Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Lamar Odom's daughter reveals how her father's failed marriage to Khloe Kardashian and drug addiction affected her life

Lamar Odom's daughter Destiny has opened up about her father's struggle with addiction and his toxic relationship with ex-wife Khloe Kardashian 
She was by his bedside in October 2015 as he lay unconscious after a drink and drug binge in Las Vegas.
And now, Lamar Odom's daughter Destiny has opened up for the first time about witnessing her father's struggle with drug addiction and his 'toxic' relationship with ex-wife Khloe Kardashian. 
Destiny tells People magazine that her relationship with Khloe, 32, was strained from the start after Lamar embarked on his whirlwind romance with the KUWTK star in 2009.
'I feel like we tried' she says.
'I tried for my dad. I wouldn't say it was a matter of my dad loving Khloe more than me. I think that my dad has an addictive personality, so he was addicted to the attention he got with Khloe more than me. It was a very toxic relationship.'
Destiny also explains how her father's high profile relationship caused problems for her at school.
'The bullying started when he married Khloe. There were regular snide comments at school. And when his addiction became public, then it became a social media thing. even people that I thought were my friends were saying stuff on social media. It was humiliating.'
Lamar, 37, credits his daughter for getting him into rehab in January. The former athlete claimed in March that he's now sober
The teen, who is pursuing a career in fashion, reveals that although she never witnessed her father's drug use, she was aware of it throughout the years and started to recognize the signs.
'When he's not texting me, not calling me, I know he's using. But all I can do is let him know that I love him and that I'm here for him.
'They can love you, they would do anything for you, but at the end of the day, there's a chemical dependency on drugs.' 
'You can't force an addict to get better; they have to want it for themselves.' Destiny adds. 
Despite Lamar apparently now being sober and 'doing well' Destiny says she hasn't seen him in three months. 
Lamar's ex-wife Liza Morales also talked to People explaining that the athlete's cocaine problem began when his NBA career took off in the late 90s.
'It was a very toxic relationship' Destiny said her father was 'addicted' to the attention he got with Khloe
'You're 19, 20, years old and you start making all this money. There's a lot of temptations.'
When the couple lost their son Jayden to sudden infant death syndrome in 2006, Lamar's drug-use spiraled, eventually leading to the couple splitting up.
Lamar and Liza - who were high school sweethearts - also share a son, 14-year-old Lamar Odom Jr.
The father-of-two revealed in an interview in March that he is now sober after completing a rehab stint, which Destiny encouraged him to do, in January.
'My daughter gave me the ultimatum to go,' he told UsWeekly.

'She said, "Pops, you get help or I won't talk to you." I think she saw it in my behavior.' 
Lamar suffered 12 strokes and two heart attacks after he was found unresponsive in a brothel in 2015.
At the time he was estranged from Khloe, who rushed to his bedside and stuck with him throughout his recovery.
Khloe refiled for divorce in May 2016 and it was finalized in December the same year.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mitch! Thanks for this post - I did not know Lamar had a daughter of that age. It's obviously been a bit tough for her and I was struck by what she said - "You can't force an addict to get better; they have to want it for themselves." This seems to go against some opinions that addicts need tougher methods or "tough love" to help cure them - Do you agree with that?


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