Lamar Odom Defends Khloe Kardashian After Her Family Blamed For His ‘Downfall’ By Father
Lamar Odom has finally broken his silence after weeks of allegations about his private life, including claims he has not only been unfaithful to wife Khloe Kardashian but also that he’s fighting an ongoing drug addiction. The NBA took to Twitter yesterday in response to an interview by his father Joe, Lamar admitted he’d been through a “dark time” but insisted his wife Khloe wasn’t to blame and it was his dad who was his “downfall”.
In an interview with Heat magazine Joe, who has had a difficult relationship with his estranged son and himself has battled a drug problem, blamed Khloe and the Kardashian family for Odom’s issues and urged his son to divorce the reality TV star.
But hitting back on Twitter Lamar insisted it wasn’t true. In a Twitlonger the 33 year-old NBA star wrote: “Won’t continue 2 speak on this but I have got 2 let this out real quick. I have let this man and many others get away with a lot of s***.” (sic)
Referring to his difficult relationship with Joe he said: “He wasn’t there 2 raise me. He was absent ALL of my life due to his own demons. My mother and grandmother raised me. Queens raised me.” (sic)
Praising Khloe and her family, he went on: “For the first time since they left, came a blessing of a FAMILY that I married into. FAMILY. That man wasn’t even invited to my wedding.
“He has never met my mother in law and some of my other family. How can a man who has NOT once called me to check on my well being have the nerve to talk so recklessly about his own ‘son’. He is my downfall!”
Khloe and Lamar in happier times (WENN)
Appearing to acknowledge his own battle with addiction, Odom stated: “His own demons may be the ONLY thing he gave 2 me. He disrespecting the ONLY FAMILY that has loved me without expecting anything in return. They are the ONLY ones that have been here consistently 4 me during this dark time.
“Only person 2 blame is myself. Say what you want about me but leave the ones who have done nothing but protect and love me out of this! This goes to out to everyone!” he added.
His statement will no doubt be in reaction to claims reportedly made by Joe in an interview with British Heat magazine. Attacking the Kardashians he is alleged to have said: “They brought him down. He would be better off without them. I think the best thing for him would be to have a clean break and divorce Khloé,”
Moving on to her famous family, Joe reportedly took aim at Khloe’s mum, Kris Jenner: “[She has] been talking a lot of trash about my son, saying he’s on drugs and stuff like that. I don’t think she cares about Lamar, she just cares about their image and money.”
Admitting he was no fan of Khloe, he went on: “I wish he had never got married to Khloé. She’s controlling. Those Kardashian women all are. I heard the way she talked privately,”
“It isn’t pleasant. In public she’s nice, but if you see her in person you actually see the real person. The mother’s like that, too. The whole family, they put up an act.”
“I love my son dearly, but my advice to him would be: leave the drugs alone. Go into rehab. Nobody’s perfect,” he added.