This isn’t going to go over well.
Lamar Odom’s daughter Destiny talked all about her dad’s high profile relationship with Khloe Kardashian, his overdose, and his recovery from addiction in a new PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly (PEN) feature, Surviving A Father’s Addiction: Lamar Odom’s Family Speaks Out, and it sounds like she wasn’t her former stepmom’s biggest fan.
“Things changed when my dad married Khloe. Things were a lot more public. When your dad’s an NBA player that’s already enough, but when he’s marrying a reality TV star, things are so public and you don’t have a private life anymore. It was crazy that my dad was getting married to this woman that I used to watch religiously. It was such a whirlwind, really,” she explained.
“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,” she added.
When the Revenge Body star rushed to the athlete’s aid after his overdose in a Las Vegas brothel, “a lot of people in our circle were confused. Their relationship is very toxic,” the 17-year-old revealed.
“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,” she said.
The former Laker is now sober after going to rehab, but his eldest child acknowledges that every day is a new struggle.
“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,” she concluded.
Nobody should be blaming Khloe for Lamar’s own bad decisions!