Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom would have celebrated 10 years of marriage in September 2019. While their relationship ended long before then, the twosome have continued to provide insight into their loving, but often tumultuous, union over the years.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and the former Los Angeles Laker tied the knot on September 27, 2009, after one month of dating. Four years later, however, Kardashian filed for divorce in December 2013. While the paperwork was signed by the former couple in July 2015, a judge hadn’t yet signed off on their divorce in October 2015 when Odom was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel. After rushing to the athlete’s side, the Revenge Body host withdrew her pending divorce papers to make medical decisions on her ex’s behalf as he recovered from 12 strokes and several heart attacks.
More than a year later, Odom broke his silence during an exclusive interview with Us Weekly. He called waking up with Kardashian by his side “a moment of relief.”
“I didn’t even know what had just happened. I mean, I’m a big strong dude who has made it to the highest level of doing what he loves. And now I can’t walk or talk. She was the first thing I saw. She said, ‘Hi, Mookah.’ ‘Mookah’ is a name my mother used to call me,” Odom recalled to Us in March 2017. “She said it to let me know I wasn’t dead. She played a major role in me getting my memory back. She would bring pictures of my mother and my grandmother. I kept thinking, Am I paralyzed forever? Am I mute forever? It was scary s–t. Faith got me through.”
“There’s no beef between [them] at this time,” one insider noted in May 2019. “He’s always had love for her and her family.”
“When I married Khloé, there’s just so many things that I did wrong when it came to that relationship. If I could take it back, of course I’d take it back. I was never my intention to hurt her. My mind and head weren’t in the right place. I wasn’t taking care of myself,” he said during a confessional.
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