LAMAR ODOM I HANDLED TARAJI BREAKUP HORRIBLY … When I Left For Khloe K
Lamar Odom says he was an “immature punk” Lamar Odom says he was an “immature punk” when he broke up with Taraji P. Henson back in the day … admitting he had no idea how to tell her he was falling for another woman, Khloe Kardashian.
Odom and Taraji dated on the low in 2009 — Lamar has previously credited Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt for helping them get together in the first place.
During a new interview for the TV One series “Uncensored,” Odom admits he was head over heels for Henson … at first.
“She was a little older than me, but I learned a lot from her because that was the most significant relationship as a grown-up that I had with a black woman.”
“I used to carry her picture on the road with me,” the ex-NBA star said … “She gave me inspiration.”
Odom says just thinking about Henson used to motivate him on the court — things like “getting to see her” would motivate him to destroy teams.
So, where did things go wrong? When he met Khloe …
Odom has said he felt it was love at first sight with KK (they married just 1 month after meeting) … but Lamar didn’t know to handle the situation with Taraji.
“Things ended with Taraji because of me being an immature punk. I didn’t know how to tell her I was falling in love with another woman named Khloe Kardashian.”
Odom doesn’t say in the clip if the two are still friendly — but Taraji has obviously moved on. She’s now engaged to former NFL cornerback Kelvin Hayden.
As for Lamar, he and Khloe broke up in 2013 — but the divorce wasn’t finalized until 2016.
It’s clear Lamar still has feelings for Khloe … but she’s currently in a complicated baby daddy situation with Tristan Thompson. when he broke up with Taraji P. Henson back in the day … admitting he had no idea how to tell her he was falling for another woman, Khloe Kardashian.