitted he is a 'sex addict' and revealed he has slept with as many as 2,000 women.
The former LA Lakers player split from the reality star in 2014 after he persistently cheated on her and did cocaine during their seven year marriage.
Lamar details his sex and drugs addiction in a new tell-all book Darkness To Light, which will come out on May 28.
'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 confesses. 'I have been obsessed with sex for as long as I can remember, I am a sex addict. [I] ran out of porn to watch! That’s how you know when you are going a little overboard.'
Sad loss: Khloe Kardashian split from Lamar Odom in 2014 after he had cheated on her with multiple women over the course of their seven year marriage. And in the former basketball star's new tell-all book Darkness To Light, which will come out on May 28, he says he regrets it deeply. Seen in 2016
People provided a excerpt from the book.
When Khloe confronted him about his infidelities, he was 'shocked and embarrassed.'
The athlete added, '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.”
The 39-year-old also said that when he was first wed to the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is was 'bliss.'
He lost them tooL He also admits that he is completely estranged from the family. Khloe's mother Kris Jenner treated him like a son and he was close to Kim, Kourtney and Kendall. Seen in 2016
Khloe moved on quickly from Lamar, dating The Game, French Montana and James Harden.
She had child True with Tristan Thompson in April 2018. But in a parallel nightmare, Thompson also cheated on Khloe with multiple women. They split for good in February.
Lamar writes in his book that he knows he messed up. He is now drug free.
Early days of love: The athlete said when he was first wed to Khloe he was in a state of 'bliss' and he did not cheat on her; seen in 2009
Great memories: The Revenge Body star was glowing at her wedding; also seen are Kim left, and a pregnant Kourtney, right
He had the life! Khloe and Lamar lived in this Tarzana, California mansion, which Kaley Cuoco has now sold
'I wish I could have been more of a man,' Odom said.
'It still bothers me to this day. But regret is something we have to learn to live with.'
He also admits that he is completely estranged from the family.
Khloe's mother Kris Jenner treated him like a son and he was close to Kim, Kourtney and Kendall.
Fallen star: His fall was huge. He went from Sixth Man player with the Los Angeles Lakers to playing with the Dallas Mavericks to being without a team and partying with prostitutes; seen in 2012
Lamar also had a bond with Rob Kardashian, who lived with the couple for a while, as well as Jonathan Cheban.
And one day he wishes he could get along with the clan.
'I hope we can be friends,' Odom confessed. 'I miss the family. And I hope we can all be reacquainted one day.'
Lamar said his 2009 marriage to Khloe was wonderful.
Lamar almost died in 2015 in Nevada after 12 strokes and 6 hearts attacks
'For a while, being with her was bliss and I was the happiest I've ever been,' Odom wrote. 'We were one of the most famous couples in Hollywood and we made more money together than we had individually.'
But he had demons.
'At the start of our marriage I was faithful to her,' he writes.
Then he cheated and he gave into his cocaine addiction.
'I could not handle the lethal cocktail of the spotlight, addiction, a diminishing career and infidelity,' he wrote.
'Oh, did I mention the paranoia, anxiety, depression. … I couldn't keep my d*** in my pants or the coke out of my nose.
'Drug addicts are incredibly skilled at hiding their habit. I'd get defensive and Khloe would just drop it.'
His fall was huge. He went from Sixth Man player with the Los Angeles Lakers to playing with the Dallas Mavericks to being without a team and partying with prostitutes.
Sober and happy: Lamar said he no longer does drugs. Seen on May 8 in LA
Odom also gives Khloe credit for being by her side when he almost died of a drug overdose in 2015. He suffered 12 strokes and six hearts attacks.
'I remember waking up and her showing me pictures of my mother,' Odom said.
His mother Cathy died of cancer when he was 12.
'I was surprised on how quick she was to show her devotion to me,' added the former athlete.
'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.'
She is thriving: Khloe is seen here with Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian at the NBC Upfronts on Monday in NYC to plug KUWTK
In 2016 Khloe told Howard Stern that Odom was careful to cover up his bad habits: 'Lamar was so great at making me feel like I was the only one and I'm this princess. I never speculated cheating,' she said.
'I know he loves me. I know we loved each other. I don't question those feelings,' she said. 'I've always asked why. Lamar does...did struggle with substance abuse. I do believe he has a sex addiction, but I also don't know if I believe in a sex addiction that much.'
When she was asked if she thinks she should have waited before marrying Larma, Khloe said no.
'Yes, I'm sure people will say it was a mistake for me. I wouldn't change what I did because it was also some of the best time of my life,' she admitted. 'I wouldn't say it was a mistake. I needed that experience. The love I received was the love I needed at that time.'
Over it: In 2016 Khloe told Howard Stern that Odom was careful to cover up his bad habits: 'Lamar was so great at making me feel like I was the only one and I'm this princess. I never speculated cheating,' she said