Lamar Odom’s daughter, Destiny, slammed her father’s marriage to ex-wife Khloe Kardashian in a recent interview.
In a feature titled “Surviving a Father’s Addiction: Lamar Odom’s Family Speaks Out,” the 17-year-old tells People that a lot changed when the former NBA baller linked up with the reality star. “Things changed when my dad married Khloe. Things were a lot more public,” she said of the couple’s union, which lasted from 2009 to 2016.
“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,” Destiny confessed, recalling watching “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” as a child. “It was crazy that my dad was getting married to this woman that I used to watch religiously. It was such a whirlwind, really.”
According to the teen, the drama extended to her personal life. “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 said.
When the Good American designer resurfaced to help Odom recover after his 2016 overdose, “a lot of people in our circle were confused,” she told People. “Their relationship is very toxic.”
In spite of it all, Destiny, an aspiring fashion student, admitted that her famous father, whom she last saw a couple of months ago, is much more open and apologetic these days. “He’s able to see the pain he’s caused,” she said. “I’ve had conversations with him just letting him know that I want him to get help. But at the end of the day, he’s a grown man and you have to want it for yourself.”
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