I’m not giving up. Lamar Odom clapped after opening up about his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian — and critics slammed him for sharing his feelings.
The professional athlete, 42, took to social media in a now-deleted Facebook post on Monday, October 17, to share a photo of himself and Revenge Body host, 38. He captioned the throwback clip: “I miss my best friend. #memoriesforlife.”
However, when fans flocked to the comments section to troll the NBA star for not going overboard with his ex, Odom responded, “I’m human just like everybody else.
“I didn’t know that we can’t miss someone regardless of whether mistakes are made,” he wrote. “But I realized, I let people down and I’m going to pay for it forever and that’s okay too. Good night, Facebook family.”
Odom and the California native were married for four years before calling it quits in 2013 due to the basketball player’s growing substance abuse problem.
In October 2015, Odom was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital after accidentally overdosing. At the time, Kardashian withdrew her divorce filing, but later revealed it was only so she could make medical decisions on behalf of the former Lakers player.
“He OD’d during the divorce and I was his next of kin, even though it was still, the divorce was still — it was on the judge’s table,” Kardashian said on an episode of the “Divorce is Bullshit with Laura Wasser” podcast in that time. “It was two years, or like a year or two of us trying to get a divorce and then this happened.
She continued: “And then we put the divorce on hold, not for any romantic reasons, but I wanted to help take care of him and make sure he was going to be okay again.”
However, the couple finalized their divorce in 2016 Khloé & Lamar alum has been vocal about his regrets in his relationship with the Good American founder since their split.
During the third season of Celebrity Big Brother, which premiered in February, Odom revealed that he “didn’t treat that good woman well” in relation to Kardashian. “It would be a blessing just to be in her presence,” he told the cameras, noting that given the chance, she would be sorry I was a fool.
Last month, the New York native again shared his feelings about Kardashian during an interview with Eh! News. After I admitted it The Kardashians Odom said it was “hard for me to watch” his ex be “so sad” during the second season premiere of the Hulu series.
During the episode, Jaka looks better naked the author revealed in front of the cameras that when the sister kim kardashian called to read her news about exes Tristan Thompson expecting a child with Maralee Nichols in December 2021 — she already knew her surrogate was pregnant with their son. Khloé and her family then questioned why Thompson made the reality star go ahead with her pregnancy journey if he knew she was having a baby with someone else.
Khloé then compared the situation to when she welcomed her four-year-old daughter True with the Canadian, 31, in April 2018.
“When I had True, I found out 48 hours before she was born that Tristan was cheating on me, and then I went into labor weeks early because I was so stressed,” she said. “And then I had True who’s amazing, like, the best girlfriend in the whole world.”
After watching the heartbreaking episode, Odom said Eh! for which he only wants the best Keeping up with the Kardashians alum.
“She cried on the show and everyone questioned her and I don’t like that,” Odom, who shares a 24-year-old daughter Destiny Odom with the ex Lisa Morales, explained. “It was probably a difficult time for her. I just want her to be happy. That’s it.”