She’s an open book. Khloé Kardashian had a no-holds-barred discussion with Howard Stern on Wednesday, January 13, in which she detailed Lamar Odom‘s “disgusting” cheating habits during their four-year marriage.
“Lamar was so great at making me feel like I was the only one and I was this princess, so I never speculated about his cheating,” the Kocktails With Khloé host, 31, recalled of their relationship. “He was so good. Nothing was on his cellphones.”
In fact, the texts with other women were concealed by somebody close to the former NBA player. “He had an assistant, so they were all on his assistant’s phone. He was really crafty,” Kardashian said of Odom’s communications. “Oh, it’s disgusting! All of these rumors were coming out in the weeklies … and I was like, ‘Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.’ Something has to be right here … I was pissed and he was pissed.”
The Strong Looks Better Naked author discovered Odom’s betrayal after one of his mistresses spoke out; while her husband denied cheating at the time, she felt it in her gut. “This one girl did an interview, and she was so adamant!” Kardashian recalled. “When I confronted him, he blamed another teammate. And he said, ‘That’s another teammate’s girl.’ Blah blah blah. But I would feel it. This was when he was playing for the Clippers.”
The athlete played for the Clippers from 2012 to 2013 and got engaged to Kardashian in 2009 after one month of dating. They were married for four years.
Despite her misgivings, their sex life was great. “Sex, b–wjobs, whatever the f–k he wants,” she recalled. “Because it’s my husband. I don’t care.” Later, she told Stern that Odom was the best sex she’s ever had. “Obviously, we had phenomenal sex, that’s for sure,” she dished. “It was just the most intense relationship I’ve ever had — in a great way.”
Kardashian was floored when she realized the rumblings about his infidelity were true. “I [was] genuinely blown away, like, ‘When did he fit that in?’ I don’t know,” she shared. “It’s a full-time job … It is humiliating on any level, but I found out that he was cheating during the majority of our marriage.”
Kardashian tried to understand Odom. “P—y is thrown at [NBA players] all day long. I get it,” she said. “I’ve always asked, ‘Why?’ and Lamar [did] struggle with substance abuse. I do believe there’s a sex addiction, but I also don’t know if I believe in a sex addiction that much.”
The two ultimately split in 2013, but Kardashian doesn’t have any regrets about their relationship. “For me, I wouldn’t change what I did, because it was some of the best times in my life,” she told Stern. “I needed that experience for me … The love I received was the love I needed to have at that time … I don’t think I’d do it again, but I don’t regret doing it.”
These days, Kardashian is dating NBA superstar James Harden, but she still has a lot of affection for her ex, even after all they’ve been through. “What he’s done doesn’t make him a bad person … He’s still a phenomenal human being,” she shared. “I love him dearly, and I will always love him. He’s had a really f–ked up deck of cards dealt to him his entire life.”
Kardashian also learned an invaluable lesson from their relationship. “We think that we can fix people,” she shared. “But sometimes love is not enough.”
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