Lamar Odom says he’s going to ‘try’ to reconnect with Khloé Kardashian
Lamar Odom is still hopeful of a future reconciliation with his ex-wife, Khloé Kardashian.
During Monday’s episode of Celebrity Big Brother, Odom had a discussion with costars Cynthia Bailey, Carson Kressley and Miesha “Cupcake” Tate about the pair’s whirlwind romance.
Bailey, 54, eventually pointed out: “When you talk about her, it sounds like she was the love of your life.”
“I’ve never thought about getting married again,” the NBA champion, 42, responded, before admitting how the demise of their romance was a big regret of his. “I didn’t treat that good woman right.”
Bailey suggested that Odom reach out to Kardashian, 37, once he leaves the house. Odom then vowed to his costars, “Well, I’m going to try my damndest.”
“I would probably just want to take her to dinner,” he continued in a confessional. “It would be a blessing just to be in her presence to just tell her I’m sorry and what a fool I was. She has the right to never see me again for the things I put her through, but time moves on and people change. I would say I’m a lot more loyal now.”
Odom went on to tell his castmates that he wished he was “mature enough” back then, and that if he was “given the opportunity again,” he would “know what to do and what not to do.”
The former NBA player also admitted it’s “sometimes” hard for him to sleep at night because Kardashian is on his mind. He even had trouble falling asleep that night, which led him to leave his bed and take a brief walk around the house. “This experience has been life-changing,” he said.
Odom and Kardashian tied the knot in 2009 after only one month of dating. They called it quits in 2013, though the Good American co-creator didn’t officially file for divorce until 2015 because of his near-fatal overdose. Their separation was finalized in 2016.