LAMAR Odom – Khloe Kardashian’s ex-husband – reportedly ‘wants the TV star back’ amid accusations that he’s been ‘milking’ their relationship.
The couple divorced in December 2016, three years after the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum filed.
Lamar Odom reportedly wants another shot with Khloe KardashianCredit: CBS/bigbrothercbs/Instagram
The pair divorced in 2016Credit: AP
A source told HollywoodLife Lamar still has his ex top of mind, especially amid all the drama she’s been through with Tristan Thompson.
Khloe’s baby daddy admitted to fathering a child with mistress Maralee Nichols, who welcomed the baby on December 1.
The insider said: “Lamar really wants a chance with Khloe again. He doesn’t like Tristan and doesn’t think he deserves Khloe.
“Lamar has turned his life around. He credits everything to God. He saved him.”
The source continued: “He’s really focused on keeping his circle small these days. He doesn’t want bad people in his life ever again.
“He is confident he can be to guy Khloe always wanted him to be.”
Lamar is not the same person he was when he nearly died in 2015.
He respects his ex, who was there for him through all that.
HollywoodLife’s source went on: “Lamar’s a really good dude who can smell BS from a mile away after all he’s been through, which will help staying on this path.
“It’s for the long haul and he’s not repeating it again.
“He is single and staying away from toxic relationships because his patterns always started here.”
The insider continued: “He thinks all basketball players have issues with celibacy.
“They can never stay with one woman. Lamar is done with all that.
“He lost the best thing in his life and time with his kids. He’s a man of God now with a supportive team.”
The source’s message concluded: “He loves Khloe and always will.
“I think Khloe should have helped him more. She gives Tristan more chances because he’s the father.”
Another source told HollywoodLife that while Khloe and Lamar’s marriage wasn’t perfect, he “is always going to have a soft spot in his heart” for her.
Additionally, the source said that he “knows he messed up with her” and “would do anything to go back in time and make things right.”
Lamar is aware that ship has likely sailed.
The insider added: “But he knows they’ve both gone their separate directions in life at this point.”
Lamar is set to appear on the upcoming season of Celebrity Big Brother.
The NBA player was announced as part of the cast last week.
In an introductory video, Lamar said: “My name is Lamar Odom. People may know me for winning two championships with the L.A. Lakers.
“And they also may know me for me marrying Khloe Kardashian.
“We had our own TV show.”
The clip was posted to Reddit, where fans accused him of “milking” the long-defunct romance.
A user on the site wrote: “Lamar still out here milking his relationship with Khloe.”
Other users pointed out his facial expression when he brought up his ex, with one writing: “Lamar was reading from a prompt. I don’t even think he wanted to say that.”
Another person replied: “His face gave it away lol he looked like he was in pain as he said that.”
Other commenters couldn’t resist noting that Lamar will be in the Celebrity Big Brother house with Travis Barker‘s ex Shanna Moakler.
One person commenter: “Oh, Shanna AND Lamar?! Messy.”
A second user added: “Can you imagine how pissed Kris [Jenner] was when she was when she learned about this?!”
Earlier this month, fans begged Lamar to “leave Khloe alone” after he said he wanted to “reconnect” with the Good American cofounder.
He made the comment after Tristan confirmed he was the father of Maralee’s son.
Lamar said of Khloe’s other ex: “I truly wish nothing but the best for her and I’m hoping we can reconnect and talk one day as friends.
“She is a good persona and deserves the world.”
Fans reacted to his words in the comments section of a Comments By Celebs Instagram post, with many encouraging Khloe to put blinders on.
One fan wrote: “Ugh they need to both leave her alone.”
Another told Khloe to “run,” with someone else chiming in: “The 2 guys who treated her bad trying to claim they know what she deserves. How ironic.”
Khloe and Lamar were married from 2009 to 2016.
The reality star filed for divorce in 2013, but maintained supportive of her ex.
Khloe filed for divorce in 2013, but remained active in Lamar’s lifeCredit: Getty
Khloe has had a challenging relationship with baby daddy Tristan ThompsonCredit: YouTube
He admitted to fathering a child with his mistress, Maralee Nichols, while dating KhloeCredit: Social Media – Refer to source