The skeletons in Lamar Odom’s closet continue to emerge, as it has been revealed that the NBA star was set to go to court to fight his ex-girlfriend for custody of their children one week after he was found unconscious at the Love Ranch brothel in Nevada.
Lamar’s ex-girlfriend Liza Morales and their children Destiny, 17, and Lamar Jr., 13, arrived in Las Vegas Wednesday night to see the reality star, who is currently fighting for his life at the Sunrise Hospital after overdosing on herbal Viagra during a three-day pill and booze bender.
The longtime couple, who never tied the knot, began dating in the 11th grade and were together for over 10 years. Their relationship came to an end after the death of their youngest child Jayden from sudden infant syndrome and infidelity on Lamar’s part.
“'I struggled to deal with all the groupies around him and with whatever else that was going on and just stayed put,” Liza wrote in 2013. “My denial came to an abrupt end in 2006 after the death of Jayden. I found out soon after that he’d had a long-term relationship with another woman — a relationship he said he’d end but he didn’t — and that was that.”
Although they were on good terms following the split, things got nasty once he married Khloe Kardashian. “I don't think I'll forget the tight knot I felt in the pit of my stomach the morning I received the text message with three simple words on the screen,” she explained. “It read 'I'm getting married' and it was from the man I'd spent more than 10 years of my life with.”
When Lamar married the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, the ex couple communicated only through lawyers. Their custody battle has lasted six years and they were due in court to continue to discuss custody and child support on October 22.
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