Kris Jenner: Lamar Odom’s Alleged Plane Incident ‘Was a Big Surprise to Me’

Kris Jenner was surprised to hear that Lamar Odom had reportedly vomited on an airplane after he reportedly got drunk earlier this week. The momager opened up about her daughter Khloé Kardashian’s estranged husband during an interview with Australia’s Kyle and Jackie O on Friday, July 15.

"I don't know what happened. It was a big surprise to me,” Jenner, 60, said when asked about the alleged incident. "All I can say is I just want the very best for him because he's like my son. He's a part of my family and I adore him. He's the best. He's the best! He's the greatest guy in the world and anybody that knows him will tell you the same thing."

Jenner has been vocal on the current season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians about wanting to protect and help Odom, who allegedly got drunk on Monday, July 11, prior to jetting off to New York City to surprise his son for his birthday. 

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Lamar Odom with Kris Jenner Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

"You just want the best for anyone that you love," she continued. "I think that what I have learned through all of this is that anybody who's struggled with addiction, it's a disease and I've learned a lot … you can't judge somebody else unless you're really walking in their shoes and that's what I've learned."

As previously reported by Us Weekly, the former L.A. Lakers player, who recently filed his response to Kardashian’s second divorce filing, was upset and angry prior to drinking at a bar on his way to LAX airport. 

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Kris Jenner (left), Lamar Odom and Khloé Kardashian celebrate Kim Kardashian's birthday at Marquee Nightclub in 2011. Denise Truscello/WireImage

“He flipped out and got depressed,” an insider told Us of the troubled athlete, who almost died following an overdose in October. “He got really angry and started getting drunk.”

Odom has since been spotted at numerous strip clubs in New York City. However, eyewitnesses tell Us that he’s been in great spirits and hasn’t been drinking. 

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