Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian’s relationship was a messy one, to say the very least.
Taraji P. Henson actress’ name was trending on Sunday, January 2 after footage of Lamar Odom shockingly revealing that he left Taraji for Khloe Kardashian circulated online once again.
During his interview with TV One’s “Uncensored” back in 2019, the 42-year-old discussed the end of his and Taraji’s romance, which not a lot of fans knew about. The former athlete shared that before he started dating his ex-wife Khloe, he spent time with the actress.
“I met Taraji at [an] HBO party. I met her and we hit it off right away,” the retired NBA player explained. That was when he “really, really started liking her,” adding that he wishes he “would’ve done things [differently] with her.”
“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,” Lamar gushed over the “Empire” actress. “I used to carry her picture on the road with me,” he added, referring to his time spent playing for teams like the Clippers and the Mavericks.
Not stopping there, Lamar claimed that Taraji was an inspiration for him. “She gave me inspiration… A black woman working like that, that’s just as good at her craft as I am in my craft,” he divulged.
As for why he ended things with Taraji, the Lakers star blamed himself, saying, “Things ended with Taraji because of me being an immature punk.” He continued, “I didn’t know how to tell her that I was falling in love with another woman named Khloe Kardashian.”
Twitter had a lot to say about the trending video, check out the reactions below.
Now y tf would he even say that??? pic.twitter.com/MtuhNwjrXx
— !Turiceo? (@Turiceo1) January 3, 2022
Taraji about be like.??? pic.twitter.com/Uumqkbojfe
— Ronnica Harris (@MissHarris80) January 3, 2022
Please learn to take your Ls in silence https://t.co/3rWZDQqflq
— ?Moderna Mami? (@MelaninIsKey) January 3, 2022
Thank God. Taraji dodged a bullet cause tha man nth but problems https://t.co/hneganKw8u
— brí (@DanielleBrinae) January 3, 2022
So, you mean to tell me that when Lamar was with Taraji, & James was with Trina, & Tristan was with Jordan C, all these men had Khloe as a side-chick & then moved her to main-chick & then had others as side-chicks & Khloe’s hypocritical behind had the nerve to drag Jordyn Woods?! pic.twitter.com/rKawSUIKZo
— MountainsMama (@MamaMountains) January 2, 2022
Yup she was the side when he was with Trina
— ?SHAY? (@_ShayRoZay) January 3, 2022
If I speak they will say I am putting black women against black men ?!? If I SPEAK OOOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/P1cRobOjaE
— Mimi The Music Blogger (@mdaixo) January 1, 2022
First of all, i never even knew Lamar and Taraji dated? Where i been
— The Great Negro (@jiggyjayy2) January 2, 2022
Lamar: Taraji and I…
Taraji: Boy I didn't even remember we dated pic.twitter.com/8t83mwXucj
— Nikky (@countess_nikky) January 3, 2022
wait Lamar was with taraji and cheated on her with khloe kardashian ? im sorry Tristan is karma for Khloe that lady was stealing everybody man!! pic.twitter.com/v4IrFGuFoE
— scalpiana. (@courtneyjinean) January 2, 2022