Lamar Odom: I Was Surprised By Khloe Kardashian's Intelligence

Celebrity Body Jan. 18, 2011 AT 7:30PM
Lamar Odom: I Was Surprised By Khloe Kardashian's Intelligence Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian are madly in love -- but when the L.A. Laker first met the reality star in 2009, he admits he had some doubts about her IQ.

"I was kind of surprised at how intelligent she was," Odom, 31, tells Playboy's February issue. "You don't know what to expect. Next thing I know I'm spending every day with her. We just hit it off."

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The couple famously tied the knot in September 2009 after 32 days of courtship -- and the Queens, New York native says he's been a changed man ever since. Once afraid to commit to just one woman, the Khloe and Lamar star says he's happy to take on the responsibility that comes with being a married man.

"With her I was like, 'If I do what I normally do, I'm going to lose her,'" Odom reasons. "'And if I lose her, I think it's going to hurt a lot.' Right then and there I knew. We were together every day."

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Of course, spending time with Kardashian, 26, also meant hanging out with her famous family.

"They're a really strong family and fun to be around. I'm perfect for that. I come from a big family," Odom says. "I've always been on a team. I understand. The circus is what makes it tick and keeps it going."

Though they're happy to share their lives with millions of E! viewers, Odom insists there's one thing that's off-limits on their new reality show: alone time in the bedroom!

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"When people see us in person, they see Khloe's not small. I'm not small. People see us and are probably like, 'Damn, I wonder how that looks,'" he says, adding that he wouldn't be embarrassed if a sex tape were to leak online. "We wouldn't have anything to be ashamed about, but no, that's not going down."

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